Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Photographic Card Deck

100 Treasures from the World's Largest Collection of Air and Spacecraft

Dwight Jon Zimmerman, Smithsonian Institution


Created in partnership with the world-renowned Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, this beautifully packaged, informative card deck captures, in words and stunning photographs, 100 of the museum's most important artifacts.

The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum is the world's largest, most-visited collection of historical aircraft and spacecraft, and commemorate major milestones in flight and space exploration. The 100 treasures in this deck, hand-selected by the curators, include the Spirit of St. Louis, flown by Charles Lindbergh on the first non-stop transatlantic flight; Chuck Yeager's Bell X-1, in which he broke the sound barrier; Buzz Aldrin's space suit, worn during the Apollo 11 mission, and the Space Shuttle Discovery, which flew 39 missions and spent 365 days in space. Each card includes a photograph of the object on the front and a 200-word description plus key data on the back.

The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, located in Washington, D.C., commemorates and educates visitors by preserving and displaying the world's largest collection of aeronautical and spaceflight artifacts. 

Dwight Jon Zimmerman is an award-winning author and president of the Military Writers Society of America. He is the co-author, with Bill O'Reilly, of the #1 New York Times Bestseller, Lincoln's Last Days, a young adult adaptation of Killing Lincoln. He lives in Brooklyn, NY.

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