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Correspondence, 1993-1996

Creator:
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Dept. of Aeronautics
Subject:
Crouch, Tom D
Davies, R. E. G (Ronald Edward George)
Dietz, Thomas J. 1958-
Fishbein, Samuel B
Hardesty, Von 1939-
Jakab, Peter L
Neufeld, Michael J. 1951-
Van der Linden, F. Robert
Alison, Tom
Gernstein London, Joanne M
Leyes, Richard A
Physical description:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Date:
1993
1993-1996
Topic:
Aeronautical museums
Local number:
SIA Acc. 00-007
Summary:
Includes curatorial correspondence and memoranda from the National Air and Space Museum (NASM), Aeronautics Department, documenting the history of aeronautics, NASM exhibitions, and professional activities. Department correspondents include Samuel B. Fishbein, Museum Specialist; R.E.G. Davies, Curator of Air Transport; Thomas M. Alison, Curator; Joanne M. Gernstein London, Curatorial Assistant; F. Robert Van der Linden, Curator; Peter L. Jakab, Historian; Tom D. Crouch, Curator; Richard Leyes, Curator for Aero Propulsion; Thomas J. Dietz, Assistant Curator for Model Aircraft; Von Hardesty, Curator; and Michael J. Neufeld, Curator.
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Correspondence 1965-2005 [National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Aeronautics Division]
Memoranda 1966-1996 [National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Aeronautics Division]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Correspondence, 1993-1995

Creator:
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Dept. of Aeronautics
Subject:
Anderson, John David
Dietz, Thomas J. 1958-
Jakab, Peter L
Lee, Russell 1956-
Neufeld, Michael J. 1951-
Pisano, Dominick 1943-
Van der Linden, F. Robert
Alison, Thomas M
Cochrane, Dorothy
Schneide, Karl S
Spencer, Alex M
Physical description:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Date:
1993
1993-1995
Topic:
Aeronautical museums
Local number:
SIA Acc. 99-084
Summary:
These records consist of curatorial correspondence and memoranda from the National Air and Space Museum (NASM), Aeronautics Department, and pertain to the history of aeronautics, NASM exhibitions, and professional activities. Department correspondents include F. Robert van der Linden, Curator; Thomas M. Alison, Curator; Alex M. Spencer, Museum Technician; Thomas J. Dietz, Assistant Curator for Model Aircraft; Dominick A. Pisano, Curator; Russell E. Lee, Curator; John David Anderson, Special Assistant for Aerodynamics; Dorothy S. Cochrane, Curator; Michael J. Neufeld, Curator; Karl Schneide, Curatorial Assistant for Flight Material; and Peter L. Jakab, Historian.
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Memoranda 1966-1996 [National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Aeronautics Division]
Correspondence 1965-2005 [National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Aeronautics Division]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Correspondence, 1997-1999

Creator:
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Aeronautics Division
Subject:
Alison, Tom
Cochrane, Dorothy
Crouch, Tom D
Davies, R. E. G (Ronald Edward George)
Hardesty, Von 1939-
Jakab, Peter L
Lee, Russell 1956-
Neufeld, Michael J. 1951-
Pisano, Dominick 1943-
Van der Linden, F. Robert
Physical description:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Date:
1997
1997-1999
Topic:
Aeronautical museums
Museum curators
Local number:
SIA Acc. 03-077
Summary:
Consists of records documenting the history of aeronautics, NASM exhibitions, and professional activities of the curators. Correspondents include Tom D. Crouch, Chairman; Tom Alison, Curator; Dorothy Cochrane, Curator; R. E. G. Davies, Curator of Air Transport; Von Hardesty, Curator of Soviet Aviation; Peter L. Jakab, Curator; Russell Lee, Curator; Michael J. Neufeld, Curator; Dominick Pisano, Curator of the Social Impact of Flight; and F. Robert Van der Linden, Curator of Air Transport. Materials include correspondence and memoranda.
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Correspondence 1965-2005 [National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Aeronautics Division]
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Correspondence, 1965-1986

Creator:
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Dept. of Aeronautics
Subject:
Casey, Louis S
Garber, Paul Edward 1899-1992
Lopez, Donald S. 1923-2008
Newland, Kenneth E
Meyer, Robert B
Wooldridge, E. T
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Dept. of Aeronautics
Milestones of Flight (Exhibition) (Washington, D.C.)
Physical description:
36.5 cu. ft. (73 document boxes)
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
1966
1966-1986
1965-1986
Topic:
Aeronautical museums
Local number:
SIA RU000330
Notes:
For an administrative history of the Department of Aeronautics, consult the NASM curatorial departments agency history subrecord, 1960-1991.
Summary:
These records consist of the correspondence files of the Aeronautics Department, 1966-1986. The files document day-to-day concerns with exhibitions, loans, and research during a period which included planning for the new Museum, moving, installation of major exhibition halls, and the emergence of the National Air and Space Museum as the most popular museum in the world. Also included are internal memoranda, the Milestones of Flight First Day Cover series, and files of correspondence with artists and modelers.
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Program Files 1964-1994 [National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Dept. of Aeronautics]
Correspondence 1965-2005 [National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Aeronautics Division]
Memoranda 1966-1996 [National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Aeronautics Division]
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Rapport officiel sur la première exposition internationale de locomotion aérienne / organisée par l'Association des Industriels de la locomotion aérienne au Grand-Palais (Octobre 1909)

Author:
Exposition internationale de l'aéronautique (1st : 1909 : Paris, France)
Association des industriels de la locomotion aérienne
Subject:
Exposition internationale de locomotion (1st : 1909 : Paris)
Physical description:
127, [1] p. : ill. ; 33 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1910
Topic:
Aeronautics
Call number:
TL506.F8 E96 1910
Notes:
"Imprimerie Paul Dupont ... Paris"--P. [1] at end.
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
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Aeronautics

Author:
Science Museum (Great Britain)
Royal Aeronautical Society
Physical description:
1 v. (unpaged) illus. (part col.) 16 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1966
Topic:
Aeronautics
Aeronautics--History
Call number:
TL506.L7A47X
Notes:
"A Science Museum four-in-one book."
"Conceived as a Science Museum contribution to the centenary celebrations of the Royal Aeronautical Society."
Contents:
Aeronautics, 1: Flying up to 1909, by C. H. Gibbs-Smith.--Aeronautics, 2: Flying since 1913, by G. W. B. Lacey.--Power to fly, by W. J. Tuck.--Aeronautica: objets d'art, prints, air mail, by W. T. O'Dea
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
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Edward Wellman Serrell Aeronautical Papers 1865-1867

Creator:
Serrell, Edward Wellman
Physical description:
.13 cubic feet (1 box)
Type:
Correspondence
Collection descriptions
Invoices
Notes
Place:
United States
Date:
1865
1865-1867
Civil War, 1861-1865
Topic:
Aeronautics
Steam engines
Serrell Helicopter (1861)l
History
Local number:
2011-0040
Notes:
Edward Wellman Serrell (1826-1906), a civil engineer and Union army general, was born in London on November 5, 1826. His family immigrated to the United States in 1831, settling in New York City. Serrell became a civil engineer, working in railroad and bridge design and construction. He worked at times for the Erie Railroad, the Northern Railroad of New Hampshire, the New Jersey Central Railroad, and the Union Pacific Railroad. He also assisted in the 1848 Panama Survey. Serrell prepared plans and supervised the construction of several bridge projects: the Niagara River suspension bridge at Lewiston in 1850, the St. John, New Brunswick bridge, and the St. Lawrence bridge at Quebec. He served as chief engineer of the Hoosac Tunnel (1855-56)
At the beginning of the Civil War, Serrell organized the 1st New York Volunteer Engineers (1NYVE). In October 1861, Serrell was appointed as a lieutenant colonel of the 1NYVE and was promoted to full colonel, commanding the unit, in February 1862. The 1NYVE took part in the 1862 South Carolina campaign, beginning with the expedition to Port Royal, October 21 to November 7, 1861. Serrell served as chief engineer of the 10th Corps and of the Army of the James, and also served as chief of staff of the Army of the James as a brevet brigadier general. While at Port Royal, General Ormsby Mitchell, commanding the 10th Corps, became interested in the possibilties of aerial reconnaissance. Serrell demonstrated a wind-up toy helicopter to Mitchell, and proposed building a full sized flying machine. Mitchell died soon thereafter, but Serrell later demonstrated in 1864 an improved toy to Major General Benjamin Butler, commanding the Army of the James. Serrell's toy helicopter reached an altitude of over one hundred feet. Butler ordered Serrell to build a full-sized machine. Moving to New York, and with funding provided by wealthy oilmen, Serrell designed a fifty-two foot cigar-shaped craft, equipped with a high-pressure steam boiler and "gliding planes" (wings), and four "fans" -- two for lift and two for propulsion. The rear fan was designed to swivel, thus serving as a vectored thrust propeller. The craft, variously called the "Valomotive" and the "Reconoiterer," was assembled in Hoboken, New Jersey. Serrell contacted with the firm of Bennett and Risley of New York City to build a powerful but light steam engine; the design and construction of their engine was delayed until the Confederate surrender in April 1865 ended Army interest in Serrell's project, though he continued to correspond on the project into 1866. After the war, Serrell worked as a consulting engineer to many corporations, and served as president of the Washington County Railroad. Edward Wellman Serrell died on April 25, 1906, at Rossville on Staten Island, New York.
Summary:
The collection consists of a draft of Serrell's report on his activities and on the design of the Valomotive, February 10, 1865; his undated memorandum on the design of the Valomotive; Serrell's undated notes for a pamphlet "On the Subject of Navigating the Air by Steam;" a drawing of rotors and machinery of the Valomotive; and a drawing of a flying machine designed by F. H. Raffey. Also included is a draft of an agreement or contract between Serrell and an unnamed correspondent, dated March 26, 1866. Correspondence in the collection includes eleven letters to Serrell from Mortimer Nelson (January to August 1866), an early aeronautical researcher who patented an "Aerial Car" in 1861; two letters from F. W. Brearey, the secretary of the Aeronautical Society of Great Britain; a letter from aeronautical pioneer F. H. Wenham of the Aeronautical Society to Brearey; and a photocopy of a letter to Serrell from P. T. Barnum, dated May 10, 1866, in which Barnum proposes exhibiting Serrell's Valomotive. The collection also includes several invoices or receipts from Serrell's project.
Cite as:
Edward Wellman Serrell Aeronautical Papers, Accession 2011-0040, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution
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Edward Wellman Serrell Aeronautical Papers
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Douglas World Cruiser DWC-2 "Chicago", Cockpit; Museums, Smithsonian Institution (SI),Èxhibits, Aircraft Building. [photograph]

Photographer:
Smithsonian Institution
Type:
Photographs
Date:
Circa 1940-1950s
Topic:
Airplanes
Aeronautics
Local number:
NASM-40455
Summary:
View into front cockpit of Douglas World Cruiser DWC-2 "Chicago" (s/n 23-1230) from rear left; close up view of the aircraft while on display in the Aircraft Building, Smithsonian Institution, circa 1940-1950s.
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National Air Museum Photography Collection
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National Air and Space Museum Archives
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Banning, James Herman; Allen, Thomas C.;Àlexander Eaglerock Biplane Family. [photograph]

Photographer:
Johnson (Pittsburgh, Pa.)
Type:
Photographs
Records
Date:
10/9/1932
Topic:
Aeronautics
Airplanes
Local number:
NASM-99-15420
Summary:
"First Trans-Continental Flight, Los Angelos [sic] to New York, October 9th, 1932. Flying time 41 hrs. 27 min." Full-length view of pilot J. Herman Banning and mechanic Thomas C. Allen posed standing beside the Alexander Eaglerock biplane in which they made their 1932 transcontinental flight. Oval portrait photographs of Banning and Allen in flying clothes are inset at top right.
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Black Wings Exhibit and Book Collection
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National Air and Space Museum Archives
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USA, Baldwin (Thomas), "California Arrow"; Lighter than Air (LTA), Airships. [photograph]

Photographer:
Unknown
Type:
Photographs
Date:
Circa 1904
Topic:
Aeronautics--exhibitions
Airships
Local number:
NASM-84-18637
Summary:
LTA, Thomas Baldwin "California Arrow," circa 1904. The engine on display is a Curtiss 4-cylinder engine. The soldiers are probably present to protect the engine while on display.
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National Air and Space Museum Cataloged Imagery Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
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Productions, 1978-1979

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Office of Telecommunications
Subject:
Doolittle, James Harold 1896-1993
Ford, Gerald R. 1913-2006
Lopez, Donald S. 1923-2008
Meredith, Burgess 1907-1997
Reagan, Ronald
Tafel, Gustav
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.)
Smithsonian Institution Office of Exhibits Central
Physical description:
6.58 cu. ft. (6 record storage boxes) (0.58 non-standard size boxes)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Motion pictures (visual works)
Video recordings
Sound recordings
Date:
1978
1978-1979
Topic:
Aeronautics
Homeopathy
Medicine--History
Local number:
SIA Acc. 02-180
Restrictions:
Special restrictions on use of these materials may apply. Viewing copies are not currently available, but can be made for a fee, Transferring office; 4/10/2002 memorandum, Peters to RM Team; Contact reference staff for details
Summary:
Consists of image and sound elements from the documentary "Reunions: Memories of an American Experience." The film focused upon certain "vital oldsters" who represent the creative drive and excellence of the American past. Two 16 mm versions of the documentary were produced in cooperation with the Office of Exhibits Central and, featured interviews with Harold Doolittle (also known as "Jimmy" Doolittle) the pioneering aviator, and Gustav Tafel, who, at the time, was the nation's largest manufacturer and exporter of homeopathic medicines. The two versions consisted of: one 28-minute pilot for general entertainment and education featuring both Doolittle and Tafel and, another 29-minute educational documentary on Tafel. Voices and persons featured, other than Doolittle and Tafel, include: Burgess Meredith, Presidents Gerald R. Ford and Ronald Reagan; and Donald S. Lopez of the National Air and Space Museum. Materials include original camera negatives, 1/4" audiotapes, 16 mm release prints, 16 mm color reverse internegatives, 3/4" U-matic tapes, 16 mm and 35 mm prints, and one folder of transcripts for the opening narration and wild sound summary of the Doolittle interview.
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Productions 1938-2003 and undated [Smithsonian Productions]
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Balloonamania

Creator:
National Air and Space Museum
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2011-01-09T15:07:33.000Z
Topic:
Aeronautics;Flight;Space Sciences
Youtube Category:
Education
Video Title:
Balloonamania
Description:
Tom Crouch, Senior Curator in the Aeronautics Division, talks about the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum's rare collection of objects related to early balloon flight on display in the "Balloonamania" exhibit cases at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center.
Views:
526
Video Duration:
1 min 19 sec
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airandspace
YouTube Channel:
airandspace
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
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Preview of Engineering the Wright Way

Creator:
National Air and Space Museum
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2015-02-13T15:28:23.000Z
Topic:
Aeronautics;Flight;Space Sciences
Youtube Category:
Education
Video Title:
Preview of Engineering the Wright Way
Description:
Become an aeronautical engineer and design wings for your own airplane just like the Wright brothers. In this online game from the National Air and Space Museum, enter the Wright brother’s workshop and try your hand at engineering the “Wright” way. Play today: http://airandspace.si.edu/exhibitions/wright-brothers/online/workshop/
Views:
301
Video Duration:
25 sec
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airandspace
YouTube Channel:
airandspace
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National Air and Space Museum
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America by Air Webisode 2 - Flying Boats

Creator:
National Air and Space Museum
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2009-05-27T19:25:46.000Z
Topic:
Aeronautics;Flight;Space Sciences
Youtube Category:
Education
Video Title:
America by Air Webisode 2 - Flying Boats
Description:
This series of educational webisodes focuses on subjects covered in the "America by Air" exhibition at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC.
Views:
876
Video Duration:
3 min 37 sec
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YouTube Channel:
airandspace
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National Air and Space Museum
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America by Air Webisode 3 - Transportation

Creator:
National Air and Space Museum
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2009-05-27T19:10:25.000Z
Topic:
Aeronautics;Flight;Space Sciences
Youtube Category:
Education
Video Title:
America by Air Webisode 3 - Transportation
Description:
This series of educational webisodes focuses on subjects covered in the "America by Air" exhibition at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC.
Views:
205
Video Duration:
5 min 49 sec
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airandspace
YouTube Channel:
airandspace
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
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America by Air Webisode 1 - Airplanes

Creator:
National Air and Space Museum
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2009-05-27T19:04:59.000Z
Topic:
Aeronautics;Flight;Space Sciences
Youtube Category:
Education
Video Title:
America by Air Webisode 1 - Airplanes
Description:
This series of educational webisodes focuses on subjects covered in the "America by Air" exhibition at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC.
Views:
386
Video Duration:
7 min 48 sec
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airandspace
YouTube Channel:
airandspace
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
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National Air and Space Museum Installs 747 Forward Fuselage

Creator:
National Air and Space Museum
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2007-07-17T19:19:30.000Z
Topic:
Aeronautics;Flight;Space Sciences
Youtube Category:
Science & Technology
Video Title:
National Air and Space Museum Installs 747 Forward Fuselage
Description:
Preparation & installation of 747 forward fuselage in the National Air and Space Museum's upcoming America by Air exhibit. Video courtesy FAA. See http://www.nasm.si.edu/americabyair/interact.htm
Views:
5,674
Video Duration:
4 min 40 sec
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airandspace
YouTube Channel:
airandspace
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
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How Things Fly Exhibition - Blended Wing Body

Creator:
National Air and Space Museum
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2009-03-17T14:01:30.000Z
Topic:
Aeronautics;Flight;Space Sciences
Youtube Category:
Science & Technology
Video Title:
How Things Fly Exhibition - Blended Wing Body
Description:
A Blended Wing Body model is now on display in the National Air and Space Museum's How Things Fly exhibition. Video courtesy of NASA. http://www.nasm.si.edu/htf/
Views:
13,496
Video Duration:
2 min 9 sec
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airandspace
YouTube Channel:
airandspace
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
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Black Wings: African American Pioneers

Creator:
National Air and Space Museum
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2011-08-31T20:11:25.000Z
Topic:
Aeronautics;Flight;Space Sciences
Youtube Category:
Education
Video Title:
Black Wings: African American Pioneers
Description:
Aeronautics curator Von Hardesty discusses the updated Black Wings exhibit in the "Barron Hilton Pioneers of Flight Gallery," offering a perspective on African American pioneer aviators, past and present. This informal gallery talk was recorded on February 9, 2011 as part of the National Air and Space Museum's "Ask an Expert" lecture series. "Ask an Expert" lectures are presented weekly at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC and biweekly at the Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA. For more information & schedule, see http://www.nasm.si.edu/askanexpert/
Views:
1,816
Video Duration:
14 min 40 sec
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YouTube Channel:
airandspace
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
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Leonardo's Flight

Creator:
National Air and Space Museum
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2013-10-26T19:55:06.000Z
Topic:
Aeronautics;Flight;Space Sciences
Youtube Category:
Education
Video Title:
Leonardo's Flight
Description:
Video prepared for the exhibition, Leonardo da Vinci's Codex on the Flight of Birds, at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, September 13-October 22, 2013. The video describes the content and history of this historically prescient Leonardo da Vinci notebook about flight. Video Credit: Courtesy of Silvia Rosa Brusin, RAI Radiotelevisione Italiana
Views:
2,753
Video Duration:
8 min 22 sec
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airandspace
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