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Airplanes, Aircraft & Spacecraft

A fixed-wing aircraft is a heavier-than-air craft whose lift is generated not by wing motion relative to the aircraft, but by forward motion through the air. The term is used to distinguish from rotary-wing aircraft or ornithopters, where the movement of the wing surfaces relative to the aircraft generates lift. The more commonly used term is "airplane", (in the US and Canada), or "aeroplane" (in Ireland and Commonwealth nations excluding Canada), which refers to any fixed wing aircraft powered by propellers or jet engines. Fixed-wing aircraft may be manned or not; they may be large or tiny; every fixed-wing aircraft is open to being scale modeled by perhaps a smaller or larger mimic fixed wing aircraft.

An aircraft is a vehicle which is able to fly through the Earth's atmosphere or through any other atmosphere. Most rocket vehicles are not aircraft because they are not supported by the surrounding air. All the human activity which surrounds aircraft is called aviation.

A spacecraft is a vehicle or device designed for spaceflight. On a sub-orbital spaceflight, a spacecraft enters outer space but then returns to the planetary surface (such as Earth) without making a complete orbit. For an orbital spaceflight, a spacecraft enters a closed orbit around the planetary body. Spacecraft used for human spaceflights carry people on board as crew or passengers. Spacecraft used for robotic space missions operate either autonomously or telerobotically. Robotic spacecraft that leave the vicinity of the planetary body are space probes. Robotic spacecraft that remain in orbit around the planetary body are artificial satellites. Starships, which are built for interstellar travel, are so far a theoretical concept only. Spacecraft are used for a variety of purposes, including communications, earth observation, meteorology, navigation, planetary exploration and space tourism.

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Aircraft - Coloring Book
Educational Read & Color Books
by Peter & Linda Spizzirri
from Spizzirri Press
for 2nd-5th grade
in Educational Read & Color Books (Location: A02-01)
$3.36
Airplanes of the Second World War - Coloring Book
Dover Coloring Books
by Carlo Demand
from Dover Publications
for 2nd-6th grade
in Dover Coloring Books (Location: A01-DOV)
$3.99
Airplanes of World War I - Coloring Book
by Carlo Demand
from Dover Publications
for 2nd-6th grade
in Dover Coloring Books (Location: A01-DOV)
$3.99
Airport Sticker Book
from Usborne
for 1st-4th grade
in Usborne Sticker Books (Location: A01-01A)
Americans Into Orbit
Landmark #101
by Gene Gurney
from Random House
for 5th-9th grade
in American Landmark Books (Location: A10-04D)
Antique Airplanes - Coloring Book
Dover Coloring Books
by Peter F. Copeland
from Dover Publications
for 2nd-6th grade
in Dover Coloring Books (Location: A01-DOV)
$3.49
Basher Five-Two
by Scott O'Grady & Michael French
from Yearling
Autobiography for 4th-8th grade
in Biographies (Location: A12-01A)
$4.89
Coming In on a Wing and a Prayer
by Kelly Brown
from Vision Forum
Biography for 4th-8th grade
in WWII: Pacific Theater (Location: B01-25A)
$13.60
Dial-a-Plane
by Michael Teitelbaum
from Unknown Publisher
for 4th-8th grade
in Clearance: History & Geography (Location: ACL-HIS)
$1.00 (1 in stock)
DK Eyewitness: Flying Machine
DK Eyewitness Series
by Andrew Nahum
from DK Publishing
HIstory Reference for 4th-8th grade
in Aviation History (Location: B02-00A)
$7.20 (1 in stock)
Flying Aces of World War I
World Landmark #60
by Gene Gurney
from Random House
for 5th-9th grade
in World Landmark Books (Location: A10-04D)
History of Flight - Coloring Book
Dover Coloring Books
by A. G. Smith
from Dover Publications
for 2nd-6th grade
in Dover Coloring Books (Location: A01-DOV)
$3.99 $2.00 (2 in stock)
History of Space Exploration - Coloring Book
Dover Coloring Books
by Bruce LaFontaine
from Dover Publications
for 2nd-6th grade
in Dover Coloring Books (Location: A01-DOV)
$3.99
How We Invented the Airplane
by Orville Wright, Alan Weissman
Reprint from Dover Publications
for 7th-Adult
in Clearance: History & Geography (Location: ACL-HIS)
$4.00 (1 in stock)
Jet Fighters - Coloring Book
Dover Coloring Books
by John, Batchelor
from Dover Publications
for 2nd-6th grade
in Dover Coloring Books (Location: A01-DOV)
$3.49
Lighter than Air
by David Owen
from Chartwell Books
for 7th-Adult
in Clearance: History & Geography (Location: ACL-HIS)
$2.00 (1 in stock)
Mercedes and the Chocolate Pilot
by Margot Theis Raven
from Sleeping Bear Press
for 3rd-6th grade
in Picture Books (Location: CPB-03)
$14.36 $9.60 (1 in stock)
My Airplane Trip - Activity Book
Act Csm from Dover Publications
for Preschool-3rd grade
in Dover Little Activity Books (Location: A02-DLA)
$1.05
Neil Armstrong: Young Flyer
Childhood of Famous Americans
by Montrew Dunham
from Aladdin Paperbacks
Biography for 3rd-6th grade
in Childhood of Famous Americans (Location: A12-07D)
$5.59
Phonics Museum Reader #16
by Tom Garfield
from Veritas Press
for Kindergarten-2nd grade
in Veritas Press Phonics Museum (Location: B09-04B)
$2.40
Phonics Museum Reader #27
by Tom Garfield
from Veritas Press
for Kindergarten-2nd grade
in Veritas Press Phonics Museum (Location: B09-04B)
$2.40 $1.50 (1 in stock)
Planes
Usborne Beginners
by Fiona Patchett
from Usborne
for 1st-2nd grade
in Usborne Beginners (Location: CPB-05B)
$3.74
Ride on the Wind
from Charles Scribner's Sons
for 2nd-5th grade
in Adapted or Abridged (Location: A10-03F)
$5.60 (1 in stock)
Shuttle Craft - Coloring Book
Educational Read & Color Books
by Peter & Linda Spizzirri
from Spizzirri Press
for 2nd-5th grade
in Educational Read & Color Books (Location: A02-01)
$3.16 $1.60 (1 in stock)
Space Craft - Coloring Book
Educational Read & Color Books
by Peter & Linda Spizzirri
from Spizzirri Press
for 2nd-5th grade
in Educational Read & Color Books (Location: A02-01)
$3.16
Spitfire
by Robert Jackson
First edition. from Airlife
for 8th-Adult
in Clearance: History & Geography (Location: ACL-HIS)
$2.00 (1 in stock)
Stealth Aircraft
by Bill Sweetman
from Motorbooks International
for 7th-12th grade
in Clearance: History & Geography (Location: ACL-HIS)
$2.00 (1 in stock)
Story of the Wright Brothers - Coloring Book
Dover Coloring Books
by Bruce LaFontaine
from Dover Publications
for 2nd-6th grade
in Dover Coloring Books (Location: A01-DOV)
$3.19 $2.00 (2 in stock)
Story of the Wright Brothers and Their Sister
by Lois Mills
from Christian Liberty Press
for 3rd grade
in CLP Phonics & Reading (Location: B09-03C)
$7.13
Voyager: An Adventure Through Space
by John Gustafson
from Cartwheel Books
for 2nd-5th grade
in Clearance: Science & Health (Location: ACL-SCI)
$1.00 (1 in stock)
Walk in Space: The Story of Project Gemini
Landmark #117
by Gene Gurney
from Random House
for 5th-9th grade
in American Landmark Books (Location: A10-04D)
Warriors Without Weapons
by John W. Casey
from Premier Publishing
for 9th-12th grade
in Aviation History (Location: B02-00A)
$12.00
We Were There at the Battle of Britain
We Were There #24
by Clayton Knight & Katherine Sturges Knight
from Grosset & Dunlap
for 5th-9th grade
in We Were There Series (Location: A10-04G)
We Were There at the First Airplane Flight
We Were There #28
by Felix Sutton
from Grosset & Dunlap
for 5th-9th grade
in We Were There Series (Location: A10-04G)
We Were There with the Lafayette Escadrille
We Were There #33
by Clayton Knight & Katherine Sturges Knight
from Grosset & Dunlap
for 5th-9th grade
in We Were There Series (Location: A10-04G)
World's Great Stealth and Reconnaissance Aircraft
Reprint edition from Gallery Books
for 6th-12th grade
in Clearance: History & Geography (Location: ACL-HIS)
$5.00 (1 in stock)
Wright Brothers
by Russell Freedman
from Holiday House
Biography for 5th-8th grade
1992 Newbery Honor Book
in Biographies (Location: A12-01A)
$13.59 $8.40 (1 in stock)
Wright Brothers
Landmark #10
by Quentin Reynolds
from Random House
for 5th-9th grade
in American Landmark Books (Location: A10-04D)
Wright Brothers
by David McCullough
Reprint from Simon & Schuster Macmillan
for 9th-Adult
in Biographies (Location: A12-01A)