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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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.
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.