Milestones of Flight: From Hot-Air Balloons to SpaceShipOne
by Tim Grove (Author)
Booktalk: Profusely illustrated with objects from the Smithsonian’s collection, Milestones of Flight takes readers through the high points of American aviation: from the Wright brothers and their competitors to the military pilots who first circumnavigated the globe, from the initial space rocket to the moon walk, from the earliest manmade satellite to today’s spy drones. The book also describes what inventions—such as rocket propulsion, the wind tunnel, and the silicon chip—helped move flight upward and beyond.
Snippet: On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong became the first person to set foot on the Moon. He uttered the immortal words: “That’s one small step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind.” An estimated 500 million people around the world watched him on television.
BONUS! See the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum exhibits online.
It’s STEM Friday! (STEM is Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)
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