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NASA History Published by Commercial Presses


NASA History Titles Published by Abrams Press:

  • Dick, Steven, editor, et. al. America In Space: NASA's First Fifty Years. New York : Abrams, 2007.

NASA History Titles Published by Arcadia Publishing:

  • Bruns, Laura and Mike Litchfield, eds., Johnson Space Center: The First 50 Years. Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing, 2013.

NASA History Titles Published by Greenwood Press:

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

NASA History Titles Published by Harwood Academic Press:

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

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

  • Beattie, Donald A. Taking Science to the Moon: Lunar Experiments and the Apollo Program . Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2001.
  • Bilstein, Roger E. Testing Aircraft, Exploring Space: An Illustrated History of NACA and NASA. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2003.
  • Bromberg, Joan Lisa. NASA and the Space Industry. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1999.
  • Butrica, Andrew J. Single Stage to Orbit: Politics, Space Technology, and the Quest for Reusable Rocketry. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2005.
  • Conway, Erik M. Atmospheric Science at NASA: A History. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008.
  • Conway, Erik M. High-Speed Dreams: NASA and the Technopolitics of Supersonic Transportation, 1945-1999. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2005.
  • Cooper, Henry S. F., Jr. Before Lift-off: The Making of a Space Shuttle Crew. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1987.
  • Dickson, Paul. A Dictionary of the Space Age. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009.
  • Hufbauer, Karl. Exploring the Sun: Solar Science Since Galileo. Baltimore:Johns Hopkins University Press, 1991.
  • Johnson, Stephen B. The Secret of Apollo: Systems Management in American and European Space Programs. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2002.
  • Lambright, W. Henry. Powering Apollo: James E. Webb of NASA. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1995.
  • Lambright, W. Henry, editor. Space Policy in the 21st Century. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2002.
  • Launius, Roger D. and Howard E. McCurdy. Robots in Space: Technology, Evolution, and Interplanetary Travel. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008.
  • McCurdy, Howard E. Faster, Better, Cheaper: Low-Cost Innovation in the U.S. Space Program. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2001.
  • McCurdy, Howard E. Inside NASA: High Technology and Organizational Change in the U.S. Space Program. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press,1993.
  • McCurdy, Howard E. The Space Station Decision: Incremental Politics and Technological Choice. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1990.

NASA History Titles Published by MIT Press:

  • Clancey, William J. Working on Mars: Voyagers of Scientific Discovery with the Mars Exploration Rovers. MIT Press, 2012.

NASA History Titles Published by Palgrave Macmillan:

  • Krige, John, Angelina Long Callahan and Ashok Maharaj, NASA in the World: Fifty Years of International Collaboration in Space. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
  • Launius, Roger D. Exploring the Solar System: The History and Science of Planetary Exploration. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.

NASA History Titles Published by Princeton University Press:

  • Impey, Chris. Dreams of Other Worlds: The Amazing Story of Unmanned Space Exploration. Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 2013.

NASA History Titles Published by the Smithsonian Institution Press:

  • Dethloff, Henry C. and Ronald A. Schorn. Voyager's Grand Tour: To the Outer Planets and Beyond. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, 2003.
  • Hallion, Richard P. and Michael H. Gorn. On the Frontier: Experimental Flight at NASA Dryden . Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, 2003. This is a revision of Hallion's "On the Frontier: Flight Research at Dryden, 1946-1981" (NASA SP-4303, 1984)
  • Heppenheimer, T.A. Development of the Shuttle, 1972-1981. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, 2002.
  • Launius, Roger D. and Andrew K. Johnston. Atlas of Space Exploration. Smithsonian Institution Press, 2009.
  • Neufeld, Michael J. Spacefarers: Images of Astronauts and Cosmonauts in the Heroic Era of Spaceflight. Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press, 2013.

NASA History Titles Published by Springer/Praxis:

  • Slotkin, Arthur L. Doing the Impossible: George E. Mueller and the Management of NASA's Manned Spaceflight Program. Springer/Praxis, 2012.

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.

NASA History Titles Published by the University of Illinois Press:

  • Launius, Roger D. and Howard McCurdy, editors. Spaceflight and the Myth of Presidential Leadership. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press, 1997.

NASA History Titles Published by the University Press of Florida:

  • Lipartito, Kenneth and Butler, Orville R. A History of the Kennedy Space Center. Gainesville: The University Press of Florida, 2007.

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.
  • 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.

NASA History Titles - Self-published:

  • Butrica, Andrew J. The Navigators: A History of NASA's Deep-Space Navigation. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2014.
  • Dethloff, Henry. Exploring Near Space: Scientific Ballooning and the Columbia Scientific Balloon Facility. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2012.


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