Encyclopedia Astronautica
Main page
Type of site
Astronautics
Available inEnglish
Founded1994
Created byMark Wade
URLwww.astronautix.com

The Encyclopedia Astronautica is a reference web site on space travel. A comprehensive catalog of vehicles, technology, astronauts, and flights, it includes information from most countries that have had an active rocket research program, from Robert Goddard to the NASA Space Shuttle and the Soviet Buran programme.

Founded in 1994 and maintained for most of its existence by space enthusiast and author Mark Wade.[1][2] He has been collecting such information for most of his life. Between 1996 and 2000 the site was hosted by Friends and Partners in Space.[2] The site is no longer updated or maintained.[3]

Reception and accolades

The American Astronautical Society gave the site the Ordway Award for Sustained Excellence in Spaceflight History which "recognizes exceptional, sustained efforts to inform and educate on spaceflight and its history through one or more media" in 2015, the award's initial year.[2]

Telepolis journalist Marcus Hammerschmitt warmly recommended the Encyclopedia Astronautic to anyone interested in space flight, and speculated that its articles might become valued material for future researcher of cultural history.[4]

See also

References

  1. ^ David J. Shayler (2001). Gemini - Steps to the Moon. Springer Science+Business Media. p. 386. ISBN 978-1-85233-405-5.
  2. ^ a b c "Ordway Award for Sustained Excellence in Spaceflight History". American Astronautical Society. Retrieved 6 October 2021.
  3. ^ "Contact", Encyclopedia Astronautica, retrieved 2 October 2021.
  4. ^ Hammerschmitt, Marcus (August 29, 2002). "Recycling der Bilder" [The recycling of the images]. Telepolis (in German). Retrieved October 6, 2021.