Product Description 747 is the thrilling story behind "the Queen of the Skies"âthe Boeing 747âas told by Joe Sutter, one of the most celebrated engineers of the twentieth century, who spearheaded its design and construction. Sutter's vivid narrative takes us back to a time when American technology was cutting-edge and jet travel was still glamorous and new. With wit and warmth, he gives an insider's sense of the larger than life-size personalitiesâand the tensionsâin the aeronautical world. Review âAs magnificent and soaring as the big bird itself, Joe Sutterâs true story is . . . fascinating.â (Homer Hickam, author of Rocket Boys) âSutter had perhaps the best overall view of all aspects of the 747âs development in the mid 1960s.â (Publishers Weekly) About the Author Joe Sutter led the team of engineers that created the Boeing 747. He served on the Presidential Commission to investigate the Challenger explosion with Neil Armstrong, Sally Ride, and Richard Feynman. Now in his eighties, he still serves as a consultant to Boeing. He lives in Seattle. Jay Spenser has spent a lifetime studying aviation as a museum curator at the National Air and Space Museum and the Museum of Flight, and as an aerospace industry writer. He is the co-author of 747 and lives in Seattle, Washington.