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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Famous Aircraft of the National Air and Space Museum, Volume 2
Famous Aircraft of the National Air and Space Museum, Volume 3
A comprehensive guide to the range of US missiles produced since 1962. The first book that covers all American missiles in the modern U.S. military designation system from the MGM-1 (Matador) to the RIM-174 ERAM.
Kindle edition and ePub ediiton are available.
The MIT Press Essential Knowledge series presents short, accessible books on need-to-know subjects in a variety of fields.
Digital edition available, $13.99.
From the National Air and Space Museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
The ultimate resource for information on modern air transport.
Chapter 6, Manned Space Flight and Artificial Intelligence: "Natural" Trajectories of Technology, by Paul E. Ceruzzi