It's the merry month of May, whose name is derived from the goddess Maia. Maia oversees all growth and increase in nature.
The National Air and Space Museum Library has also seen an increase in its book holdings this month with some interesting new titles.
Aerotropolis: The Way We'll Live Next by John D. Kasarda and Greg Lindsay. Farrar, Strauss and Grioux, New York, NY, 2011. HE9797. K36 2011
Airborne Dreams: "Nisei" Stewardesses and Pan American World Airways by Christine Reiko Yano. Duke University Press, Durham, North Carolina, 2011. HE9803. P36 Y36 2011
Alameda Naval Air Station (Images of America Series) by William T. Larkins and the Alameda Naval Air Museum. Arcadia Publishers, Charleston, South Carolina, 2010. VG94.5 A4 L37 2010
The Belgian Air Service in the First World War by Walter M. Pieters. Aeronaut Books, Indio, California, 2010. D607. B4 P55 2010
Clear Air Turbulence: A Life of Anne Burns by Matthew Freudenberg. Charlton Publications, Taunton, Somerset, England, 2009. TL540. B79 F74 2009
How I Killed Pluto and Why It Had it Coming by Mike Brown. Spiegel & Gau, New York, New York, 2010. QB701. B77 2010
Geographies of Mars: Seeing and Knowing the Red Planet by K. Maria D. Lane. University of Chicago Press, Chicago, Illinois, 2011. QB641. L366 2011
Something Funny Happened on the Way to the Moon by Sara Howard. Strategic Book Publishers, Durham, Connecticut, 2010. TL789.8 U6 H69 2010
Truth, Lies and O-Rings: Inside the Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster by Allan J. McDonald with James R. Hansen. University Press of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, 2009. TL867. M3625 2009
Wings Over Nebraska: Historic Aviation Photographs by Vince Goeres. Nebraska Historical Society Press, Lincoln, Nebraska, 2010.