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T.Keith Glennan Memorial Library

Aerospace Resources

This webpage is a brief overview of some of the online resources available to people researching aeronautics and astronautics. Lists of databases, document collections, and our current journal subscriptions can be found elsewhere on this website.

All items are available at the Headquarters Library, except as noted. NASA Headquarters employees and contractors: call (x0168) or email Library@hq.nasa.gov for information on borrowing or in-library use of any of these items. Members of the public, contact your Local Library for the availability of these items. NASA Headquarters employees can request additional materials or research on this topic. The Library welcomes your comments or suggestions about this webpage.


Books Online

NASA Aeronautics Research Mision Directorate E-Books

NASA History Series Publications

NASA Thesaurus - The NASA Thesaurus contains the authorized NASA subject terms used to index and retrieve materials in the NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS).

Encyclopedia Astronautica - A resource for information about rockets, spacecraft, launch vehicles, astronauts, cosmonauts, spaceflight, engines, space history, and exploration.

Libraries and Institutions

Library of Congress

Public Libraries - a directory of libraries across the USA with links to their online catalogs.

Lunar & Planetary Institute Library

National Air and Space Museum

National Museum of the Air Force


Department of Commerce, Office of Space Commercialization - Offers speeches, presentations, workshops, and reports on various space business and policy issues.

Drawings & Technical Diagrams - Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, Skylab and the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project.

Federal Aviation Administration 

Heavens-Above - Predicts when and where you can see spacecraft.

International Trade Commission, Office of Aerospace - Offers full-text of trade agreements and industry statistics.

Jonathan's Space Report - Jonathan McDowell tracks news of launches worldwide and publishes a biweekly report.

NASA History Office, Headquarters - Histories of everything from the Apollo program to NACA to the X-33. Includes many electronic books.

NASA History Offices, other Centers - Many have online documents, images, or databases.

NASA Multimedia Page

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS) - Search for and download NASA p!ublications for free.

Last Updated: Jan. 2013