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Astronautical Books Published in 2009
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This list of more than 100 titles was compiled by the American Astronautical Society History Committee.

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Aldridge, Paul and John Denis. Space Exploration Research. Nova Science. [discuss | order]

Aldrin, Buzz. Look to the Stars. Putnam Juvenile.
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Aldrin, Buzz and Ken Abraham. Magnificent Desolation: The Long Road Home from the Moon. Harmony.
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Allen, Michael. Live From the Moon: Film, Television and the Space Race. I.B. Tauris. [discuss | order]

Andrews, James T.. Red Cosmos: K.E. Tsiolkovskii, Grandfather of Soviet Rocketry. Texas A&M University Press. [discuss | order]

Bean, Alan. Alan Bean: Painting Apollo. Smithsonian Books. [discuss | order]

Bell, David, and Martin Parker. Space Travel and Culture: From Apollo to Space Tourism. Wiley-Blackwell. [discuss | order]

Bell, Jim. Moon 3-D: The Lunar Surface Comes to Life. Sterling. [discuss | order]

Biddle, Wayne. Dark Side of the Moon: Wernher von Braun, the Third Reich, and the Space Race. Norton. [discuss | order]

Bizony, Piers. One Giant Leap: Apollo 11 Remembered. Zenith Press. [discuss | order]

Blackburn, Gerald. Images of America: Downey's Aerospace History, 1947-1999. Arcadia Publishing. [discuss | order]

Bourland, Charles T. and Gregory L. Vogt. The Astronaut's Cookbook: Tales, Recipes, and More. Springer. [discuss | order]

Buckbee, Ed. 50 Years of Rocketry and Spacecraft. Ed Buckbee and Associates. [discuss]

Buckbee, Ed. Wernher von Braun: The Rocket Man. Ed Buckbee and Associates. [discuss]

Burleigh, Robert. One Giant Leap. Philomel. [order]

Calle, Chris. Celebrating Apollo 11: The Artwork of Paul Calle. Aerographics. [discuss | order]

Carroll, Michael. The Seventh Landing: Going Back to the Moon, This Time to Stay. Springer. [discuss | order]

Cezzar, Juliette. Paper Astronaut: The Paper Spacecraft Mission Manual. Universe. [discuss | order]

Chaikin, Andrew and Victoria Kohl. Voices from the Moon: Apollo Astronauts Describe Their Lunar Experiences. Studio. [discuss | order]

Chaikin, Andrew and Victoria Kohl. Mission Control, This is Houston: The Story of the First Voyage to the Moon. Viking. [discuss | order]

Chertok, Boris with Asif Siddiq. Rockets and People: Hot Days of the Cold War, Vol. III. NASA SP-2009-4110. [discuss | order]

Chesley, Alfred T. Next Generation of Human Space Flight Systems. Nova Science. [discuss | order]

Codignola, Luca, and Kai-Uwe Schrogl (Eds.). Humans in Outer Space: Interdisciplinary Odysseys. Springer. [discuss | order]

Court, Darren. Images of America: White Sands Missile Range. Arcadia Publishing. [discuss | order]

Darrin, Ann, and Beth L. O'Leary (Eds.). Handbook of Space Engineering, Archaeology, and Heritage. CRC Press. [discuss | order]

Davis, Lynn. Space Project. Monacelli Press.
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Dewar, James. The Nuclear Rocket: Making Our Planet Green, Peaceful and Prosperous. Apogee Books. [order]

Dick, Steven J., Stephen J. Garber, and Jane H. Odom. Research in NASA History: A Guide to the NASA History Program. NASA SP-2009-4543.

Dickson, Paul. A Dictionary of the Space Age. Johns Hopkins University Press. [discuss | order]

Doody, Dave. Deep Space Craft: An Overview of Interplanetary Flight. Springer-Praxis. [order]

Dorado Gutiérrez and José María. Spain and the European Space Effort. Beauchesne. [discuss]

Dreer, Francis. Space Conquest: The Complete History of Manned Spaceflight. Haynes Publishing.
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Dwight, Edward. Soaring on the Wings of a Dream: The Untold Story of America's First Black Astronaut. Third World Press. [discuss | order]

Erickson, Lance. Space Shuttle Operations and Technology. Linus Publications. [discuss | order]

Evans, Ben. Escaping the Bonds of Earth: The Fifties and the Sixties. Springer-Praxis. [discuss | order]

Fies, Brian. Whatever Happened to the World of Tomorrow?. Abrams Comicarts. [order]

Fish, Bob. Hornet Plus Three: The Story of the Apollo 11 Recovery. Creative Minds Press. [discuss | order]

Floca, Brian. Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11. Richard Jackson Books/Atheneum. [order]

Freeman, Marsha. Krafft Ehricke's Extraterrestrial Imperative. Apogee Books. [discuss |order]

Gallentine, Jay. Ambassadors From Earth: Pioneering Explorations with Unmanned Spacecraft. University of Nebraska Press. [discuss |order]

Gangale, Thomas. The Development of Outer Space: Sovereignty and Property Rights in International Space Law. Praeger. [order]

Georg, Friedrich. Hitler's Miracle Weapons, Volume 3: From the 'America Rocket' to an Orbital Space Station. Helion and Company. [order]

Godwin, Robert. Apollo 17 The NASA Mission Reports, Vol. 2. Apogee Books. [discuss | order]

Green, William. My Life in Space: The Story Behind NASA's Amazing Pictures of the Planets. BookSurge Publishing. [discuss | order]

Haddon, Mark. Footprints on the Moon. Candlewick. [order]

Harland, David M. Paving the Way for Apollo 11. Springer-Praxis. [discuss | order]

Helvajian, H. and S. Janson. Small Satellites: Past, Present, and Future. The Aerospace Press.
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Henderson, Paul, and Gideon Henderson. The Cambridge Handbook of Earth Science Data. Cambridge University Press. [order]

Howe, A. Scott, and Brent Sherwood. Out of This World: The New Field of Space Architecture. AIAA. [discuss | order]

Jacobs, Robert, Michael Cabbage, Constance Moore, and Bertram Ulrich. Apollo: Through the Eyes of the Astronauts. Abrams. [discuss | order]

Jenkins, Dennis, and Jorge Frank. The Apollo 11 Moon Landing: A Photographic 40th Anniversary Retrospective. Specialty Press. [discuss | order]

Jenkins, Dennis, and Jorge Frank. Servicing the Hubble Space Telescope. Specialty Press. [discuss | order]

Johnson-Freese, Joan. Heavenly Ambitions: America's Quest to Dominate Space. University of Pennsylvania Press. [discuss | order]

Jones, Morris. The New Moon Race. Rosenberg Publishing. [order]

Kaler, James B. Heaven's Touch: From Killer Stars to the Seeds of Life, How We Are Connected to the Universe. Princeton University Press. [order]

Kauffman, James. Selling Outer Space: Kennedy, the Media, and Funding for Project Apollo, 1961-1963. University of Alabama Press. [discuss | order]

Kennedy, Gregory. The Rockets and Missiles of White Sands Proving Grounds, 1945-1958. Schiffer Publishing. [discuss | order]

Lambright, W. Henry. Launching a New Mission: Michael Griffin and NASA's Return to the Moon. IBM Center for the Business of Government. [discuss]

Launius, Roger D., and Andrew K. Johnston. Smithsonian Atlas of Space Exploration. HarperCollins Publishers. [discuss | order]

Liepack, Otfrid. History of Rocketry and Astronautics, Proceedings of the Thirty-Fourth History Symposium of the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2000. Univelt. [discuss]

Lyall, Francis F. and Paul B. Larsen. Space Law: A Treatise. Ashgate Publishing. [discuss | order]

Mahler, Julianne G., and Maureen Hogan Casamayou. Organizational Learning at NASA: The Columbia and Challenger Accidents. Georgetown University Press. [discuss | order]

Makemson, Harlen. Media, NASA, and America's Quest for the Moon. Peter Lang Publishing. [discuss | order]

Mailer, Norman. MoonFire: The Epic Journey of Apollo 11. Taschen. [discuss | order]

Manber, Jeffrey. Selling Peace: Inside the Soviet Conspiracy that Transformed the U.S. Space Program. Apogee Books. [discuss | order]

McDonald, Allan J and James R. Hansen. Truth, Lies, and O-Rings: Inside the Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster. University Press of Florida. [discuss | order]

Melady, John. Canadians in Space: The Forever Frontier. Dundurn Press. [discuss | order]

Millis, Marc, and Eric Davis (Eds.). Frontiers of Propulsion Science. AIAA. [discuss | order]

Moulin, Hervé (Editor). History of Rocketry and Astronautics, International Academy of Astronautics History Symposia at the International Astronautical Congresses, Abstracts and Index, 1967-2000. Univelt.

Musgrave, Gary, Axel Larsen, and Tommaso Sgobba (Eds.). Safety Design for Space Systems. Butterworth-Heinemann/Elsevier. [discuss | order]

Musgrave, Story. The NASA Northrop T-38: Photographic Art from an Astronaut Pilot. Lannistoria. [discuss | order]

Myrabo, Leik and John Lewis. Lightcraft Flight Handbook LTI-20: Hypersonic Flight Transport for an Era Beyond Oil. Apogee Books. [order]

Nansen, Ralph. Energy Crisis: Solution From Space. Apogee Books. [order]

Nelson, Craig. Rocket Men: The Epic Story of the First Men on the Moon. Viking. [discuss | order]

Nicogossian, Arnauld. U.S. and Russian Cooperation in Space Biology and Medicine: Space Biology and Medicine, Volume 5. AIAA. [discuss | order]

Olla, Phillip (Editor). Space Technologies for the Benefit of Human Society and Earth. Springer. [discuss | order]

Olsen, Gregory. By Any Means Necessary: An Entrepreneur's Journey into Space. GHO Ventures LLC. [discuss | order]

Ottaviani, Jim, Zander Cannon, and Kevin Cannon. T-Minus: The Race to the Moon. Simon & Schuster. [discuss | order]

Parcak, Sarah. Satellite Remote Sensing for Archaeology. Routledge. [order]

Parry, Dan. Moonshot: The Inside Story of Mankind's Greatest Adventure. Ebury Press. [discuss | order]

Pelton, Joseph, and Peter Marshall. License to Orbit: The Future of Commercial Space Travel. Apogee Books. [order]

Peterson, Michael B. Missiles for the Fatherland: Peenemünde, National Socialism, and the V-2 Missile. Cambridge University Press. [discuss | order]

Platt, Richard. Moon Landing: Apollo 11 40th Anniversary Pop-Up. Candlewick. [order]

Pyle, Rod. Missions to the Moon: The Complete Story of Man's Greatest Adventure. Carleton Publishing Group. [discuss | order]

Riley, Christopher, and Philip Dolling. Apollo 11 Owner's Workshop Manual. Haynes. [discuss | order]

Rumerman, Judy. NASA Historical Data Book, Volume, VII -- NASA Launch Systems, Space Transportation/ Human Spaceflight, and Space Science, 1989-1998. NASA SP-2009-4012. [order]

Sachs, Tom. Tom Sachs: Space Program. Rizzoli. [discuss | order]

Schrogel, Kai-Uwe, Charlotte Mathieu, and Nicolas Peter. Yearbook on Space Policy 2007/2008: From Policies to Programmes. Springer. [discuss | order]

Seedhouse, Erik. Martian Outpost: The Challenges of Establishing a Human Settlement on Mars. Springer-Praxis. [discuss | order]

Seedhouse, Erik. The New Space Race: China vs. the United States. Springer-Praxis. [discuss | order]

Shayler, David. Space Rescue: Ensuring the Safety of Manned Spaceflight. Springer. [discuss | order]

Smith, Scott, Sara Zwart, Vickie Kloeris, and Martina Heer (Eds.). Nutritional Biochemistry of Space Flight. Nova Science Publishers. [discuss | order]

Sterling, Robert. The Soaring Achievements of John C. Houbolt. createspace.com. [discuss | order]

Stone, Jerry. One Small Step: Celebrating the First Men on the Moon. Flash Point. [discuss | order]

Stroud, Rick. The Book of the Moon. Walker & Company. [discuss | order]

Suitor, William. Rocketbelt Pilot's Manual: A Guide by the Bell Test Pilot. Apogee Books. [discuss | order]

van Pelt, Michel. Space Tethers and Space Elevators. Springer-Praxis. [discuss | order]

Wallace, Lane and Christian Gelzer. Nose Up: High Angle-of-Attack and Thrust Vectoring Research at NASA Dryden 1979-2001. NASA SP-2009-4534.

Walsh, Patrick. Spaceflight: A Historical Encyclopedia. Greenwood. [discuss | order]

Young, Amanda. Spacesuits: Within the Collections of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. powerHouse Books. [discuss | order]

Zhao, Yun. Space Commercialization and the Development of Space Law from a Chinese Legal Perspective. Nova Science Publishers. [discuss | order]


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