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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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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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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American Missiles: The Complete Smithsonian Field Guide Publication

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.

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Computing: A Concise History Publication

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. 

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Igor Sikorsky, The Russian Years Publication A publication translated by a member of the National Air and Space Museum staff.  Read more The Eagle Aloft: Two Centuries of the Balloon in America Publication A book by a staff member of the National Air and Space Museum. Read more Red Phoenix Rising: The Soviet Air Force in World War II Publication A publication by staff of the National Air and Space Museum. Read more The Nation's Hangar: Aircraft Treasures of the Smithsonian Publication

From the National Air and Space Museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

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Airlines of the Jet Age, A History Publication

The ultimate resource for information on modern air transport.

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Science Fiction and Computing: Essays on Interlinked Domains Publication

Chapter 6, Manned Space Flight and Artificial Intelligence: "Natural" Trajectories of Technology, by Paul E. Ceruzzi

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