Milestones of Flight: The Lindberghs

January 27, 2016 | 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Presented Online

Charles Lindbergh and his wife, Anne Morrow Lindbergh, reached many milestones in aviation. This episode of STEM in 30 explores the Lindberghs' aviation-related accomplishments.

Charles Lindbergh is probably best known for making the first solo flight across the Atlantic in the Spirit of St. Louis. However, Lindbergh and his wife, Anne Morrow Lindbergh, also reached other milestones in aviation. In 1929 they purchased a Lockheed Sirius airplane and flew it to Asia, proving the viability of traveling from the West to the Far East via the Great Circle route to the north. During a trip through Greenland, a native boy gave the Sirius its nickname: Tingmissartoq, meaning "one who flies like a big bird.” This episode of STEM in 30 will explore the Lindberghs' aviation-related accomplishments. 

This program is made possible through the generous support of the Gertrude E. Skelly Charitable Foundation.