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Space

The Far Lands


DESCRIPTION: The first of three pages on Space (one of the Field Nodes comprising the subject tree of The Telson Spur), this page is a list of links to on-line resources in space science and technology and the history of space exploration. The coordinate pages, with a common header and List of Contents, contain links to NASA resources (including resources related to the Space Transport System) and links to resources on the future of space exploration (including space development, space settlement, and interstellar flight).

KEYWORDS: artificial satellite; astronautics; Mir; Salyut; space; space exploration; spaceflight; space program; space programme; space probe; space science; spaceship; space station; space studies; space technology



Te-Moana-Nui-a-Kiwa

...Tavi-the-Jester's phantom lands still rise
And fade to empty sea before men's eyes.
Lest we grow sick at heart from hope deferred
May we, too, hear the call that Maui heard.

James Norman Hall (from The Far Lands)

The surface of the Earth is the shore of the cosmic ocean. ...The ocean calls.

Carl Sagan

The thing's hollow -- it goes on forever -- and -- oh my God! -- it's full of stars!.

David Bowman (Arthur C. Clarke, 2001: A Space Odyssey)
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  1. Across the Sea of Stars: Space Science

  2. Childhood's End: History of Space Exploration
    Soviet and Russian Space Programmes
    Out from the Cradle: Salyut and Mir
    NASA History: The U.S. Space Program
    NASA and Manned Space Exploration

  3. Imperial Earth: The NASA Crown
    NASA Centres
    NASA Resources
    The Space Transportation System

  4. Against the Fall of Night: The Final Frontier


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Across the Sea of Stars: Space Science


...It is utterly absurd to say that any men from this side of the world could sail across the immense tract of the ocean, reach the far side, and then people it with men....
Saint Augustine (The City of God, 16.9)

To travel is of first, second, and third importance to those who desire to originate just and comprehensive views concerning the structure of our globe.
Sir Charles Lyell

Access To Space (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center)
ACT - Advanced Concepts Team - Homepage (ESA)
AdvanceSpace
AERADE Aerospace and Defence (Cranfield University)
AeroSpaceGuide: Space Projects and Info (Vic Stathopoulos)
The Aerospace Navigator (Alan D. Mazurka)
Aerospace Science Science Sites to See (Tammy Payton)
Aerospace Systems, Concepts and Analysis
(Carolyn C. Thomas, NASA Langley RC)
AFRL's Space Vehicles Directorate (USAF Research Laboratory)
AIAA-Houston (American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics)
The AIR and SPACE Channel (TV onthe WEB)
Air and Space Education Links (NASM)
Air and Space Links to Online Resources (NASM)
Alenia Spazio (Italy)
Alex Michael Bonnici's Web Sites - Index Page
Altair VI: David S. F. Portree's Blog
An alternate Vision for Space Exploration (Eric R. Hedman, The Space Review, 1 May 2006)
American Astronautical Society
American Society for Gravitational and Space Biology (ASGSB)

ANSER Center for International Aerospace Cooperation
-- Knowledge Base of International Space Activities
APL Space Science & Engineering (Applied Physics Lab, Johns Hopkins University)
Apollo Society Apollo Launch Pad
-- Space Community
-- Space Indices
Archimedes Institute Space Links
Ariane 503
Arianespace
The Arthur C. Clarke Foundation
ASI - Agenzia Spaziale Italiana (Italian Space Agency)
Asia Pacific Space Centre
Ask An Astronaut (National Space Society)

Ask ERIC | Space Science Lesson Plans
Ask the Space Scientist (Sten Odenwald)
AspireSpace - The British Amateur Space / Rocket Programme
AstroExpo.com - The Space Industry Virtual Exhibit Hall
Astronautics (ARInternet)
AstronauticsNow.com (Mike Gruntman, University of Southern California)
Astronomy & Space: An Overview of NSF Research (US National Research Foundation)
At Heaven's Gate: 50 Years After Humans First Reached Space, What Frontiers Remain? (John Matson, Scientific American, 12 Apr 2011)
Aurora - The European Programme for the Exploration of the Solar System (European Space Agency)
Aurora Exploration Programme (ESA)
The Aurora Programme (European Space Agency, Feb 2004) PDF
Australian Space Home Page
Basics of Space Flight (Dave Doody et al., JPL)
BBC Online - Space (BBCi)
BEACON eSpace (Jet Propulsion Laboratory)
Beginner's Guide to Rockets (NASA Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, Ohio)
Ben's Space Page (Ben J. Huset)
Beyond the Moon: A New Roadmap for Human Space Exploration in the 21st Century (James Bell et al., The Planetary Society, Nov 2008) PDF
Bioastronautics Roadmap: A Risk Reduction Strategy for Human Exploration of Space (ed. David Longnecker & Ricardo Molins, National Research Council, Washington, DC, 2005)
BoldlyGo Institute (Jon Morse et al.)
Brad Gould's Space Links Page
Brian's Space Hotlist (Brian Roberts)
The British Interplanetary Society
British MENSA Space Special Interest Group (ed. Colin Wagstaff)

British National Space Centre
California Space Institute
Canada in Space (EXN.ca)
Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute
Canadian Arrow Space Centre (London, Ontario)
Canadian Astronaut Office
Canadian Space Agency
-- CSA Space Science Program
Canadian Space and Astronomy Organisations (Simon Rowland)
Canadian Space Resource Centre Ontario
Canadian Space Resource Centres -- Atlantic Region
The Canadian Space Society
Center for Space Exploration Policy Research (dir. Mark Bullock, Southwest Research Institute, Boulder, Colorado)
Center for Space Research at UT-Austin

Challenger Center for Space Science Education
Chaotic exchange of solid material between planetary systems: implications for lithopanspermia (Edward Belbruno et al., http://arxiv.org/abs/1205.1059, 4 May 2012)
-- Slow-moving rocks better odds that life crashed to Earth from space (Morgan Kelly, News at Princeton, 24 Sep 2012)
China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology (Beijing)
China National Space Administration
China's Great Leap Upward (James Oberg, Scientific American 289:4:76-83, Oct 2003)
Chinese Space Activities (Steven Aftergood, FAS Space Policy Project)
Churchill Launch Range
Civil Space (John Pike, FAS)
-- Civil Space Agencies, Associations and Institutes
CNES - Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales
Commercial Space Transportation (U.S. Federal Aviation Administration)
Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space | COPUOS
(UN Office for Outer Space Affairs)
Consultative Committee for Space Data Systems
Cool Science -- Space Links (Randall J. Warner)

CORDS | Center for Orbital and Reentry Debris Studies
(The Aerospace Corporation)
The Cosmos on a Shoestring (Liam Sarsfield, RAND Corporation)
Cosmos Portal (Digital Universe)
COSPAR | Committee on Space Research (ICSU)
CREST | Center for Robotic Exploration and Space Technologies
(NASA Research Park, Silicon Valley)
CyberSpace! (Josh Joyce et al., ThinkQuest)
Dan's Orbiter Page (DanSteph)
Dave Ransom Software Home Pages (David H. Ransom, Jr.)
Destination Space - Earth & Space (NOW)
DIRECT: Direct space transportation system derivative (Direct Launcher)
-- Another voice in the wilderness (Stephen Metschan, Space Review, 19 Feb 2007)
Discovery Online -- Space Guide
Discovery Online, Unofficial Space
-- The next giant leap: humans or robots? (Peter Spinks, The Age, 3 Sep 2012)
Dispelling the myth of robotic efficiency: why human space exploration will tell us more about the Solar System than will robotic exploration alone (Ian A. Crawford, arXiv:1203.6250v1 [astro-ph.IM], 28 Mar 2012)
-- Robotics: Pushing the Envelope (Paul Gilster, Centauri Dreams, 5 Sep 2012)
DLR Portal (German Aerospace Center, Koeln)
Dreamtime
EADS Space (EADS Deutschland GmbH)
Earth and Space Foundation Home Page (Cambridge)
ECSL | European Centre for Space Law (European Space Agency)
Edge of Space Sciences (Denver, Colorado)
Edward Belbruno on Low-Energy Pathways in Space, Chaos, and Random Walks (Lecture, Mathematical Association of America, 29 Apr 2009)
Encyclopedia Astronautica (ed. Mark Wade)
-- Russian Mirror
The Encyclopedia of Astrobiology, Astronomy, and Spaceflight: An Alphabetical Guide to the Living Universe (David J. Darling)
ESA - Education (European Space Agency)
ESA GRID
ESA Portal
ESA Science
-- Tracker 2000
ESA Science & Technology: Payload and Advanced Concepts
ESA Space Science
ESA Television

EURISY Association
European Centre for Space Applications
European Interparliamentary Space Conference (EISC, Brussels)
European Space Policy (EUROPA)
European Space Research and Technology Centre
(ESTEC External Home Page)
Euro Space Center (Dominique Gering, Belgium)
Evaluation of the National Aerospace Initiative (Edsel D. Dunford et al., US National Research Council, 2004)
exoScience - Science of Space (David Watanabe)
Explore Space - Not Drugs! (NASA)
Exploring Space with Chip-sized Satellites (Mason Peck, IEEE Spectrum, 28 Jul 2011)
FAQs by Category: space (Oxford LAS)
Federation of Galaxy Explorers (US)
5 Essential Things to Do in Space (George Musser, Scientific American 297:4:69-75, Oct 2007)
Flight, FDO... (Roger Balettie)
Florida Space Research Institute (FSRI)
Frank Knight's Space Links Page
Friends and Partners in Space (Jennifer Green)
The Future of Deep-Space Exploration (Scientific American In-Depth Report, 29 Nov 2011)
Future of Flight: Space Travel Technology for the Next 100 Years
(Space.com)
GeneSat - 1 Technology Demonstration Mission (Center for Robotic Exploration and Space Technologies)
Gentry Lee (Space.com column)
Geometry.net | Space
Global Aerospace Corporation - Ongoing Projects

A Goal for the Human Spaceflight Program (J. Richard Gott III, 7 Jul 2009) PDF
Google and Space
Great Web Sites for Kids: Astronomy & Space
(American Library Association)
The Growing Threat of Space Junk: In-Depth Reports (Scientific In-Depth Report, 2 Oct 2013)
Guardian Unlimited | Special Report: Space Exploration
Gunter's Space Page - Information on Launch vehicles, Satellites, Space Shuttle and Astronautics (Gunter Krebs, Frankfurt am Main)
HabitableZone.com Discussion Boards (Robert Shepherd)
HCI Space Central: Space Forum
The History and Utilization of Third Body Effects on High Orbit Space Missions (Robert W. Farquhar & David W. Dunham, Applied Physics Lab, Johns Hopkins University)
Hobby Space - Clark's Favorite Space Links (Clark S. Lindsey)
HobbySpace - Space Simulators
Hotlist: Space Science (Franklin Institute)
How Satellites Work (NASA)
The Human Exploration of Space (National Research Council, Washington, DC, 1997)
Human Exploration of Space: A Review of NASA's 90-Day Study and Alternatives (H. Guyford Stever et al., US National Research Council, 1990)
Humans in Space (NASA)
Human Spaceflight (ESA Portal)
Human Spaceflight, Microgravity and Exploration (ESA)
IAA International Academy of Astronautics
IAIR: Center for NanoSpace Technologies
IASL - The Institute of Air & Space Law at McGill University
(dir. Michael Milde)
Indian Space Research Organisation
In Praise of Large Payloads for Space (Joseph Friedlander, Next Big Future, 25 Feb 20009)
In-Space Propulsion (NASA)
Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (JAXA)
International Astronautical Federation (IAF Home Page)
International Launch Services
International Space Development Conferences
(National Space Society, Washington, DC)
International Space Law (UN Office for Outer Space Affairs)

International Space Science Institute (Bern, Switzerland)
Internet: Frequently Asked Questions on Space (Bobby Weaver)
Internet Space Station (ISPEC)
Interplanetary Trajectories: Theory and Practice
(Apostolos Christou & Jonathan McAullife)
IPL Ready Reference Collection: Spaceflight & Exploration
ISAS The Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (Japan)
ISEC - International Space Elevator Consortium (Ted Semon et al., Mountain View, California)
Is the Space Age Over? (Paul Gilster, Centauri Dreams, 6 Jul 2011)
James Oberg
JAXA | Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency
Johnson Space Center Education and Student Programs (NASA)
Jonathan's Space Home Page (Jonathan McDowell)
JPL Technology (NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory)
JSEA - Japan Space Elevator Association (Shuichi Ohno & Akira Tsuchida et al.)
Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center
Kapili Interactive Space Exploration Center (Andrew Rader)
KickSat -- Your personal spacecraft in space! by Zachary Manchester (Zachary Manchester, Kickstarter, 18 Ap4 2014)
KidSpace | Canadian Space E-Library
(Canadian Space Agency)
Larry Kellogg's Radio Weblog
Larry Niven (Space.com column)

The Last Frontier: The Space Travel Page (Stephen Souter, Sydney, Australia)
Launch Vehicles of the World: The Orbital Report News Agency's Launch Vehicles Database (Stefan Barensky)
Life-Bearing Rocks in Slow Motion (Paul Gilster, Centauri Dreams, 26 Sep 2012)
LIFE Space Links
LifeSpace Online (Discovery Channel)
LinkMaster Search: SPACE
Living In Space (NASA Human Spaceflight)
Lycos Science Guide: Space MiniGuide
Marcus Lindroos (Åbo, Finland)
Mark Maimone's Home Page
Mavericks Civilian Space Foundation (NASA Research Park, Moffett Field, California)
MENSA Space Sig (British Mensa)
Microgravity Database (European Space Agency)
Microgravity Fluid Physics Home Page (NASA Glenn Research Center)
Microgravity Research Program (NASA/Marshall Space Flight Center)
Microgravity Science at Astra's (Dawn E. Jenkins)

The Microgravity Science Division, NASA Glenn Research Center
Mike's Spacecraft Library (Mike Evans)
MIT Space Systems Laboratory
NASA Human Spaceflight
NASA Images (Internet Archive)
NASA Observatorium Space Science
NASAQuest Entertainment - Space Linkatorium
NASA - Space Science - Education - Overview
The National Center for Microgravity Research (CWRU, Cleveland)
National Space Biomedical Research Institute (US)
National Space Centre - On-line (Leicester, UK)
National Space Development Agency of Japan (NASDA)
National Space Science and Technology Center
(University of Alabama, Huntsville)
National Space Symposium (U.S. Space Foundation)

Nerd World : SPACE SCIENCE
A New Paradigm for a New Vision of Space (Louis Friedman & Jacques Blamont, International Astronautical Federation Congress, Glasgow, Sep 2008)
-- A New Paradigm for Space (The Planetary Society)
Newsgroup: sci.space.science
-- Space FAQ
New Space Network
Norsk Romsenter (Norwegian Space Centre)
Office of Space Commercialization (U.S. Department of Commerce)
Online Resources on Subjects of Air and Space (NASM)
Open Directory - Science: Technology: Space
Orbital Debris Research at JSC (NASA/JSC Office for Human Exploration Science)
Orbital9 | Astronomy and Space Discussion
Orbiter - A Free Space Flight Simulator (Martin Schweiger)
-- Orbiter (sim) - Wikipedia
OrbiterWiki (Martin Schweiger et al.)
Outer Orbit! Space News' Space Education Page
(ed. Barbara Sprungman & Joshua T. Hatch)
Outer Space in CyberSpace

Personal Spaceflight (blog, Jeff Foust)
Planetary Lake Lander | Bridging Planets (N. A. Cabrol et al., SETI Institute)
-- Splashdown on Titan? (Paul Gilster, Centauri Dreams, 10 Apr 2012)
The Planetary Society
The Planetary Society Weblog (Emily Lakdawalla)
PocketSpacecraft.com | Open source open access personal space exploration (Michael Johnson et al.)
-- A Spacecraft in Your Pocket (Paul Gilster, Centauri Dreams, 22 Jul 2014)
The politics and ethics of spending money on space exploration
(Eric R. Hedman, The Space Review, 19 Dec 2005)
Popular Science 5 Year Guide to Space Exploration
Practical Astronautics: An Online Resource (Darren Garber)
Pattie's Mission Control (G. S. Watson)
Prospector Pete's Organized Space Links (Peter Kokh)
Psychology of Space Exploration: Contemporary Research in Historical Perspective (ed. Douglas A. Vakoch, NASA SP-2011-4411, NASA, 2011, Washington, DC)
-- The Psychology of Space Exploration: A Review (Larry Klaes, ed. Paul Gilster, Centauri Dreams, 11 Sep 2012)
Public Engagement in Deep Space (Paul Gilster, Centauri Dreams, 11 Jun 2013)
Quarterly Launch Reports (Commercial Space Transportation - FAA / AST)
RealGuide - Sci-Tech - Space
RedOrbit - Space (Red Nova, Tyler, Texas)
Reel Orbit
Research Central: Space Sites (Amer Neely)
Resource Central - Space
Risks due to X-ray Flares during Astronaut Extravehicular Activity (David S. Smith & John M. Scalo, astro-ph/0701314, 10 Jan 2007)
Robert Lentz's Space Resources
Rocket and Space Technology (Robert A. Braeunig)
Roger Launius's Blog
Rocket Science 101 (NASA)
R-SHIELD: Radiation Shielding for Human Interplanetary Exploration and Discovery (NASA workshop, University of Michigan, 16-17 Aug 2004)
RusAdventures (Sergey Abramov)

Sam's Space Sites (Samuel M. Coniglio)
The Satellite Encyclopedia ONLINE
Satellites (Hilary Myron et al.)
The Satellite Site (Tech Museum of Innovation, San Jose, California)
Satellite Times (Bob Grove)
Science@NASA
-- Space Science News Archive (SpaceRef)
Sci.Space.Science -- Space and planetary science and related technical work (Usenet via E-Mail)
Sci.Space.Tech -- Technical and general issues related to space flight (Usenet via e-Mail)
SCPS Home (Space Communications Protocol Standard)
Sea Launch Home Page
SEDS (Students for the Exploration and Development of Space)
SEDS Internet Space Warehouse
-- The Galaxy Page
-- SEDS Gopher

See Learning in a Whole New Light (NASA)
Selected Space Science Web Sites (Science Junction)
SelectSurf -- Sci-Tech -- Space/Astronomy
Sen - Space Exploration Network
Small Satellites Home Page (University of Surrey)
Society of Satellite Professionals International
Solar and Space Physics and Its Role in Space Exploration (Frances Bagenal et al., US National Research Council, 2004)
Solar Sails: Remembering Carl Wiley (Paul Gilster, Centauri Dreams, 11 Mar 2014)
Solar System Educators Program (JPL)
Space (comp. Diana Simpson, Special Bibliography No. 329, USAF Air University Library, Maxwell AFB, Alabama, Jun 2006)
Space (EXN.ca)
Space (Mark Filetti, About.com)
Space (Mark Kleine, Suite 101)
The Space (Parvinder Jain)
Space (Yahoo)
Space (Zorrik)
Space Academy | Space Links (UK)
Space Adventures, Ltd.
Space Agencies (AstroWeb, NRAO)
Space Agencies and Organizations (AstroWeb)

Space Agencies Resources (AstroWeb, STScI)
Space & Communications (Boeing)
Space and Space Flight (NASA FAQ)
SpaceArchitect.org (American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics)
Space Archive (Brian Webb)
SpaceBound: Explorations for Computer Astronauts
SpaceBOX.org A Place for Space Enthusiasts
SpaceBuffs.com (Mark Lambert, Middlesboro, Kentucky)
SpaceBusiness.com - The Home of the International Space Business Council
SpaceCAD (ThinkQuest)
Space Careers (Pierre Oppetit et al., Spacelinks, France)
The Space Center (Alamogordo, NM)
Space Center Houston (Visitor Center, NASA's Johnson Space Center)

Space.com
SiteMap
SpaceKids
Space Links

SpaceConnection - America's Voice for Space
Space Cynics (weblog by Shubber Ali)
SpaceDaily.Com - Your Internet Space Portal (Spacer.com)
-- Fluid Dynamics Search Engine
Space Database (Andrews Technical Services)
Space Databases @ Internets
Space Day (Lockheed Martin)
Space Development and Science (Bev Freed)
Space Digest International Archives
Space Directory - SpaceRef
Space Educators' Handbook (Jerry Woodfill)
Space.EDU | Space Studies Virtual Campus
(University of North Dakota)
The Space Elevator Blog (Ted Semon, Chicago)
Space Encyclopedia On-Line Database (JAXA)
-- NASDA Mirror
Space Exploration (BBC)
Space Exploration (Robbert B. Lobbia, NASA Astrophysics Data Center)

Space Exploration (Vic Stathopoulos, AeroSpaceGuide)
Space Exploration and Development - Annotated Links (Paul Carr)
Space Exploration: A Closing Window? (Paul Gilster, Centauri Dreams, 9 May 2012)
Space Exploration Day (US National Space Society, July 20th)
Space Exploration Links (Dave Doody, SCI)
The Space Exploration Museum Database
(James C. Granahan, Cyberspace Museum)
Space Exploration's Journal
Space Exploration: From Talisman of the Past to Gateway for the Future (John F. Graham, University of North Dakota, 1995)
Space Exploration Web Ring
Space Explorer Digest (Harsh Wanigaratne)
Space Explorers, Inc. Internet Based Space Education Programs
Space Explorer's Guide (Harsh Wanigaratne)
Spaceflight America (Sigmund Gorski et al., Volanz Aerospace Inc.)
Space Flight Lab (University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies)
Spaceflight Now
Spaceflight Resources Page (Todd Sherman)
SpaceFlightWeb (Chris Kominczak, Houston)
The Space Foundation (US)
The Space Foundation | Teaching With Space

Space Gates (MkzdK)
Space Generation Advisory Council (Vienna)
Spacegene's Bookmarks (Catherin Gregory)
Space Guide -- The Learning Channel (TLC)
SPACEHAB - Space Photo Gallery
Spacehack: A directory of ways to participate in space exploration (Ariel Waldman et al.)
Space Information Center (JAXA)
-- NASDA Mirror
S.P.A.C.E.: International Space On The Internet
Space Interest Organizations (Harsh Wanigaratne)
Space Is The Place (Ken R. Harman)
Space Jobs - Employment Opportunities in the Space Industry
SpaceJournal.org | Online Journal of Space Communication
SpaceKids.com (Space.com)
SpaceKids - Space Science for Kids (NASA)
Space-Launcher.com by The Orbital Report News Agency
(Stefan Barensky)
A Space Library (David Seal, NASA/JPL/Caltech)
SPACELINE Space Life Sciences Bibliographic Database

Space Links (M. Sager, New Space Network)
Space Links (OSC CLC)
Space Links (The Space Report)
Space Links from UKSEDS (Andrew J. Ball)
Space Links Page (D. Bell)
Space Magnificent (Robert Shepherd)
Space Media Corporation
Space Nanotechnology Laboratory (MIT Center for Space Research)
SpaceNet Canada
Space Photography (William G. Hartenstein)
SpacePix - Astronomy and Space Exploration Gallery
The Space Place (NASA)
The Space, Planetary and Astronomical Cyber-Experience (SPACE)
Space Policy Institute (George Washington University)
SpacePolicyOnline.com (ed. Marcia S. Smith, Space and Technology Policy Group)
Space Politics (Jeff Foust)
-- Review (Web life, Physics World, 30 Jan 2014)

Spaceport (Cybertown)
Space Projects and Info (UK)
SpaceRef - Your Space Reference
-- SpaceRef Canada
SpaceRef - Education
SpaceRef - Organizations
Space Resources and Events (Canadian Space Agency)
The Space Review: Essays and Commentaries about the Final Frontier
(ed. Jeff Foust)
Space Science (CRUISE)
Space Science & Technology (ed. Dennis Armstrong, NASA Missions)
Space Science Curriculum Standards Quilt (NASA)
The Space Science Education Resource Directory (NASA/STScI)
Space Science Hot Links (MCLI)
Space Science Institute (Boulder, Colorado)
Space Science Projects (Science Tracer Bullet - Science Reference Services, Library of Congress)
Space Science Resources (UIUC-CoVis)
Space Science Resource Toolkit (Science Education GateWay)

Space Sciences - Internet Links (ICE)
Space Science Web Sites (Arun Kumar Tripathi, WCE)
Space Scientists Online (Chris Tanski et al., NASA)
Space-Ship.Com - Internet Portal to Rockets and SpaceCraft (SpaceDaily)
The Space Show (hosted by David Livingston)
SpaceStation.com (Space Media, Inc.)
The Space Station (The Family Place)
The Space Store (for NASA and Kennedy Space Center)
Space Studies Board (National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC)
Space Studies Institute
Space Technology | The Website for the Space Industry
Space Today Online
The Space Transportation Association (Travis Johnson)
Space Transportation - Marshall Space Flight Center

Space Travel (AstroNet)
Space Travel (ISPEC)
Space Travel (Patricia Barnes-Svarney)
Space-Travel.Com - Internet Portal to Space Destinations (SpaceDaily)
Space Travel Homepage (Ipstock Jamir)
SpaceVidcast | High Definition Space Video Clips
SpaceViews: The Online Publication of Space Exploration
The Spaceward Foundation (Los Gatos, California)
SpaceWatch: Space Exploration on Internet TV
Space Web Site Directory Home Page (WSN)
SpaceWorld Foundation (NASA Ames Research Center)
TheSpacewriter.com (Carolyn Collins Petersen)
SpaceZone
Sprites: A Chip-Sized Spacecraft Solution (Paul Gilster, Centauri Dreams, 17 Jul 2014)
S.S.E.T.I. (Student Space Exploration & Technology Initiative, Europe)
Star Sailor Web Ring
Starsem, the Soyuz Company (Suresnes, France)
StarTiger (ESA)
Stellar Link OnLine (John P. Kavanagh)

Sven's Space Place (Sven Grahn)
Swedish National Space Board (Rymdstyrelsen)
Swedish Space Corporation
Symposium for Space Life Science (US National Space Biomedical Research Institute)
Teachers in Space Project (Space Frontier Foundation)
TeamVision - Space Exploration Optimization (Stephen L. Metschan et al., AIAA Space 2006)
Testing Out Pulsar Navigation (Paul Gilster, Centauri Dreams, 12 Jun 2013)
This is Rocket Science (A. E. Mann, UK)
Trajectory Browser (Mission Design Center, NASA Ames Research Center)
-- Mission Planning for the Public (Monica Young, Sky & Telescope News Blog, 27 Mar 2013)
TransOrbital
Transterrestrial Musings (Rand Simberg)
UCS Satellite Database (Union of Concerned Scientists)
UK Space Agency (BIS)
UK Students for the Exploration and Development of Space
The Ultimate Space Place
UNISPACE III (Third UN Conference on the Exploration and Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, Vienna, 19-30 July 1999)
UNISPACE III (UNOOSA)
United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UN-OOSA)
The United Nations of Space (Interview with Roger Bonnet, COSPAR, Astrobiology Magazine European Edition, Spring 2007)
United Space Alliance
The Universe Today - Home Page (Fraser Cain)
UnmannedSpaceflight.com (Doug Ellison et al.)
Unmanned Spaceflight PDF Documents (Bob Andrepont)

Usenet Space Resources
U.S. Space Camp
Vavatch Orbital (Adrian Hon)
Voyage to the Milky Way (Thomas Lucas, PBS)
WebGEMS: Space
Wayne Hale's Blog | space > exploration > leadership
-- Review (Physics World, 23 Aug 2012)
Why America Needs to Explore Space (Neil deGrasse Tyson, Parade Magazine, 5 Aug 2007)
WISE | Women International Space Simulation for Exploration
(ESA/CNES/CSA/NASA)
Woodmansee.com (Laura & Paul Woodmansee, Torrance, California)
World Space Guide (Sara D. Berman & John Pike, FAS)
World Space Week (Spaceweek International Association)
World Space Week (UN)
X2000/MDS Advanced Avionics and Autonomy for the Future
(NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory)
Yahoo! Groups : Space Careers
Youngastro Internet Service (ISF Young Astronauts Club)
Yuri's Night
Zeal.com - Space Exploration

See also Space Policy and Security and Space News


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Childhood's End: History of Space Exploration

Soviet and Russian Space Programmes
Out from the Cradle: Salyut and Mir
NASA History: The U.S. Space Program
NASA and Manned Space Exploration


One of the outstanding characteristics of traditional societies is the opposition that they assume between their inhabited territory and the unknown and indeterminate space that surrounds it.
Mircea Eliade

AAAE: Archives of American Aerospace Exploration
(Lane Rasmussen, Virginia Tech)
The Aerospace Heritage Foundation Of Canada
Air&Space Smithsonian Magazine (Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum)
Animal Astronauts (UM Space Physics Research Group)
Apogee Books (Robert Godwin, Collector's Guide Publishing, Burlington, Ontario)
Arthur C. Clarke, 'Extra Terrestrial Relays' (Wireless World, Oct. 1945)
Boldly going: Star Trek and spaceflight (Dwayne A. Day, The Space Review, 28 Nov 2005)
The British Interplanetary Society at 80 Years: Part I (Kelvin F. Long, ed. Paul Gilster, Centauri Dreams, 22 Mar 2013)
The British Interplanetary Society at 80 Years: Part II (Kelvin F. Long, ed. Paul Gilster, Centauri Dreams, 25 Mar 2013)
Canada's History in Space (John Criswick)
Canadian Spaceflight History (Chris Gainor)
Challenger Center OnLine: Pat Rawlings' Gallery
Chris Gainor
Christa McAuliffe: Reach for the Stars (film by Renee Sotile & Mary Jo Godges, 22 Jan 2006)
Chronology of Lunar and Planetary Exploration (David R. Williams, NSSDC)
CollectSPACE - Space Memorabilia and Collectibles
Collier's: Gorgeous Art, Breathtaking Ideas (Paul Gilster, Centauri Dreams, 2 Oct 2012)
Collier's "Man Will Conquer Space Soon!" (Scott Lowther, The Unwanted Blog, 2 Sep 2012)
Computers in Spaceflight: The NASA Experience
(James E. Tomayko, NASA, Mar 1988)
The cultural heritage of space, the Moon and other celestial bodies (Beth Laura O'Leary, Antiquity 80(307), Mar 2006)
Dateline Moon: The Media and the Space Race (Newseum)
The Declining Significance of the Frontier in Space History? (Roger Launius's Blog, 30 Jul 2012)
Deep Cold Home (Dan Roam)
The Depths of Space: The Story of the Pioneer Planetary Probes
(Mark Wolverton, Joseph Henry Press, 2004)
The Discovery Enterprise (blog, Alex Michael Bonnici et al.)
Dreams of Space - Books and Ephemera (John Sisson)

Encyclopedia Astronautica (ed. Mark Wade)
-- Russian Mirror
Eric's History of Rocketry (Eric W. Weisstein)
ESA - 50 years of Space (European Space Agency)
-- 50 years of space in pictures
ESA - The First 30 Years (European Space Agency)
EVA Worksite (David S. F. Portree)
First Words: Remembering July 20, 1969 (A. A. Jackson, ed. Paul Gilster, Centauri Dreams, 21 Jul 2014)
50 years in space (Geoff Brumfiel, Nature News, 4 Oct 2007)
The Foundations of Space Travel (John Berry)
Friends of CRC (Communications Research Centre, Ottawa)
From Cosmism to the Znamya Experiments (Paul Gilster, Centauri Dreams, 19 Mar 2014)
From Stargazers to Starships (David P. Stern)
Galactic Surf: Man's Conquest of Space (Edouard Reny)
The Great Space Race (Alternative Center for Education)
The Growth of Interstellar Organizations (Paul Gilster, Centauri Dreams, 10 May 2013)
HCI Space Central: Archives
History of Astronomy: Space Exploration (Wolfgang R. Dick, Astronomiae Historia)
History of Flight: The Space Race (WayToFly)
History of the International Academy of Astronautics
History of Lunar and Planetary Flight Missions (Wesley T. Huntress, Carnegie Institution of Washington)
History of Space Exploration (The Astronaut Connection)
History of Space Exploration (Calvin J. Hamilton)
-- LANL Mirror

The History of Spaceflight (Jonathan McDowell)
The History of Space Flight (Mirkwood, T. C. and Lisa Bradley)
The History of the Space Race (Zach Wachter)
HobbySpace - Space History
Homer Hickam Online (Homer H. Hickam, Jr.)
Introduction to Outer Space (James Killian, The White House, 26 Mar 1958)
Islands in Space: The Challenge of the Planetoids, the Pioneering Work of Dandridge M. Cole (Alex Michael Bonnici, The Discovery Enterprise, 8 Aug 2007)
IWASM - The International Women's Air & Space Museum
Journey Back To The Days Of Yesteryear (Geo. W. Proctor)
Journey to New Worlds: Exploration of Space and Hawaiian Voyaging
Key Documents in the History of Space Policy (NASA)
A Kick From Sputnik (Clifford V. Johnson, Asymptotia , 4 Oct 2007)
Larry Russell Kellogg
The Last Frontier: Archives & History (Stephen Souter)
Leaving Earth: Space Stations, Rival Superpowers, and the Quest for Interplanetary Travel (Robert Zimmerman, 2003)
A Legacy of Space Exploration (Amy Shiral Teitel, News from Sky & Telescope, 10 Sep 2013)
The legacy of Sputnik (Bob McDonald, Quirks & Quarks, CBC Radio, 28 Sep 2007)
The L5 Society (David Brandt-Erichsen, Ad Astra, Nov-Dec 1994)
Links2Go: Space History
Links to Space History Sites on the Internet
(Quest - The History of Spaceflight Quarterly)

Lunar Exploration History (Paolo Ulivi)
Man Will Conquer Space Soon (Collier's, 22 Mar 1952)
Memoirs of a Space Engineer (Doug Richard)
National Air and Space Museum Space History Division
(Smithsonian Institution)
Neil Armstrong: 'A Little Bit of Bedlam' (Interview by Neil McAleer, 16 Mar 1989; Paul Gilster, 18 Jul 2014)
Neil Armstrong: One Small Friendship Remembered (Neil McAleer, ed. P. Gilster, Centauri Dreams, 27 Aug 2013)
NOVA | Sputnik Declassified (Rushmore DeNooyer & Kirk Wolfinger, PBS, 6 Nov 2007)
"One Small Step": A Guide for Space Exploration (Holonet)
On Mars: Exploration of the Red Planet 1958-1978 (Edward Clinton Ezell & Linda Neuman Ezell, NASA SP-4212, Washington, DC, 1984)
Outer limits: Where is the border between Earth and space? (Greg Klerkx, Aeon Magazine, 1 Aug 2014)
Outer Space Treaty, 27 Jan. 1967 (IASL)
The Planetary Quarantine Program: Origins and Achievements, 1956-1973 (Charles R. Phillips, NASA, 1974)
Quest: The History of Spaceflight Quarterly
Redstone Arsenal Historical Information
Remembering Collier's and Looking Ahead (Paul Gilster, Centauri Dreams, 14 Oct 2011)
Remembering Dandridge Cole (Paul Gilster, Centauri Dreams, 14 May 2012)
Remembering the Early Robotic Explorers (Larry Klaes, Centauri Dreams, 29 Aug 2012)
Remembering "Men Into Space" (Paul Gilster, Centauri Dreams, 3 Oct 2012)
Remembering 'Saturn by 1970' (Paul Gilster, Centauri Dreasms, 14 Apr 2014)
Resurrecting Nikolai Fedorov (Nader Elhefnawy, The Space Review, 21 May 2007)
The Road to Space: The First 1000 Years (Webcast of lecture by Mike Gruntman, Distance Education Network, University of Southern California, Los Angeles)
Robert Goddard (Clark University)
Robert H. Goddard - American Rocket Pioneer (Smithsonian Institution)
Robot Explorers: plans for the scientific exploration of space, 1957-present (David S. F. Portree, Flagstaff, Arizona)
Romance to Reality: Moon & Mars Expedition & Settlement Plans
(David S. F. Portree)
Sailing to Halley's Comet (Paul Gilster, Centauri Dreams, 7 Jul 2014)
A Sail Mission Emerges (Paul Gilster, Centauri Dreams, 12 Mar 2014)
Scale Model Photo Gallery (Sven Knudson)
Sci.Space.History -- Historical manned and unmanned space flight programs (Usenet via e-Mail)
Sci.Space.History Support Site (OMWorld Gateway, Austin, Texas)
75th Anniversary of the 1st Liquid Fuel Rocket Launch
SF Influences: A Solar Sail Theory (Paul Gilster, Centauri Dreams, 18 Mar 2014)'
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Home Page

The Space Age (Science Times Special, New York Times, 25 Sep 2007)
-- NYTimes ScienceTimes, and a few others already: Oct. 4 will mark 50 years since Sputnik's Launch (Knight Science Journalism Tracker, 25 Sep 2007)
The Space Age: The Next Giant Leap (Alex Michael Bonnici, Far Future Calling, 1 Oct 2007)
The Space Center - Past, Present, and Future of Space Exploration
Spacecraft Films (Charlotte, North Carolina)
Space 50 - UK in Space: the first 50 years (British National Space Centre)
Space: The Final [Archaeological] Frontier (P. J. Capelotti, Archaeology 57:6, Nov-Dec 2004)
Spaceflori.com (Florian Noller, Renningen, Germany)
Space History (Vic Stathopoulos, AeroSpaceGuide)
Space History Notes (Sven Grahn)
Space History, Snapshots from (UCL Faculty of Mathematical and Physical Sciences)
Space: An Interactive History of Space Exploration and Astronomy
(Arthur C. Clarke Foundation)
Space Movies Cinema (NASA)
Spacepatches.info (Jacques Edwin van Oene & Erik van der Hoorn, The Netherlands)
SPACE: A Personal Vision (Shen Ge, ed. Paul Gilster, Centauri Dreams, 1 Oct 2012)
The space race and Sputnik (from the Archives of CBC Radio, 4 Oct 2007)
Space Race: The Untold Story (National Geographic Channel, 4-5 Jun 2006)
SpaceRef - History
The Space Technology Hall of Fame (Space Foundation, US)
A Space Telescope Enmeshed in History (Paul Gilster, Centauri Dreams, 20 Sep 2012)
SpaceZone Space History
Sputnik and the Origins of the Space Age (Roger D. Launius, NASA History Division)
Sputnik: The Fiftieth Anniversary (NASA, 3 Oct 2007)
Sputnik, fifty years later (Stefan Scherer, Backreaction, 4 Oct 2007)
Sputnik + 50 (Ron Cowen, Science News Online, 6 Oct 2007)
The Sputnik singularity (Dwayne A. Day, Space Review, 20 Oct 2008)
Sputnik's legacy (Richard Corfield, Physics World, 1 Oct 2007)
Time Line of Space Exploration (Randy Culp, East Lansing, Michigan)
Tom Lehrer - Wernher von Braun (YouTube)
To a Rocky Moon: A Geologist's History of Lunar Exploration (Don E. Wilhelms, 1993)
To The Stars! Space Mission Database
The Ugly Spaceship and the Astounding Dream (Al Jackson, AIAA Horizons 27:5, Apr 2001) PDF
Dr. Wernher von Braun (U.S. Army Redstone Arsenal, Alabama)
What Is A Space Scientist? An Autobiographical Example (James A. Van Allen, Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences 18:1-26, 1990)
Why We Explore (Steven J. Dick, The Vision for Space Exploration, NASA)
Women In Aviation and Space History
(Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum)
World celebrates half a century in space (Jon Cartwright, Physics World, 4 Oct 2007)
The X-1 Replica Project (NeX-1 Project)

See also Timelines


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Soviet and Russian Space Programmes


I dreamed that there was no such thing as gravity.
K. E. Tsiolkovsky

We shall not envy the people of the future. Of course they are lucky and things about which we can only dream will be ordinary for them. But great happiness has come our way, too, the happiness of the first steps in space. Let those who follow us envy this our happiness.
Yuri Gagarin

Aviation and Cosmonautics (V. I. Kanayev, InfoArt, Russia)
The beginnings of planetary exploration (Andrew J. LePage, The Space Review, 11 Oct 2010)
Celebrating Korolyov (Lorne Ipsum, The Space Review, 15 Jan 2007)
Cosmonaut Biographies (NASA Johnson Space Center)
CosmoWorld (Aleksandr Zheleznyakov)
Energiya 25th Anniversary Photoalbum, 1987-2012 (TSSKB) PDF
ICS Kosmotras (International Space Company)
KIAM Ballistic Center (IPM RAN)
NPO Molniya (Vadim P. Lukashevich, Moscow)
Race To The Moon with Richard Furno, Part 1 (Nathaniel Vaugn Kelso, Kelso's Corner, 21 Jan 2009)
Race To The Moon with Richard Furno, Part 2 (Nathaniel Vaugn Kelso, Kelso's Corner, 26 Jan 2009)
RSSI Homepage (Russian Space Science Internet)
RusAdventures (Sergey Abramov)
The Russian Aerospace Guide (Dennis Newkirk)
Russian Aviation and Space Agency (Rosaviakosmos)
Russian Space Web: News & History of Astronautics in the Former USSR (Anatoly Zak)
Soviet Space History (Mark Wade, Encyclopedia Astronautica)
Space Regatta Consortium (Znamya)
Space Research Institute (IKI)
Space Russia (Max Larin)
S.P. Korolev Rocket & Space Corporation Energia
First Contact: Sputnik (NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, 2 Oct 2007)
The Virtual Space Museum (Alexander Chernov)
Yuri Gagarin...first man in space (Andrea Rose, interview with Elena Gagarin, from the Guardian, Philosophy of Science Portal, 11 Apr 2011)
-- Death of Yuri Gagarin demystified 40 years on (RT News, 14 Jun 2013)
Zarya - Soviet and Russian Space Programmes (Robert Christy)
Znamya


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Out from the Cradle: Salyut and Mir, the First Space Stations


It seems the time has come to have a go at Tsiolkovsky's Greenhouse Project.
Sergei P. Korolev (1962)

Almaz (Mark Wade, Encyclopedia Astronautica)
BBC Online: Horizon, Mir Mortals (BBC, 23 Apr 1998)
Earth Orbiting Complex Mir (Rosaviakosmos Mission Control Center)
The Flight of Zvezda (Sven Grahn)
ISS Phase I - Space Station Mir (NASA Office of Space Flight)
Leaving Earth: Space Stations, Rival Superpowers, and the Quest for Interplanetary Travel (Robert Zimmerman, 2003)
Lucid, Shannon W., 'Six Months on Mir' (Scientific American, May 1998)
Mir (EXN.ca)
Mir (Mark Wade, Encyclopedia Astronautica)
Mir Diary (Robert Christy, Zarya)
Mir Fan Club (Rodolfo Parisio)
Mir Mission in 2001 (Anatoly Zak)
MirNews (Chris v. d. Berg)
Mir News (Kayser-Threde, Germany)

Mir Orbital Complex (S.P.Korolev RSC Energia)
Mir Orbital Station Crew Web Site
Mir Space Station (Anatoly Zak)
Mir Space Station (The Astronaut Connection)
Mir Space Station (Mark W. Curtiss)
Mir Space Station Observing (SeeSat-L/VSOHP)
Mir Space Station Photo Gallery (SpacePix)
MIR.TV
NASA Shuttle-Mir Web
The People's Charity Foundation for the Preservation of the Space Station Mir
Salyut (Mark Wade, Encyclopedia Astronautica)
The Shuttle/Mir Programme: Joint US/Russian Manned Activity
(SeeSat-L/VSOHP)

S/MORE - Shuttle-MIR Online Research Experience
Soviet Conquest from Space (Mark Wade, Encyclopedia Astronautica)
Soviets' Salyut Station Paved Way for Mir (Anatoly Zak, Space.com)
Space Station Mir (NASA's Observatorium)
Space Stations (John Pike, FAS Space Policy Project)
Space Stations Front Page (MSNBC)
Space Stations Guide (Vic Stathopoulos, AeroSpaceGuide)
Space Today Online -- Space Stations
STS-86: Countdown to Mir (STS-86 Crew)
Yahoo! Full Coverage - Mir Space Station

See also Alpha, the International Space Station


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NASA History: The U.S. Space Program


God pity a one-dream man.
Robert Hutchings Goddard

Knowledge, or the process of seeking knowledge, is a form of play.
Lin Yutang (May 1938)

Very well: we want to play with spaceships.
Arthur C. Clarke (December 1946)

History at NASA Centers (Roger D. Launius)
Analyzing the new Kennedy tape (John Logsdon, The Space Review, 31 May 2011)
Chronology of Selected Highlights in the First 100 American Space Flights, 1961-1995 (Roger D. Launius, NASA History)
Dare Mighty Things - 50th Anniversary of Planetary Exploration (NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory)
-- NASA Celebrates 50 Years of Planetary Exploration (NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory News Release 2012-395, 12 Dec 2012)
The Depths of Space: The Story of the Pioneer Planetary Probes
(Mark Wolverton, 2004)
Destination Moon: A History of the Lunar Orbiter Program
(Bruce K. Byers, NASA, 1977)
Dreams, Hopes, Realities: NASA's Goddard Spaceflight Center - The First Forty Years (Lane E. Wallace, NASA SP-4312, Washington, DC, 1999, updated)
50th Anniversary of NASA
Forging a vision: NASA's Decadal Planning Team and the origins of the Vision for Space Exploration (Dwayne A. Day & Jeff Foust, The Space Review, 19 Dec 2005)
45 Years of Exploration: 45 Moments in NASA History (2003)
From Rockets to Spacecraft: Making JPL a Place for Planetary Science (Erik M. Conway, Caltech Engineering & Science 74(4):2-10, Oct-Dec 2007) PDF
History of U.S. Space Flight (David Shedden, Poynter Online, 1 Jun 2008)
Introduction to Outer Space (James Killian, The White House, 26 Mar 1958)
Issues and Opportunities Regarding the U.S. Space Program: A Summary Report of a Workshop on National Space Policy (Radford Byerly, Jr., et al., US National Research Council, 2004)
JFK White House Tape on Space Race, 21 Nov 1962
(John Fitzgerald Kennedy Library)
JPL Archives (NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory)
JPL History
JSC Salutes America's Space Pioneers (Annie Platoff)
Life into Space: Space Life Sciences Experiments, NASA Ames Research Center 1965-1990 (ed. Kenneth Souza et al., NASA, 1995)
Marshall History
A Meeting with the Universe (NASA, 1981)
MiX | Marshall image eXchange (NASA Marshall Space Flight Center)
MSFC History Office
The Mystery of John Glenn's Fireflies Returns (Nancy Atkinson, Universe Today, 5 Jan 2011)
NASA Astronautics History
NASA Astronautics History (Steve Garber, NASA History Office)
NASA Direct (John F. Kennedy Space Center)
NASA 50th Anniversary Website
NASA Historical Archive (Jim Dumoulin, KSC)
NASA Histories On-Line
NASA History (Steve Garber, NASA Headquarters History Office)
-- GSFC Mirror

NASA History (NASA Code Z)
NASA History: News and Notes
NASA History Office
NASA History Publications On-Line
NASA History Web Sites (Annie Platoff)
NASA Lewis Launch Vehicle History
NASA Patches and Insignias -- News & History
NASA Pocket Statistics
NASA's Fortieth Anniversary: Pioneering the Future
(Roger D. Launius & Steve Garber)
NASA's Forty-fifth Anniversary: Pioneering The Future
(Steve Garber, NASA History)
NASA Timeline
The New York Times: NASA at 40 (John Noble Wilberford)
Origins of NASA Names (Helen T. Wells et al., NASA SP-4402, 1976)
Pioneering the Space Frontier: The Report of the National Commission on Space (NCOS or Paine Report, May 1986)
The Pioneer Missions (NASA Ames Research Center)
Pioneer Odyssey (Richard O. Fimmel et al., 1977; revised edition)
Research in NASA History: A Guide to the NASA History Program
(Stephen J. Garber)
PDF
The Role of Government in a New American Space Agenda (Rick Tumlinson, The Huffington Post, 28 Feb 2011)
Saturn Illustrated Chronology (David S. Akens, NASA, 20 Jan 1971)
Spacelog: space exploration stories from the original transcripts (NASA transcripts)
Spaceflight Revolution: NASA Langley Research Center From Sputnik to Apollo (James R. Hansen, NASA SP-4308, 1995)
Space Program Newspaper Articles Archive (NewspaperArchive.com)
This Month in Space History (JPL Space Calendar)
To a Rocky Moon: A Geologist's History of Lunar Exploration (Don E. Wilhelms, 1993)
Vanguard -- A History (Constance McLaughlin Green & Milton Lomas, NASA, 1970) PDF
Voyager (Planetary Society)
Voyager heads for interstellar space (Richard Corfield, Physics World, 25 Aug 2009)
Voyager in Perspective (Joseph Green, ed. Paul Gilster, Centauri Dreams, 20 Sep 2013)
Voyager's Odyssey (Marcus Woo, Caltech Engineering & Science 74(4):19-24, Oct-Dec 2007) PDF

See also Imperial Earth: The NASA Crown


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NASA and Manned Space Exploration


People who believe that it is the inevitable destiny of human beings to travel in space tend to be uninterested in history.
Leslie Millin

Astronaut Biographies (NASA Johnson Space Center)
Beyond Apollo: plans for the manned exploration of space from the age of Apollo, 1959-1979 (David S. F. Portree, Flagstaff, Arizona)
Bioastronautics Critical Path Roadmap (NASA)
Dispelling the myth of robotic efficiency: why human space exploration will tell us more about the Solar System than will robotic exploration alone (Ian A. Crawfor, arXiv:1203.6250v1 [astro-ph.IM], 28 Mar 2012)
-- Reasons for a Human Future in Space (Paul Gilster, Centauri Dreams, 9 Apr 2012)
Eyes on the Red Planet: Human Mars Mission Planning, 1952-1970
(Annie Platoff, NASA/CR-2001-208928, Jul 2001)
PDF
History of Human Spaceflight (Kennedy Space Center)
Human Space Flight - NASA Television (Broadband)
-- NASA TV Schedule (HSF Realtime Data)
Human Space Flight (HSF) - Space History (NASA)
IWASM: Space - The New Frontier
(The International Women's Air & Space Museum)
The Association of Space Explorers
The Astronaut Connection
Findings of NASA Safety Review Following Astronaut Health Reviews (NASA, 29 Aug 2007)
Human Space Exploration: The Next 50 Years (Michael D. Griffin, Aviation Week's Space Blog, 14 Mar 2007)
Inspiration Mars
-- Mars Flyby: Daring to Venture (Paul Gilster, Centauri Dreams, 28 Feb 2013)
Leaving Earth: Space Stations, Rival Superpowers, and the Quest for Interplanetary Travel (Robert Zimmerman, 2003)
Looking Backward, Looking Forward: Forty Years of US Human Spaceflight Symposium (ed. Stephen J. Garber, NASA SP 4107, 8 May 2001) PDF
Manned Spaceflight PDF Documents (Bob Andrepont)
-- Space Files of the Week
NASA Historical Archive for Manned Missions
National Space Biomedical Research Institute (US)
Safe Passage: Astronaut Care for Exploration Missions
(National Research Council, Washington, DC, 2001)
SpaceFacts (Joachim Becker & Heinz Janssen)
U.S. Manned Space Programs (Mirkwood)
Wayne Hale's Blog | space > exploration > leadership
-- Review (Physics World, 23 Aug 2012)
Who Should Explore Space? Robots vs. Humans: A Debate (Francis Slakey & Paul D. Spudis, Scientific American, 18 Apr 1999)
X-15: Hypersonic Research at the Edge of Space
(Hans-Peter Engel, NASA History)


American Experience | Race to the Moon (Kevin Michael Kertscher, PBS, 31 Oct 2005)
Apollo Launch Pad - Mercury, Gemini and Apollo Missions
(Apollo Society)
TheSpaceRace.com (Kelly Jones)
The Mercury Project (Kay Grinter, Kennedy Space Center)
Project Mercury (Jim Dumoulin, Kennedy Space Center)
40th Anniversary of the Selection of the Mercury 7 Astronauts (NASA)
John Glenn (Richard T. De Van)
John Glenn: Friendship Seven (Thomas Van Hare et al.)
Discovery Online: John Glenn, A Space Odyssey
The Gemini Program (Kay Grinter, Kennedy Space Center)
Project Gemini (Jim Dumoulin, Kennedy Space Center)


Apollo by the Numbers: A Statistical Reference
(Richard W. Orloff, NASA SP-4029, Oct 2000)
Apollo Expeditions to the Moon (ed. Edgar M. Cortright, NASA SP-350, 1975)
The Apollo Manned Space Program (Smithsonian Institution)
The Apollo Program (Smithsonian NASM)
The Apollo Program, 1963 - 1972 (David R. Williams, NSSDC)
Apollo-1 (Jim Dumoulin, Kennedy Space Center)
Apollo 1 Crew, Detailed Biographies of (Mary C. Zornio, NASA History)
Apollo 1 (AS-204): Disaster on Pad 34 (Smithsonian NASM)
The Apollo 1 Tragedy, 27 January 1967 (David R. Williams, NSSDC)
Apollo 1/204 (NASA History Office)
Apollo 1: The Fire That Shocked NASA (Amy Shira Teitel, Guest Blog, Scientific American Blog Network, 27 Jan 2012)
Apollo 11 (Mark Wade, Encyclopedia Astronautica)
Apollo 11 (AS-506): Lunar Landing Mission (Smithsonian NASM)
Apollo 11 Slide Show (Calvin J. Hamilton)
Apollo 11 - 25 years later
Apollo 11 - 30th Anniversary
Apollo 11, 30th Anniversary of (Smithsonian NASM)
Apollo 11 - 35 Years Later (NASA)
Apollo 40th Anniversary (NASA)
An Audience with Neil Armstrong (Certified Practicing Accountants of Australia, 2012)
-- Neil Armstrong breaks silence to give accountants moon exclusive (Alok Jha,The Guardian, 23 May 2012)
Lunar Eavesdropping in Louisville, Kentucky (Chris M. Graney, Jefferson Community & Technical College, Louisville, Kentucky, 29 Aug 2009, updated)
Apollo 13 (David R. Williams, NSSDC)
The Apollo 13 Mission (LPI)

Apollo Chronicles 1: Dark Shadows (Tony Phillips, Science@NASA, 3 Jan 2006)
Apollo Chronicles 2: Jack Skis the Moon (Tony Phillips, Science@NASA, 17 Jan 2006)
Apollo Chronicles 3: The Smell of Moondust (Tony Phillips, Science@NASA, 30 Jan 2006)
Apollo Chronicles 4: Wide Awake on the Sea of Tranquillity
(Tony Phillips, Science@NASA, 20 Jul 2006)
Apollo Explorer (UK)
Apollo Image Archive (Arizona State University)
Apollo Image Gallery (Kipp Teague)
Apollo Lunar Surface Journal (ed. Eric M. Jones, NASA)
Apollo Mission Control Photo Plus (Ed Hengeveld)
Apollo to the Moon (Smithsonian NASM)
Chariots for Apollo: A History of Manned Lunar Spacecraft
(Courtney G. Brooks et al., NASA, 1979)
Contact Light - A Personal Retrospective of Project Apollo (Kipp Teague)
Giant Leap: The Apollo Chronicles (CD-ROM)
"A Giant Leap for Mankind" (Life Magazine)
HBO: From the Earth to the Moon (Home Box Office)
The History Place - Apollo 11
Lunar Legacies - Astronaut and Space Memorabilia (Donnis J. Willis)
Lunar Legacy Project (New Mexico Space Grant Consortium)
March to the Moon (ASU School of Earth & Space Exploration)
Moonport: A History of Apollo Launch Facilities and Operations (Charles D. Benson & William Barnaby Faherty, NASA SP-4204, 1978)
NASA Apollo Mission Apollo-11 (Jim Dumoulin)

NASA Apollo 11 30th Anniversary
NOVA Online | To the Moon (PBS, 13 Jul 1999)
NSS: From the Earth to the Moon
One Giant Leap: The Legacy Of Apollo 11 (EXN.ca)
On the 40th Anniversary of Apollo 17 (Andrew Chaikin Sky & Telescope News Blog, 14 Dec 2012)
On Hand for Space History, as Superpowers Spar (John Noble Wilford, New York Times, 13 Jul 2009)
Project Apollo (Jim Dumoulin, Kennedy Space Center)
The Project Apollo Archive (Kipp Teague)
Project Apollo Information (Roger D. Launius)
Tracking Apollo 17 from Florida (Sven Grahn)
The Un-official Apollo 6 Website (Daniel Wright)
We Choose the Moon: Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Lunar Landing (John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum)
Where No Flag Has Gone Before (Annie Platoff)
Where No Man Has Gone Before: A History of Apollo Lunar Exploration Missions (William David Compton, NASA, 1989)

Apollo-Soyuz Test Project - ASTP (Amanda Mellies et al., NASA)
Apollo-Soyuz Test Project, A Candid Retrospective on the (ASTP Docking Adapter Trainer Page, OMWorld Gateway, Austin, Texas)
15 Years of the Space Shuttle (Ed Campion)
History of the Space Shuttle (NASA History Office)
The Space Shuttle Decision: NASA's Search for a Reusable Space Vehicle (T. A. Heppenheimer, NASA SP-4221, Washington, D.C., 1999)
Toward a History of the Space Shuttle: An Annotated Bibliography (Roger D. Launius & Aaron K. Gillette, NASA Monographs in Aerospace History 1, Dec 1992)
Space Station History (Robert Lewis)
Diary of an Astronaut (Claudie Haigneré, BBC Space)


President Bush Announces New Vision for Space Exploration Program (White House, 14 Jan 2004)
-- Aldridge Commission Report: A Journey to Inspire, Innovate and Discover (Edward C. "Pete" Aldridge, Jr., et al., Report of the President's Commission on Implementation of United States Space Exploration Policy, Arlington, Virginia, 16 Jun 2004) PDF
-- Archive of the original web site (UNT CyberCemetery)
-- Debating the Aldridge report (Jeff Foust, The Space Review, 30 Aug 2004)
Space Exploration: Issues Concerning the "Vision for Space Exploration" (Marcia S. Smith, CRS Report for Congress, 4 Jan 2006) PDF
Systems Integration for Project Constellation: Letter Report (Donald C. Fraser et al., US National Research Council, 21 Sep 2004)
NASA's Future: The Vision for Space Exploration
(ed. Jim Wilson, NASA Missions)
Project Constellation: Building the Vision for Space Exploration
(NASA)
Constellation Program: NASA's New Spaceships (NASA)
Constellation Program: Orion Crew Vehicle (NASA)
Beyond the Moon: A New Roadmap for Human Space Exploration in the 21st Century (James Bell et al., The Planetary Society, Nov 2008) PDF
Aim for Mars! (The Planetary Society)
Review of U.S. Human Space Flight Plans Committee (Norman R. Augustine et al., NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC)
-- Summary Report (8 Sep 2009)
-- Augustine Committee Identifies Shortfalls in NASA Budget (Richard M. Jones, FYI: The AIP Bulletin of Science Policy News 111, 11 Sep 2009)
-- Testimony of Norman R. Augustine (15 Sep 2009) PDF
-- Seeking a Human Spaceflight Program Worthy of a Great Nation (Review of U.S. Human Spaceflight Plans Committee, 21 Oct 2009) PDF
-- Statement of Norman R. Augustine
-- New Plan for NASA (Robert Naeye, Sky & Telescope News Blog, 1 Feb 2010)
-- Astronomer Royal tackles space, politics and scientific advice (Martin Rees, interviewed by Matin Durrani, Physics World, 11 Feb 2010)
President Barack Obama on Space Exploration in the 21st Century (Remarks by the President on Space Exploration in the 21st Century, John F. Kennedy Space Center, Merritt Island, Florida, 15 Apr 2010)
Obama NASA plan: Mars shot as next generation's Apollo mission (Pete Spotts, Christian Science Monitor, 15 Apr 2010)
-- Statement on U.S. President's Proposal for NASA (The Planetary Society, 16 Apr 2010)
Pathways to Exploration: Rationales and Approaches for a U.S. Program of Human Space Exploration (National Research Council, Washingotn, DC, 2014)
-- Space: A New Hope or an Old Dream? (Caleb A. Scharf, Life, Unbounded, Scientific American Blog Network, 5 Jun 2014)

See also The Space Transportation System (STS)



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