Our staff write 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).
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Monographs in Aerospace History, no. 54. Available for Kindle readers, other eBook readers, and as a PDF.
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.
Springer Praxis Geophysical Sciences series.
Visualize and understand the complex forms that sand accumulations have achieved in quite different environments.
Souvenir book for the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum's Steven F. Udvar Hazy Center
A concise, yet detailed, introduction to the X-15 that is definitive and beautifully illustrated.
First pubished in hardcover by The Free Press, a division of Simon & Schuster, in 1995.
AIAA Library of Flight