The Race for the Skies
Constant Wonder - Radio Archive, Episode 493
- May 27, 2020 7:00 pm
- 50:40 mins
The Race to Rule the Skies Guest: Alexander Rose, author, "Empires of the Sky: Zeppelins, Airplanes, and Two Men’s Epic Duel to Rule the World" The Hindenburg met a fiery, tragic end, but there was a time when hydrogen balloons were considered the future of human aviation. Adventure, pride, and visions of previously unheard of international travel play out in the complicated history to dominate the skies. The Disappearance of An Aviation Legend Guest: Candace Fleming, author, "Amelia Lost: The Life and Disappearance of Amelia Earhart" Even today, Amelia Earhart remains one of the most famous names in aviation history. But who was she, really? She promoted myths about herself, but maybe that was just good marketing? And what went wrong on her last, fatal flight? It was a question that gripped the nation.