Here is one ebook collection that can be part of the treasure trove of every space junkie. Interestingly, the literary pieces themselves have been out for about a decade now, long before ebooks have caught on with the reading community; being a decade old also means those print books cannot provide as refined a reading experience as the newer ebooks do.
However, those can still be enough to provide more than just a glimpse of how the various space program unfolded or what it was like for the highly competitive space programs between the two warring nations, the US and USSR, during the height of the Cold War. Interestingly, space research is said to have benefited immensely from the Cold War rivalry between the two then super powers. Beyond that, the ebooks also provide more than a passing glance on how space programs shaped up during the initial formative years.
Some of the titles to look forward to include The Difficult Road to Mars: A Brief History of Mars Exploration in the Soviet Union, Wind Tunnels of NASA, Aerospace Food Technology, Life in the Universe: Proceedings of a conference held at NASA Ames Research Center Moffet Field, California, June 19-20, 1979, and many others.
Worth mentioning here, it was only last December that NASA released two free ebooks, Hubble Space Telescope Discoveries and James Webb Space Telescope Science Guide, though both of these are iPad specific.
Click here for more information on NASA’s series of ebooks.