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Oklahomans and Space



Ackermann, Martha. The Mercury 13: The True Story of Thirteen Women and the Dream of Space Flight. New York City: Random House Inc., 2003.

Cooper, Leroy Gordon. Leap of Faith: An Astronauts Journey Into the Unknown. New York City: Harper Torch, 2000.

Moore, Bill. Oklahomans and Space: Chronicles of the Amazing Contributions of Oklahomans in the Aerospace Industry. Oklahoma City: Oklahoma Historical Society, 2011.

Teitel, Amy Shira. Fighting for Space: Two Pilots and Their Historic Battle for Female Spacecraft. New York City: Grand Central Publishing, 2020.

Online Resources

Belew, Leland F. “Skylab: Our First Space Station.” https://history.nasa.gov/SP-400/contents.htm.

Everett, Dianna. “Cobb, Geraldyn M.” The Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture. http://www.okhistory.org/publications/enc/entry.php?entry=CO010.

Everett, Dianna. “Roosa, Stuart Allen.” The Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture. http://www.okhistory.org/publications/enc/entry.php?entry=RO024.

“Fred Wallace Haise, Jr. NASA Astronaut (Former),” http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/htmlbios/haise-fw.html.

Hacker, Barton C. and Grimwood, James M. “On the Shoulders of Titans: A History of Project Gemini.” https://history.nasa.gov/SP-4203/toc.htm.

“John Bennett Herrington (Commander, USN, Ret.) NASA Astronaut,” http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/htmlbios/herringt.html.

“Leroy Gordon Cooper, Jr. (Colonel, USAF, Ret.) NASA Astronaut,” http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/htmlbios/cooper-lg.html.

Moore, Bill. “Cooper, Leroy Gordon, Jr.” The Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture. http://www.okhistory.org/publications/enc/entry.php?entry=CO052.

Moore, Bill. “Garriott, Owen K.” The Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture. http://www.okhistory.org/publications/enc/entry.php?entry=GA014.

Moore, Bill. “Lucid, Shannon Matilda Wells.” The Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture.  http://www.okhistory.org/publications/enc/entry.php?entry=LU003.

Moore, Bill. “Pogue, William Reid.” The Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture. http://www.okhistory.org/publications/enc/entry.php?entry=PO003.

Moore, Bill. “Stafford, Thomas Patten.” The Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture. http://www.okhistory.org/publications/enc/entry.php?entry=ST011.

“NASA for Students,” http://www.nasa.gov/audience/forstudents/k-4/index.html.

“NASA in the 50 States,” https://spaceplace.nasa.gov/nasainthe50states/.

NASA Johnson Space Center History Portal. https://historycollection.jsc.nasa.gov/JSCHistoryPortal/history/nasa_history.htm.

NASA Johnson Space Center Oral History Project. https://historycollection.jsc.nasa.gov/JSCHistoryPortal/history/oral_histories/oral_histories.htm.

National Air and Space Museum Website. http://airandspace.si.edu/.

“Owen K. Garriott (PhD.) NASA Astronaut (Former),” https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/atoms/files/garriott_owen.pdf.

“Shannon W. Lucid (PH.D.) NASA Astronaut,” http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/htmlbios/lucid.html.

“Space Suit Evolution: From Custom Tailored To Off-The-Rack,” https://history.nasa.gov/spacesuits.pdf.

“Stuart Allen Roosa (Colonel, USAF, Ret.) NASA Astronaut,” http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/htmlbios/roosa-sa.html.

Stuckey, Alex. “NASA was two decades behind the Soviets in putting a woman into space.” Houston Chronicle. May 3, 2019. https://www.houstonchronicle.com/local/space/mission-moon/article/NASA-was-two-decades-behind-the-Soviets-in-13782740.php.

“The Apollo Missions,” NASA. https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/apollo/missions/index.html.

“Thomas P. Stafford, Lieutenant General, USAF (Ret.) NASA Astronaut,” http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/htmlbios/stafford-tp.html.

“William Reid Pogue, Colonel, USAF (Ret.) NASA Astronaut,” http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/htmlbios/pogue-wr.html.

“What Was Project Mercury?” https://www.nasa.gov/audience/forstudents/5-8/features/nasa-knows/what-was-project-mercury-58.html.

Whiting, Melanie. “Skylab 3: Spacewalks and Science,” https://www.nasa.gov/feature/skylab-3-spacewalks-and-science.

Children’s Books

Aldrin, Buzz. Look to the Stars. New York: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 2009.

Bredeson, Carmen. Shannon Lucid: Space Ambassador. Brookfield, CT: The Millbrook Press, 1998.

Burleigh, Robert. One Giant Leap. New York: The Penguin Group, 2009.

Carson, Mary Kay. Exploring the Solar System: A History with 22 Activities. Chicago: Chicago Review Press, 2008.

Chaikin, Andrew and Alan Bean. Mission Control, This is Apollo: The Story of the First Voyages to the Moon. New York: Penguin Group, 2009.

Deutsch, Stacia and Rhody Cohon. John Herrington, Overcoming Adversity: Sharing the American Dream. Broomall, PA: Mason Crest Publishers, 2009.

Driscoll, Michael. A Children’s Introduction to the Night Sky: The Story of the Stars, Planets, and Constellations – and How You Can Find Them in the Sky. New York: Black Dog and Leventhal Publishers, 2004.

Pogue, William R. How Do You Go To the Bathroom in Space? All the Answers to All the Question You Have About Living in Space. New York: A Tor Book, 1999.

Simon, Seymour. Our Solar System. New York: Morrow Junior Books, 1992.

Siy, Alexandra. Cars on Mars: Roving the Red Planet. Watertown, MA: Charlesbridge Publishing, 2009.

Stone, Jerry. One Small Step: Celebrating the First Men On the Moon. New York: Roaring Brook Press, 2009.

Thimmesh, Catherine. Team Moon: How 400,000 People Landed Apollo 11 on the Moon. New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2006.

Other Activities

“10+ Things to Do with NASA at Home.” https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/news/1192/10-things-to-do-with-nasa-at-home/.

“Forward to the Moon with Artemis: Explorer Activities, Ages 5-12.” https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/atoms/files/forwardmoonexploreractivities-1.pdf.

“NASA Apollo 50th Anniversary: Posters and Other Resources.” https://www.nasa.gov/specials/apollo50th/media.html.

NASA STEM Engagement Portal. https://www.nasa.gov/stem.