Posted by: spacewritinguy | March 20, 2008

Conservatives in Space – Bibliography

Appendix B: Bibliography

This bibliography is by no means comprehensive, but it does provide some clues as to the influences and sources that went into the book. The selection and arrangement of facts and arguments is my own, but I have endeavored to keep them consistent with my message and intent. Those with other facts and arguments, of course, are welcome to write their own refutation. The more people reading, writing, and talking about space, the happier I’ll be.


NASA and Space History

Bilstein, Roger E. Orders of Magnitude: A History of the NACA and NASA, 1915-1990. Washington, DC: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1989.

Bromberg, Joan Lisa. NASA and the Space Industry. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins UP, 1999.

Butrica, Andrew J. Single State to Orbit: Politics, Space Technology, and the Quest for Reusable Rocketry. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins U Press, 2003, p. 33.

Kaufman, James L. Selling Outer Space: Kennedy, the Media, and Funding for Project Apollo, 1961-1963. U of Alabama Press; Tuscaloosa, 1994.

Kay, W. D. Can Democracies Fly in Space? The Challenge of Revitalizing the U.S. Space Program. Westport, CT: Praeger, 1995.

Klerkx, Greg. Lost in Space: The Fall of NASA and the Dream of a New Space Age. New York: Pantheon, 2004.

Sadeh, Eligar, ed. Space Politics and Policy: An Evolutionary Perspective. Dordrecht, Netherlands: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2002.

Sietzen, Frank and Keith L. Cowling. New Moon Rising. Burlington, Ontario, Canada: Apogee Books, 2004.

General History, Government, Politics, and Philosophy

Barnes, Fred. Rebel in Chief: Inside the Bold and Controversial Presidency of George W. Bush. New York: Crown Forum, 2006.

Bobbitt, Philip. The Shield of Achilles: War, Peace, and the Course of History. New York: Anchor Books, 2002.

The Declaration of Independence [and] The Constitution of the United States. The Heritage Foundation; Washington, DC, 2003.

Friedman, Thomas L. The World is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2005.

Kennedy, Paul. The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers. New York: Vintage, 1989.

Rand, Ayn. Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal. New York: Signet, 1986.

Reynolds, Glenn. An Army of Davids: How Markets and Technology Empower Ordinary People to Beat Big Media, Big Government and Other Goliaths. Nashville, TN: Nelson Current, 2006.

Smith, Adam. The Wealth of Nations. New York: Bantam Classics, 2003.

Toynbee, Arnold. A Study of History, Volumes I-VI and VII-X [Abridged]. Oxford, England: Oxford University Press, 1987.

Space Advocacy and Technology

Berinstein, Paula. Making Space Happen. Medford, NJ: Plexus Publishing, Inc., 2002.

Lewis, John L. Mining the Sky: Untold Riches from the Asteroids, Comets, and Planets. New York: Perseus Books, 1997.

Niven, Larry. “How to Save Civilization and Make a Little Money.” N-Space. New York: Tor, 1990, p. 661.

O’Neill, Gerard K. The High Frontier. Princeton: Space Studies Institute, 1989.

Stiennon, Patrick J.G. and David M. Hoerr. The Rocket Company. Reston, VA: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2005.

Stine, G. Harry. Halfway to Anywhere: America’s Destiny in Space. New York: M. Evans & Company, 1996.

Zubrin, Robert. The Case for Mars: The Plan to Settle the Red Planet and Why We Must. New York: The Free Press, 1996.

—. Entering Space: Creating a Spacefaring Civilization. New York: Penguin Putnam, 1999.

Culture, Education, Fiction, and Other Topics

Barzun, Jacques. From Dawn to Decadence: 500 Years of Western Cultural Life from 1500 to the Present. New York: Harper Perennial, 2001.

—. Teacher in America. New York: Liberty Press, 1981.

Benford, Gregory. The Martian Race. New York: Aspect, 2001.

Clarke, Arthur C. The Fountains of Paradise. New York: Del Rey, 1983.

—. Rendezvous with Rama. New York: Del Rey, 1978.

Heinlein, Robert A. Expanded Universe. New York: Baen, 1983.

—. The Past Through Tomorrow. New York: Ace, 1987.

Robinson, Kim Stanley. Green Mars. New York: Bantam, 1995.

—. Red Mars. New York: Bantam, 1993.

Advocacy Organizations / Web Sites

The Artemis Project,

The Mars Society,

The Moon Society,

National Space Society,

Space Frontier Foundation,

Other Sites and Sources

From the Earth to the Moon, HBO Pictures

Jerry Pournelle,,


NASA Watch,


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