Space has been a passion of mine since I was a little kid. Growing up on Star Trek and Star Wars, I always looked to the sky above me, especially when I didn’t fit in with the other kids at school. Because I couldn’t go there myself (at least not yet), I read as much as I could about the cosmos above me – I still do.
Now, with Space Week upon us, I wanted to share some of the best nonfiction books about space. These books have moved me, inspired me, even sometimes made me cry. They’ve made me frustrated with the rut our crewed space program seems stuck in while also being inspired by where we’ve been and where we can go from here. If you’re interested in books about space, these are some of the best of the best.