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Top 8 Nonfiction Space Books Guide


These Nonfiction Space Books make for great reading for anyone interested in Space Exploration, NASA, and the history of the Space Age. Discover what it's like to be an astronaut. Follow the adventures of astronauts and engineers from the space race through modern space exploration and in the future, possibly to the stars. Follow as the astronauts guide us into space.

1. Dragonfly: An Epic Adventure of Survival in Outer Space

Dragonfly - nonfiction space books
Dragonfly is an incredible true story of adventures and survival in Outer Space as NASA astronauts spend time aboard the Russian space station Mir. This is an epic tale of modern space exploration. Fires, leaks, and collisions plague the aging Mir, as NASA astronauts study the effects of long term space exploration in preparation for the International Space Station. Stars Mir and the space shuttle.

2. Rocket Boys

This book by former NASA engineer, Homer Hickam, tells of his adventures with his friends in rural West Virginia during the dawning of the Space Age. Follow young "Sonny's" exploits as the Rocket Boys build model rockets and attempt to win a national science fair, trying to escape a life in the coal mines to become shining stars at NASA. One of the top nonfiction space books.

3. Apollo 13

This story of an emergency in space captured the minds of America as it unfolded on their televisions, now let it capture you as you one of the former astronauts, Jim Lovell, tells it the way it was. Discover the danger of early space exploration. Lunar Module Aquarius may have been the real star of these adventures. Follow Mission Control as they guide Apollo 13 home.

4. Failure is Not an Option

Incredible story from inside Mission Control by the man who brought Apollo 13 home.

5. Flight - My Life in Mission Control

An incredible book about life in the middle of the action of NASA's Mission Control.

6. A Man on the Moon

Written by Tom Hanks, this is an account of the early days of the Space Race and the Apollo missions. American space exploration had just begun and had just one goal, beat the Russians to the Moon. One of the top nonfiction space books.

7. Rocketman : Astronaut Pete Conrad's Incredible Ride to the Moon and Beyond

Pete Conrad was the third man on the moon, but he was the first to dance on it. This is the story of a real American hero and true space cowboy.

8. Encyclopedia of Space Exploration

Written by Joseph A. Angelo Jr., this comprehensive publication provides lots of great space exploration information right at your fingertips. One of the top nonfiction space books dealing with astronaut adventures and the stars of NASA and the space age.

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