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).

You can explore more peer-reviewed articles, stories, and more with Smithsonian Research Online.
 

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Exploring the Solar System: The History and Science of Planetary Exploration Publication

Palgrave Studies in the History of Science and Technology.

Available in digital edition, $85.00. 

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Gatchina Days: Reminiscences of a Russian Pilot Publication A publication edited by a member of the National Air and Space Museum staff.  Read more Coming Home: Reentry and Recovery from Space Publication

NASA Aeronautics Book Series, NASA SP-2011-593.

Available in digital edition from NASA History Office--click on title to see link. 

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Aeronca C-2: The Story of the Flying Bomb Publication

Famous Aircraft of the National Air and Space Museum, Volume 2

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Albatros D.Va: German Fighter of World War I Publication

Famous Aircraft of the National Air and Space Museum, Volume 4

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Moonlight Interceptor: Japan's "Irving" Night Fighter Publication

Famous Aircraft of the National Air and Space Museum, Volume 8

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Bellanca C.F.: The Emergence of the Cabin Monoplane in the United States Publication

Famous Aircraft of the National Air and Space Museum, Volume 6

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The P-80 Shooting Star: Evolution of a Jet Fighter Publication

Famous Aircraft of the National Air and Space Museum, Volume 3

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Bleriot XI: The Story of a Classic Aircraft Publication

Famous Aircraft of the National Air and Space Museum, Volume 5

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Focke-Wulf Fw 190: Workhorse of the Luftwaffe Publication

Famous Aircraft of the National Air and Space Museum, Volume 9

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