The current COVID-19 outbreak could affect our services at short notice. Find out everything you need to know about visiting the library and our available services. Find out more
Buzz Aldrin reflects on the wisdom, guiding principles and anecdotes he's gathered through his life, both in outer space and on earth. This is a beautiful memento for Buzz Aldrin to connect with those who recognize his unique place in human history.
Sally Ride made history as the first American woman in space. This is a rich biography of a fascinating woman whose life intersected with revolutionary social and scientific changes in America.
Soon to be a motion picture, this is the definitive authorized story of Neil Armstrong, the man whose 'one small step' changed history. What emerges is an earnest and brave man who will forever be known as history's most famous space traveller.
A stunning memoir from the astronaut who spent a year aboard the International Space Station. We see in this book the triumph of the human imagination, the strength of the human will, and the infinite wonder of the galaxy.
An unparalleled opportunity to understand what it's like to train for a home in zero gravity, this book also portrays an astronaut's engagement with the challenges of his life on Earth, including raising an autistic daughter and finding true love.
A behind the scenes collection of photographs and essays at NASA. This read will appeal not only to the space history buff, but also to the armchair astronomer, and those wanting a keepsake of the space shuttle and Hubble Space Telescope era.
In the 1940s and 50s, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory recruited an elite group of young women who helped bring about the first American satellites. This book tells the stories of these women who broke the boundaries of both gender and science.
Moving through NASA's golden age, touching on the civil rights era, the Space Race, and the women's rights movement, this book weaves a history of mankind's greatest adventure with the stories of five courageous women whose work changed the world.
Artists, like astronauts, are constantly delving into the unknown. The NASA Art Program was created on the principle that artists are equipped to interpret and document the experience of space exploration. This book celebrates their achievements.
Apollo 8 takes us from Mission Control to the race to prepare an untested rocket for an unprecedented journey. Here is the stirring account of how three American heroes forever changed our view of the home planet.
A brilliant new account of the Voyager space program - its history, scientific impact, and cultural legacy. This read probes how the themes of motive and reward are stunningly parallel through all three ages.
In this book, Jim Bell reveals what drove and continues to drive the members of this astonishing team behind the Voyager mission. By the time Voyager passes its first star in about 40,000 years, the gold record will still be playable.
This book tells the story of both Projects Mercury and Gemini, with hundreds of unpublished and rare photographs. Devoting a chapter to each flight, the authors include descriptions giving insight into one of America's greatest triumphs.
Was this page useful?
To ask for help or information, contact us.