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NASA’s Discovery Program

By Susan M. Niebur with David W. Brown, Editor When it started in the early 1990s, NASA’s Discovery Program represented…

Introduction

Join the mission This tutorial offers a broad scope, but limited depth, as a framework for further learning. Any one…

NACA to NASA to Now

By Roger D. Launius NACA to NASA to Now: The Frontiers of Air and Space in the American Century tells the…

A History of Near-Earth Objects Research

By Erik M. Conway, Donald K. Yeomans, and Meg Rosenburg In 2016, NASA took on a new responsibility: defending our planet…

A Researcher’s Guide to: Technology Demonstration

June 2022 Edition By Ousmane Diallo, Ph.D., et. al. The ISS Program aims to demonstrate technologies on the space station where…

The Wind and Beyond

The airplane ranks as one of history’s most ingenious and phenomenal inventions. It has surely been one of the most…

NASA’s New Hubble E-Book Takes Readers on a Journey to Curious Worlds

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope team has released a new edition in the Hubble Focus e-book series, called “Hubble Focus: Strange…

NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center’s Contributions to the Space Shuttle Program

Edited by Christian Gelzer NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center’s Contributions to the Space Shuttle Program, edited by NASA historian Christian…

50 Years of Solar System Exploration: Historical Perspectives

Edited by Linda Billings NASA’s first successful mission to another planet, Mariner 2 to Venus in 1962, marked the beginning…

A Researcher’s Guide to: Microbial Research

July 2021 Edition By Audrie A. Colorado, Ph.D. Sarah L. Castro-Wallace, Ph.D. C. Mark Ott, Ph.D. Significant strides to define…

Not Yet Imagined: A Study of Hubble Space Telescope Operations

By Christopher Gainor The Hubble Space Telescope (HST) is the most famous astronomical instrument of its time and one of…

Beyond Tube-and-Wing: The X-48 Blended Wing-Body and NASA’s Quest to Reshape Future Transport Aircraft

By Bruce I. Larrimer This book details the remarkable efforts to develop a new aircraft configuration known as the Blended…