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This page separates all books and poems by type. Like the other pop culture pages, it's always expanding.

Space Race Astronaut Autobiographies

No Dream is Too High -Buzz Aldrin

Countdown -Frank Borman

For Spacious Skies -Scott Carpenter 

All-American Boys -Walt Cunningham

The Last Man on the Moon -Gene Cernan

Carrying the Fire -Michael Collins

Flying to the Moon -Michael Collins

Liftoff -Michael Collins

Leap of Faith -Gordon Cooper

Moonwalker -Charlie & Dotty Duke

John Glenn: A Memoir -John Glenn

Gemini!: A Personal Account of Man's Venture Into Space -Gus Grissom

The Way of the Explorer -Ed Mitchell

But for the Grace of God -Bill Pogue

Schirra's Space -Wally Schirra

Two Sides of the Moon -Dave Scott & Alexei Leonov

Deke! -Deke Slayton

We Have Capture -Tom Stafford

Falling to Earth -Al Worden

Forever Young -John Young

We Seven -the Mercury Astronauts

Space Shuttle Astronaut Autobiographies

An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth -Chris Hadfield

Sky Walking -Tom Jones

Endurance -Scott Kelly

Spacewalker -Jerry Ross

Go for Orbit -Rhea Seddon

Space Worker Autobiographies

Flight: My Life in Mission Control -Chris Kraft

Failure is Not an Option -Gene Kranz

The Unbroken Chain -Guenter Wendt


Neil Armstrong -Jay Barbree

Fallen Astronauts -Colin Burgess

The Astronaut Maker -Michael Cassutt

Seven Minus One -Carl L. Chappell

Rocketman -Nancy Conrad

Apollo Pilot -Francis French

First Man -James R. Hansen

High Calling -Evelyn Husband

Calculated Risk -George Leopold

Smoke Jumper, Moon Pilot -Willie Moseley

Sally Ride -Lynn Sherr

History Books

The Mercury 13 -Martha Ackmann

Live From Cape Canaveral -Jay Barbree

A Man on the Moon -Andrew Chaikin

NASA Kennedy Space Center -Mark A. Chambers

A Ball, A Dog, and A Monkey -Michael D'Antonio

Space for Women -Pamela Freni

Apollo 8 -Jeffrey Kluger

Lost Moon (Apollo 13) -Jeffrey Kluger & Jim Lovell

Rocket Men -Robert Kurson

Brining Columbia Home -Mike Leinbach

Abandoned in Place -Roland Miller

Rocket Men -Craig Nelson

The Real Space Cowboys -Wally Schirra & Ed Buckbee

The Race -James Schefter

Moon Shot -Alan Shepard & Deke Slayton

Hidden Figures -Margot Lee Shetterly

Moondust -Andrew Smith

Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared to Dream -Tanya Lee Stone

The Final Mission: Preserving NASA's Apollo Sites -Lisa Westwood

Into the Black -Rowland White


Space Odyssey series by Arthur C. Clarke

       2001: A Space Odyssey

       2010: Odyssey Two

       2061: Odyssey Three

       3001: The Final Odyssey

"The Sentinel" -Arthur C. Clarke

"Brothers Beyond the Void" -Paul Fairman

Blue Gemini series by Mike Jenne

       Blue Gemini: A Thriller

       Blue Darker than Black

       Pale Blue

Space -James Michener

Artemis -Andy Weir

The Martian -Andy Weir


"The More Loving One" -W. H. Auden

"If Only We Had Taller Been" -Ray Bradbury

"They Dreamed" -Lawrence Edward Gebhardt

"Skylab" -Rolf Jacobsen

"When I Heard the Learn'd Astronomer" -Walt Whitman

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