Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum : an autobiography / editied by Michael J. Neufeld and Alex M. Spencer ; foreword by John H. Glenn, Jr. ; afterword by John R. Dailey.

Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, c2010.
Description
399 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm.

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Summary note
This Autobiography headlines the collections, both on view and behind the scenes, of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. The official story and insiders' tales of the museum are shared by its curators, the people who know it best. Photography and backstage glimpses show off the collection, including well-known artifacts like Lindbergh's Spirit of St. Louis and the Apollo 11 command module, as well as rare treasures not displayed to the public. --from publisher description
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (p. 392-393) and index.
Contents
Flight and the Smithsonian / Tom D. Crouch -- Capable of flight? The Wright-Smithsonian controversy / Tom D. Crouch -- Building a collection / F. Robert Van Der Linden -- Robert Goddard and the Smithsonian / Tom D. Crouch -- The long road to a new museum / Dominick A. Pisano -- The NASA-NASM partnership / Michael J. Neufeld -- The world's most popular museum / Ted A. Maxwell and Tom D. Crouch -- The Smithsonian and the Enola Gray / Dik A. Daso and Tom D. Crouch -- The National Air and Space Museum spreads its wings / Dik A. Daso -- The future of the National Air and Space Museum / John R. Dailey.
Other title(s)
National Air and Space Museum
ISBN
  • 9781426206535 (hbk.) :
  • 1426206534 (hbk.)
OCLC
503042286
RCP
N - S