Thursday, December 27, 2018

Federal Document of the Month

On November 26, 2018, NASA landed a robotic probe on Mars. The landing kicked off a two year mission for the NASAInSight spacecraft to study Mars deep interior.

@NASAInSight on Twitter
NASA publications cover everything from space exploration to scientific and technical information. The SD State Library collection has many interesting titles, including:

The wind and beyond : a documentary journey into the history of aerodynamics in America NAS 1.21:2003-4409
From runway to orbit : reflections of a NASA engineer NAS 1.21:2004-4109

Federal Document NASA publications can be found at FDLP depository libraries with call numbers beginning with NAS. Many NASA publications have beautiful images.

Electronic NASA publications can also be found by searching the Catalog of U.S. Government Publications at

Visit the NASA website at

Follow NASA on Twitter @NASA and the InSight mission, which studies the evolution of terrestrial planets @NASAInSight

The SD State Library is a federal depository library and provides access to print and electronic federal government publications. Print publications are available via interlibrary loan. Electronic publications are linked from the state library online catalog.