Our staff writes books on a wide variety of aviation- and space-related topics, including our exhibitions; the collection; the history of science and technology; and planetary science. Curators also edit other titles, from the Smithsonian History of Aviation and Spaceflight series to children's books on flight. In addition, Museum curators edit book series with Cambridge University Press (Cambridge Centennial of Flight series), Palgrave Macmillan (Palgrave Studies in the History of Science Technology), Texas A&M University Press (Centennial of Flight series), and the University of Missouri Press (Sports and American Culture).

New Publications

<em>Art of the Airport Tower</em>

Art of the Airport Tower, by Carolyn Russo, Smithsonian Books, 2015, 9.3 x 12.3 inches, 176 pages.
Hardcover: ISBN 978-1588345080, $45.00

Art of the Airport Tower is a photographic journey to airports in the U.S. and around the world. This book, the companion volume to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum exhibition of the same name, explores 85 historic and contemporary airport towers through more than 100 fine art photographs by Carolyn Russo. 

Hubble Cosmos

The Hubble Cosmos: 25 Years of New Vistas in Space, by David H. DeVorkin and Robert Smith, National Geographic, 2015, 9.6 x 11.2 inches, 224 pages.
Hardcover: ISBN 978-1426215575, $50.00

To celebrate NASA's Hubble Space Telescope and its 25 years of accomplishments, let The Hubble Cosmos fill your mind with big ideas, brilliant imagery, and a new understanding of the universe in which we live. Relive key moments in the monumental Hubble story, from launch through major new instrumentation to the promise of discoveries to come. With more than 170 photographs including Hubble All-Stars—the most famous of all the noteworthy images—The Hubble Cosmos shows how this telescope is revolutionizing our understanding of the universe.

Book cover: Spies and Shuttles

Spies and Shuttles: NASA's Secret Relationships with the DoD and CIA, by James E. David, University Press of Florida, 2015, 9.25 x 6.125 inches, 370 pages.
Hardcover: ISBN 978-0-8130-4967-0, $49.95

In this real life spy saga, James David digs through newly declassified documents to ultimately reveal how NASA became a strange bedfellow to the Department of Defense (DoD) and the Central Intelligence Agency.

Book cover: Virginia Aviation

Virginia Aviation, by Roger Connor, Arcadia Publishing, 2014, 6.5 x 9.25 inches, 128 pages.
Softcover: ISBN 9781467122450, $21.99

This book depicts the rich technological heritage of Virginia, featuring 200 B&W images from local, state, and national archives—nearly all previously unpublished. Images of Aviation series.

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