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Bibliography of Space Exploration Resources in ALIC

This page provides a bibliography of space exploration resources available at the Archives Library and Information Center. You can find more information by searching ALIC’s Online Public Access Catalog.

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General

Aerospace science: the exploration of space. Rev. ed. Maxwell Air Force Base, AL: Air Force Junior ROTC, 1994. 1 v.
D 301.26/6:Ae 8/4/994

Critical issues in the history of spaceflight. Washington, DC: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Office of External Relations, History Division, 2006. xi, 659 p.
TL788.5 .C66 2006

Looking backward, looking forward: forty years of U.S. human spaceflight symposium. Washington, DC: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Office of External Relations, NASA History Office, 2002. vi, 247 p.
NAS 1.21:2002-4107/corr.

Remembering the space age. Washington, DC: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Office of External Relations, History Division, 2008. xiii, 465 p.
NAS 1.21:2008-4703

Space resources. Washington, DC: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Scientific and Technical Information Program, 1992. 5 v.
NAS 1.21:509/

Bilstein, Roger E. Testing aircraft, exploring space: an illustrated history of NACA and NASA. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2003. xv, 218 p.
TL521.312 .B58 2003

Burrows, William E. This new ocean: the story of the first space age. New York: Random House, c1998. xviii, 723 p.
QB500.262 .B87 1998

Chertok, B. E. Rockets and people. Washington, DC: NASA, 2005-2006. v. 1-2.
TL789.85.C48 C4813 2005

Corliss, William R. The interplanetary pioneers. Washington: Scientific and Technical Information Office, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1972-73. 3 v.
NAS 1.21:278

Gawdiak, Ihor. Astronautics and aeronautics, 1986-1990: a chronology. Washington, DC: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, NASA History Office, Office of Policy and Plans, 1997. v, 370 p.
NAS 1.21:4027

Gawdiak, Ihor. Astronautics and aeronautics, 1991-1995: a chronology. Washington, DC: National Aeronautics & Space Administration, 2000. v, 773 p.
NAS 1.21:2000-4028

Gorn, Michael H. Expanding the envelope: flight research at NACA and NASA. Lexington, KY: University Press of Kentucky, c2001. xii, 472 p.
TL521.312 .G67 2001

Hallion, Richard. The literature of aeronautics, astronautics, and air power. Washington, DC: Office of Air Force History, United States Air Force: U.S. G.P.O., 1984. xi, 66 p.
D 301.96:L 71

Handberg, Roger. Reinventing NASA: human space flight, bureaucracy, and politics. Westport, CT: Praeger, 2003. xv, 273 p.
TL521.312 .H345 2003

Haulman, Daniel L. 100 years of flight: USAF chronology of significant air and space events, 1903-2003. Commemorative ed. Washington, DC: Air Force History and Museums Program in association with Air University Press, 2003. v, 162 p.
D 301.82/7:C 46

Hays, Peter L. United States military space into the twenty-first century. Maxwell Air Force Base, AL: Air University Press; Colorado Springs, CO.: USAF Institute for National Security Studies, USAF Academy, 2002. ix, 185 p.
D 305.24:42

Heppenheimer, T. A. Countdown: a history of space flight. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1997. x, 398 p.
TL789.8.U5 H49 1997

Janson, Bette R. Astronautics and aeronautics, 1979-1984: a chronology. Washington, DC: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Office of Management, Scientific and Technical Information Division, 1990. v, 778 p.
NAS 1.21:4024

Kay, W. D. Defining NASA: the historical debate over the agency’s mission. Albany: State University of New York Press, c2005. xii, 247 p.
TL521.312 .K38 2005

Kozloski, Lillian D. U.S. space gear: outfitting the astronaut. Washington: Smithsonian Institution Press, c1994. xi, 238 p.
TL1550 .K68 1994

Launius, Roger D. Frontiers of space exploration. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1998. xxxi, 204 p.
QB500.262 .L38 1998

Launius, Roger D. NASA & the exploration of space: with works from the NASA art collection. New York: Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 1998. 224 p.
TL789.8.U5 L38 1998

McCurdy, Howard E. Faster, better, cheaper: low-cost innovation in the U.S. space program. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2001. xiii, 173 p.
TL796.5.U5 M37 2001

McDougall, Walter A. The heavens and the earth: a political history of the space age. New York: Basic Books, c1985. xviii, 555 p.
TL789.8.U5 M3

Newell, Homer Edward. Beyond the atmosphere: early years of space science. Washington, DC: Scientific and Technical Information Branch, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1980. xviii, 497 p.
NAS 1.21:4211

Portree, David S. F. Humans to Mars: fifty years of mission planning, 1950-2000. Washington, DC: NASA History Division, Office of Policy and Plans, NASA Headquarters, 2001. vii, 152 p.
NAS 1.21:2001-4521

Siddiqi, Asif A. Deep space chronicle: a chronology of deep space and planetary probes, 1958-2000. Washington, DC: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Office of External Relations, NASA History Office, 2002. vii, 245 p.
NAS 1.21:2002-4524

Stares, Paul B. The militarization of space: U.S. policy, 1945-1984. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1985. 334 p.
UG1523 .S8

Tsiao, Sunny. "Read you loud and clear!": the story of NASA’S spaceflight tracking and data network. Washington, DC: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, NASA History Division, Office of External Relations, 2008. xlii, 481 p.
TL4026 .T785 2008

United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration. NASA photography from five years of space. Washington, U. S. Govt. Print Off., 1964. 1 v.
NAS 1.2:P 56

Van Dyke, Vernon. Pride and power; the rationale of the space program. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1964. xiii, 285 p.
TL789.8.U5 V3

Wilkinson, Ronald S. Aeronautical and astronautical resources of the Library of Congress: a comprehensive guide. Washington, DC: Library of Congress, 2007. 463 p.
LC 1.6/4:Ae 8

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Biographies

Aldrin, Edwin E. Return to earth. New York: Random House, 1973. 338 p.
TL789.85.A4 A3 1973

Chang, Iris. Thread of the silkworm. New York, NY: Basic Books, c1995. xvii, 329 p.
TL781.85.T836 C49 1995

Corrigan, Grace George. A journal for Christa: Christa McAuliffe, teacher in space. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, c1993. xiv, 191 p.
TL789.M33 C67 1993

Foulois, Benjamin Delahauf. From the Wright brothers to the astronauts; the memoirs of Benjamin D. Foulois. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1968. xi, 306 p.
U53.F6 A3

Mudgway, Douglas J. William H. Pickering: America’s deep space pioneer. Washington, DC: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, NASA History Division, Office of External Relations, 2008. xiv, 255 p.
TL789.85.P54 M84 2008

Neufeld, Michael J. Von Braun: dreamer of space, engineer of war. New York: Alfred A. Knopf in association with the National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution, 2007. xiii, 587 p.
TL781.85.V6 N48 2007

Seamans, Robert C. Aiming at targets: the autobiography of Robert C. Seamans, Jr. Washington, DC: NASA History Office, Office of Policy and Plans, NASA Headquarters, 1996. ix, 291 p.
TL789.85.S43 A3 1996

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Space Flight Centers

Ames Research Center
Life into space: space life sciences experiements, Ames Research Center, Kennedy Space Center, 1991-1998. Moffett Field, CA: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Ames Research Center, 2000.
NAS 1.21:2000-534

Goddard Space Flight Center
The Early years: Goddard Space Flight Center; historical origins and activities through December 1962. Washington, DC: G.P.O., 1964. ix, 273 p.
NAS 1.2:G 54/2

Get away special: the first ten years. Greenbelt, MD: Goddard Space Flight Center, Special Payloads Division, The NASA GAS Team, 1989. 40 p.
NAS 1.2:Sp 3/2

Rosenthal, Alfred. Venture into space: early years of Goddard Space Flight Center. Washington: Scientific and Technical Information Division, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1968. xv, 354 p.
NAS 1.21:4301

Wallace, Lane E. Dreams, hopes, realities: NASA’s Goddard space flight center: the first forty years. Washington, DC: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, NASA History Office, 1999. ix, 219 p.
NAS 1.21:4312

Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Koppes, Clayton R. JPL and the American space program: a history of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. New Haven: Yale University Press, c1982. xiii, 299 p.
TL568.J47 K6

Johnson Space Center
Dethloff, Henry C. Suddenly, tomorrow came: a history of the Johnson Space Center. Washington, DC: National Aeronautics and Space Administration; Houston, TX: Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, 1993. xi, 409 p.
NAS 1.21:4307

Kennedy Space Center
Life into space: space life sciences experiements, Ames Research Center, Kennedy Space Center, 1991-1998. Moffett Field, CA: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Ames Research Center, 2000.
NAS 1.21:2000-534

Marshall Space Flight Center
Dunar, Andrew J. Power to explore: a history of Marshall Space Flight Center, 1960-1990. Washington, DC: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, NASA History Office, Office of Policy and Plans, 1999. x, 713 p.
NAS 1.21:4313

George C. Marshall Space Flight Center. NASA Marshall Space Flight Center. Washington: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1980. 31 p.
NAS 1.2:M 35/5

Wallops Station
Wallace, Harold D. Wallops Station and the creation of an American space program. Washington, DC: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, NASA History Office, Office of Policy and Plans, 1997. xiii, 167 p.
NAS 1.21:4311

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Space Flight Programs

Unmanned Programs
Human exploration of Mars: the reference mission of the NASA Mars Exploration Study Team. Houston, TX: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, 1997. 230 p.
TL799.M3 H8 1997

Mission to earth: Landsat views the world. Washington: Scientific and Technical Office, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1976. ix, 459 p.
NAS 1.21:360 (folio)

Pathfinder: research and technology to enable future space missions. Washington, DC: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Office of Aeronautics and Space Technology, 1989. 1 v.
NAS 1.12/7:400-361

Fimmel, Richard O. Pioneer odyssey: encounter with a giant. Washington: Scientific and Technical Information Division, National Aeronautics and Space Administration,1974. x, 171 p.
NAS 1.21:349

Neal, Valerie. Exploring the universe with the Hubble Space Telescope. Washington, DC: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1990. 71 p.
NAS 1.83:126

Manned Programs (Arranged Chronologically)
Mercury
Grimwood, James M. Project Mercury; a chronology. Washington: Office of Scientific and Technical Information, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1963. xiv, 238 p.
NAS 1.21:4001

Manned Spacecraft Center (U.S.) Results of the Project Mercury ballistic and orbital chimpanzee flights. Washington: Office of Scientific and Technical Information, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1963. vi, 71 p.
NAS 1.21:39

Manned Spacecraft Center (U.S.) Results of the first U.S. manned orbital space flight, February 20, 1962. Washington, U.S. Govt. Print. Off., 1962. vi, 204 p.
NAS 1.2:M 31/2/962

Manned Spacecraft Center (U.S.) Results of the second U.S. Manned orbital space flight, May 24, 1962. Washington: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Manned Spacecraft Center, Project Mercury, 1962. 107 p.
NAS 1.21:6

Swenson, Loyd S. This new ocean: a history of Project Mercury. Washington, DC: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, NASA History Office, Office of Policy and Plans, 1998. xv, 681 p.
NAS 1.21:4201

Gemini
Grimwood, James M. Project Gemini: technology and operations; a chronology. Washington: Scientific and Technical Information Division, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1969. xvi, 308 p.
NAS 1.21:4002

Hacker, Barton C. On the shoulders of Titans: a history of Project Gemini. Washington: Scientific and Technical Information Office, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1977. xx, 625 p.
NAS 1.21:4203

United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Scientific and Technical Information Division. Earth photographs from Gemini III, IV, and V. Washington: U.S. Govt. Print. Off., 1967.
NAS 1.21:129

United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Scientific and Technical Information Division. Earth photographs from Gemini VI through XII. Washington: U.S. Govt. Print. Off.
NAS 1.21:171

Apollo
Apollo 14: science at Fra Mauro. Washington: The Office, 1970. 48 p.
NAS 1.19:91

Apollo 17: the NASA mission reports. Burlington, Ont.: Apogee Books, c2002. 1 v.
TL789.8.U6 A5127 2002

Apollo expeditions to the moon. Washington: Scientific and Technical Information Office, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1975. xi, 313 p.
NAS 1.21:350

Apollo over the moon: a view from orbit. Washington: Scientific and Technical Information Office, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1978. vii, 255 p.
NAS 1.21:362

The Apollo spacecraft: a chronology. Washington: Scientific and Technical Information Division, Office of Technology Utilization, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1969-1978 4 v.
NAS 1.21:4009

Before this decade is out: personal reflections on the Apollo Program. Washington, DC: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, NASA History Office, Office of Policy and Plans, 1999. xiv, 408 p.
NAS 1.21:4223

Anderton, David A. Apollo 17 at Taurus Littrow. Washington: Office of Public Affairs, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1973. 32 p.
NAS 1.19:102

Beattie, Donald A. Taking science to the moon: lunar experiments and the Apollo Program. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, c2001. xv, 301 p.
TL789.8.U6 A5186 2001

Benson, Charles D. Moon launch!: a history of the Saturn-Apollo launch operations. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2001. xvi, 317-551, xvii-xcvii p.
TL781.5.S3 B37 2001

Benson, Charles D. Moonport: a history of Apollo launch facilities and operations. Washington: Scientific and Technical Information Office, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1978. xx, 633 p.
NAS 1.21:4204

Bilstein, Roger E. Stages to Saturn: a technological history of the Apollo/Saturn launch vehicles. Washington, DC: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, NASA History Office, 1996. xx, 511 p.
NAS 1.21:4206/996

Brooks, Courtney G. Chariots for Apollo: a history of manned lunar spacecraft. Washington: Scientific and Technical Information Branch, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1979. xvii, 538 p.
NAS 1.21:4205

Compton, William David. Where no man has gone before: a history of Apollo lunar exploration missions. Washington, DC: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Office of Management, Scientific and Technical Information Division, 1989. xiii, 415 p.
TL789.8.U6 A528 1989

De Groot, Gerard J. Dark side of the moon: the magnificent madness of the American lunar quest. New York: New York University Press, c2006. xiv, 321 p.
TL789.8.U6 A5318 2006

Heiken, Grant. On the moon: the Apollo journals. Berlin; New York: Springer; Chichester, UK: published in association with Praxis Pub., c2007. xii, 492 p.
TL789.8.U6 A535243 2007

Orloff, Richard W. Apollo by the numbers: a statistical reference. Washington, DC: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2000. viii, 334 p.
NAS 1.21:2000-4029

Zimmerman, Robert. Genesis: the story of Apollo 8: the first manned flight to another world. New York: Four Walls Eight Windows, c1998. xvi, 299 p.
TL789.8.U6 A5285 1998

Skylab
Belew, Leland F. Skylab: a guidebook. Washington: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1973. x, 245 p.
NAS 1.19:107

Compton, W. David. Living and working in space: a history of Skylab. Washington, DC: Scientific and Technical Information Branch, National Aeronautics and Space Administration,1983. xiii, 449 p.
NAS 1.21:4208

Eddy, John A. A new sun: the solar results from Skylab. Washington: Scientific and Technical Information Office, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1979. xix, 198 p.
NAS 1.21:402

George C. Marshall Space Flight Center. Skylab, our first space station. Washington: Scientific Technical Information Office, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1977. viii, 164 p.
NAS 1.21:400

Space Shuttle
Duggins, Pat. Final countdown: NASA and the end of the Space Shuttle Program. Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida, c2007. xi, 249 p.
TL795.5 .D83 2007

Hallion, Richard. The path to the space shuttle: the evolution of lifting reentry technology. Edwards AFB, CA: History Office, Air Force Flight Test Center, 1983. ii, 108 p.
TL875 .H3 1983

Heppenheimer, T. A. The space shuttle decision: NASA’s search for a reusable space vehicle. Washington, DC: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, NASA History Office, Office of Policy and Plans, 1999. xiv, 470 p.
NAS 1.21:4221

Morgan, Clay. Shuttle-Mir = Mir-shattl: the United States and Russia share history’s highest stage. Houston, TX: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, 2001. ix, 208 p.
NAS 1.21:2001-4225

United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Columbia crew survival investigation report. Houston, TX: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, 2008. 1 v.
NAS 1.21:2008-565

United States. Presidential Commission on the Space Shuttle Challenger Accident. Report to the President. Washington, DC: The Commission, 1986. 5 v.
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