Roger Launius

Launius Historical Services • Aerospace Historian

Dr. Roger D. Launius worked as a senior official at the Smithsonian Institution’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, most recently, of The Smithsonian History of Space Exploration: From the Ancient World to the Extraterrestrial Future (Smithsonian Books, 2018); Apollo’s Legacy: The Space Race in Perspective (Smithsonian Books, 2019); and Reaching for the Moon: A Short History of Space Race (Yale University Press, 2019).


International Astronautical Congress 2019

21-25 October 2019

Washington, United States