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NASA History Series Publications

This is a list of the various titles published in the NASA History Series. Many of these works, unfortunately, are no longer in print. Copies, however, are available in many Government Documents Sections at major university and public libraries through out the United States. The out of print books are noted.

Publications that are in print are available for sale from the NASA Information Center, Code CI-4, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC 20546, or by calling 202-358-0000. Click here to view a complete list of publications available through the NASA Information Center. Some NASA History books are also available for purchase through the Government Printing Office and are noted as such. NASA History Monographs are available at no cost with a self-adddressed, stamped envelope.

NASA Dryden also distributes its titles directly. A listing of these titles and information on ordering them may be found here

Links are included to those publications which we have put on-line. Also included in this list are titles in the New Series in NASA History that John Hopkins University Press publishes.

Many of these publications are available through the Government Printing Office (GPO) or the NASA Center for AeroSpace Information (CASI) as well. The ordering information for the GPO can be found here or at GPO's web site at http://www.gpo.gov/. The ordering information for CASI can be found here or at the Science and Technical Information (STI) web site at http://www.sti.nasa.gov/

Please visit http://www.klabs.org/ for additional materials on engineering and digital logic technologies for space flight applications. Among other topics, this site focuses on Apollo, the Space Shuttle, and Skylab.


Reference Works, NASA SP-4000:

  • Grimwood, James M. Project Mercury: A Chronology. NASA SP-4001,1963. Out of print. Click here to view online version.
  • Grimwood, James M., and Barton C. Hacker, with Peter J. Vorzimmer. Project Gemini Technology and Operations: A Chronology. NASA SP-4002,1969. Out of print. Click here to view online version.
  • Link, Mae Mills. Space Medicine in Project Mercury. NASA SP-4003, 1965. Out of print. Click here to view online version.
  • Astronautics and Aeronautics, 1963: Chronology of Science, Technology,and Policy. NASA SP-4004, 1964. Out of print.
  • Astronautics and Aeronautics, 1964: Chronology of Science, Technology,and Policy. NASA SP-4005, 1965. Out of print.
  • Astronautics and Aeronautics, 1965: Chronology of Science, Technology,and Policy. NASA SP-4006, 1966. Out of print.
  • Astronautics and Aeronautics, 1966: Chronology of Science, Technology,and Policy. NASA SP-4007, 1967. Out of print.
  • Astronautics and Aeronautics, 1967: Chronology of Science, Technology, and Policy. NASA SP-4008, 1968. Out of print.
  • Ertel, Ivan D., and Mary Louise Morse. The Apollo Spacecraft: A Chronology,Volume I, Through November 7, 1962. NASA SP-4009, 1969. Out of print. Click here to view online version.
  • Morse, Mary Louise, and Jean Kernahan Bays. The Apollo Spacecraft: A Chronology, Volume II, November 8, 1962-September 30, 1964. NASA SP-4009, 1973. Out of print. Click here to view online version.
  • Brooks, Courtney G., and Ivan D. Ertel. The Apollo Spacecraft: A Chronology, Volume III, October 1, 1964-January 20, 1966. NASA SP-4009, 1973. Out of print. Click here to view online version.
  • Ertel, Ivan D., and Roland W. Newkirk, with Courtney G. Brooks, The Apollo Spacecraft: A Chronology, Volume IV, January 21, 1966-July 13, 1974. NASA SP-4009, 1978. Out of print. Click here to view online version.
  • Astronautics and Aeronautics, 1968: Chronology of Science, Technology, and Policy. NASA SP-4010, 1969. Out of print.
  • Newkirk, Roland W., and Ivan D. Ertel, with Courtney G. Brooks, Skylab: A Chronology. NASA SP-4011, 1977. To purchase a copy of this book contact the NASA Headquarters Information Center at (202) 358-0000. Cost: $42.95 NASA HQ Info. Center. This book is also available online.
  • V an Nimmen, Jane, and Leonard C. Bruno, with Robert L. Rosholt. NASA Historical Data Book, Vol. I: NASA Resources, 1958-1968. NASASP-4012, 1976, rep. ed. 1988. To purchase a hardcover copy of this book contact the NASA Headquarters Information Center. Cost: $19.00 NASA HQ Info. Center A set of the first three NASA Historical Data Books is available for $55.00
  • Ezell, Linda Neuman. NASA Historical Data Book, Vol II: Programs and Projects, 1958-1968. NASA SP-4012, 1988. To purchase a hardcover copy of this book contact the NASA Headquarters Information Center. Cost:$19.00 NASA HQ Info. Center A set of the first three NASA Historical Data Books is available for $55.00
  • Ezell, Linda Neuman. NASA Historical Data Book, Vol. III: Programs and Projects, 1969-1978. NASA SP-4012, 1988. To purchase a hardcover copy of this book contact the NASA Headquarters Information Center. Cost:$19.00 NASA HQ Info. Center A set of the first three NASA Historical Data Books is available for $55.00. This book is now available online.
  • Gawdiak, Ihor, with Helen Fedor. NASA Historical Data Book, Vol. IV: NASA Resources, 1969-1978. NASA SP-4012, 1994. To purchase a hardcover copy of this book contact the HASA Headquarters Information Center. Cost: $28.00 NASA HQ Info. Center. This book is now available online.
  • Rumerman, Judy A. NASA Historical Data Book, Vol. V: NASA LaunchSystems, Space Transportation, Human Spaceflight, and Space Science, 1979-1988. NASA SP-4012, 1999. To purchase a hardcover copy of this book contact the Government Printing Office. Order GPO stock number: 033-000-01211-0.Cost: $43.00. GPO Order Form. This book is now available online.
  • Rumerman, Judy A. NASA Historical Data Book, Vol. VI:  Space Applications, Aeronautics, and other topics, 1979-1988. NASA SP-4012,1999. To purchase a hardcover copy of this book contact the Government Printing Office. Order GPO stock number: 033-000-01222-5. Cost: $46.00. GPO Order Form. This book is now available online.
  • Astronautics and Aeronautics, 1969: Chronology of Science, Technology, and Policy. NASA SP-4014, 1970. Out of print.
  • Astronautics and Aeronautics, 1970: Chronology of Science, Technology, and Policy. NASA SP-4015, 1972. Out of print.
  • Astronautics and Aeronautics, 1971: Chronology of Science, Technology, and Policy. NASA SP-4016, 1972. Out of print.
  • Astronautics and Aeronautics, 1972: Chronology of Science, Technology, and Policy. NASA SP-4017, 1974. To purchase a paperback copy of this book contact the NASA Headquarters Information Center. Cost: $9.50 NASA HQ Info. Center
  • Astronautics and Aeronautics, 1973: Chronology of Science, Technology, and Policy. NASA SP-4018, 1975. To purchase a paperback copy of this book contact the NASA Headquarters Information Center. Cost: $9.50 NASA HQ Info. Center
  • Astronautics and Aeronautics, 1974: Chronology of Science, Technology, and Policy. NASA SP-4019, 1977. To purchase a paperback copy of this book contact the NASA Headquarters Information Center. Cost: $9.50 NASA HQ Info. Center
  • Astronautics and Aeronautics, 1975: Chronology of Science, Technology, and Policy. NASA SP-4020, 1979. To purchase a paperback copy of this book contact the NASA Headquarters Information Center. Cost: $9.50 NASA HQ Info. Center
  • Astronautics and Aeronautics, 1976: Chronology of Science, Technology, and Policy. NASA SP-4021, 1984. To purchase a paperback copy of this book contact the NASA Headquarters Information Center. Cost: $10.50 NASA HQ Info. Center
  • Astronautics and Aeronautics, 1977: Chronology of Science, Technology, and Policy. NASA SP-4022, 1986. To purchase a paperback copy of this book contact the NASA Headquarters Information Center. Cost: $10.50 NASA HQ Info. Center
  • Astronautics and Aeronautics, 1978: Chronology of Science, Technology, and Policy. NASA SP-4023, 1986. To purchase a paperback copy of this book contact the NASA Headquarters Information Center. Cost: $11.50 NASA HQ Info. Center
  • Astronautics and Aeronautics, 1979-1984: Chronology of Science, Technology, and Policy. NASA SP-4024, 1988. To purchase a paperback copy of this book contact the NASA Headquarters Information Center. Cost: $11.50 NASA HQ Info. Center
  • Astronautics and Aeronautics, 1985: Chronology of Science, Technology, and Policy. NASA SP-4025, 1990. To purchase a paperback copy of this book contact the NASA Headquarters Information Center. Cost: $12.50 NASA HQ Info. Center
  • Noordung, Hermann. The Problem of Space Travel: The Rocket Motor. Edited by Ernst Stuhlinger and J.D. Hunley, with Jennifer Garland. NASA SP-4026, 1995. This Out of print book is available online.
  • Gawdiak, Ihor Y., Ramon J. Miro, and Sam Stueland, comps. Astronauticsand Aeronautics, 1986-1990: A Chronology. NASA SP-4027, 1997. To purchase a paperback copy of this book contact the Government Printing Office. Order GPO Stock Number #033-000-01180-6 $21.00 GPO Order Form
  • Gawdiak, Ihor Y. and Shetland, Charles. Astronautics and Aeronautics, 1990-1995: A Chronology. NASA SP-2000-4028, 2000. To purchase a paperback copy of this book contact the Government Printing Office. Order GPO Stock Number #033-000-01230-6 $43.00 GPO Order Form
  • Orloff, Richard W. Apollo by the Numbers: A Statistical Reference. NASA SP-2000-4029, 2000. To purchase a paperback copy of this book contact the Government Printing Office. Order GPO Stock Number #033-000-01236-5 $40.00 GPO Order Form. This book is also available online. The online version includes all the extensive text and useful tables of the hard copy edition. The author has also made a number of corrections to the data in the hard copy edition. The online version does not include the original photos.

Management Histories, NASA SP-4100:

  • Rosholt, Robert L. An Administrative History of NASA, 1958-1963. NASA SP-4101, 1966. Out of print.
  • Levine, Arnold S. Managing NASA in the Apollo Era. NASA SP-4102,1982. Out of print. This book is available online.
  • Roland, Alex. Model Research: The National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics,1915-1958. NASA SP-4103, 1985. To purchase a hard cover copy of this book contact the NASA Headquarters Information Center. Cost:$32.00 NASA HQ Info. Center This book is also available online.
  • Fries, Sylvia D. NASA Engineers and the Age of Apollo. NASA SP-4104,1992. Out of print. This book is also available online.
  • Glennan, T. Keith. The Birth of NASA: The Diary of T. Keith Glennan. Edited by J.D. Hunley. NASA SP-4105, 1993. To purchase a hardcover copy of this book contact the Government Printing Office. Order GPO Stock Number #033-000-01131-8 $32.00 GPO Order Form.This book is also available on-line.
  • Seamans, Robert C. Aiming at Targets: The Autobiography of Robert C. Seamans. NASA SP-4106, 1996. This hardcover book is available by calling the Government Printing Office at 202-512-1800 and ordering Stock Number 033-000-01175-0 $25.00 GPO Order Form.
  • Garber, Stephen J., editor. Looking Backward, Looking Forward: Forty Years of Human Spaceflight Symposium. NASA SP-2002-4107. This hardcover book is available by calling the Government Printing Office at 202-512-1800 and ordering Stock Number 033-000-01249-7 $25.00 GPO Order Form. It is also available on-line in a full text and graphics pdf version.
  • Mallick, Donald L. with Peter W. Merlin. The Smell of Kerosene: A Test Pilot's Odyssey . NASA SP-4108. This hardcover book is available by calling the Government Printing Office at 202-512-1800 and ordering Stock Number 033-000-01270-5 $22.00 GPO Order Form. It is also available online in .pdf form here.
  • Iliff, Kenneth W. and Curtis L. Peebles. From Runway to Orbit: Reflections of a NASA Engineer . NASA SP-2004-4109. This hardcover book is available by calling the Government Printing Office at 202-512-1800 and ordering Stock Number 033-000-01267-5 $55.00 GPO Order Form.
  • Chertok, Boris. Rockets and People, Volume 1. (NASA SP-2005-4110). Please order by contacting the NASA Center for Aerospace Information at 7121 Standard Drive Hanover, Maryland 21076, (301) 621-0390 or order online. Please mention the title and NASA Report #NASASP20054110. The price code is A03 ($27.50 within the U.S. plus $2 shipping and handling). This volume is also available on-line: click here to view the first of three pdf parts, the second pdf, or the third of three pdf parts.
  • Chertok, Boris. Rockets and People: Creating a Rocket Industry, Volume II. (NASA SP-2006-4110). Please order by contacting the NASA Center for Aerospace Information at 7121 Standard Drive Hanover, Maryland 21076, (301) 621-0390 or order online. Please mention the title, volume number, and NASA Document # 200600280690. The price code is A03 ($25.00 within the U.S. plus $2 shipping and handling).
  • Laufer, Alexander, Post, Todd, and Hoffman, Edward. Shared Voyage: Learning and Unlearning from Remarkable Projects (NASA SP-2005-4111). Please order by contacting the NASA Center for Aerospace Information at 7121 Standard Drive Hanover, Maryland 21076, (301) 621-0390 or order online. Please mention the title, and NASA Report #NASASP20054111. The price code is A03 ($27.50 within the U.S. plus $2 shipping and handling.)
  • Dawson, Virginia P. and Bowles, Mark D., Realizing the Dream of Flight: Biographical Essays in Honor of the Centennial of Flight, 1903-2003 (NASA SP-2005-4112). Please order by contacting the NASA Center for Aerospace Information at 7121 Standard Drive Hanover, Maryland 21076, (301) 621-0390 or order online. Please mention the title, and NASA Report #NASASP20054112. The price code is EA4 ($20 within the U.S. plus shipping and handling.) This book is also available online in pdf format .

Project Histories, NASA SP-4200:

  • Swenson, Loyd S., Jr., James M. Grimwood, and Charles C. Alexander. This New Ocean: A History of Project Mercury. NASA SP-4201, 1966, reprinted 1999. This book is available online. This book is also available by calling the Government Printing Office at 202-512-1800 and ordering Stock Number 033-000-01210-1. $46.00 GPO Order Form
  • Green, Constance McLaughlin, and Milton Lomask. Vanguard: A History. NASA SP-4202, 1970; rep. ed. Smithsonian Institution Press, 1971. Out of print. This book is available online.
  • Hacker, Barton C., and James M. Grimwood. On Shoulders of Titans: A History of Project Gemini. NASA SP-4203, 1977, reprinted 2002. This book is available by calling the Government Printing Office at 202-512-1800 and ordering Stock Number 033-000-01242-0. $47.00 GPO Order Form This book is available online.
  • Benson, Charles D. and William Barnaby Faherty, Moonport: A History of Apollo Launch Facilities and Operations. NASA SP-4204, 1978. The SP edition is Out of print, but the University Press of Florida has republished the book in two volumes, Gateway to the Moon and Moon Launch! . This book is available online.
  • Brooks, Courtney G., James M. Grimwood, and Loyd S. Swenson, Jr. Chariots for Apollo: A History of Manned Lunar Spacecraft. NASA SP- 4205, 1979. Out of print. This book is available online.
  • Bilstein, Roger E. Stages to Saturn: A Technological History of the Apollo/Saturn Launch Vehicles. NASA SP-4206, 1980 and 1996. This SP version is Out of print, but it has been reprinted by the University Press of Florida, please see below. This book is also available online.
  • Compton, W. David, and Charles D. Benson. Living and Working in Space:A History of Skylab. NASA SP-4208, 1983. To purchase a hardcover copy of this book contact the NASA Headquarters Information Center. Cost: $20.00 NASA HQ Info. Center. This book is also available online.
  • Ezell, Edward Clinton, and Linda Neuman Ezell. The Partnership: A History of the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project. NASA SP-4209, 1978. Out of print. This book is available online.
  • Hall, R. Cargill. Lunar Impact: A History of Project Ranger. NASA SP-4210, 1977. Out of print. This book is now available online.
  • Newell, Homer E. Beyond the Atmosphere: Early Years of Space Science. NASA SP-4211, 1980. This book is available online. To purchase a paperback copy of this book contact the NASA Headquarters Information Center. Cost: $15.00 NASA HQ Info. Center
  • Ezell, Edward Clinton, and Linda Neuman Ezell. On Mars: Exploration of the Red Planet, 1958-1978. NASA SP-4212, 1984. Out of print. This book is available online.
  • Pitts, John A. The Human Factor: Biomedicine in the Manned Space Program to 1980. NASA SP-4213, 1985. To purchase a paperback copy of this book contact the NASA Headquarters Information Center. Cost: $19.00 NASA HQ Info. Center. This book is also available online.
  • Compton, W. David. Where No Man Has Gone Before: A History of Apollo Lunar Exploration Missions. NASA SP-4214, 1989. This book is available online. To purchase a paperback copy of this book contact the Government Printing Office. Order GPO Stock Number #033-000-01047-8$25.00 GPO Order Form
  • Naugle, John E. First Among Equals: The Selection of NASA Space ScienceExperiments NASA SP-4215, 1991. This book is available online. To purchase a copy of this book contact the NASAHeadquarters Information Center. Cost: $8.00 NASA HQ Info. Center
  • Wallace, Lane E. Airborne Trailblazer: Two Decades with NASA Langley's737 Flying Laboratory. NASA SP-4216, 1994. This book is available online. To purchase a paperback copy of this book contact the Government Printing Office. Order GPO Stock Number #033-000-01140-7$27.00 GPO Order Form
  • Butrica, Andrew J. Beyond the Ionosphere: Fifty Years of Satellite Communications. NASA SP-4217, 1997. To purchase a hardcover copy of this book contact the Government Printing Office. Order GPO Stock Number#033-000-01178-4. $31.00 GPO Order Form. This book is also available online.
  • Butrica, Andrew J. To See the Unseen: A History of Planetary Radar Astronomy. NASA SP-4218, 1996. To purchase a hardcover copy of this book contact the Government Printing Office. Order GPO Stock Number #033-000-01163-6$26.00 GPO Order Form
  • Mack, Pamela E., ed. From Engineering Science to Big Science: The NACA and NASA Collier Trophy Research Project Winners. NASA SP-4219,1998. To purchase a copy of this book contact the Government Printing Office. Order GPO Stock Number #033-000-01199-7 $35.00 GPO Order Form. This book is also available online.
  • Reed, R. Dale. Wingless Flight: The Lifting Body Story. NASASP-4220, 1998. To purchase a hardcover copy of this book contact the Government Printing Office. Order GPO Stock Number #033-000-01191-1 $25.00 GPO Order Form Wingless Flight is now also available in paperback from The University Press of Kentucky. Click here to order.
  • Heppenheimer, T. A. The Space Shuttle Decision: NASA's Search for a Reusable Space Vehicle. NASA SP-4221, 1999. To purchase a copy of this book contact the Government Printing Office. Order GPO Stock Number #033-000-01215-2 $23.00 GPO Order Form. This book is also available online.
  • Hunley, J. D., ed. Toward Mach 2: The Douglas D-558 Program. NASA SP-4222, 1999. This book is available online. To purchase a copy of this book contact the Government Printing Office. Order GPO Stock Number #033-000-01208-0 $18.00 GPO Order Form
  • Swanson, Glen E., ed. "Before This Decade is Out..." Personal Reflections on the Apollo Program. NASA SP-4223, 1999. To purchase a copy of this book contact the Government Printing Office. Order GPO Stock Number #033-000-01216-1$38.00 GPO Order Form. Alternately, this book has also been printed by the University Press of Florida and can be ordered here as well. This book is also available online.
  • Tomayko, James E. Computers Take Flight: A History of NASA's Pioneering Digital Fly-By-Wire Project NASA SP-4224, 2000. To purchase a copy of this book contact the Government Printing Office. Order GPO Stock Number#033-000-01220-9 $26.00 GPO Order Form. This book is also available online.
  • Morgan, Clay.Shuttle-Mir: The United States and Russia Share History's Highest Stage (SP-2001-4225). This book is also available online.
  • Leary, William M. We Freeze to Please: A History of NASA's Icing Research Tunnel and the Quest for Safety. NASA SP-2002-4226, 2002. To purchase a copy of this book contact the Government Printing Office. Order GPO Stock Number #033-000-01244-6 $28.00. GPO Order Form.
  • Mudgway, Douglas J. Uplink-Downlink: A History of the Deep Space Network, 1957-1997 . NASA SP-2001-4227. To purchase a copy of this book contact the Government Printing Office. Order GPO Stock Number #033-000-01241-1 $26.00 GPO Order Form. This book is also available online.
  • Dawson, Virginia P. and Mark D. Bowles. Taming Liquid Hydrogen: The Centaur Upper Stage Rocket, 1958-2002 . NASA SP-2004-4230. To purchase a copy of this book contact the Government Printing Office. Order GPO Stock Number #033-000-01271-3 $28.00 GPO Order Form. This book is also available online

Center Histories, NASA SP-4300:

  • Rosenthal, Alfred. Venture into Space: Early Years of Goddard Space Flight Center. NASA SP-4301, 1985. Out of print.
  • Hartman, Edwin, P. Adventures in Research: A History of Ames Research Center, 1940-1965. NASA SP-4302, 1970. Out of print. Click here to view book online.
  • Hallion, Richard P. On the Frontier: Flight Research at Dryden, 1946-1981. NASA SP-4303, 1984. To purchase a hardcover copy of this book contact the NASA Headquarters Information Center. Cost: $18.00 NASA HQ Info. Center
  • Muenger, Elizabeth A. Searching the Horizon: A History of Ames Research Center, 1940-1976. NASA SP-4304, 1985.  To purchase a paperback copy of this book contact the NASA Headquarters Information Center. Cost:$13.00 NASA HQ Info. Center. Click here to view book online.
  • Hansen, James R. Engineer in Charge: A History of the Langley Aeronautical Laboratory,1917-1958. NASA SP-4305, 1987. Out of print. Click here to view book online.
  • Dawson, Virginia P. Engines and Innovation: Lewis Laboratory and American Propulsion Technology. NASA SP-4306, 1991. To purchase a paperback copy of this book contact the Government Printing Office. Order GPO Stock Number #033-000-01095-8 $16.00 GPO Order Form. Click here to view book online.
  • Dethloff, Henry C. "Suddenly Tomorrow Came...": A History of the Johnson Space Center, 1957-1990. NASASP-4307, 1993. To purchase a hardcover copy of this book contact the Government Printing Office. Order GPO Stock Number #033-000-01134-2 $36.00 GPO Order Form. Click here to view book online.
  • Hansen, James R. Spaceflight Revolution: NASA Langley Research Center from Sputnik to Apollo. NASA SP-4308, 1995. To purchase a paperback copy of this book contact the Government Printing Office. Order GPO Stock Number#033-000-01149-1 $30.00 GPO Order Form. Click here to view book online.
  • Wallace, Lane E. Flights of Discovery: An Illustrated History of the Dryden Flight Research Center. NASA SP-4309, 1996. To purchase a hardcover copy of this book contact the Government Printing Office. Order GPO Stock Number #033-000-01167-9 $42.00 GPO Order Form.
  • Herring, Mack R. Way Station to Space: A History of the John C. Stennis Space Center. NASA SP-4310, 1997. To purchase a hardcover copy of this book contact the Government Printing Office. Order GPO Stock Number #033-000-01185-7$37.00 GPO Order Form
  • Wallace, Harold D., Jr. Wallops Station and the Creation of an American Space Program. NASA SP-4311, 1997. To purchase a copy of this softcover book contact the Government Printing Office. Order GPO Stock Number #033-000-01186-5$11.00 GPO Order Form
  • W allace, Lane E. Dreams, Hopes, Realities.  NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center:  The First Forty Years. NASA SP-4312, 1999.To purchase a copy of this softcover book contact the Government Printing Office. Order GPO Stock Number #033-000-01206-3 $33.00 GPO Order Form. This book is also available on-line.
  • Dunar, Andrew J. and Waring, Stephen P. Power to Explore: A History of Marshall Space Flight Center, 1960-1990 NASA SP-4313, 1999. To purchase a copy of this hardcover book contact the Government Printing Office. Order GPO Stock Number #033-000-01221-7 $49.00 GPO Order Form Click here to view book online.
  • Bugos, Glenn E. Atmosphere of Freedom: Sixty years at the NASA Ames Research Center NASA SP-2000-4314, 2000.To purchase a copy of this richly illustrated, softcover book contact the Government Printing Office. Order GPO Stock Number #033-000-01225-0 $39.00 GPO Order Form. Click here to view book online.
  • Schultz, James. Crafting Flight: Aircraft Pioneers and the Contributions of the Men and Women of NASA Langley Research Center NASA SP-2003-4316, 2003. To purchase a copy of this softcover book contact the Government Printing Office. Order GPO Stock Number 033-000-01257-8 $46.00 GPO Order Form.
  • Bowles, Mark D. Science in Flux: NASA's Nuclear Program at Plum Brook Station, 1955-2005. (NASA SP-2006-4317) To purchase a copy of this book please contact the NASA Center for Aerospace Information at 7121 Standard Drive Hanover, Maryland 21076, (301) 621-0390 or order online. This book is also available online on the Web.

General Histories, NASA SP-4400:

  • Corliss, William R. NASA Sounding Rockets, 1958-1968: A Historical Summary. NASA SP-4401, 1971. Out of print. This book is available online.
  • W ells, Helen T., Susan H. Whiteley, and Carrie Karegeannes. Origins of NASA Names. NASA SP-4402, 1976. Out of print. This book is available online.
  • Anderson, Frank W., Jr. Orders of Magnitude: A History of NACA andNASA, 1915-1980. NASA SP-4403, 1981. Out of print.
  • Sloop, John L. Liquid Hydrogen as a Propulsion Fuel, 1945-1959. NASASP-4404, 1978. Out of print. This book is available online.
  • Roland, Alex. A Spacefaring People: Perspectives on Early Spaceflight. NASA SP-4405, 1985. Out of print.
  • Bilstein, Roger E. Orders of Magnitude: A History of the NACA and NASA, 1915-1990. NASA SP-4406, 1989. Out of print. This book is available online.
  • Logsdon, John M., ed., with Linda J. Lear, Jannelle Warren Findley, Ray A. Williamson, and Dwayne A. Day. Exploring the Unknown: Selected Documents in the History of the U.S. Civil Space Program, Volume I, Organizing for Exploration. NASA SP-4407, 1995. To purchase a hardcover copy of this book contact the Government Printing Office. Order GPO Stock Number #033-000-01160-1$43.00 GPO Order Form
  • Logsdon, John M., ed, with Dwayne A. Day, and Roger D. Launius. Exploring the Unknown: Selected Documents in the History of the U.S. Civil Space Program, Volume II, External Relationships. NASA SP-4407, 1996. To purchase a hardcover copy of this book contact the Government Printing Office. Order GPO Stock Number #033-000-01174-1 $40.00 GPO Order Form
  • Logsdon, John M., ed., with Roger D. Launius, David H. Onkst, and Stephen J. Garber. Exploring the Unknown: Selected Documents in the History of the U.S. Civil Space Program, Volume III, Using Space. NASA SP-4407,1998. To purchase a hard cover copy of this book contact the Government Printing Office. Order GPO Stock Number #033-000-01195-4 $41.00 GPO Order Form. This volume is available on-line. Other volumes of Exploring the Unknown are also available on-line.
  • Logsdon, John M., ed., with Ray A. Williamson, Roger D. Launius, Russell J. Acker, Stephen J. Garber, and Jonathan L. Friedman. Exploring the Unknown: Selected Documents in the History of the U.S. Civil Space Program,Volume IV, Accessing Space. NASA SP-4407, 1999. To purchase a hard cover copy of this book contact the Government Printing Office. Order GPO Stock Number #033-000-01219-5 $55.00 GPO Order Form Also, the entire book is available for viewing online in.pdf form. Other volumes of Exploring the Unknown are also available on-line.
  • Logsdon, John M., ed., with Amy Paige Snyder, Roger D. Launius, Stephen J. Garber, and Regan Anne Newport. Exploring the Unknown: Selected Documents in the History of the U.S. Civil Space Program,Volume V, Exploring the Cosmos. NASA SP-4407, 2001. To purchase a hard cover copy of this book contact the Government Printing Office. Order GPO Stock Number #033-000-01238-1 $70.00 GPO Order Form. The introductory essays to each chapter are available here , while the entire book is available here. Other volumes of Exploring the Unknown are also available on-line.
  • Logsdon, John M., ed., with Stephen J. Garber, Roger D. Launius, and Ray A. Williamson. Exploring the Unknown: Selected Documents in the History of the U.S. Civil Space Program, Volume VI: Space and Earth Science (NASA SP-2004-4407), 2004. Please order by contacting the NASA Center for Aerospace Information at 7121 Standard Drive Hanover, Maryland 21076, (301) 621-0390 or order online. Please mention the title, volume number, and Document ID # 20040095359. The domestic sales price is $43.00 plus shipping. The entire book is also available online. Other volumes of Exploring the Unknown are also available on-line.
  • Siddiqi, Asif A., Challenge to Apollo: The Soviet Union and the Space Race, 1945-1974 (NASA SP-2000-4408). To purchase a hard cover copy of this book contact the Government Printing Office. Order GPO Stock Number #033-000-01231-4 $79.00 GPO Order Form This book is also available in a two-part series from the University Press of Florida here and here.
  • Hansen, James R., ed.. The Wind and Beyond: Journey into the History of Aerodynamics in America, Volume 1, The Ascent of the Airplane. NASA SP-2003-4409, 2003. To purchase a hard cover copy of this book contact the Government Printing Office. Order GPO Stock Number #033-000-01268-3 $55.00 GPO Order Form.

Monographs in Aerospace History (SP-4500 Series):

Monographs 2 - 32 are available by sending a self-addressed 9x12" envelope for each monograph with appropriate postage for 17 ounces (typically $3.95 within the U.S., $5.70 for Canada, and $12.15 for overseas - international customers are asked to purchase U.S. postage through an outlet such as http://www.stampsonline.com/ ) to the NASA Headquarters Information Center, Code CI-4, Washington, DC 20546.

Monographs 25 and 30 are available by sending a self-addressed 8"x11" flat-rate Priority Mail envelope for each monograph to the NASA Dryden Flight Research Center History Office, Mail Stop 1613, P.O. Box 273, Edwards, CA 93523.

  • Launius, Roger D. and Aaron K. Gillette, comps. Toward a History of the Space Shuttle: An Annotated Bibliography. Monograph in Aerospace History, No. 1, 1992.  Out of print. This monograph is available online. Click here to view monograph.
  • Launius, Roger D., and J.D. Hunley, comps. An Annotated Bibliography of the Apollo Program. Monograph in Aerospace History No. 2, 1994. This monograph is available online. Click here to view monograph.
  • Launius, Roger D. Apollo: A Retrospective Analysis. Monograph in Aerospace History, No. 3, 1994. This monograph is available online. Click here to view monograph.
  • Hansen, James R. Enchanted Rendezvous: John C. Houbolt and the Genesis of the Lunar-Orbit Rendezvous Concept. Monograph in Aerospace History, No. 4, 1995. This monograph is available online. Click here to view monograph.
  • Gorn, Michael H. Hugh L. Dryden's Career in Aviation and Space. Monograph in Aerospace History, No. 5, 1996.
  • Powers, Sheryll Goecke. Women in Flight Research at NASA Dryden Flight Research Center from 1946 to 1995. Monograph in Aerospace History, No. 6, 1997.
  • Portree, David S.F. and Robert C. Trevino. Walking to Olympus: An EVA Chronology. Monograph in Aerospace History, No. 7, 1997. This monograph is also available as a 3.5MB pdf file.
  • Logsdon, John M., moderator. Legislative Origins of the National Aeronautics and Space Act of 1958: Proceedings of an Oral History Workshop. Monograph in Aerospace History, No. 8, 1998. This monograph is available online in a text-only pdf file or a large (8 MB) pdf file with graphics.
  • Rumerman, Judy A., comp. U.S. Human Spaceflight, A Record of Achievement 1961-1998. Monograph in Aerospace History, No. 9, 1998. The text of this monograph is available online.
  • Portree, David S. F. NASA's Origins and the Dawn of the Space Age. Monograph in Aerospace History, No. 10, 1998. This monograph is available online. Click here to view monograph.
  • Logsdon, John M. Together in Orbit: The Origins of International Cooperation in the Space Station. Monograph in Aerospace History, No. 11, 1998. Click here to view monograph
  • Phillips, W. Hewitt. Journey in Aeronautical Research: A Career at NASA Langley Research Center. Monograph in Aerospace History, No. 12, 1998. Click here to view monograph
  • Braslow, Albert L. A History of Suction-Type Laminar-Flow Control with Emphasis on Flight Research Monograph in Aerospace History, No. 13, 1999. Click here to view monograph.
  • Logsdon, John M., moderator. Managing the Moon Program: Lessons Learned Fom Apollo. Monograph in Aerospace History, No. 14, 1999. Click here to view monograph
  • Perminov, V.G. The Difficult Road to Mars: A Brief History of Mars Exploration in the Soviet Union is Monograph in Aerospace History, No. 15, 1999. Click here to view monograph.
  • Tucker, Tom. Touchdown: The Development of Propulsion Controlled Aircraft at NASA Dryden is Monograph in Aerospace History, No. 16, 1999. Click here to view monograph.
  • Maisel, Martin, Giulanetti, Demo J., and Dugan, Daniel C. The History of the XV-15 Tilt Rotor Research Aircraft: From Concept to Flight is Monograph in Aerospace History, No. 17, 2000 (NASA SP-2000-4517). Click here to view monograph.
  • Jenkins, Dennis R., Hypersonics Before the Shuttle: A Concise History of the X-15 Research Airplane is Monograph in Aerospace History, No. 18, 2000 (NASA SP-2000-4518). Click here to view monograph
  • Chambers, Joseph R. Partners in Freedom: Contributions of the Langley Research Center to U.S. Military Aircraft of the 1990s is Monograph in Aerospace History, No. 19, 2000 (NASA SP-2000-4519). Click here to view monograph.
  • Waltman, Gene L. Black Magic and Gremlins: Analog Flight Simulations at NASA's Flight Research Center is Monograph in Aerospace History, No. 20, 2000 (NASA SP-2000-4520).
  • Portree, David S.F.. Humans to Mars: Fifty Years of Mission Planning, 1950-2000 is Monograph in Aerospace History, No. 21, 2001 (NASA SP-2001-4521). Click here to view monograph.
  • Thompson, Milton O. with J.D. Hunley. Flight Research: Problems Encountered and What they Should Teach Us is Monograph in Aerospace History, No. 22, 2001 (NASA SP-2001-4522). Click here to view monograph.
  • Tucker, Tom. The Eclipse Project is Monograph in Aerospace History, No. 23, 2001 (NASA SP-2001-4523).
  • Siddiqi, Asif A. Deep Space Chronicle: A Chronology of Deep Space and Planetary Probes 1958-2000 is Monograph in Aerospace History, No. 24, 2002 (NASA SP-2002-4524). Click here to view monograph.
  • Merlin, Peter W. Mach 3+: NASA/USAF YF-12 Flight Research, 1969-1979 is Monograph in Aerospace History, No. 25, 2001 (NASA SP-2001-4525) . Click here to view monograph.
  • Anderson, Seth B. Memoirs of an Aeronautical Engineer: Flight Tests at Ames Research Center: 1940-1970 is Monograph in Aerospace History, No. 26, 2002 (NASA SP-2002-4526)
  • Renstrom, Arthur G. Wilbur and Orville Wright: A Bibliography Commemorating the One-Hundredth Anniversary of the First Powered Flight on December 17, 1903 is Monograph in Aerospace History, No. 27, 2002 (NASA SP-2002-4527). Click here to view monograph.
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  • Chambers, Joseph R. Concept to Reality: Contributions of the NASA Langley Research Center to U.S. Civil Aircraft of the 1990s is Monograph in Aerospace History, No. 29, 2003 (SP-2003-4529). Click here to view monograph.
  • Peebles, Curtis, editor. The Spoken Word: Recollections of Dryden History, The Early Years is Monograph in Aerospace History, No. 30, 2003 (SP-2003-4530). Click here to view the monograph.
  • Jenkins, Dennis R., Tony Landis, and Jay Miller. American X-Vehicles: An Inventory- X-1 to X-50 is Monograph in Aerospace History, No. 31, 2003 (SP-2003-4531). Click here to view monograph
  • Renstrom, Arthur G. Wilbur and Orville Wright: A Chronology Commemorating the One-Hundredth Anniversary of the First Powered Flight on December 17, 1903 is Monograph in Aerospace History, No. 32, 2002 (NASA SP-2003-4532). Click here to view the monograph.
  • Bowles, Mark D. and Arrighi, Robert S. NASA's Nuclear Frontier: The Plum Brook Research Reactor is Monograph in Aerospace History, No. 33, 2003 (SP-2004-4533). Click here to view the monograph.
  • McCurdy, Howard E. Low Cost Innovation in Spaceflight: The History of the Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous (NEAR) Mission (NASA SP-2005-4536). Click here to view monograph.
  • Seamans, Robert C. Jr.Project Apollo: The Tough Decisions (NASA SP-2005-4537). Click here to view monograph.
  • Lambright, W. Henry. NASA and the Environment: The Case of Ozone Depletion (NASA SP-2005-4538). Click here to view monograph.
  • Chambers, Joseph R.. Innovation in Flight: Research of the NASA Langley Research Center on Revolutionary Advanced Concepts for Aeronautics (NASA SP-2005-4539). This monograph is only available on-line so click here to view. (If your browser does not open a table of contents with a link to the second half, click here to view that.)
  • Phillips, W. Hewitt. Journey Into Space Research: Continuation of a Career at NASA Langley Research Center (NASA SP-2005-4540). This monograph is only available on-line so click here to view. (If your browser does not open a table of contents with a link to the second half, click here to view that.)

Dryden Historical Studies

  • Tomayko, James E., author, and Christian Gelzer, editor. The Story of Self-Repairing Flight Control Systems is Dryden Historical Study #1. This study is available from the Dryden Flight Research Center History Ofice by sending a self-addressed 8"x11" flat-rate Priority Mail envelope for each study to the NASA Dryden Flight Research Center History Office, Mail Stop 1613, P.O. Box 273, Edwards, CA 93523.

Electronic Media (SP-4600 Series)

  • Remembering Apollo 11: The 30th Anniversary Data Archive CD-ROM (SP-4601, 1999). This CD-ROM is available by sending a self-addressed envelope for each CD-ROM set with appropriate postage (typically $1.90 within the U.S., $2.30 for Canada, and $5.60 for overseas - international customers are asked to purchase U.S. postage through an outlet such as http://www.stampsonline.com/ ) to the NASA Headquarters Information Center, Mail Code CI-4, 300 E Street SW, Room 1H23, Washington, D.C. 20546-0001
  • The Mission Transcript Collection: U.S. Human Spaceflight Missions from Mercury Redstone 3 to Apollo 17 (SP-2000-4602, 2001). Now available commerically from CG Publishing. To order send an International Money Order for $8.00 to CG Publishing Inc, Box 62034, Burlington, Ontario, L7R 4K2, Canada or call 905-637-5737.
  • Shuttle-Mir: the United States and Russia Share History's Highest Stage (SP-2001-4603, 2002). This CD-ROM is available from NASA CORE for $5 per copy plus shipping and handling (within the U.S., $6 for up to $25 order). To order the CD-ROM, please mail a check, money order or school purchase order to: NASA CORE, Lorain County JVS, 15181 Route 58 South, Oberlin, OH 44074, 440-775-1400, toll free 1-866-776-CORE, FAX 440-775-1460, nasaco@leeca.org, or http://core.nasa.gov/ on the Web. CORE also accepts orders by credit card (VISA or MasterCard).
  • U.S. Centennial of Flight Commission presents Born of Dreams ~ Inspired by Freedom (SP-2004-4604, 2004). This DVD data disk is available by sending a self-addressed envelope for each DVD with appropriate postage (typically $1.90 within the U.S., $2.30 for Canada, and $5.60 for overseas - international customers are asked to purchase U.S. postage through an outlet such as http://www.stampsonline.com/ ) to the NASA Headquarters Information Center, Mail Code CI-4, 300 E Street SW, Room 1H23, Washington, D.C. 20546-0001.
  • Of Ashes and Atoms: A Documentary on the NASA Plum Brook Reactor Facility (NASA SP-2005-4605). Of Ashes and Atoms was produced and directed by James Polaczynski and written by him with Robert Arrighi. Narrated by Kate Mulgrew (Captain Janeway of the Star Trek Voyager series), this documentary illustrates the history behind Plum Brook Reactor Facility, operating from 1962-1973 as one of the first nuclear test reactors built in the United States and the only one built by NASA. While the reactor never reached its full potential, the personnel who have worked there made great achievements in terms of scientific discovery, as well as building, operating, and safely deconstructing a nuclear reactor. Plum Brook�s rich history has significant lessons in terms of management, environmental stewardship, painstaking engineering, and scientific investigation. This DVD is available by sending a self-addressed envelope for each CD with appropriate postage (typically $1.90 within the U.S., $2.30 for Canada, and $5.60 for overseas - international customers are asked to purchase U.S. postage through an outlet such as http://www.stampsonline.com/) to the NASA Headquarters Information Center, 300 E Street SW, Room 1H23, Washington, D.C. 20546-0001, 202-358-0000.
  • Taming Liquid Hydrogen : The Centaur Upper Stage Rocket Interactive CD-ROM. (SP-2004-4606, 2004). This CD-ROM is available by sending a self-addressed envelope for each CD-ROM set with appropriate postage (typically $1.90 within the U.S., $2.30 for Canada, and $5.60 for overseas - international customers are asked to purchase U.S. postage through an outlet such as http://www.stampsonline.com/ ) to the NASA Headquarters Information Center, Mail Code CI-4, 300 E Street SW, Room 1H23, Washington, D.C. 20546-0001.
  • Fueling Space Exploration: The History of NASA's Rocket Engine Test Facility DVD (NASA SP-2005-4607). This DVD contains a 25-minute and a condensed 7-minute documentary video on the RETF, which used to be a part of the NASA Glenn Research Center. RETF employees performed pioneering research from 1957 to 1995 on liquid hydrogen propulsion on the Centaur and Saturn rockets, as well as the Space Shuttle. Declared a National Historic Landmark in 1984, the RETF officially closed in 1995 and was torn down in 2003 to make way for the Cleveland airport's expansion. This DVD is available by sending a self-addressed envelope for each CD with appropriate postage (typically $1.90 within the U.S., $2.30 for Canada, and $5.60 for overseas - international customers are asked to purchase U.S. postage through an outlet such as http://www.stampsonline.com/) to the NASA Headquarters Information Center, 300 E Street SW, Room 1H23, Washington, D.C. 20546-0001, 202-358-0000.

Conference Proceedings (SP-4700 Series)

  • Dick, Steven J. and Cowing, Keith L, ed. Risk and Exploration: Earth, Sea and the Stars (NASA SP-2005-4701). This book is available for purchase through NASA CASI or click here to view the whole book electronically.
  • Dick, Steven J. and Launius, Roger D., Critical Issues in the History of Spaceflight (NASA 2006-4702).
    This book is available for purchase through NASA CASI or click here to view the whole book electronically.

Historical Reports (NASA HHR)

  • NASA Office of Defense Affairs: The First Five Years (HHR-32, 1970) by W. Fred Boone. Admiral Boone led the Office of Defense Affairs from December 1, 1962 through January 1, 1968, a formative early period in space history when cooperation between NASA, a civilian agency, and the military was especially important. This significant narrative charts these early efforts in coordination. Special thanks to volunteer Chris Gamble for scanning and formatting this book for the Web.
  • Research in NASA History: A Guide to the NASA History Program. NASA HHR-64, revised June 1997. This monograph-sized publication is available by sending a stamped (for 8 ounces), self-addressed 9x12 inch envelope to the NASA History Division, Code IQ, Washington, DC 20546. You may also view a large (over 1,012 kb) pdf version online.

NASA Special Reports (NASA SP-4900)

  • Unmanned Space Project Management: Surveyor and Lunar Orbiter. Washington,D.C.:NASA SP-4901, 1972. By Erasmus H. Kloman. NASA commissioned the National Academy of Public Administration to undertake this study to look at its innovative management techniques on these complex technological projects. Out of print.

Other NASA Special Publications
(not in the formal NASA History Series)


NASA Educational Publications

Apollo 13 "Houston, we've got a problem." (NASA EP-76, 1970). Out of print.

On the Moon with Apollo 16: A Guide to the Descartes Region (NASA EP-95, 1972)

Skylab: A Guidebook (NASA EP-107, 1973), by Leland F. Belew and Ernst Stuhlinger. Special thanks to Chris Gamble for formatting this book for the Web.

Spacelab: An International Short-Stay Orbiting Laboratory (NASA EP-165) by Walter Froehlich. The full text and rich images from this informative book about Europe's first major undertaking in human spaceflight are now available on-line thanks to volunteer Chris Gamble's expert help.

A Meeting with the Universe: Science Discoveries from the Space Program (NASA EP-177,1981). Written by a group of NASA scientists for a popular audience, this attractive photo book is not a formal NASA history, but a "history of space exploration--by NASA, by universities, by other government agencies, and by industries--all of whom have played major roles." Warm thanks to Hans-Peter Engel, who scanned and formatted this special book for the Web.


NASA Publications (NPs)

Science in Orbit: The Shuttle & Spacelab Experience: 1981-1986 (NASA NP-119, Marshall Space Flight Center, 1988). Provided by the European Space Agency, the Spacelab entails both an enclosed laboratory and an exposed
platform for scientific experiments in space. Thanks to volunteer Chris Gamble for scanning and formatting this informative guide to this unique facility.

NASA Conference Proceedings

Life in the Universe : Proceedings of a conference held at NASA Ames Research Center Moffet Field, California, June 19-20, 1979 (NASA CP-2156, 1981), edited by John Billingham. Special thanks to Chris Gamble for formatting this volume for the Web.

Proceedings of the X-15 First Flight 30th Anniversary Celebration of June 8, 1989 These proceedings include comments by historians, pilots, and others with keen insights on the truly historic X-15 program that bridged aeronautics with astronautics during NASA's first decade.


NASA Technical Memoranda

  • Destination Moon: A History of the Lunar Orbiter Program . Washington, D.C.: NASA TM-3487,1977. Written by Bruce Byers, this technical memorandum is a book-length scholarly work detailing the history of the robotic Lunar Orbiter Program, which provided very useful mission planning data for the Apollo program. Without the Lunar Orbiters' mapping of the lunar surface, it would have been extremely difficult, if not impossible, for Apollo planners to decide where to land the Apollo spacecraft on the Moon. A special thanks to Chris Gamble for formatting this document's complete text and illustrative diagramsfor the Web. Out of print.

Contractor Reports

  • Computers in Spaceflight: The NASA Experience. James E. Tomayko wrote this contractor report in 1988. A relatively unique document, this report covers computers in the Gemini, Apollo, Skylab, and Shuttle programs, as well as for robotic spacecraft and ground systems. Chris Gamble deserves kudos for his excellent work formatting the text of this prime reference document for the Web. This document should be available in hard copy, with photographs, in late February 1998 from NASA's Center for Aerospace Information (CASI). Contact CASI at 800 Elkridge Landing Road, Linthicum Heights, MD 21090, 301-621-0100 or email at help@sti.nasa.gov

Other Government Publications Related to Aerospace History

History of Research in Space Biology and Biodynamics at the Air Force Missile Development Center, Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico, 1946-1958. This early Air Force report contains information that NASA built upon in developing Project Mercury. It may be of special interest to some historians and buffs because of John Glenn's flight on STS-95 and because of the fortieth anniversary of the Mercury Seven selection in 1999. A very special thanks to Chris Gamble for formatting the complete text of this report for the Web.

Report of the Apollo 13 Review Board (a.k.a. the Cortright Commission): This is the report issued after the Apollo 13 accident which  prevented the mission from landing on the moon and nearly cost the lives of the astronauts involved.  Special thanks to Colin Fries and Sivram Prasad of the History Division for scanning and formatting this report for the Web.

Report of the Presidential Commission on the Space Shuttle Challenger Accident (commonly called the Rogers Commission Report), June 1986 and Implementations of the Recommendations, June 1987

Transiting from Air to Space: The North American X-15 This case study by Robert S. Houston, Richard P. Hallion, and Ronald G. Boston is a long chapter in The Hypersonic Revolution: Case Studies in the History of Hypersonic Technology (AirForce History and Museums Program: 1998).  A key contribution to the literature on the X-15, one of NASA's most successful research aircraft programs, this case study was previously published as a stand-alone volume. Special thanks to Hans-Peter Engel, who formatted this work for the Web.

Space Handbook: Astronautics and its Applications. This 1959 publication was a staff report of the Congressional Select Committe on Astronauticsand Space Exploration. An interesting historical document, this Handbook includes much information about astronomy and astronautics that we now know to be incorrect. Nevertheless, this document provides a snapshot of the beginning of the space era. Special thanks to John Henry, who scanned and formatted this document.

The First Century of Flight: NACA/NASA Contributions to Aeronautics. This is an informative and attractive Web exhibit set up in a timeline format. Special thanks to Tony Springer, who supplied the content; Ray Brown, who created the hard copy version; and Douglas Ortiz, who created the Web version.


New Series in NASA History Published by the Johns Hopkins University Press:

These books are available by calling 410-516-6956 or by clicking here.
  • Cooper, Henry S. F., Jr. Before Lift-off: The Making of a Space Shuttle Crew. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1987.
  • McCurdy, Howard E. The Space Station Decision: Incremental Politics andTechnological Choice. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press,1990.
  • Hufbauer, Karl. Exploring the Sun: Solar Science Since Galileo. Baltimore:JohnsHopkins University Press, 1991.
  • McCurdy, Howard E. Inside NASA: High Technology and Organizational Change in the U.S. Space Program. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins UniversityPress,1993.
  • Lambright, W. Henry. Powering Apollo: James E. Webb of NASA. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1995.
  • Bromberg, Joan Lisa. NASA and the Space Industry. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1999.
  • Beattie, Donald A. Taking Science to the Moon: Lunar Experiments and the Apollo Program . Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2001.
  • McCurdy, Howard E. Faster, Better, Cheaper: Low-Cost Innovation in the U.S. Space Program. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2001.
  • Johnson, Stephen B. The Secret of Apollo: Systems Management in American and European Space Programs. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2002.
  • Lambright, W. Henry, editor. Space Policy in the 21st Century . Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2002.
  • Bilstein, Roger E. Testing Aircraft, Exploring Space: An Illustrated History of NACA and NASA. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2003.
  • Butrica, Anderw J. Single Stage to Orbit: Politics, Space Technology, and the Quest for Reusable Rocketry. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2005.
  • Conway, Erik M. High-Speed Dreams: NASA and the Technopolitics of Supersonic Transportation, 1945-1999. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2005.

NASA History Titles Published by Texas A&M University Press

  • Schorn, Ronald A. Planetary Astronomy: From Ancient Times to the Third Millennium. College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 1998. To order click here.

NASA History Titles Published by The University Press of Kentucky

  • Gorn, Michael H. Expanding the Envelope: Flight Research at NACA and NASA. Lexington: The University Press of Kentucky, 2001. To order click here .
  • Reed, R. Dale. Wingless Flight: The Lifting Body Story . Lexington: The University Press of Kentucky, 2002. To order click here.
  • Ed. by Launius, Roger D. and Dennis R. Jenkins. To Reach the High Frontier: A History of U.S. Launch Vehicles . Lexington: The University Press of Kentucky, 2002. To order click here.

NASA History Titles Published by the University Press of Florida

  • Ed. by Swanson, Glen W. "Before This Decade is Out...": Personal Relections on the Apollo Program . Gainesville: The University Press of Florida, 2002. To order click here.
  • Benson, Charles D. and William B. Faherty. Moon Launch!: A History of the Saturn-Apollo Launch Operations. Gainesville: The University Press of Florida, 2001. To order click here.
  • Benson, Charles D. and William B. Faherty. Gateway to the Moon: Building the Kennedy Space Center Launch Complex . Gainesville: The University Press of Florida, 2001. To order click here.
  • Bilstein, Roger E. Stages to Saturn: A Technological History of the Apollo/Saturn Launch Vehicles. NASA SP-4206, 1980, 1996, and 2003. Gainesville: The University Press of Florida, 2003. To order click here.
  • Siddiqi, Asif A. The Soviet Space Race with Apollo . Gainesville: The University Press of Florida, 2003. To order click here.
  • Siddiqi, Asif A. Sputnik and the Soviet Space Challenge . Gainesville: The University Press of Florida, 2003. To order, click here.

NASA History Titles Published by Harwood Academic Press

  • Ed. by Roger D. Lanius, John M. Logsdon and Robert W. Smith. Reconsidering Sputnik: Forty Years Since the Soviet Satellite. London: Harwood Academic Press, 2000. To order click here.

NASA History Titles Published by the University of Illinois Press

  • Ed. by Roger D. Launius and Howard McCurdy. Spaceflight and the Myth of Presidential Leadership. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press, 1997. To order, click here.

NASA History Titles Published by Greenwood Press

  • Launius, Roger D. Frontiers of Space Exploration . Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1998. To order click here.

NASA History Titles Published by the Smithsonian Institution Press

  • Heppenheimer, T.A. Development of the Shuttle, 1972-1981. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, 2002. To order click here.
  • Dethloff, Henry C. and Ronald A. Schorn. Voyager's Grand Tour: To the Outer Planets and Beyond. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, 2003. To order, click here.
  • Hallion, Richard P. and Michael H. Gorn. On the Frontier: Experimental Flight at NASA Dryden . Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, 2003. To order, click here.

NASA History Titles Published by CG Publishing, Inc.

  • The Mission Transcript Collection: U.S. Human Spaceflight Missions From Mercury Redstone 3 to Apollo 17 (NASA SP-2000-4602). To order send an International Money Order for $8.00 to CG Publishing Inc, Box 62034, Burlington, Ontario, L7R 4K2, Canada or call 905-637-5737.

Miscellaneous Publications of NASA History

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