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Kitty Hawk to Tranquility—Innovation and Flight

Lecture no. 13 from the course: Experiencing America: A Smithsonian Tour through American History

Kitty Hawk to Tranquility—Innovation and Flight

Taught by Professor Richard Kurin | 32 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online History Courses

Review the rich tradition of innovation in America. Then zero in on two remarkable achievements: the Wright brothers’ airplane and the Apollo flights to the Moon. View an actual astronaut glove worn on Apollo 8, the first mission to orbit the Moon.


April 8, 2016
Another excellent lecture on how the American Experience presents an environment where tremendous technological advance has no equal, where in less than 70 years we went from the first manned flight to the moon.