The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Collection

Author: Amanda Joan Young,Mark Avino

Publisher: powerHouse Books

ISBN: 9781576874981

Category: Science

Page: 150

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Presents a history of space suits, from the first pressurized suits in the 1930s to the present day, along with a collection of photographs of mission suits, prototypes, and training gear.

Milestones of Space

Eleven Iconic Objects from the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

Author: Curators of the National Air and Space Museum,James E. David,David H. DeVorkin,Hunter Hollins,Thomas Lassman,Roger D. Launius,Stuart W. Leslie

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0760344442

Category: History

Page: 176

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Throughout the whole of human history, across all of Earth's cultures and landscapes, countless individuals have gazed up at the stars with wonder and awe. Getting to space was no easy task, and our curiosity with the surrounding universe has long been a

Collections Vol 10

Author: Collections

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442267917

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 86

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"Collections: A Journal for Museum and Archives Professionals" is a multi-disciplinary peer-reviewed journal dedicated to the discussion of all aspects of handling, preserving, researching, and organizing collections. Curators, archivists, collections managers, preparators, registrars, educators, students, and others contribute.

Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Photographic Card Deck

100 Treasures from the World's Largest Collection of Air and Spacecraft

Author: N.A

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0316393282

Category: History

Page: 100

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Created in partnership with the world-renowned Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, this beautifully packaged, informative card deck captures, in words and stunning photographs, 100 of the museum's most important artifacts. The NASM is the world's largest, most-visited collection of historical aircraft and spacecraft, and commemorate major milestones in flight and space exploration. The 100 treasures in this deck, hand-selected by the curators, include the Spirit of St. Louis, flown by Charles Lindbergh on the first non-stop transatlantic flight; Chuck Yeager's Bell X-1, in which he broke the sound barrier; Buzz Aldrin's space suit, worn during the Apollo 11 mission, and the Space Shuttle Discovery, which flew 39 missions and spent 365 days in space. Each card includes a photograph of the object on the front and a 200-word description plus key data on the back.

Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

An Autobiography

Author: Michael J. Neufeld,Alex M. Spencer

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 9781426206535

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 399

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Presents the collections of the National Air and Space Museum, revealing the stories behind such artifacts as the Spirit of St. Louis and the Enola Gay, and provides inside information on the development of the museum's collection.

Cultural Heritage Microbiology

Fundamental Studies in Conservation Science

Author: Ralph Mitchell,Christopher J. McNamara

Publisher: American Society for Microbiology Press


Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 326

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This book has as its objective the synthesis of the seminal scientific articles on microbial deterioration of cultural heritage materials and state–of–the–art methods of conservation and preservation of these materials against microbial deterioration. Each section of Microbial Deterioration and Conservation of Cultural Heritage Materials focuses on a specific material (e.g. paper, wood, or metal) and separate chapters describe the essential biodeterioration processes, while other chapters will describe the most important modern conservation methods used to diagnose, treat and prevent deterioration. This book describes both the scientific methods as well as the implications and applications for conservators.

Michelin Must Sees Washington

Author: Michelin Travel & Lifestyle

Publisher: Michelin Travel & Lifestyle

ISBN: 2067182889

Category: Travel

Page: 160

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This eBook version of Must Sees Washington, DC by Michelin hits the capital city's highlights for a 24-hour visit, a weekend or longer. Tour the White House and the US Capitol building; explore the National Air and Space Museum and the National Zoological Park and Aquarium; visit the Jefferson and Lincoln Memorials. Discover nearby Colonial Williamsburg and scenic Skyline Drive. Stay in boutique hotels or opt for a budget room. Tour the city with a river cruise, Segway or bike ride. Do it all, accompanied by Must Sees Washington, DC's detailed maps and renowned Michelin star-rating system.

Book of Flight

The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

Author: Judith E. Rinard

Publisher: Firefly Books Ltd


Category: Reference

Page: 128

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The ultimate guide to the world of flight documents the extraordinary men and women who turned the dream of flying into a reality; brings to life the monumental milestones that changed our world forever, from the development of ballooning to the building of the International Space Station; and provides a wealth of photographs and illustrations that capture the development of flight. Simultaneous.

America, History and Life

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Canada

Page: N.A

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Provides historical coverage of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present. Includes information abstracted from over 2,000 journals published worldwide.

Sommer 1927

Author: Bill Bryson

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641120195

Category: History

Page: 640

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1927. Ein Sommer der ein ganzes Jahrhundert prägte Es ist die Geschichte eines Sommers, und doch ist es so viel mehr. Das Jahr 1927 ist für Amerika entscheidend auf dem Weg zur Weltmacht. Es sind die goldenen Zwanziger: der Aktienmarkt boomt, das Fernsehen wird erfunden, die Filme sind nicht mehr stumm, und verrückte Pläne entstehen, wie der, vier Köpfe in den völlig unzugänglichen Mount Rushmore zu meißeln. Es ist die Zeit, in der ein junger Flieger namens Charles Lindbergh Ruhm und Ehre erlangt, aber auch die des Al Capone und des größten Schulmassakers aller Zeiten. Und in diesen Monaten werden durch fatale Entscheidungen die Weichen für die bevorstehende Weltwirtschaftskrise gestellt. Bill Bryson erzählt davon so spannend, als sei es eine unglaubliche Abenteuergeschichte, voller erstaunlicher geschichtlicher Momente aus der Zeit, als Amerika erwachsen wurde ...

American Treasures

Author: Reader's Digest Association,Reader's Digest Editors

Publisher: Readers Digest

ISBN: 9780895779656

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 144

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A guidebook to some outstanding museums, national parks, and other sites in the nation.