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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Von Braun: Dreamer of Space, Engineer of War (paperback) Publication

Winner of the Eugene M. Emme Astronautical Literature Award of the American Astronautical Society, 2008; winner of the Richard W. Leopold Prize of the Organization of American Historians, 2008; winner of a Secretary of the Smithsonian's Research Prize, 2008.

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Airplanes: The Life Story of a Technology (paperback) Publication The invention of the airplane redefined the way in which people travel, conduct commerce, spend their leisure time, and wage war.  Read more Looking at Earth Publication

Looking At Earth was produced as part of the Smithsonian Institution's Columbus Quincentenary program.  The book is based on some of the research conducted for the highly successful "Looking At Earth" exhibition at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum.

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Hubble: Imaging Space and Time Publication Celebrating the most successful space telescope ever built—and unveiling some of the most provocative views of the universe ever published—this full-color masterwork stands alone in displaying 200 spectacular images shot by the Hubble Space Telescope during its lifetime, to the very eve of its final, critical servicing mission.   Read more Curtiss Fighter Aircraft: A Photographic History, 1917-1918 Publication A publication by a staff member of the National Air and Space Museum.  Read more Britain's Airlines, Volume Two: 1951-1964 Publication A book by a member of the National Air and Space Museum staff.  Read more Epic Rivalry: The Inside Story of the Soviet and American Space Race Publication A publication by a staff member or members of the National Air and Space Museum.  Read more Britain's Airlines, Volume One: 1946-1951 Publication A publication by a member of the National Air and Space Museum staff. Read more Modern Compressible Flow: with Historical Perspective, Third Edition Publication A publication worked on by members of the National Air and Space Museum staff. Read more Nieuport 28: America's First Fighter Publication A publication worked on by members of the National Air and Space Museum staff.  Read more