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Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum (Washington, D.C.)

Overview
Works: 11 works in 12 publications in 1 language and 54 library holdings
Genres: History  Children's films 
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Most widely held works by D.C.) Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum (Washington
Flights of imagination : the ultimate video tour of the National Air and Space Museum( Visual )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discover the treasures of the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum, the greatest collection of historic aircraft and spacecraft in the world
The Sound Barrier( Visual )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is 1945. Again the question surfaces as to the limits of how fast man can fly. This so-called "sound barrier" becomes the focus of intense research and development efforts backed by the U.S. government. In 1947, Capt. Charles "Chuck" Yeager, at an altitude of 43,000 feet reaches a speed of Mach 1.06, seven hundred miles per hour. The myth of the sound barrier is dispelled forever. This marks the end of the first era of aviation and the beginning of the second
Golden age frontiers( Visual )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Jazz Age has arrived and the urge to fly faster, higher and farther merges with technological advancements to create a golden age of flight. In America, record after record is broken and by 1935, names like Howard Hughes and Amelia Earhart are making headlines across the country. These great pilots and their planes become household names in this most glamorous period of aviation's history
The Threshold of space by National Air and Space Museum( Visual )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historien om testflyvningerne med X-15. Resultaterne fra disse flyvninger kom senere det amerikanske rumprogram til gode
The jet airliner( Visual )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is the mid-fifties. The jet age is a reality. Few attempts have been made to bring jet power to the world of civil aviation. Then with production of the Boeing 707, the revolution in international air travel began, bringing the world closer to all
Rocket power( Visual )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1944, a new terrifying weapon joins the arsenal of World War II. The world's first long-range ballistic missile, the German V2 rocket is unleashed. Germany won the unafficial "rocket race" and towering figures of rocket science, Dr. Robert Goddard and Dr. Wernher von Braun come to the forefront of a story filled with triumph and disaster. With the close of the war, Germany and America team up to form the basis of the U.S. assault on space in the 1950's and 1960's
The last great world record( Visual )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edwards Air Force Base, December 14, 1986. An extraordinary looking plane the Voyager, takes of on an extraordinary flight. Account of the last world record of flying around the earth non-stop with no refueling. This heroic 216 hour flight secured that last great aviation record for Voyager and her crew
Powered flight( Visual )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Dayton, Ohio two boys, Wilbur and Orville Wright, try to fly a small toy flying machine. Then from the sandhills of Kitty Hawk to makeshift airfields in Europe, the Wright brothers forge their names in aviation history. After tireless experimentation their vision is finally realized in 1903 as the Wright Flyer takes off. This day assures the presence of practical powered aircraft for the generations of aerial explorers who would follow in their footsteps
To space and back( Visual )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The year is 1969, Armstrong has walked on the moon and NASA now has plans for an Integrated Launch and Re-entry Vehicle. Various projects experience many dangerous moments and spectacular accidents. Then the space shuttle Enterprise makes its maiden voyage and the space program marks the milestone dream of piloted flight beyond Earth's atmosphere
Jet power( Visual )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dawn of the jet age begins in 1939 in Germany. Three years later the world's first jet fighter makes its first flight. The genesis of the jet engine is a story of ingenuity, intrigue and disappointment. Though holding bright promise, it is only after the war that the jet power revolution will rise to dominate the earth's heavens
Air transport for all( Visual )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Henry Ford has dominated the automotive industry and now turns his sights on the challenge of commercial aviation. Over the next years the Ford Tri-motor design is replaced by the Boeing 247. The ensuing struggle between two emerging giants, William Boeing and Donald Douglas, gives rise to the larger and faster DC-3. The face of civil aviation is forever changed by the speed, comfort and reliability it provides
 
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English (12)