Best Astronautics & Space Flight Books
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1. Baby University Board Book Set: A Science for Toddlers Board Book Set (Science Gifts for Kids) (Baby University Board Book Sets)
Author: by Chris Ferrie
The perfect science baby gift for your future genius! The bestselling Baby University baby board book set includes educational books for toddlers written by an expert that features colorful, simple introductions to scientific principles for babies. Its approach to early learning is beloved by kids and grownups!
Included in this Four-Book Set:Quantum Physics for BabiesRocket Science for BabiesGeneral Relativity for BabiesNewtonian Physics for BabiesThis baby board book set is the perfect way to introduce basic scientific concepts and STEM to even the youngest scientist and makes a wonderful newborn baby gift!
If you’re looking for other STEM-minded boss baby toys, books, and gifts, check out the full Baby University series, including ABCs of Biology, Organic Chemistry for Babies, and 8 Little Planets.
2. Liftoff: Elon Musk and the Desperate Early Days That Launched SpaceX
Author: by Eric Berger
“This is as important a book on space as has ever been written and it’s a riveting page-turner, too.” Homer Hickam, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author of Rocket BoysThe dramatic inside story of the historic flights that launched SpaceXand Elon Muskfrom a shaky startup into the world’s leading-edge rocket companySpaceX has enjoyed a miraculous decade.
Less than 20 years after its founding, it boasts the largest constellation of commercial satellites in orbit, has pioneered reusable rockets, and in 2020 became the first private company to launch human beings into orbit. Half a century after the space race it is private companies, led by SpaceX, standing alongside NASA pushing forward into the cosmos, and laying the foundation for our exploration of other worlds.
But before it became one of the most powerful players in the aerospace industry, SpaceX was a fledgling startup, scrambling to develop a single workable rocket before the money ran dry. The engineering challenge was immense; numerous other private companies had failed similar attempts.
3. Mercury Rising: John Glenn, John Kennedy, and the New Battleground of the Cold War
Author: by Jeff Shesol
One of the Washington Post’s 20 Books to Read This Summer A riveting history of the epic orbital flight that put America back into the space race. If the United States couldn’t catch up to the Soviets in space, how could it compete with them on Earth?
That was the question facing John F. Kennedy at the height of the Cold Wara perilous time when the Soviet Union built the wall in Berlin, tested nuclear bombs more destructive than any in history, and beat the United States to every major milestone in space.
The race to the heavens seemed a race for survivaland America was losing. On February 20, 1962, when John Glenn blasted into orbit aboard Friendship 7, his mission was not only to circle the planet; it was to calm the fears of the free world and renew America’s sense of self-belief.
Mercury Rising re-creates the tension and excitement of a flight that shifted the momentum of the space race and put the United States on the path to the moon. Drawing on new archival sources, personal interviews, and previously unpublished notes by Glenn himself, Mercury Rising reveals how the astronaut’s heroics lifted the nation’s hopes in what Kennedy called the “hour of maximum danger.” 16 pages of illustrations
4. Across the Airless Wilds: The Lunar Rover and the Triumph of the Final Moon Landings
Author: by Earl Swift
Earl Swift lays out this great unsung saga with verve and magisterial sweep.” Hampton SidesIn this “brilliantly observed” (Newsweek) rediscovery of the final Apollo moon landings, the acclaimed author of Chesapeake Requiem reveals why these extraordinary yet overshadowed missionsdistinguished by the use of the revolutionary lunar roving vehicledeserve to be celebrated as the pinnacle of human adventure and exploration.8:36 P.M.
EST, December 12, 1972: Apollo 17 astronauts Gene Cernan and Jack Schmitt braked to a stop alongside Nansen Crater, keenly aware that they were far, far from home. They had flown nearly a quarter-million miles to the man in the moon’s left eye, landed at its edge, and then driven five miles in to this desolate, boulder-strewn landscape.
As they gathered samples, they strode at the outermost edge of mankind’s travels. This place, this moment, marked the extreme of exploration for a species born to wander. A few feet away sat the machine that made the achievement possible: an electric go-cart that folded like a business letter, weighed less than eighty pounds in the moon’s reduced gravity, and muscled its way up mountains, around craters, and over undulating plains on America’s last three ventures to the lunar surface.
5. Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race
Author: by Margot Lee Shetterly
William Morrow Paperbacks
The #1 New York Times bestseller The phenomenal true story of the black female mathematicians at NASA whose calculations helped fuel some of America’s greatest achievements in spacea powerful, revelatory history essential to our understanding of race, discrimination, and achievement in modern America.
The basis for the smash Academy Award-nominated film starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae, Kirsten Dunst, and Kevin Costner. Before John Glenn orbited the earth, or Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, a group of dedicated female mathematicians known as human computers used pencils, slide rules and adding machines to calculate the numbers that would launch rockets, and astronauts, into space.
Among these problem-solvers were a group of exceptionally talented African American women, some of the brightest minds of their generation. Originally relegated to teaching math in the South’s segregated public schools, they were called into service during the labor shortages of World War II, when America’s aeronautics industry was in dire need of anyone who had the right stuff.
6. The Burning Blue: The Untold Story of Christa McAuliffe and NASA's Challenger Disaster
Author: by Kevin Cook
The untold story of a national traumaNASA’s Challenger explosionand what really happened to America’s Teacher in Space, illuminating the tragic cost of humanity setting its sight on the starsYou’ve seen the pictures. You know what happened.Or do you? On January 28, 1986, NASA’s space shuttle Challenger exploded after blasting off from Cape Canaveral.
Christa McAuliffe, America’s Teacher in Space, was instantly killed, along with the other six members of the mission. At least that’s what most of us remember. Kevin Cook tells us what really happened on that ill-fated, unforgettable day. He traces the pressuresleading from NASA to the White Housethat triggered the fatal order to launch on an ice-cold Florida morning.
Cook takes readers inside the shuttle for the agonizing minutes after the explosion, which the astronauts did indeed survive. He uncovers the errors and corner-cutting that led an overconfident space agency to launch a crew that had no chance to escape.
But this is more than a corrective to a now-dimming memory. Centering on McAuliffe, a charmingly down-to-earth civilian on the cusp of history, The Burning Blue animates a colorful cast of characters: a pair of red-hot flyers at the shuttle’s controls, the second female and first Jewish astronaut, the second Black astronaut, and the first Asian American and Buddhist in space.
7. Pilot's Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge (Federal Aviation Administration): FAA-H-8083-25B
Author: by Federal Aviation Administration
Skyhorse (July 25, 2017)
This official Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) handbook provides basic knowledge essential for pilots on topics like decision making, aerodynamics, flight controls, weather theory, airport operations, and more. This updated handbook introduces pilots to the broad spectrum of knowledge that will be needed as they progress in their pilot training.
Written for the pilot preparing for a Remote, Sport, Private, Commercial, or Flight Instructor Pilot Certificate, it is a key reference for all the information necessary to operate an aircraft and to pass the FAA Knowledge Exam and Practical Test.
The table of contents includes:Introduction to FlyingAeronautical Decision-MakingAircraft ConstructionPrinciples of FlightAerodynamics of FlightFlight ControlsAircraft SystemsFlight InstrumentsFlight Manuals and Other DocumentsWeight and BalanceAircraft PerformanceWeather TheoryAviation Weather ServicesAirport OperationsAirspaceNavigationAeromedical FactorsThis handbook introduces readers to flying and a history of flight, then explores the role of the FAA, criteria for earning the various pilot certificates, how to plan their flight education, and the examinations associated with earning a pilot certificate.
8. Extraterrestrial: The First Sign of Intelligent Life Beyond Earth
Author: by Avi Loeb
INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Provocative and thrilling … Loeb asks us to think big and to expect the unexpected. Alan Lightman, New York Times bestselling author of Einstein’s Dreams and Searching for Stars on an Island in MaineHarvard’s top astronomer lays out his controversial theory that our solar system was recently visited by advanced alien technology from a distant star.
In late 2017, scientists at a Hawaiian observatory glimpsed an object soaring through our inner solar system, moving so quickly that it could only have come from another star. Avi Loeb, Harvard’s top astronomer, showed it was not an asteroid; it was moving too fast along a strange orbit, and left no trail of gas or debris in its wake.
There was only one conceivable explanation: the object was a piece of advanced technology created by a distant alien civilization. In Extraterrestrial, Loeb takes readers inside the thrilling story of the first interstellar visitor to be spotted in our solar system.
9. Airplane Flying Handbook (Federal Aviation Administration): FAA-H-8083-3B
Author: by Federal Aviation Administration
The Federal Aviation Administration’s Airplane Flying Handbook provides pilots, student pilots, aviation instructors, and aviation specialists with information on every topic needed to qualify for and excel in the field of aviation. Topics covered include:Ground operationsCockpit managementFlight standardsPreflight assessment of the aircraftRick and resource managementThe four fundamentals of flyingBefore-takeoff checkIntegrated flight controlSlow flightsStall recognition and characterizationSpinsTakeoffAirport traffic pattensApproaches and landingsGround reference maneuversNight operationsAnd much moreUpdated to include the most current information, the Airplane Flying Handbook is a great study guide for current pilots and for potential pilots who are interested in applying for their first license.
It is also the perfect gift for any aircraft or aeronautical buff.
10. The Right Stuff
Author: by Tom Wolfe
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
May 16, 2004
From “America’s nerviest journalist” (Newsweek)-a breath-taking epic, a magnificent adventure story, and an investigation into the true heroism and courage of the first Americans to conquer space. “Tom Wolfe at his very best” (The New York Times Book Review)Millions of words have poured forth about man’s trip to the moon, but until now few people have had a sense of the most engrossing side of the adventure; namely, what went on in the minds of the astronauts themselves – in space, on the moon, and even during certain odysseys on earth.
It is this, the inner life of the astronauts, that Tom Wolfe describes with his almost uncanny empathetic powers, that made The Right Stuff a classic.
11. FAR/AIM 2021: Up-to-Date FAA Regulations / Aeronautical Information Manual (FAR/AIM Federal Aviation Regulations)
Author: by Federal Aviation Administration
All the Information you Need to Operate Safely in US Airspace, Fully Updated If you’re an aviator or aviation enthusiast, you cannot be caught with an out-of-date edition of the FAR/AIM. In today’s environment, there is no excuse for ignorance of the rules of the US airspace system.
In the newest edition of the FAR/AIM, all regulations, procedures, and illustrations are brought up to date to reflect current FAA data. This handy reference book is an indispensable resource for members of the aviation community, as well as for aspiring pilots looking to get a solid background in the rules, requirements, and procedures of flight training.
Not only does this manual present all the current FAA regulations, it also includes: A study guide for specific pilot training certifications and ratingsA pilot/controller glossaryStandard instrument proceduresParachute operationsAirworthiness standards for products and partsThe NASA Aviation Safety reporting formImportant FAA contact informationThis is the most complete guide to the rules of aviation available anywhere.
12. Space Atlas, Second Edition: Mapping The Universe And Beyond
Author: by James Trefil
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13. Space Force: Our Star Trek Future (Secret Space Programs)
Author: by Michael Salla
On September 5, 2019, a Space Futures conference was hosted by the US Air Force Space Command which analyzed evolving conditions in space up to 2060. Eight possible negative and positive futures were identified, the optimal being a Star Trek Future which would involve countries with space programs forming a multinational alliance collaborating in civil, military and commercial affairs in space.
Today, the emergence of Space Force, signing of the Artemis Accords, and creation of NATO’s Space Center promise to be the fulcrum for ushering in this Star Trek scenario. Such a future is not assured however due to the existence of uncooperative rival space programs of China and Russia.
Could one or both launch a Space Pearl Harbor that could devastate the entire US GPS system, as predicted 20 years ago by a blue-ribbon Space Commission? Also, there is the wildcard of numerous secret space programs possessing reverse-engineered antigravity craft.
Their existence is not officially acknowledged by major nations, but their space activities pose major challenges to a Star Trek future. Will Space Force be able to integrate the US based secret space programs or will these and their foreign counterparts be obstacles to its future operations?
14. Apollo 1: The Tragedy That Put Us on the Moon
Author: by Ryan S. Walters
On January 27, 1967, astronauts Gus Grissom, Ed White, and Roger Chaffee climbed into a new spacecraft perched atop a large Saturn rocket at Kennedy Space Center in Florida for a routine dress rehearsal of their upcoming launch into orbit, then less than a month away.
All three astronauts were experienced pilots and had dreams of one day walking on the moon. But little did they know, nor did anyone else, that once they entered the spacecraft that cold winter day they would never leave it alive.
The Apollo program would be perilously close to failure before it ever got off the ground. But rather than dooming the space program, this tragedy caused the spacecraft to be completely overhauled, creating a stellar flying machine to achieve the program’s primary goal: putting man on the moon.
Apollo 1 is a candid portrayal of the astronauts, the disaster that killed them, and its aftermath. In it, readers will learn: How the Apollo 1 spacecraft was doomed from the start, with miles of uninsulated wiring and tons of flammable materials in a pure oxygen atmosphere, along with a hatch that wouldn’t open How, due to political pressure, the government contract to build the Apollo 1 craft went to a bidder with an inferior plan How public opinion polls were beginning to turn against the space program before the tragedy and got much worse after Apollo 1 is about America fulfilling its destiny of man setting foot on the moon.
15. Carrying the Fire
Author: by Michael Collins
Farrar Straus & Giroux
Reissued with a new preface by the author on the fiftieth anniversary of the Apollo 11 journey to the moonThe years that have passed since Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins piloted the Apollo 11 spacecraft to the moon in July 1969 have done nothing to alter the fundamental wonder of the event: man reaching the moon remains one of the great eventstechnical and spiritualof our lifetime.
In Carrying the Fire, Collins conveys, in a very personal way, the drama, beauty, and humor of that adventure. He also traces his development from his first flight experiences in the Air Force, through his days as a test pilot, to his Apollo 11 space walk, presenting an evocative picture of the joys of flight as well as a new perspective on time, light, and movement from someone who has seen the fragile earth from the other side of the moon.
16. How We Got to the Moon: The People, Technology, and Daring Feats of Science Behind Humanity's Greatest Adventure
Author: by John Rocco
LONGLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD YALSA EXCELLENCE IN NONFICTION FINALIST A ROBERT F. SIBERT HONOR BOOKThis beautifully illustrated, oversized guide to the people and technology of the moon landing by award-winning author/illustrator John Rocco (illustrator of the Percy Jackson series) is a must-have for space fans, classrooms, and tech geeks.
Everyone knows of Neil Armstrong’s famous first steps on the moon. But what did it really take to get us there? The Moon landing is one of the most ambitious, thrilling, and dangerous ventures in human history. This exquisitely researched and illustrated book tells the stories of the 400,000 unsung heroes-the engineers, mathematicians, seamstresses, welders, and factory workers-and their innovations and life-changing technological leaps forward that allowed NASA to achieve this unparalleled accomplishment.
From the shocking launch of the Russian satellite Sputnik to the triumphant splashdown of Apollo 11, Caldecott Honor winner John Rocco answers every possible question about this world-altering mission. Each challenging step in the space race is revealed, examined, and displayed through stunning diagrams, experiments, moments of crisis, and unforgettable human stories.