The Rocket Man: And Other Extraordinary Characters in the History of Flight David Darling

ISBN: 9781780742977

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216 pages


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The Rocket Man: And Other Extraordinary Characters in the History of Flight  by  David Darling

The Rocket Man: And Other Extraordinary Characters in the History of Flight by David Darling
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The wonder of flight has long captured the human imagination. In this beguiling history – ranging from the first aircraft to astronauts and beyond – David Darling tells the stories of the true life adventurers whose wonder has translated into bizarreMoreThe wonder of flight has long captured the human imagination.

In this beguiling history – ranging from the first aircraft to astronauts and beyond – David Darling tells the stories of the true life adventurers whose wonder has translated into bizarre contraptions, magnificent achievements and, sometimes, startling folly.Discover outrageous attempts to fly like a bird and fall from the edge of space.

Meet Napoleonic ballooniste Sophie Blanchard and her daredevil husband- the real “X-Men” who flew the supersonic experimental “X-planes” for the US Air Force- stuntman Lincoln Beachey, looping-the-loop in a pinstripe suit- and, of course, The Rocket Man himself: Yves Rossy, who in 2006 was the first person to cross the English Channel using a jet-pack.Eccentric and reckless, Darling’s daring cast of dreamers is guaranteed to entertain and inspire.



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