NAL Historic Documents

Books Written By NAL Members

Some of our NAL members are writers and have written books or have participated in the writing of a book.  If you have written a book, please let Estella Gillette know so that we can add you to this list. If you search for the title on Amazon.com, you’ll find out what the books are all about! 

George W.S. Abbey

The Astronaut Maker: How One Mysterious Engineer Ran Human Spaceflight for a Generation by Michael Cassutt – Amazon

Clay Anderson

The Ordinary Spaceman: From Boyhood Dreams to Astronaut; Amazon
A is for Astronaut: Blasting Through the Alphabet (Scott Brundage , Illustrator);
It’s a Question of Space: An Ordinary Astronaut’s Answers to Sometimes Extraordinary Questions. – Amazon

Jerry Bostick

The Kid from Golden: From the Cotton Fields of Mississippi to NASA Mission Control and Beyond
From the Trench of Mission Control to the Craters of the Moon (co-authored with S. Bales, W. Boone, C. Deiterich, W. Gravett, M. Kennedy, G. Lunney, D. Reed, M. VonEhrenfried) – Amazon

(Newton) Ted, Jr. Buras

Reach for the Stars – Amazon

Jeffrey Davis

Senior Editor.  Fundamentals of Aerospace Medicine, 4th edition – amazon

Marianne Dyson

A Passion for Space: Adventures of a Pioneering Female NASA Flight Controller (Springer, 2015) – Amazon ;
Fly Me to the Moon and other stories (Dyson, 2015)
Science Fiction Versus the Real Thing: What I learned on NASA’s “Vomit Comet” (Dyson, 2012);
Space Poems (Dyson, 2011); 
Space and Astronomy: Decade by Decade (Facts On File, 2007);
Children’s titles:
Space Station Science: Life in Freefall (Scholastic 1999; 2nd edition, Windward/Finney 2004);
Homework Help on the Internet (Scholastic, 2000);
Home on the Moon: Living on a Space Frontier (NatGeo, 2003);
Stars and Galaxies (Scholastic Space University Series, 2005);
The Callahan Kids: Tales of Life on Mars (4Frontiers, 2013);
Welcome to Mars:  Making a Home on the Red Planet (coauthored with Buzz Aldrin, NatGeo, 2015);
To the Moon and Back; My Apollo 11 Adventure (coauthored with Buzz Aldrin, NatGeo, 2018);
Welcome to the Moon (coauthored with Lindsey Cousins, foreword by Andrew Aldrin, cover by Alan Bean, Aldrin Family Foundation, 2019)

Mike Engle

Landing Eagle—Inside the Cockpit during the First Moon Landing. – Amazon

Paul Hill

Leadership from the Mission Control Room to the Boardroom: A Guide to Unleashing Team Performance. – Amazon

Rick Houston & Milt Heflin

Go Flight, The Unsung Heroes of Mission Control – Amazon

Maurice Kennedy

From the Trench of Mission Control to the Craters of The Moon – Amazon

Lawrence Kuznutz

Dr. K’s Spacesuit Book; CASI’s Guess:  Where did the oceans go?  Where did the air go?  Where did the life go?;
Save the Shuttle:  Life with the Space Shuttle and the Last Ditch Attempt to Save and Privatize it;
Spacesuits and Life Support Systems for the Exploration of Mars;
Marsquest ONE:  where did the oceans go? Where did the air go? Where did the life go?;
Human Life Sciences Research Aboard the International Space Station and the Space Shuttle:  A White Paper.

Christopher C. Kraft, Jr.

Flight: My Life in Mission Control – Amazon

Sy Libergot

Apollo EECOM:  Journey of a Lifetime (Apogee Books Space Series).  

Stokes McMillan

One Night of Madness.

James Oberg

Red Star in Orbit – Amazon
Star-Crossed Orbits: Inside The U.S.-Russian Space Alliance
Mission to Mars: Plans and Concepts for the First Manned Landing
Uncovering Soviets Disasters: Exploring the Limits of Glasnost
UFO’s and Outer Space Mysteries: A Sympathetic Skeptic’s Report
Space Power Theory
Pioneering Space: Living on the Next Frontier

Jerry Ross

Becoming a Spacewalker: My Journey to the StarsSpacewalker:   – Amazon
My Journey in Space and Faith as NASA’s Record-Setting Frequent Flyer. – Amazon

Manfred “Dutch” Von Ehrenfried

From Cave Man to Cave Martian:  Living in Caves on the Earth, Moon, and Mars;
Apollo Mission Control:  The Making of a National Historic Landmark;
Exploring the Martian Moons:  A Human Mission to Deimos and Phobos;
The Birth of NASA:  The Work of the Space Task Group, America’s First True Space Pioneers;
Stratonauts: Pioneers Venturing into the Stratosphere;
Nuclear Terrorism—a primer.  As it Applies to the U. S. Nuclear Industry.  – Amazon
Apollo Mission Control, The Making of a National Historic Landmark – Amazon

Jim Wetherbee

Controlling Risk—In a Dangerous World: Thirty Techniques for Operating Excellence