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Description of the NASA publications available in our collection. Topics include aerospace engineering, space travel, planets, and research and development.


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About the agency

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) was established in 1958. Its predecessor agency was the National Advisory Committee on Aeronautics (NACA), which was formed in 1915. NASA is responsible for the U.S. space program, and it also conducts scientific research on a wide variety of subjects.

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Our holdings

Government Documents holds an extensive collection of NASA publications, including the following series:

STAR : scientific and technical aerospace reports (NAS 1.9/4:) STAR provides indexing and abstracts of NASA and other aerospace research. Current issues are available online, and you can sign up to have issues sent to you automatically.

Technical reports (NAS 1.12)

Technical notes (NAS 1.14:)

Technical memorandums (NAS 1.15:)

Special publications (NAS 1.21:)

Contractor reports (NAS 1.26:)

These publications are indexed through the NASA technical reports server (NTRS), which also provides links to the full text of most publications. For assistance finding printed or microfiche copies of NASA reports that aren't available online, please contact a librarian.

We have numerous sets of photographs of planets and other objects in space, stickers, posters, pamphlets, CD-ROMs, and other NASA publications. We also have reports about all of the space program disasters as well as Congressional hearings about NASA funding and activities. Please ask a government documents librarian for assistance.

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