Milestones of Flight (Hardcover)

From Hot-Air Balloons to SpaceShipOne

By Tim Grove

Harry N. Abrams, 9781419720031, 112pp.

Publication Date: June 28, 2016

List Price: 21.95*
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About the Author

Tim Grove is Chief of Museum Learning at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. He has written a number of exhibition and website components for young people, including Web activities. His children’s newspaper insert about the Lewis and Clark expedition for Newspapers in Education was distributed nationally. Grove lives in Falls Church, Virginia.


The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC, maintains the largest collection of historic air- and spacecraft in the world, including the plane Chicago and a copy of First Lieutenant Leslie Arnold’s journal.


Praise For Milestones of Flight: From Hot-Air Balloons to SpaceShipOne

"A handsomely produced survey that should be popular with readers who have their eyes on the skies."

— School Library Journal

"Period photographs, illustrations, and documents complement a crisply written and informative look at the past and present of flight, with glimpses of its future."

— Publishers Weekly

"Profusely illustrated with objects from the Smithsonian's collection, "Milestones of Flight" provides a truly inspiring survey of America's contributions to aviation."

— Midwest Book Review

"Appealing to browsers and reluctant readers."

— School Library Connection