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NASA's Massive Free E-Book Collection
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http://history.nasa.gov/series95.html
Looks like they have some not just in German.
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Who could resist Exploring Space With a Camera? Or Rockets and People, the autobiography of rocket designer Boris Chertok?
Alexis C. Madrigal Aug 8 2013, 11:33 AM ET

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[Image: pavelbelyayaev-thumb-570x406-129076.jpg]Cosmonaut Pavel Belyayaev in 1965 from Rockets and People (Asif Siddiqi) Behold, the hundreds of free e-books about space history contained on this webpage.
From old favorites like The Difficult Road to Mars: A Brief History of Mars Exploration in the Soviet Union and Wind Tunnels of NASA to experimental work like Aerospace Food Technology and Life in the Universe: Proceedings of a conference held at NASA Ames Research Center Moffet Field, California, June 19-20, 1979, this is one of the best collections of space arcana you're likely to find.
Who could resist Exploring Space With a Camera? Or Rockets and People, the autobiography of rocket designer Boris Chertok and a key history of the Soviet space program?
These books were placed online over the last decade, so some of the formatting leaves something to be desired. Many of the works have been broken up into tiny pieces, forcing one to click through page after page. But this is a singular information repository, a storehouse for our fascination with flight.
What these works also show is how central the space program made and found itself during the 20th century. NASA could convene PIllsbury and the chefs on nuclear submarines to talk about food. Computing and solar energy were both pushed along by NASA's interest. The Space Race was a proxy skirmish in the Cold War. And, of course, all sorts of ideas from the era leaked into the way NASA thought about things: freedom and America and gender and aesthetics and the future.
Oh, and don't miss a personal favorite, We Freeze to Please: A History of NASA's Icing Research Tunnel and the Quest for Safety. A page turner.
[Image: inspectingblades.jpg]Inspecting blades, from We Freeze to Please
"The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways. The point, however, is to change it." Karl Marx

"He would, wouldn't he?" Mandy Rice-Davies. When asked in court whether she knew that Lord Astor had denied having sex with her.

“I think it would be a good idea” Ghandi, when asked about Western Civilisation.
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E-BOOKS AVAILABLE NOW!

The newest of a series of NASA History Division e-Books is available:

[URL="http://www.nasa.gov/connect/ebooks/nasa_at_50_detail.html"]NASA at 50:
Interviews with NASA's Senior Leadership [/URL]
SP20124114, ed. by Steven J. Dick, et.al.

Click here for a complete listing of our e-Books



ORDERING INFORMATION


  • Titles published in the NASA History Series (SP-4000 series) can be viewed/downloaded free at the links below. Printed copies of many titles are available for sale from the NASA Information Center, NASA Headquarters, 300 E Street SW, Suite 1N24, Washington, DC 20546-0001. Phone: 202-358-0000. A complete list of publications available through the NASA Information Center can be found at this link:
    http://www.hq.nasa.gov/office/hqlibrary/ic/ic2.htm#pubs
    NASA History Monographs (the SP-4500 series) are available at no cost with a self-addressed, stamped envelope through the NASA Information Center.
    Some of the NASA History SP Series titles, along with other NASA publications shown on this page, are available through the Government Printing Office (GPO) and the National Technical Information Service (NTIS).
  • GPO bookstore, 1-866-512-1800, ContactCenter@gpo.gov,
    http://bookstore.gpo.gov/index.jsp
  • NTIS 888-584-8332, customerservice@ntis.gov,
    http://www.ntis.gov/products/nasa.aspx



FLAGSHIP PUBLICATIONS


Documentary Histories --
"Exploring The Unknown":


Documentary Histories --
"The Wind and Beyond":

  • How ideas about aerodynamics first developed and how the science and technology evolved to forge the airplane into the revolutionary machine that it became is the epic story told in this projected six-volume series.
  • Hansen, James R., ed. The Wind and Beyond: Journey into the History of Aerodynamics in America, Volume 1, The Ascent of the Airplane. NASA SP-2003-4409, 2003.
    Click below to view this book in a four part PDF:
    Part 1.
    Part 2.
    Part 3.
    Part 4.
  • Hansen, James R., ed. The Wind and Beyond: Journey into the History of Aerodynamics in America, Volume 2, Reinventing the Airplane. NASA SP-2007-4409, 2007.
    Click below to view this book in a three part PDF:
    Part 1.
    Part 2.
    Part 3.

Brief Histories of NASA:

  • Overviews of NACA and NASA accomplishments in aeronautics and space.
  • Anderson, Frank W., Jr. Orders of Magnitude: A History of NACA and NASA, 1915-1980. NASA SP-4403, 1981. Out of print.
  • Bilstein, Roger E. Orders of Magnitude: A History of the NACA and NASA, 1915-1990. NASA SP-4406, 1989. Out of print.
  • Bilstein, Roger E. Testing Aircraft, Exploring Space: An Illustrated History of NACA and NASA. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2003. This book is an update of: Orders of Magnitude: A History of NACA and NASA, 1915-1990.


50th Anniversary Publications:


Critical Issues in the History of Spaceflight:


Societal Impact of Spaceflight:




Memoirs:

  • This autobiography by Boris Chertok, a towering figure in Soviet/Russian space history, was originally published in Russian and has now been specially translated and edited for publication in the NASA History Series. It is now complete in these four volumes that compile Chertok's insightful reminiscences on his 60-year career in aviation and space.
  • Chertok, Boris. Rockets and People, Volume 1. (NASA SP-2005-4110).
    Click here to view this book in a three part PDF:
    Part 1.
    Part 2.
    Part 3.
  • Chertok, Boris. Rockets and People: Creating a Rocket Industry, Volume II. (NASA SP-2006-4110).
  • Chertok, Boris. Rockets and People: Hot Days of the Cold War, Volume III. (NASA SP-2009-4110).
    E-Book available: click here
  • Chertok, Boris. Rockets and People: The Moon Race, Volume IV. (NASA SP-2011-4110).
    E-Book available: click here This thoroughly researched, insightful biography by a fellow New Zealander who came to the U.S. and worked with William Pickering, who became Director of JPL, is a timely addition to the literature and an engaging portrait of one of the pioneers of early U.S. robotic spaceflight.
  • Mudgway, Douglas J. William H. Pickering: America's Deep Space Pioneer. (NASA SP-2008-4113).
    Click below to view this book in a three part PDF:
    Part 1.
    Part 2.
    Part 3.


Aeronautics and Space Report of the President:


NASA Historical Data Books:


Astronautics and Aeronautics Chronology:



NASA HISTORY PUBLICATIONS ARRANGED BY SPECIAL PUBLICATION (SP) NUMBERS


Reference Works, (SP-4000 Series):


Management Histories, (SP-4100 Series):


Project Histories, (SP-4200 Series):


Center Histories, (SP-4300 Series):


General Histories, (SP-4400 Series):

"The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways. The point, however, is to change it." Karl Marx

"He would, wouldn't he?" Mandy Rice-Davies. When asked in court whether she knew that Lord Astor had denied having sex with her.

“I think it would be a good idea” Ghandi, when asked about Western Civilisation.
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