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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Dr. Roger D. Launius, Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, is a member of the Radioisotope Power Systems Committee, National Research Council of the National Academies.
Cambridge Planetary Science series, No. 11
Part of a series published by AltaMira Press in partnership with the American Association for State and Local History.
Available from the UK, ISBN 978 1 84011 736 3, £9.99.
Conquistadors of the Sky celebrates the aviation achievements of 21 Latin American nations over the last 100 years, making this chronicle of heroic ventures and epic flights the best reference available on the subject.