Articles by Roger D. Launius

About Roger D. Launius
Roger D. Launius

Dr. Roger D. Launius worked as a senior official at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C., until retirement in 2017. Between 1990 and 2002 he served as chief historian of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. He is the author of The Smithsonian History of Space Exploration: From the Ancient World to the Extraterrestrial Future (Smithsonian Books, 2018) and the forthcoming Apollo's Legacy: The Space Race in Perspective (Smithsonian Books, 2019).

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