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Reach for the skies

ballooning, birdmen, and blasting into space

1st American ed.
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This edition was published in by Current in New York.

Written in English

343 pages

In Reach for the Skies, Sir Richard Branson examines the history of aviation over the last two hundred years, putting the spotlight on trailblazers such as Tony Jannus, who made the first ever commercial flight over Tampa Bay, Florida, in 1914, Leo Valentin, the "bird man" who jumped from 9,000 feet wearing a pair of wooden wings in the 1950s, and Steve Fossett, who broke 130 world records in planes, balloons, and airships. The pioneers of flight made it possible for any of us with the desire and the commitment to reach for the skies ourselves.

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Reach for the Skies: Ballooning, Birdmen and Blasting into Space
2011, Penguin Random House
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Reach for the skies: ballooning, birdmen, and blasting into space
2011, Current
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Reach for the skies

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Work Description

In Reach for the Skies, Sir Richard Branson examines the history of aviation over the last two hundred years, putting the spotlight on trailblazers such as Tony Jannus, who made the first ever commercial flight over Tampa Bay, Florida, in 1914, Leo Valentin, the "bird man" who jumped from 9,000 feet wearing a pair of wooden wings in the 1950s, and Steve Fossett, who broke 130 world records in planes, balloons, and airships. The pioneers of flight made it possible for any of us with the desire and the commitment to reach for the skies ourselves.

Reach for the skies

ballooning, birdmen, and blasting into space

1st American ed.

This edition was published in by Current in New York.


Edition Description

In Reach for the Skies, Sir Richard Branson examines the history of aviation over the last two hundred years, putting the spotlight on trailblazers such as Tony Jannus, who made the first ever commercial flight over Tampa Bay, Florida, in 1914, Leo Valentin, the "bird man" who jumped from 9,000 feet wearing a pair of wooden wings in the 1950s, and Steve Fossett, who broke 130 world records in planes, balloons, and airships. The pioneers of flight made it possible for any of us with the desire and the commitment to reach for the skies ourselves.

Table of Contents

The rising
Up and away
"To infinity and beyond!"
Epilogue: joyriding.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [319]-324) and index.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
629.1
Library of Congress
TL515 .B666 2011

The Physical Object

Pagination
343 p., [16] p. of plates :
Number of pages
343

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL25542621M
Internet Archive
isbn_9781617230035
ISBN 10
1617230030
ISBN 13
9781617230035
LC Control Number
2010052340
OCLC/WorldCat
681488422

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