Humans to Mars: Fifty Years of Mission Planning, 1950-2000
by David S. F. Portree
Publisher: NASA History Division 2001
Number of pages: 151
By examining the evolution of 50 mission studies over the past 50 years, David Portree gives us a sense of the many options that Mars human space flight planners in the United States have explored. Portree covers a wide variety of ideas for human exploration of Mars...
Download or read it online for free here:
by Boris Chertok - NASA History Series
Chertok devotes a significant portion of the volume to the early years of Soviet human space flight in the early 1960's. These include a chapter on the Vostok and Voskhod programs, which left an indelible mark on early years of the 'space race'.
by Ivan D. Ertel, at al. - NASA
The chronology of the Apollo spacecraft and the lunar mission provides documented information covering a wide range of happenings directly and indirectly related to the program. Written for historians and others interested in the great adventure.
by David P. Stern - phy6.org
A coherent, self-contained course at the high-school level, also suitable for independent study, rich in history. It deals with the world of gravity -- of massive planets and stars, and the way spaceflight is achieved despite their strong pull.
by Dave Baiocchi, William Welser IV - RAND Corporation
Orbital space debris represents a growing threat to the operation of man-made systems in space. With the goal of guiding future remediation efforts, this monograph examines nine comparable problems that share similarities with orbital debris.