Astronaut and Cosmonaut Bibliography

Books only.
  1. Aldrin, Edwin E. Jr. Return to Earth. New York: Random House, 1973.
  2. Allen, Joseph. Entering Space. New York: Stewart, Tabori, & Chang, 1984.
  3. Bamford, James. The Puzzle Palace. New York: Penguin, 1982.
  4. Bean, Alan; Chaikin, Andrew. Apollo: An Eyewitness Account by Astronaut/Explorer Artist/Moonwalker Alan Bean. Shelton, CT: Greenwich Workshop Press, 1998.
  5. Bean, Alan; Fraknoi, Beverly. My Life as an Astronaut. New York: Pocket Books, 1988.
  6. Bolin, Terry; Stanton, Rosemary. Wind Breaks. New York: Bantam, 1995.
  7. Borman, Frank; Serling, Robert J.. Countdown: An Autobiography. New York: William Morrow, 1988.
  8. Burrough, Bryan. Dragonfly. New York: HarperCollins, 1998.
  9. Carpenter, M. Scott; Cooper, L. Gordon Jr.; Glenn, John H. Jr.; Grissom, Virgil I.; Schirra, Walter M. Jr.; Shepard, Alan B. Jr.; Slayton, Donald K.. We Seven. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1962.
  10. Carpenter, M. Scott; Stoever, Kris. For Spacious Skies: The Uncommon Journey of a Mercury Astronaut. New York: Harcourt, 2002.
  11. Cernan, Eugene. The Last Man on the Moon. New York: St. Martin's, 1999.
  12. Chaikin, Andrew. A Man on the Moon. New York: Penguin, 1998 (original (C) 1994).
  13. Clancy, Tom and Horner, Chuck. Every Man a Tiger. New York: Putnam, 1999.
  14. Collins, Michael. Lift-Off. New York: Grove Press, 1988.
  15. Collins, Michael. Carrying the Fire. New York: Ballantine, 1974.
  16. Conrad, Nancy; Klausner, Howard A. Rocketman: Astronaut Pete Conrad's Incredible Ride to the Moon and Beyond. New York: NAL, 2005.
  17. Cooper, Henry S. F. Before Lift-Off. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins, 1987.
  18. Cooper, L. Gordon. Leap of Faith. New York: HarperCollins, 2000.
  19. Cunningham, Walter. The All-American Boys. New York: Macmillan, 1977.

    Comment: Cunningham published an updated version after the Columbia tragedy.

  20. Duke, Charlie. Moonwalker. Nashville: Oliver-Nelson, 1990.
  21. Foale, Colin. Waystation to the Stars. London: Headline, 1999.
  22. Gandt, Robert. Bogeys and Bandits: The Making of a Fighter Pilot. New York: Penguin, 1997.
  23. Garn, Jake. Night Launch. New York: William Morrow, 1989.

    Comment: Garn was the U.S. Senator from Utah who flew on the Space Shuttle in the 1980s. This book is a novel.

  24. Glenn, John H. John Glenn: A Memoir. New York: Bantam, 1999.
  25. Grissom, Betty. Starfall. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell, 1974.
  26. Hooper, Gordon R. The Soviet Cosmonaut Team. Woodbridge, Suffolk, UK: GRH Publications, 1986.
  27. Johnston, RS et al (eds). Biomedical Results of Apollo (NASA SP-368). Washington, DC: US Government Printing Office, 1975.
  28. Kelly, Fred. America's Astronauts and Their Indestructable Spirit. Blue Ridge Summit, PA: Tab Books, 1986.
  29. Kraft, Christopher. Flight: My Life in Mission Control. New York: Dutton, 2001.
  30. Linenger, Jerry. Off the Planet. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2000.
  31. Lovell, James. Lost Moon. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1994.
  32. Mitchell, Edgar D. The Way of the Explorer. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1996.
  33. Mullane, R. Mike. Do Your Ears Pop in Space?. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1997.
  34. O'Leary, Brian. The Making of an Ex-Astronaut. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1970.
  35. Pogue, William. Astronaut Primer. ?? Phoenix, AZ: L 5 Society.
  36. Pogue, William. How Do You Go to the Bathroom in Space? 2nd edition. New York : Tom Doherty Associates, 1999.
  37. Sagdeev, Roald Z.. The Making of a Soviet Scientist. New York: Wiley, 1994.
  38. Schirra, Walter M. Schirra's Space. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 1988.
  39. Scott, David; Leonov, Alexei. Two Sides of the Moon: Our Story of the Cold War Space Race. London: Pocket Books, 2004.
  40. Sharman, Helen. Seize the Moment. London: Victor Gollancz, 1993.
  41. Shepard, Alan B. and Slayton, Donald K. Moonshot: The Inside Story of America's Race to the Moon. Atlanta: Turner Publishing, 1994.
  42. Slayton, Donald K. Deke!: U.S. Manned Space Flight from Mercury to the Shuttle. New York: Forge: St Martin's Press, 1994.
  43. Sontag, Sherry and Drew, Christopher. Blind Man's Bluff: The Untold Story of American Submarine Espionage. New York: Public Affairs, 1998.
  44. Stafford, Thomas P.; Cassutt, Michael. We Have Capture: Tom Stafford and the Space Race. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 2002.
  45. Swenson, Lloyd S. Jr., et al. This New Ocean: A History of Project Mercury. Washington: US Government Printing Office, 1966.

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  46. Titov, Gherman. I am Eagle. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1962.
  47. Wolfe, Tom. The Right Stuff. New York: Farrar Straus Giroux, 1979.