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.
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.