The Wind and Beyond
by James R. Hansen,
Publisher: NASA History Office 2003
Airplane travel is surely one of the most significant technological achievements of the last century. How ideas about aerodynamics first developed and how the science and technology evolved to forge the airplane into the revolutionary machine that it became is the epic story told in this projected six-volume series.
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