Session 3 – Suggested Resources by Presenters

Links and Further Readings from Roger Launius:

Allan Needell, curator of the Apollo 11 Gallery, recommends the following books on the Apollo Program

Benson, Charles D., and William Barnaby Faherty. Moonport: A History of Apollo Launch Facilities and Operations. Washington, D.C.: Scientific & Technical Office, NASA, 1978.

Berkner, Lloyd V. The Scientific Age: The Impact of Science on Society. New Haven: Yale University Press, 06/06/22, 1964.

Biddle, Wayne. “Two Faces of Catastrophe.” Air & Space Magazine September (September 1990): 46 – 49.

Bilstein, Roger. Stages to Saturn: A Technological History of the Apollo/Saturn Launch Vehicles. NASA SP-4206. Washington, DC: NASA, 1980.

Borman, Frank. Countdown. New York: Silver Arrow Books, William Morrow, 1988.

Bromberg, Joan Lisa. NASA and the Space Industry. Johns Hopkins University Press, 1999.

Brooks, Courtney G., James M. Grimwood, and Loyd S. Swenson. Chariots for Apollo – A History of Manned Lunar Spacecraft. Scientific & Information Branch, NASA, 1979.

Byrnes, Mark E. Politics and Space: Image Making by NASA. Westport, Connecticut: Praeger, 1994.

Collins, Michael. Carrying the Fire: An Astronaut’s Journeys. New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1974. Dethloff, Henry C. Suddenly, Tomorrow Came. NASA, 1993.

Giblin, Kelly A. “Fire in the Cockpit: Apollo 1 Was the Greatest Disaster in America’s Race to the Moon.” Invention & Technology 13.4 (Spring 1998): 46 through 54.

Gray, Mike. Angle of Attack: Harrison Storms and the Race to the Moon. New York: W.W.Norton & Co., 1992.

Grissom, Betty, and Henry Still. Starfall. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Co., 1974.

Hacker, Barton C., and James M. Grimwood. On the Shoulders of Titans: A History of Project Gemini. Washington, D.C.: Scientific & Technical Information Office, NASA, 1977.

Hallion, Richard P., and Tom D. Crouch, eds., Apollo: Ten Years Since Tranquillity Base. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1979.

Hunt, Raymond G., and Gregory W. Hunt. “Some Structural Features of Relations Between the Department of Defense, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and Their Principle Contractors.” Social Forces 49.3 (March` 1971): 414-31.

Lambright, W. Henry. Powering Apollo: James E. Webb of NASA. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1995.

Lewis, Richard S. The Voyages of Apollo: The Exploration of the Moon. New York: The New York Times Co., 1974.

Lovell, Jim, and Jeffrey Kluger. Lost Moon: The Perilous Voyage of Apollo 13. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1994.

Mann, Alfred K. For Better or for Worse: The Marriage Os Science and Government in the United States. New York: Columbia University Pres, 2000.

McDougall, Walter A...the Heavens and the Earth: A Political History of the Space Age. New York: Basic Books, 06/06/09, 1985.

—. “Technocracy and Statecraft in the Space Age — Toward the History of a Saltation.” The American Historical Review 87.4 (October 1982): 1010-40.

Murray, Charles, and Catherine Bly Cox. Apollo: The Race to the Moon. Simon & Schuster, 1989.

Noble, David F. The Religion of Technology: The Divinity of Man and the Spirit of Invention. New York: Penguin Books, 1997.

Orlott, Richard W. Apollo by the Numbers: A Statistical Reference for the Manned Phase of Project Apollo. NASA, 1996.

Pellegrino, Charles R. and Joshua Stoff. Chariots for Apollo: The Making of the Lunar Module. New York: Atheneum, 1985.

“Personal Reflections.” “Before This Decade is Out..”: Personal Reflections on the Apollo Program. Excerpts of oral history interviews with major figures of the Apollo program. By Glen Swanson. Washington, D.C.: NASA History Office, Office of Policy and Plans, NASA, 1999.

Price, Don K. Government and Science: Their Dynamic Relation in American Democracy. New York: Oxford University Press, 1962.

Shepard, Alan, et al. Moon Shot: The Inside Story of America’s Race to the Moon. Atlanta: Turner Publishing Co., 1994.

Siddiqi, Asif A. Challenge to Apollo. Washington, D. C.: NASA, 2000.

Swenson, Loyd S., James M. Grimwood, and Charles C. Alexander. This New Ocean: A History of Project Mercury. Washington, D.C.: Office of Policy & Plans, NASA History Office, 1962.

Thomas, Shirley. “The Apollo Fire and Investigation: Facts not Considered.” AIAA, International Astronautical Federation, 3-5 Rue Mario-Nikis, 75015 Paris, France IAA-96-IAA. International Astronautical Congress, October 7 – 11, 1996, Beijing, China (7-11/October 1996): 30.

Trento, Joseph. Prescription for Disaster. New York: Crown, 1987.

Wilford, John Noble. We Reach the Moon. New York: Bantam Books, Inc., 1969.

Wolfe, Tom. The Right Stuff. New York: Bantam Books, Inc., 1979.