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Astronautics and Aeronautics

Reference Works


The books in this category provide information, usually in dictionary, encyclopedia, or chronological form, for use by NASA personnel, scholars, and the public.


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Management Histories


This category contains historical works analyzing the institutional development of NASA, its institutional culture, and its broad functions in the execution of its aeronautics and space mission.


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Project Histories


This category contains the largest number of works, all relating to the various aeronautics and space efforts undertaken by NASA over its history.


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Center Histories


The books in this category cover the specific histories of the various NASA Field Centers.


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General Histories


This category’s publications analyze, in detail, a variety of topics of interest to NASA, special issues in the development of spaceflight, and the evolution of the aerospace program as it relates to the Agency.


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Monographs in Aerospace History


These are studies, shorter than book length, that focus on specific issues in NASA’s history that have immediate relevance for public policy formulation and administration.


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Electronic Media


This category consists of media resources, including DVDs and CDs, available for research purposes.


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Conference Proceedings Series


This category includes the proceedings of NASA conferences and conventions.


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Societal Impact Studies


The works in this collection relate to the impact of space activities, programs, and technologies upon society.


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Non-SP and Published by other partner sources.


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