Milestones of Flight by Tim Grove
From Hot-Air Balloons to SpaceShipOne

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Milestones of Flight takes readers soaring 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. Profusely illustrated with objects from the Smithsonian’s collection, Milestones of Flight provides an inspiring look at America’s contributions to aviation. The book includes a bibliography, author’s note, and index.

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Tim Grove is chief of museum learning at the National Air and Space Museum. He is the coauthor of The Museum Educator's Manual and received the 2008 Smithsonian Individual Achievement in Education Award.
Published June 28, 2016 by Abrams Books for Young Readers. 112 pages
Genres: History, Children's Books.

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Gr 5–7—With particular reference to the collections of the National Air and Space museum, for which he works as an educator, Grove identifies and describes 27 significant vehicles or technological advances in the history of flight. Arranged roughly in chronological order, these range from the rea...

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