Aerospace ReferencesBooks and films about air and space
You may have noticed the U.S. flag flying on a federal building today, but chances are it was on the pole yesterday, too. Or perhaps you woke feeling the need for “appropriate exercises to further stimulate interest in aviation,” which many of us consider part of our routine. At least today, though, you’ve got President [...]
August 19, 2011 | By Roger Mola
A grad student in Italy salvages Germany's rarest World War I airplane engines.
August 2011 | By Andrew Lawler
Filming for Cinerama with a fearless flyer.
August 2011 | By James Morrison
Launching two very different capsules—and a space race.
August 2011 | By Rebecca Maksel
...And the high-tech horse it rode in on.
May 2011 | By Dino Brugioni
The year we were born.
May 2011 | By Paul Hoversten
May 2011 | By J.R. Dailey
Each year, the National Aeronautic Association (NAA) and the National Association of State Aviation Officials (NASAO) organize an art contest meant to encourage young people to become familiar with (and participate in) aeronautics, engineering, and science."The quality of the art we see is unbeliev...
April 25, 2011 | By Rebecca Maksel
A new photo-filled book is a diary of life at the National Air and Space Museum.
January 2011 | By The Editors
January 2011 | By J.R. Dailey
Newsreels brought the excitement of aviation to millions of moviegoers in the 1930s. Now read the lost scripts.
November 12, 2010 | By Phillip W. Stewart
Space traveler and entrepreneur Anousheh Ansari will discuss her book and answer questions online from November 15 to 19.
November 10, 2010 | By The Editors
In the 1930s and ’40s, heroic pilots engaged enemy aircraft — every Saturday morning.
November 2010 | By Rebecca Maksel
November 2010 | By Vickey Kalambakal
The celebrated aeronaut found Earth-bound life difficult to navigate.
September 2010 | By Rebecca Maksel
If you read airplane magazines, you've seen Howard Levy's photographs.
July 2010 | By The Editors
Close-up photographs of the legendary World War II aircraft.
May 18, 2010 | By The Editors
The memoirs of legendary ace Robin Olds.
May 17, 2010 | By The Editors
Okay, I date myself to the 80s with that one. But those of us born prior to the last two decades will remember the verbal welcome that Norm Peterson received each time he entered the bar, Cheers, on the TV show of the same name.Well, Norm Augustine gets almost that welcome wherever he shows up. On ...
March 16, 2010 | By Mike Klesius
A new illustrated book brings aviation history to life.
November 17, 2009 | By Tom D. Crouch