Space Books Sale for the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 with a special sale on our books in astronautics and space history. Highlights include Picturing Apollo 11: Rare Views and Undiscovered Moments, an unprecedented photographic history that offers a wealth of unpublished and recently discovered images, and Safely to Earth: The Men and Women Who Brought the Astronauts Home, an … Continue reading Space Books Sale for the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11

My Unlikely Path to an Apollo and Space Shuttle Career

Excerpt from Safely to Earth: The Men and Women Who Brought the Astronauts Home.  In this one-of-a-kind memoir, Jack Clemons—a former lead engineer in support of NASA—takes readers behind the scenes and into the inner workings of the Apollo and Space Shuttle programs during their most exciting years.  Readers may be surprised to learn that as … Continue reading My Unlikely Path to an Apollo and Space Shuttle Career

Making and Preserving Space Flight History

Feature image credit: NASA Apollo 11 landed the first people on the moon on July 20, 1969. Forty-eight years ago today, at 02:56:15 UTC, those two men—Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin—became the first to set foot on the moon's surface. "Armstrong quickly scooped a small quantity of soil into his pocket as a 'contingency sample,' should … Continue reading Making and Preserving Space Flight History

Why We Need to Preserve the Archaeological Sites on the Moon

Written by Beth Laura O’Leary, coauthor of The Final Mission: Preserving NASA’s Apollo Sites   “Fly me to the moon and let me play among the stars.” —“Fly Me to the Moon” (1954) Lyrics and music by Bart Howard The moon is one of humanity’s oldest fascinations. It plays a part in all cultures around … Continue reading Why We Need to Preserve the Archaeological Sites on the Moon

The History of Human Space Flight

“A fascinating human saga of dedication, competition, sacrifice, and achievement.”—Dave Finley, National Radio Astronomy Observatory “An ambitious and thorough history, extending back to the earliest risk takers and innovators who laid the groundwork for the astronauts and cosmonauts who would break the bonds of Earth.”—George Leopold, author of Calculated Risk “Brings many of the personalities … Continue reading The History of Human Space Flight

The Final Mission

“An excellent overview of artifacts and sites in both terrestrial and extra-terrestrial environments.”—P. J. Capelotti, author of The Human Archaeology of Space  “Artfully blends archaeology and historic preservation into a history of the Cold War space race. A compelling argument for preserving America’s twentieth-century space heritage.”—Todd A. Hanson, author of The Archaeology of the Cold … Continue reading The Final Mission