Are you researching women in space, Apollo 11, black holes, or flowers growing in the International Space Station?
Archivists are research experts, but using the archives is a bit different than doing a simple Google Search. Our archivists have put together a guide on how to research using archival material.
Some of our historians are also NHD judges at the local, state, and national level. As such, they believe strongly in the use of primary sources. We do not provide historian interviews. Instead, we have made thousands of pages of oral history interviews available so that everyone has equal access. Our current astronauts are busy with training or missions and so are not available for interviews. If you have specific questions that came out of your own research, email us at email@example.com, and we may be able to direct you to more resources. Please keep your inquiries limited and specific to information that you were unable to find using the resources below.
We have compiled the most useful links for young researchers below. Feel free to explore! Maybe you will find answers to questions that you hadn’t thought to ask.
Helpful Links for Your Research
How to Research
NASA Archives can assist with pointing you toward information and subject area experts related to your research questions.
About National History Day
The National Archives' informational page about National History Day
NASA Records at the National Archives
Explore NASA's archival materials in the National Archives
NASA History Books
Free online books on a variety of aerospace history topics are available in the NASA History Series collection.
Dive into the NASA on the Commons Flickr collection of high-resolution photos spanning the history of the Agency, and its predecessor, the NACA
Even More Photos, Videos, and Audio
Search NASA's database of images, videos, and audio files.
More NASA Videos
Watch documentaries and informational videos on a variety of science, human space flight, aeronautics, and space technology topics!
Apollo in Real Time
A real time interactive journey through the Apollo 11, 13, and 17 missions
Information About the Apollo Program
Learn about the Apollo missions, their crews, and explore the stories about how they happened.
Keep Track of NASA History on Social Media
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