History of the American Space Program Reading List

Books About The Manned And Unmanned American Space Program – From Mercury To The Space Shuttle, From Skylab To The International Space Station, From Pioneer And Voyager To New Horizons Space Missions

  1. We Could Not Fail: The First African Americans in the Space Program by Richard Paul and Steven Moss
  2. Wheels Stop: The Tragedies and Triumphs of the Space Shuttle Program, 1986-2011 by Rick Houston
  3. Bold They Rise: The Space Shuttle Early Years, 1972-1986 by Rick Houston
  4. NASA Apollo Series: Stages to Saturn, A Technological History of the Apollo/Saturn Launch Vehicles by Roger E. Bilstein
  5. NASA Project Apollo – Where No Man Has Gone Before: A History of Apollo by William David Compton
  6. On The Shoulders of Titans: A History of Project Gemini by Barton C. Hacker and James M. Grimwood
  7. This New Ocean: A History of Project Mercury by James M. Grimwood and Charles C. Alexander
  8. Moon Lander: How We Developed the Apollo Lunar Module by Thomas J. Kelly
  9. Neil Armstrong: A Life of Flight by Jay Barbree
  10. The X-15 Rocket Plane: Flying the First Wings into Space by Michelle L. Evans
  11. First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong by James R. Hansen
  12. Sally Ride: America’s First Woman in Space by Lynn Sherr
  13. John Glenn: A Memoir by John Glenn and Nick Taylor
  14. We Seven: By the Astronauts Themselves by the Mercury Astronauts
  15. A Man on the Moon: The Voyages of the Apollo Astronauts by Andrew Chaikin
  16. Failure Is Not an Option: Mission Control From Mercury to Apollo 13 and Beyond by Gene Kranz
  17. Carrying the Fire: An Astronaut’s Journeys by Michael Collins
  18. Gemini Steps to the Moon by Shayler David
  19. NASA Technical Drawings & Diagrams from the Manned Space Program Edward Bellows (Editor)
  20. Space Race: The Epic Battle Between America and the Soviet Union for Dominion of Space by Deborah Cadbury
  21. Epic Rivalry: The Inside Story of the Soviet and American Space Race by Von Hardesty and Gene Eisman
  22. The Race: The Complete True Story of How America Beat Russia to the Moon by James Schefter
  23. Two Sides of the Moon: Our Story of the Cold War Space Race by Alexei Leonov and David Scott
  24. Countdown: A History of Space Flight by T. A. Heppenheimer
  25. Sputnik: The Shock of the Century by Paul Dickson
  26. Eisenhower’s Sputnik Moment: The Race for Space and World Prestige by Yanek Mieczkowski
  27. Homesteading Space: The Skylab Story by David Hitt
  28. Living and Working in Space: The NASA History of Skylab by William David Compton and Charles D. Benson
  29. The Depths of Space: The Story of the Pioneer Planetary Probes by Mark Wolverton
  30. NASA’s Voyager Missions: Exploring the Outer Solar System and Beyond by Ben Evans and David M. Harland
  31. Voyager’s Grand Tour: To the Outer Planets and Beyond by Henry C. Dethloff and Ronald A. Schorn
  32. Space Probes: 50 Years of Exploration from Luna 1 to New Horizons by Philippe Seguela
  33. Dreams of Other Worlds: The Amazing Story of Unmanned Space Exploration by Chris Impey and Holly Henry
  34. The Interstellar Age: Inside the Forty-Year Voyager Mission by Jim Bell
  35. Red Rover: Inside the Story of Robotic Space Exploration, from Genesis to the Mars Rover Curiosity by Roger Wiens
  36. Creating the International Space Station by David M. Harland and John E. Catchpole
  37. The Cassini-Huygens Visit to Saturn: An Historic Mission to the Ringed Planet by Michael Meltzer
  38. Spaceshots and Snapshots of Projects Mercury and Gemini: A Rare Photographic History by John Bisney and J. L. Pickering
  39. After Apollo?: Richard Nixon and the American Space Program by John M. Logsdon
  40. Destination Mars: New Explorations of the Red Planet by Rod Pyle
  41. Mission Jupiter: The Spectacular Journey of the Galileo Spacecraft by Daniel Fischer
  42. Jupiter Odyssey: The Story of NASA’s Galileo Mission by David M. Harland