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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Encyclopedia of Aerospace Engineering Publication

Eight volumes, plus index.  Volume 1, chapters 3 and 4, by John D. Anderson, Jr.

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Introduction to Flight, Seventh Edition Publication A publication worked on by a staff member of the National Air and Space Museum. Read more Only the Wing: Reimar Horten's Epic Quest to Stabilize and Control the All-Wing Aircraft Publication Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press with Rowman & Littlefield Publishers Read more Epic Adventures: Epic Flights Publication A publication by a staff member of the National Air and Space Museum.  Read more John F. Kennedy and the Race to the Moon Publication Palgrave Studies in the History of Science and Technology From 2008-2009 John M. Logsdon held the Charles A. Lindbergh Chair in Aerospace History at the National Air and Space Museum. Read more Britain's Airlines, Volume Three: 1964 to Deregulation Publication A book by a member of the National Air and Space Museum's staff.  Read more Globalizing Polar Science: Reconsidering the International Polar and Geophysical Years Publication

Palgrave Studies in the History of Science and Technology

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Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum: An Autobiography Publication

Foreword by John Glenn, Jr.; Afterword by General John R. Dailey; chapters by Tom D. Crouch; Dik Daso; Ted Maxwell; Dominick Pisano; and Bob van der Linden.

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Space Stations: Base Camps to the Stars, Second Edition Publication

Winner of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics History Manuscript Award. This new edition has been fully updated by the author.

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The Space Telescope: A Study of NASA, Science, Technology, and Politics Publication

 With contributions by Paul A. Hanle, Robert H. Kargon, and Joseph N. Tatarewicz.

Winner of the Watson Davis Prize, History of Science Society, 1990.

 

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