Air & Space Quiz: The Airplane That Beat King Kong and Other Trivia

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There’s one in every crowd. You know who we’re talking about: the know-it-all parading his knowledge of the most arcane facts. Who was the first permanent female pilot for a scheduled U.S. passenger airline? What American helicopter was the first to enter military service? How long have people lived continuously on the International Space Station? Well, get ready to trump this annoying person with just one book: The Smithsonian Book of Air & Space Trivia, edited by Amy Pastan (Smithsonian Books, 2014). Nearly 300 questions—many accompanied by photographs of artifacts from the National Air and Space Museum—cover everything from aerospace pioneers to technological feats to controversies and calamities.

See if you can answer these 10 questions—or use them to stump your family and friends.

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