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Best Space Science Books: The Ultimate Collection

Here is a list of the best Space Science books, some I have read myself, some that I did research on, and all have great reviews!

Earth and Space Science for NGSS (1st Ed) – Student Edition (2016)

 Best Space Science Books: The Ultimate CollectionEarth and Space Sciences for NGSS has been specifically written to meet the requirements of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) for High School Earth and Space Sciences (HS-ESS). It encompasses all three dimensions of the standards (science and engineering practices, crosscutting concepts, and disciplinary core ideas), addressing the program content through a wide range of engaging student-focused activities.
Author(s): Tracey Greenwood, Lissa Bainbridge-Smith, et al.

Space: A Novel (2015)

 Best Space Science Books: The Ultimate CollectionAlready a renowned chronicler of the epic events of world history, James A. Michener tackles the most ambitious subject of his career: space, the last great frontier. This astounding novel brings to life the dreams and daring of countless men and women—people like Stanley Mott, the engineer whose irrepressible drive for knowledge places him at the center of the American exploration effort; Norman Grant, the war hero and U.S.
Author(s): James A. Michener, Steve Berry

Science: Earth and Space (2011)

 Best Space Science Books: The Ultimate CollectionFrom earthquakes and volcanoes to clouds and galaxies, show your child the features of God’s Creation here on earth as well as the Great Beyond with Science: Earth and Space! This textbook guides your child through a study of geology, oceanography, meteorology, astronomy, and environmental science.
Author(s): Abeka

Ruins of the Galaxy: A Military Scifi Epic (2019)

 Best Space Science Books: The Ultimate CollectionThe mission is simple. Escort an emissary to an intergalactic peace summit. Try not to get in the way. Lt. Magnus and his 79th Recon Team have certainly handled worse, after all.
Author(s): J.N. Chaney, Christopher Hopper

Argument-Driven Inquiry in Earth and Space Science: Lab Investigations for Grades 6 10 – PB349X6 (2018)

 Best Space Science Books: The Ultimate CollectionIf you re looking for labs that cover Earth and space science, appeal to middle and high school students, and use Argument-Driven Inquiry (ADI), your search is over. Argument-Driven Inquiry in Earth and Space Science provides 23 field-tested labs that cover the universe, Earth, and weather. It also helps you make the instructional shift to ADI.
Author(s): Victor Sampson, Ashley Murphy, et al.

Problem-Based Learning in the Earth and Space Science Classroom, K 12 – PB408X1 (2017)

 Best Space Science Books: The Ultimate CollectionThere is a lot to like about this text, and I truly believe that teachers will both like it and use it. Implementing PBL is difficult for teachers, and few curriculum guides are available to support their efforts. This book fills that gap by providing the kinds of strategies and examples teachers need to facilitate open-ended inquiry in their science classrooms. Peggy A.
Author(s): Tom J. McConnell, Joyce Parker, et al.

Space Force (2018)

 Best Space Science Books: The Ultimate CollectionFive years ago, the United States Space Force became a reality. And while those writing the checks took things very seriously, the other military branches did not. As a result, Space Force was populated by undesirables: men and women who made too many mistakes, didn’t follow the rules, or…slept with the wrong general’s daughter. Three times. On camera.
Author(s): Jeremy Robinson

Quantum Space (Quantum Series) (2017)

 Best Space Science Books: The Ultimate CollectionImagine and let your intellect soarHigh above the windswept plains of Kazakhstan, three astronauts on board a Russian Soyuz capsule begin their reentry. A strange shimmer in the atmosphere, a blinding flash of light, and the capsule vanishes in a blink as though it never existed.On the ground, evidence points to a catastrophic failure, but a communications facility halfway around the world picks up a transmission that could be one of the astronauts. Tragedy averted, or merely delayed?
Author(s): Douglas Phillips

Pegasus in Space (2001)

 Best Space Science Books: The Ultimate CollectionFor an overpopulated Earth whose resources are strained to the breaking point, there is only one place to look for relief: straight up. With the successful completion of the Padrugoi Space Station, humanity has at last achieved its first large-scale permanent presence in space. But there are those who, for motives of their own, want Padrugoi to fail.
Author(s): Anne McCaffrey

Praxis II Earth and Space Sciences: Content Knowledge (5571) Exam Secrets Study Guide: Praxis II Test Review for the Praxis II: Subject Assessments (2013)

 Best Space Science Books: The Ultimate CollectionThe Praxis II Earth and Space Sciences: Content Knowledge (0571) Exam is extremely challenging and thorough test preparation is essential for success. is the ideal prep solution for anyone who wants to pass the Praxis II exam. Not only does it provide a comprehensive guide to the Praxis II Earth and Space Sciences: Content Knowledge Exam as a whole, it also provides practice test questions as well as detailed explanations of each answer.
Author(s): Praxis II Exam Secrets Test Prep Team

CSET Earth and Planetary Science Exam Secrets Study Guide: CSET Test Review for the California Subject Examinations for Teachers (Mometrix Secrets Study Guides) (2013)

 Best Space Science Books: The Ultimate CollectionThe CSET Earth and Planetary Science Exam is extremely challenging and thorough test preparation is essential for success. is the ideal prep solution for anyone who wants to pass the CSET Earth and Planetary Science Exam. Not only does it provide a comprehensive guide to the CSET Earth and Planetary Science Exam as a whole, it also provides practice test questions as well as detailed explanations of each answer.
Author(s): CSET Exam Secrets Test Prep Team

Best Space Science Books: The Ultimate Collection

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Library Genesis and download some space science books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

CubeSat Antenna Design

Author(s): Nacer Chahat
ID: 2850922, Publisher: Wiley-IEEE Press, Year: 2021, Size: 18 Mb, Format: pdf

Dynamics of the Sun and Stars: Honoring the Life and Work of Michael J. Thompson

Author(s): Mário J. P. F. G. Monteiro, Rafael A. García, Jørgen Christensen-Dalsgaard, Scott W. McIntosh
ID: 2855889, Publisher: Springer, Year: 2021, Size: 10 Mb, Format: pdf

Internet of Things, Smart Spaces, and Next Generation Networks and Systems: 20th International Conference, NEW2AN 2020, and 13th Conference, ruSMART 2020, St. Petersburg, Russia, August 26–28, 2020, Proceedings, Part I

Author(s): Olga Galinina; Sergey Andreev; Sergey Balandin; Yevgeni Koucheryavy
ID: 2861763, Publisher: Springer, Year: 2021, Size: 56 Mb, Format: pdf

Please note that this booklist is not definite. Some books are really best-sellers according to Chicago Tribune, others are written by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant books you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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