The NASA History Series includes over 200 books and monographs on a wide range of topics from rockets and wind tunnels to the psychology and sociology of spaceflight. Many of these books are in e-book formats available to download at no cost.
NASA History’s quarterly newsletter explores major anniversaries from NASA’s past, the historical underpinnings of NASA’s current endeavors, and gives you the latest news in aerospace history research, publications, and upcoming meetings.
The annual “President’s Report” is a summary of the U.S. Government’s aerospace activities each year. Mandated by law, it contains information on aerospace activities conducted by 14 Federal departments and agencies, as well as appendices containing historical data on spacecraft launches and budget figures.
NASA sees value in oral history because the process provides significant benefits and plays an important role in capturing and preserving the first-hand experiences of individuals, lessons learned, methodologies, and institutional memory. Oral history participants include managers, engineers, technicians, doctors, astronauts, and other employees of NASA and aerospace contractors who served in key roles in its programs. These oral history interviews ensure that the words of these pioneers live on to tell future generations about the excitement and lessons of space exploration.
From Apollo mission menus to landmark space policy documents, these collections of resources will propel your research to new heights.