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Washington DC: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1963. Presumed first thus. Wraps. Format is approximately 8 inches by 8 inches. Four page insert (format is approximately 7.5 inches by 7.25 inches). Rear cover folds out. Primary cover colors are Blue and Gold. The insert is titled "Salute to NASA" and includes a one page narrative, a one page program, one page of Head Table Guests, and the last page lists the sponsor, committee, and administrative assistance. The interior of the rear foldout presents NASA milestones from 1958 through 1963 and a summary of the Mercury Flight Program. The front cover has a small circular hole that reveals the NASA logo on the first page of the insert.
Washington, DC: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1970. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Wraps. xiv, , 225,  pages. Wraps. Illustrations. Tables. Appendices. Corner of front cover gone. Ex-library with the usual library markings. This reporting period was highlighted by the Apollo 11 manned lunar landing and the Apollo 12 second manned lunar landing. The two successful Moon missions fulfilled the national goal of a manned lunar landing and safe return within the decade of the sixties and convincingly demonstrated the technological competence of the Apollo program. In addition, these flights showed the value of the space program as a unifying force in international relations, for interest in the Moon landings and in the astronauts transcended national boundaries. This report addresses Manned Space Flight, Scientific Investigations in Space, Space Applications, Advanced Research and Development, The Nuclear Rocket Program, Tracking and Data Acquisition, International Affairs, University Programs, Information and Educational Programs, and Supporting activities.
Kennedy Space Center, FL: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1988. First Day Cover--original issue, canceled Oct. 3 1988. First Day Cover. Envelop contains a 6.25 inch by 3.25 inches card with information on Space Shuttle Discovery printed on one side. This first day cover commemorates STS-26 which was the 26th NASA Space Shuttle mission and the seventh flight of the orbiter Discovery. The mission launched from Kennedy Space Center, Florida, on 29 September 1988, and landed on 3 October. STS-26 was declared the "Return to Flight" mission, being the first mission after the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster of 28 January 1986. It was the first mission since STS-9 to use the original STS numbering system, the first to have all its crew members wear pressure suits for launch and landing since STS-4, and the first mission with bailout capacity since STS-4. STS-26 was also the first U.S. space mission with an all-veteran crew since Apollo 11, with all of its crew members having flown at least one prior mission. The crew were Hauck, Covey, Lounge, Hilmers and Nelson. The envelop has a large mission logo on the left side with these five names at the perimeter. The primary payload for the STS-26 mission, a Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS), was successfully deployed, and 11 scheduled mid-deck scientific and technological experiments were carried out. During STS-26, Discovery became the first spacecraft to fly in space equipped with a VCU (Voice Control Unit), a computer capable of recognizing and responding to human speech. Discovery suffered damage to its thermal protection tiles in the underwing area. Post-flight analysis showed that the impact of a 12-inch long piece of insulation during ascent was the culprit.
Pasadena, CA: California Institute of Technology, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, 1980. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Wraps. Quarto. 40 pages. Wraps. Profusely illustrated in color. Slight wear to cover and edges. The pictures assembled in this publication are a part of the rich and varied harvest of information returned by Voyager 1 across nearly a billion miles of interplanetary space. These images are of great beauty as well as great scientific interest, serving to remind us of the awesome and breathtaking dimensions of the solar system we inhabit. Voyager is providing intriguing new information which should help us to understand how the Earth—and possibly the universe—was formed. Already there have been surprises and puzzles that paint a completely new picture of Saturn and its neighborhood, including the discovery of three new moons, startling information about Saturn’s rings, and observation of the unexpectedly complex structure of Saturn’s atmosphere and that of its largest moon, Titan. It will take years for scientists to assimilate completely the information which is cascading down from Voyager. What more will this marvel of technology have to tell us before it departs the solar system to travel endlessly among the stars?