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: Hubble's Legacy

Hubble's Legacy: Reflections by Those Who Dreamed It, Built It, and Observed the Universe with It, edited by Roger D. Launius and David H. DeVorkin, Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press, 2014, 7 x 10 inches, 236 pages.
Softcover: ISBN 978-1-935623-32-8, Free
Ebook: ISBN 978-1-935623-33-5, Free

Scholars, engineers, scientists, and astronauts relate the Hubble Space Telescope’s story, and how HST changed the way we visualize the universe.

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Book cover: Historical Analogs for the Stimulation of Space Commerce

Historical Analogs for the Stimulation of Space Commerce, by Roger D. Launius, NASA History Office, 2014, 8.5 x 11 inches, 118 pages.
Softcover: ISBN 978-1-62683-018-9, Free

Monographs in Aerospace History, no. 54. Available for Kindle readers, other eBook readers, and as a PDF:

Book cover: Discovery, Champion

Discovery: Champion of the Space Shuttle Fleet, by Valerie Neal, Zenith Press, 2014, 8.25 x 10.25 inches, 144 pages.
Hardcover: ISBN 9780760343838, $30.00

This book places Space Shuttle Discovery within the history of the space shuttle program and provides an introduction to space shuttle technology, with a focus on the orbiter itself.

Book cover: Dune Worlds

Dune Worlds: How Windblown Sand Shapes Planetary Landscapes, by Ralph D. Lorenz and James R. Zimbelman, Springer Praxis Books, 2014, 8.3 x 11 inches, 308 pages.
Hardcover: ISBN 978-3-540-89724-8, $129.00
Ebook: ISBN 978-3-540-89725-5, $99.00

Springer Praxis Geophysical Sciences series.

Visualize and understand the complex forms that sand accumulations have achieved in quite different environments.









d in quite different environments.

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