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History Resources

This webpage is a brief overview of some of the online resources available to people researching the history of NASA's contributions to 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.



Bibliographies


NASA Resources

Great Images in NASA (GRIN) - Images of significant historical interest selected by the NASA History Office. Images are arranged by subject and NASA center and offered in a range of sizes.

Dryden Gallery - This online gallery contains digitized images, movies, and drawings of many of the unique research aircraft flown from the 1940s to the present at the NASA Dryden Flight Research Center.

Glenn Research Center ImageNet - This collection is maintained by the GRC Public Affairs office and includes images of GRC's facilities, technology, aircraft, people and space flight operations support.

Langley Research Center Multimedia Repository - A searchable database of photos, images, and movies documenting NASA and NACA research at Langley Research Center.

NASA History Books - Full-text NASA Special Publications, Historical Reports, Monographs in Aerospace History, and other space history documents posted by the NASA Headquarters History Office.

NASA History Office Topical Index - subject and alphabetical list of topics in NASA and space history.

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 Technical Report Server - The NTRS is NASA's publicly available collection of technical papers, starting with its predcecessor agency, the National Advisory Committee on Aeronautics (the NACA), which was established in 1915, and continuing through the decades to the present.

 


Other Resources

Air Force Historical Research Agency

National Air and Space Museum

National Museum of the U.S. Air Force

Last Updated: Jan. 2013