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The Huntsville Space Program

bullet gif Bergaust, Erik. Rocket City U.S.A. New York: Macmillan, 1963.

Written in the midst of the early-1960s "space race" with the Soviet Union, Bergaust reflects the patriotic fervor behind the space program at the time. In discussing the development of the rocketry program, the author emphasizes the changes the program brought to Huntsville.

bullet gif "20th Anniversary, U.S. Space and Rocket Center: March 17, 1970-March 17, 1990."

The illustrated program for the anniversary reviews the creation and development of what has become Alabama's leading tourist attraction, concentrating on its space-science education mission.

bullet gif von Saurema, Ruth G. and Walter Wiesman. The German Rocket Team: Chronology of Events and Accomplishments. Huntsville: U.S. Space and Rocket Center, 1994

A brief chronology (1927-1977) focusing on the German-born scientists, led by Wernher von Braun, who pioneered the space program at Huntsville. It includes a bibliography of books on the subject, as well as a tribute to von Braun by the co-author.


bullet gif Field trip to the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville. Call 1-800-63-SPACE or 256-837-3400.