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Dr. Mike Gruntman is professor of astronautics at the University of Southern California. He is an accomplished space physicist and engineer ("rocket scientist") and educator, with nearly 300 scholarly publications, including four books, in various areas of science and engineering. His book Blazing the Trail. The Early History of Spacecraft and Rocketry (published by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics in 2004) received the 2006 Luigi Napolitano Award from the International Academy of Astronautics. Another Mike's book, From Astronautics to Cosmonautics, 2007, was nominated (2008) for the Emme Award of the American Astronautical Society.




Blazing the Trail on Amazon (hardcover)

Mike Gruntman, Blazing the Trail. The Early History of Spacecraft and Rocketry , AIAA (American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics), Reston, VA., 2004.

Winner of the Luigi Napolitano Award (2006) from the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA).




From Astronautics to Cosmonautics on Amazon (paperback)

From Astronautics to Cosmonautics on Amazon (Kindle; $1.00)

Mike Gruntman, From Astronautics to Cosmonautics, BookSurge, North Charleston, S.C., 2007

Video (25 min; based on part of the book): Ary Sternfeld. A Forgotten Space Pioneer.




Enemy Amongst Trojans on Amazon (paperback)

Mike Gruntman, Enemy Amongst Trojans. A Soviet Spy at USC, Figueroa Press, Los Angeles, Calif., 2010




Intercept 1961 on Amazon (hardcover)

Intercept 1961 as eprint (pdf) at AIAA's ARC

Mike Gruntman, Intercept 1961. The Birth of Soviet Missile Defense, AIAA (American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics), Reston, Va., 2015.





Book chapters by Mike Gruntman book  chapters by Mike Gruntman




Book chapter

Mike Gruntman, The History of Spaceflight, Chapter 1.2, pp. 4-10,
in Space Mission Engineering: The New SMAD,
eds. J.R. Wertz, D.F. Everett, and J.J. Puschell, Microcosm Press, Hawthorne, Calif., 2011.

pdf file of the chapter




Book chapter

the cosmos in the russian avante-garde

Mike Gruntman, The Road to Space, (in English, Spanish, Greek )
in The Cosmos of the Russian Avante-Garde: Art and Space Exploration 1900-1930,
Fundacion Botin, Santander, Spain, 2010
State Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece, 2011




Book chapter

Rocketry: The Birth of Modern Rocket Propulsion

Mike Gruntman, Rocketry: The Birth of Modern Rocket Propulsion,
in Discoveries in Modern Science: Exploration, Invention, Technology,
pp. 979–984, ed. James Trefil, Farmington Hills: Macmillan, 2015




Book chapter

15 tears in IKI

Mike Gruntman, Fifteen Years in IKI (Space Research Institute). Microchannel Plates, Position-Sensitive Detectors, and Energetic Neutral Atoms,
in Obratnyi Otshchet 3 — Reverse Countdown ... 3. Fifty years of the Space Research Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences,
pp. 236–261, Space Research Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, 2015 (in Russian)