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Astra castra; experiments and adventures in the atmosphere

Astra Castra

Build and Access the Collection – $500
Published in 1865, this work is a compendium of aeronautical literature ranging from ancient mythology to scientific advances of the 1860s. Christopher Hatton Turnor, the compiler, reviewed ballooning and other lighter-than-air flight, with some references to heavier-than-air flight attempts. The...Read More
Aircraft stamps cover

Die Eroberung der Luft II

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This second volume of a German publication of aircraft cigarette cards album has most of the aircraft cards in place, as well as a detachable paper airplane model ready for assembly. Published in 1932, it covers a range of international aircraft then in service. Read More
Title page of Le Micromegas

Le Micromegas

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This very rare copy of the second edition from 1752 was once owned by rocket scientist Frederick Ordway III, spaceflight visionary and consultant on Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey, this work of fiction by Voltaire is a work akin to Gulliver's Travels, but set in outer space. In this...Read More
Motor King

Motor King

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The theme of this march and two-step celebration of speed and transportation on the ground, water, and air.  Dating from 1910, Motor King is part of the Bella C. Landauer Collection of Aeronautical Sheet Music, held in the National Air and Space Museum Library. Read More
Other lunar discoveries of Mr. Herschel

[Other Lunar Discoveries of Mr. Herschel]

Build and Access the Collection – $12,000
These rare hand-tinted lithographs by Italian artist Leopoldo Galluzzo illustrate what became known as "The Great Moon Hoax of 1835." In what was intended as a satirical newspaper article, New York Sun newspaper writer Richard Adams Locke boldly claimed that famed British astronomer Sir John...Read More
Title page

Ryan Guidebook

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This is an anniversary compendium of Ryan Airplanes (1925-1975), the company that built the Spirit of St. Louis—the airplane Charles Lindbergh flew across the Atlantic—as well as many other commercial and military aircraft. The book details the many aircraft Ryan produced, and includes photos,...Read More
Spirit of St. Louis, cover

The Spirit of St. Louis Commemorative Issue

Preserve for the Future – $950
This 1967 commemorative newspaper issue documented the 40th anniversary of Charles Lindbergh’s 1927 solo flight across the Atlantic in the Spirit of St. Louis monoplane. It features photos of a replica of the Spirit of St. Louis and of pilot Frank Tallman, cofounder of Tallmantz Aviation, which...Read More
A Trip to the Moon

A Trip to the Moon

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One of the finer examples of illustrative fantasy reminiscent of a Jules Verne story, this sheet music march from 1907 is in excellent condition.  It is from the Bella C. Landauer Collection of Aeronautical Sheet Music in the National Air and Space Museum Library.  Read More
Book 1 Cover

Zeppelin-Weltfahrten

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This is book 1, the first of two volumes containing collections of cigarette cards that are souvenirs of the zeppelin age. Cigarette cards were used by cigarette companies to stiffen cigarette packaging and to advertise their brand. Due to their unique design and limited printing, they often became...Read More
Book II cover

Zeppelin-Weltfahrten

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This is book 2, the second of two volumes containing collections of cigarette cards that are souvenirs of the zeppelin age. Cigarette cards were used by cigarette companies to stiffen cigarette packaging and to advertise their brand. Due to their unique design and limited printing, they often...Read More