SPACE MATHEMATICS was originally authored as a NASA publication in the year 1972 in paper format. In 1989, the publication was converted to an interactive format (HyperCard) and included as part of the HyperCard version of the SPACE EDUCATORS' HANDBOOK. Later, a PC version was included in the Windows 3.1 version of the SPACE EDUCATORS' HANDBOOK. The Internet version of SPACE MATHEMATICS includes the same information contained in the previous three versions.
The author of SPACE MATHEMATICS is Bernice Kastner, Ph. D. Dr. Kastner was with the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada when the updated publication was issued in 1985.
Jerry Woodfill, NASA Johnson Space Center, adapted SPACE MATHEMATICS to an interactive format for MACINTOSH (1989) and PC WINDOWS (1992) computers as well as an HTML World Wide Web version (1996).