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Washington, DC: GPO, 1966. Hardcover. xv, , 681,  pages. Illustrations. Fold-out charts. Footnotes. Sources and bibliography. Appendices. Index. Ex-library with usual library markings. Inside rear board scuffed. Pocket at rep. This is one of the NASA Historical Series. Boards somewhat worn, scuffed, and scratched. The authors argue that Project Mercury, from its inception in the fall of 1958, was preeminently an engineering, rather than a scientific, enterprise. Loyd Sylvan Swenson, Jr., Ph.D. 1932-2016 was Professor Emeritus, University of Houston, History Dept., author and NASA historian, A third generation Texan born in Waco, Loyd graduated Waco High School, Rice Institute (University), served as Lt. in the US Navy, and attained his Masters and Ph.D. from Claremont College. He taught his entire career at University of Houston, with an interim year at Harvard Project Physics, Boston. He co-authored the history of the Mercury and Apollo space programs and was considered an authority on the work of Albert Einstein, beginning with his research and publications on aether drift, and was a major contributor to the field of history of science and technology.
Washington, DC: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Office of Technology Utilization, Scientific and Technical Information Division, 1966. Presumed First Edition, First printing in softcover. Wraps. xv, , 681,  pages. Illustrations. Fold-out charts. Footnotes, Note on Sources and Selected Bibliography. Appendices. Index. Cover has some wear and soiling. Some fore-edge damp staining. Loyd Sylvan Swenson, Jr., Ph.D. 1932-2016 was Professor Emeritus, University of Houston, History Dept., author and NASA historian. A third generation Texan he served as Lt. in the US Navy, and attained his Masters and Ph.D. from Claremont College. He taught his entire career at University of Houston, with an interim year at Harvard Project Physics, Boston. He co-authored the history of the Mercury and Apollo space programs and was considered an authority on the work of Albert Einstein and was a major contributor to the field of history of science and technology. James Maurice Grimwood was born on October 26, 1922 in Lincoln, AL. During WWII he served in the South Pacific with the US Navy. He was Chief Historian at NASA from 1962 until his retirement in 1979. His books include This New Ocean (A History of Project Mercury), On the Shoulders of Titans (A History of Project Gemini), and Chariots for Apollo (A History of Manned Lunar Spacecraft). His final work was a memoir called What I Remember that will be treasured for generations to come.
Washington DC: NASA Office of Communications, Public Outreach Division, NASA History Program Office, 2016. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Wraps. Format is approximately 8.5 inches by 11 inches. viii, 164 pages. Footnotes. Illustrations. Acronyms and Abbreviations. Chronology. Index. Some cover wear noted. Includes Foreword, Introduction, The Chronology, Acronyms and Abbreviations, NASA History Series, and Index. Following the first volume of Walking to Olympus: An EVA Chronology, which recounted the period from the first spacewalks in 1965 to the end of the Shuttle-Mir program in 1997, this second volume of Walking to Olympus spans the period from 1997 to the end of the Space Shuttle Program in 2011. It includes not only spacewalks performed by American and European astronauts and the Russian/Soviet cosmonauts, but also those of the newest members of the EVA community, the taikonauts of the People's Republic of China. Several key events and themes from this period include the building of the ISS, the servicing of the Hubble Space Telescope, and the STS-107 Columbia accident. The publication of this second EVA chronology follows two major anniversaries of significance to the spaceflight community: the 50th anniversary of the first EVA and the 25th anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope. The phrase Walking to Olympus is a symbolic expression of humans inevitably landing on Mars and exploring the planet, including Olympus Mons, the largest volcano in our solar system.
New York, N.Y. W. W. Norton & Company, 2018. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xiv, 576,  pages. Includes Prologue, Acknowledgments, Notes, Selected Sources, and Index. Also includes Situational Awareness, with chapters on A Time to Kill, Star Power, Sea Power, and Arming the Eye; The Ultimate High Ground, with chapters on Unseen, Undetected, Unspoken; Detection Stories; Making War, Seeking Peace; Space Power; and A Time to Heal. In this fascinating foray into the centuries-old relationship between science and military power, acclaimed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and writer-researcher Avis Lang examine how the methods and tools of astrophysics have been enlisted in the service of war. Neil deGrasse Tyson (born October 5, 1958) is an American astrophysicist, planetary scientist and author. Since 1996, he has been the Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the Rose Center for Earth and Space in New York City. The center is part of the American Museum of Natural History, where Tyson founded the Department of Astrophysics in 1997. In 1994, he joined the Hayden Planetarium as a staff scientist. In 1996, he became director of the planetarium. Tyson served on a 2001 government commission on the future of the U.S. aerospace industry and on the 2004 Moon, Mars and Beyond commission. Avis Lang is a research associate at the American Museum of Natural History’s Hayden Planetarium. For half a decade, she edited Tyson’s Natural History magazine column, Universe, parts of which became the basis for his Astrophysics for People in a Hurry, and later edited his anthology Space Chronicles.