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Wings Of Desire: A History Of Aerospace Innovations

For three years, the Aerospace History Project at The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens in San Marino, Calif., has been collecting and archiving thousands of documents, manuscripts, oral histories, and photographs chronicling the industry from roughly 1910 through the early 1990s. Highlights are on display there through January. Here we present a slideshow celebrating the archive and the history of aviation and aerospace innovations.

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For three years, the Aerospace History Project at The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens in San Marino, Calif., has been collecting and archiving thousands of documents, manuscripts, oral histories, and photographs chronicling the industry from roughly 1910 through the early 1990s. Highlights are on display there through January. Here we present a slideshow celebrating the archive and the history of aviation and aerospace innovations.

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Susan Karlin, based in Los Angeles, is a regular contributor to Fast Company, where she covers space science, autonomous vehicles, and the future of transportation. Karlin has reported for The New York Times, NPR, Scientific American, and Wired, among other outlets, from such locations as the Arctic and Antarctica, Israel and the West Bank, and Southeast Asia

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