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

Book cover: Milestones of Space

Milestones of Space: Eleven Iconic Objects from the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, ed. by Michael J. Neufeld, with NASM curators, Zenith Press, 2014, 8.25 x 10.25 inches, 176 pages.
Hardcover: ISBN 9780760344446, $30.00

A beautifully illustrated history of the exploration of space through eleven iconic objects from the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum.

Book cover: Americas Hangar Fourth Edition

America's Hangar: Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Fourth Edition, by David Romanowski and Dik Daso, Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, 2014, 8.5 x 11 inches, 112 pages.
Softcover: ISBN 978-0-9745113-3-7, $22.00

Souvenir book for the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum's Steven F. Udvar Hazy Center

Book cover: X-15

X-15: The World's Fastest Rocket Plane and the Pilots Who Ushered in the Space Age, by John Anderson and Richard Passman, Zenith Press, 2014, 8.25 x 10.25 inches, 144 pages.
Hardcover: ISBN 9780760344453, $30.00

A concise, yet detailed, introduction to the X-15 that is definitive and beautifully illustrated.

Book cover: Space Shuttle Legacy

Space Shuttle Legacy: How We Did It and What We Learned, edited by Roger D. Launius, John Krige, and James I. Craig, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2013, 6 x 9 inches, 377 pages.
Hardcover: ISBN 978-1-62410-216-5, $49.95

AIAA Library of Flight

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