Best of the National Air and Space Museum
F. Robert van der LindenISBN: 0060851554;
Experience the thrill of some of the world's most important airplanes and spacecraft. Best of the National Air and Space Museum provides unprecedented access to the world's most visited museum, the host of more than 9 million visitors a year. Together with its newly opened Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, the museum is the undisputed authority on flight, displaying aircraft and spacecraft from around the globe from every era of flight. Best of the National Air and Space Museum features the best of both locations in one volume, from the very first aircraft, the Wright 1903 Flyer, to the Douglas World Cruiser that first circumnavigated the globe by air, and Charles Lindbergh's Ryan NYP Spirit of St. Louis in which he became the first person to fly solo, nonstop across the Atlantic. Other outstanding artifacts include the Boeing 307 Stratoliner, the first airliner with a pressurized cabin; John Glenn's Mercury capsule Friendship 7 , in which he became the...
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