“Habitable Planets for Man”
The report entitled “Habitable Planets for Man” (dated March 1964) was written by Stephen Dole. It was sponsored by the US Air Force under Project RAND (Contract Number AF 49 (638) 700).




Sections below

1. Web Resources

2. Book References

3. Other material


Web Resources

Complete images of Dole’s report available to download as a 169 page PDF document on the Rand website at the following link:

There is a rapid turnover of UFO material on the Internet. Many links to material on UFO websites quickly become out of date. Therefore, instead of giving many links to specific webpages I have instead included below a search box which can be used to search various leading UFO websites at the same time. You can then click on tabs at the top of the search results to list only results from forums, only results from websites I have labelled as "skeptical" etc. I have included tabs for a couple of specific websites that I find particularly useful, including the valuable archives of the UFO UpDates email discussion List. The relevant websites are all listed in the discussion of the "UFO Searchillion" search engine in Section 2.4 of the "Free UFO Researcher Starter Pack" and continues to evolve...


The relevant search box is one of the two main tools on this website which are intended to help reduce the amount of reinvention of the wheel within UFOlogy. The other main tool is the collection of tables of references to discussion of UFO incidents, personalities and other matters in various books. Those tables can be sorted by author, length and date. I hope these tools are useful.




Book References

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Asimov, Isaac in “Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence : The First Encounter” (1976) (edited by James L Christian) (available on Amazon USA and on Amazon UK) at pages 48-49 (in the unnumbered chapter entitled “Of Life Beyond : Man’s Age-Old Speculations”) of the Prometheus Books softcover edition.



Berry, Adrian in his “The Next Ten Thousand Years” (1974) (available on Amazon USA and on Amazon UK) at pages 132, 133 (in Chapter 10) of the Coronet paperback edition.



Gallant, Roy A in “Beyond Earth : The Search for Extraterrestrial Life” (1977) (available on Amazon USA and on Amazon UK) at pages 139-141 (in Chapter 11), 183 (in the Books For Further Reading) of the Four Winds hardback edition.



Harrison, Albert A in his “Spacefaring : The Human Dimension” (2001) (available on Amazon USA and on Amazon UK) at page 242 (in Chapter 14) of the California softcover edition.



Lunan, Duncan in his “Man and the Stars” (1974) (available on Amazon USA and on Amazon UK) at pages ix, 3 (in the Introduction) of the Souvenir Press hardback edition, at pages xi, 3 of the Corgi paperback edition.



Mallove, Eugene F and Matloff, Gregory L in their “The Starflight Handbook” (1989) (available on Amazon USA and on Amazon UK) at page 109 (in Chapter 7) of the Wiley hardback edition.



Powers, Robert M in his “The Coattails of God: The Trip to the Stars” (1981) (available on Amazon USA and on Amazon UK) at pages 103-104 (in Chapter 6) of the Warner paperback edition.



Salisbury, Frank in his “The Utah UFO Display: A Biologist’s Report” (1974) (available on Amazon USA and on Amazon UK) at page 232 (in the Appendix entitled “Annotated Bibliography”) of the Devin Adair hardback edition.



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