Aerospace

NASA

Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel
An independent group charged with examining all safety related issues in NASA's human space flight projects. Contents include mission statement, annual report and panel composition.
Apollo Flight Journal
Provided by the NASA history division, the Apollo Flight Journal compiles information on the Apollo flights to the moon.
Astrobiology Magazine
Sponsored by NASA, Astrobiology Magazine is an online resource for information on astrophysics, planetary sciences and earth exploration from a wide range of international sources. To access the magazine articles by month, year or topic go to All Stories.
Great Images in NASA (GRIN)
More than a thousand photos documenting NASA's history. Photos are selected based on historical interest, popularity and visual impact. Browse by subject, NASA Center, or use the 'Search by Keywords' feature. NOTE: multiple search terms assume an 'or.' To retrieve all terms, link using the word 'and'; words are searched as phrases when enclosed in parentheses, e.g. (space shuttle).
HQ Historical Reference Collection
NASA makes available historical press kits, press releases, mission transcripts and administrators' speeches. Basic and Advanced search capabilities provided.
NASA - Advanced Search
One place to search all of the NASA Web servers using advanced search features.
NASA - Management and Policy Documents
This NASA Headquarters Library site provides access to a collection of full-text NASA publications, including budget materials, handbooks, program and annual reports.
NASA Headquarters / NASA Sites
Links provided to NASA Centers and Facilities. Click on "Budgets & Performance" for both budget and performance/accountability reports.
NASA History Program Office
This site's purpose is to 'document and preserve [NASA's] remarkable history.' Searchable by subject or alphabetical index. Includes information on NASA's predecessor, NACA.
NASA Home Page
Includes information about NASA's organization, including links to all of the NASA Centers, NASA's mission, frequently asked questions, and more.
NASA Watch
An alternative view of the operations at NASA. Not sponsored by the space agency.
NIX: NASA Image eXchange
Use the NASA Technical Reports Server to search NASA's online image and photo collections. To search for images uncheck NACA and NASA STI and check NIX under the search box.
Remembering Columbia STS-107
The NASA History Office provides documents, photos and other information about the Columbia disaster. Provides related links including one to the Columbia Accident Investigation Board and its 6-volume CAIB Report.
Report of the Presidential Commission on the Space Shuttle Challenger Accident (Rogers Commission)
The fulltext report of the committee which investigated the Space Shuttle Challenger Accident. For more information, visit the site sponsored by the Federation of American Scientists (FAS) which contains annotated links to news briefs, accident reports, and photos.
Space Shuttle Mission Home Page
Information on past, present and future space shuttle missions. View the Space Shuttle Reference Manual and the Shuttle Operational Data Book on the Reference page. Or, find details about future missions. There are also Press Kits for each mission and biographies of crew members. This is part of NASA's Human Spaceflight web site which also includes information about the International Space Station.
Spinoff
Spinoff is a publication of NASA's Technology Transfer Office. It chronicles the secondary use of NASA technology in areas such as medicine, the environment, recreation, consumer goods, and computer technology. This site provides a searchable database of Spinoff products. The Library has Spinoff in our collection (TL 865 .S65) from 1976 through 2011.
Technical Diagrams and Drawings
Contains detailed technical diagrams and drawings of spacecraft and systems from the Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, Skylab, Apollo-Soyuz, and Space Shuttle programs.

News

SpaceRef
Daily space news with an extensive calendar of upcoming meetings and conferences and launches.
The Universe Today
Newsletter, updated daily, covering space exploration, science, politics and policy.

Solar System

National Solar Observatory
This site links to the National Solar Observatory at Sacramento Peak and at Kitt Peak, as well as to the Global Oscillation Nework Group (GONG).
Solar System Simulator
A generous collection of computer generated images of the solar system, maps of planets and their satellites, and space artwork. Sponsored by NASA, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and CalTech.
Space Telescope Science Institute
This is the site for information on the Hubble Space Telescope including instruments, handbooks for observation and information on the Institute itself.
Views of the Solar System
Calvin J. Hamilton's extensive collection of images and facts.

Space Commercialization

Commercial Space Gateway
This site provides news, research and career resources for the evolving commercial space industry.
NewSpaceGlobal
Market data and analyses for the commercial space industry. Full-text content from NewSpaceGlobal is available online to current ERAU affiliates. ERNIE Login required.
Office of Commercial Space Transportation
The Office of Commercial Space Transportation regulates the commercial space transportation industry. Information available includes legislation and policies, launch data and special reports.
Space Commerce
The Department of Commerce's Office of Space Commercialization. This site provides information on policy issues, transportation, satellite navigation, remote sensing and other areas of the space commerce industry.

Space Exploration

Basics of Space Flight
An online workbook written for people who work at Caltech's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. An introduction to space flight in general and deep space missions in particular.
Challenger Accident Homepage
This site, sponsored by the Federation of American Scientists (FAS), includes annotated links to news briefs, accident reports, and photos of the Space Shuttle Challenger accident. Included is the link to the Report of the Presidential Commission on the Space Shuttle Challenger Accident (Rogers Commission).
Division of Space Life Sciences
Part of the Universities Space Research Association (URSA) the DSLS conducts research, hosts meetings, seminars and workshops relating to spaceflight's risk to humans.
Encyclopedia Astronautica
Sponsored by Friends and Partners in Space, an organization dedicated to improving communication between the West and former Soviet Union, this site covers US, Soviet, Chinese, Japanese and European astronautics. You can search a subject list or use the alphabetical index to jump to a section.
FAA Launch Reports & Studies
From the FAA's Office of Commercial Space Transportation, publications include launch reports, economic impact of commerical space transportation, risk assessments and other special reports.
Futron's Space & Telecommunications
Conference papers, white papers and technology reports relating to commercial launch vehicles and satellites--their launch costs, market share and supply/demand.
Human Exploration and Operations
Information on the International Space Station, the Space Shuttle Program and Flight Support.
Journey Through the Galaxy
This site provides encyclopedic information regarding the solar system, stars, universe and space exploration.
KSC Next Gen Site
From the Kennedy Space Center, this site is concerned with "routine, affordable and safe [space] transportation." Links provided to Spaceport information, Highly Reusable Space Transportation, and Space Shuttle costs/reliability.
Mission and Spacecraft Library
Designed to be understood by the layperson, this site provides basic facts on over 5000 orbital spacecraft launches and launch attempts. Enter search terms in "Quick Looks" or browse by Spacecraft Name, Program Name or Mission Type.
NASA Human Spaceflight
NASA's website for the Space Shuttle and the International Space Station. Resouces include news, history, mission reports and images.
Office of Commercial Space Transportation
The Office of Commercial Space Transportation regulates the commercial space transportation industry. Information available includes legislation and policies, launch data and special reports.
Remembering Columbia STS-107
The NASA History Office provides documents, photos and other information about the Columbia disaster. Provides related links including one to the Columbia Accident Investigation Board and its 6-volume CAIB Report.
Report of the Presidential Commission on the Space Shuttle Challenger Accident (Rogers Commission)
The fulltext report of the committee which investigated the Space Shuttle Challenger Accident.
SETI Institute
Seeking to answer the question 'Are we alone in the Universe?,' the SETI Institute provides information on its research projects and educational programs, with links to publications and related websites. New users are required to create an online account to view the resources.

Space Station

International Space Station
Part of NASA's Human Spaceflight, this site includes an overview of the International Space Station program. Included are crew biographies, a gallery of images, and detailed information on the different parts of the station.
Space Settlements
This NASA site seeks to answer the who, what, why, and how of space settlements. It gives sociological reasons for colonizing space and technical information on what colonization would entail.

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