JOURNEY INTO SPACE: THE FIRST THIRTY YEARS OF SPACE EXPLORATION By Bruce A. Murray, New York: W.W. Norton, 1989
Written by a former director of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, this book is a personal journey of planetary exploration by spacecraft and the administrative/political travail thereof.
SPACE SCIENCE, SPACE TECHNOLOGY AND THE SPACE STATION
By James Van Allen, Scientific American magazine, January, 1986
A pre-Challenger account of the clash between NASA's emphasis on manned flight and the achievement of utilitarian and scientific objectives of space technology.
THE NEW SOLAR SYSTEM
Edited by J. Kelly Beatty, Brian O'Leary, and Andrew Chaikin,
Cambridge, Mass.: Sky Publishing Corporation, 1981
A compilation of twenty essays by leading authorities on recent advances in knowledge of all elements of the solar system.