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New York: Fawcett Publications, Inc., 1960. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Trade paperback. 144 pages. Illustrations. Glossary of Astronautic Terms. Format is approximately 6.5 inches by 9.25 inches. This is a Fawcett How To Book. #436. Cover has some wear and soiling. Some ink underlining noted. As noted on page 6 "Lloyd Mallan, one of the most capable and most outspoken scientific historians of our day, has prepared this work as a handbook on space travel. In this, the first complete book of its kind, Mr. Mallan deals with the existing X-15, the first true space ship, with Project Mercury, the first manned satellite, a co-relation, in fact of the entire U.S. space program covering the next twenty years.
Washington, DC: NASA, 1982. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Wraps. Quarto. ix, , 227,  pages. Wraps. Profusely illus. (many in color). Maps. Appendices. Glossary. Reading list. Index. Some wear cover and spine edges. David Morrison (born 26 June 1940) is an American astronomer, a senior scientist at the Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute, at NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, California. Morrison is the former director of the Carl Sagan Center for Study of Life in the Universe at the SETI Institute and of the NASA Lunar Science Institute. He is the past Director of Space at NASA Ames. Morrison is credited as the founder of the multi-disciplinary field of astrobiology. Morrison is best known for his work in risk assessment of near Earth objects such as asteroids and comets. Asteroid 2410 Morrison was named in his honor for his work on the subject since 1991. He has published 12 books and over 150 papers primarily on Planetary Science, Astrobiology and Near Earth Object subjects.
New York: Dover Publications, 1979. Reformatted Edition. First Printing. Trade paperback. 24 cm. xiii, , 176.  pages. Wraps. Illustratons. Formulae. References. Selected Annotated Bibliography. Workshop Members, Biographical Information. Republication of the GPO edition originally published in 1977. Part titles, blank pages, and the record of the Workshop Meetings held between January 1975 and June 1976 have been omitted, and the pages have been renumbered. The main text is complete and unabridged. The search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI) is a collective term for scientific searches for intelligent extraterrestrial life, for example, monitoring electromagnetic radiation for signs of transmissions from civilizations on other planets. Scientific investigation began shortly after the advent of radio in the early 1900s, and focused international efforts have been going on since the 1980s. In 1960, astronomer Frank Drake performed the first modern SETI experiment. Drake used a radio telescope 85 ft in diameter to examine the stars Tau Ceti and Epsilon Eridani.