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New York, NY: HarperCollins Publishers, 2006. Reprint. Third printing (stated). Hardcover. Glued binding. Paper over boards. xiv, 369,  pages. Illustrations (some in color). Inscribed on title page. Glossary. Bibliography. Index. Signed by author. DJ has slight wear and soiling. Business card size ephemera related to the book laid in.
New York, NY: Smithsonian Books, Collins [an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers], 2006. First Smithsonian Books edition [stated]. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. Glued binding. Paper over boards. xiv, 369,  pages. Illustrations (some in color). Inscribed by the author on title page. Glossary. Bibliography. Index. DJ has slight wear and soiling. Thomas David Jones (born January 22, 1955) is a former United States astronaut. He was selected to the astronaut corps in 1990 and completed four space shuttle flights before retiring in 2001. He flew on STS-59 and STS-68 in 1994, STS-80 in 1996 and STS-98 in 2001. His total mission time was 53 days 48 minutes. He works as a planetary scientist, space operations consultant, astronaut speaker, and author. From 1983 to 1988 Jones worked toward a Ph.D. at the University of Arizona in Tucson. His research interests included the remote sensing of asteroids, meteorite spectroscopy, and applications of space resources. Jones performed advanced program planning for NASA's Solar System Exploration Division, investigating future robotic missions to Mars, asteroids, and the outer solar system.
Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 2005. First Printing [Stated]. Trade paperback. xii, 247,  pages. Some graphics at start of chapters. List of Abbreviations. Notes. Index. The author is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Northeastern University. Most observers would point to the 1969 Apollo moon landing as the single greatest accomplishment of NASA, yet prominent scientists, engineers, and public officials were questioning the purpose of the U.S. space program, even at the height of its national popularity. Defining NASA looks at the turbulent history of the space agency and the political controversies behind its funding. W. D. Kay examines the agency's activities and behavior by taking into account not only the political climate, but also the changes in how public officials conceptualize space policy. He explores what policymakers envisioned when they created the agency in 1958, why support for the Apollo program was so strong in the 1960s only to fade away in such a relatively short period of time, what caused NASA and the space program to languish throughout most of the 1970s only to reemerge in the 1980s, and, finally, what role the agency plays today.
Kennedy Space Center, FL: Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, 2005. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Wraps. 8 pages counting covers. Format is 4.25 inches by 5.5 inches. Illustrations (some with color). Rare commercial ephemera connecting toys and astronauts. This has questions (with answers), outlines that can be colored in, a word search game, and store purchase coupon. The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is the visitor center at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. It features exhibits and displays, historic spacecraft and memorabilia, IMAX theaters, and a range of bus tours of the spaceport. "Space Shuttle Atlantis" is home to the real Space Shuttle Atlantis orbiter and the Shuttle Launch Experience, a simulated ride into space. Until recently, the center now provides astronaut training experiences, including a multi-axial chair and Mars Base simulator. The visitor complex also has daily presentations from a veteran NASA astronaut. A bus tour, included with admission, encompasses the separate Apollo/Saturn V Center. There were 1.7 million visitors to the visitor complex in 2016.
New York City: Gallery Books, 1988. Revised Edition [stated] Presumed first printing. Hardcover. 256 pages. Illustrations (most in color). Index. Format is approximately 11 .75 inches by 11 inches. DJ has slight wear and soiling. Robin Kerrod, a Fellow of Britain's Royal Astronomical Society, writes extensively on astronomy and space, and travels the world to visit observatories and space centers. Among his previous books are Book of Constellations and The Sky at Night. He is a former winner of a COPUS (Committee on the Public Understanding of Science) Science Book Prize, he was a major contributor to the DK Science Encyclopedia.
Windermere, FL: Ray Rourke Publishing Co., 1981. 24, profusely illus. in color, glossary, index, library stamps ins rear flylf crossed out in marker, bds & spine soiled & scuffed board edges quite worn, board corners threadbare, library stickers on boards crossed out in marker, small tears in margins of a few pages and small stains to a few pages. Book for young readers on launching rockets, space shuttle, satellites, manned spacecraft, lunar explorers, space stations, and more.
Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1990. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. xii, 572 pages. Illustrations. Participants. References. Index of Telescopes and Instruments. Cover has some wear and soiling. The Editor was with the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center at Greenbelt, MD. Yoji Kondo (born 1933, died October 9, 2017) was a Japanese-born American astrophysicist who also wrote science fiction under the pseudonym Eric Kotani. He edited Requiem: New Collected Works by Robert A. Heinlein and Tributes to the Grand Master (1992), and contributed to New Destinies, Vol. VI/Winter 1988 — Robert A. Heinlein Memorial Issue (1988), after his friend, writer Robert A. Heinlein, died in 1988. Kondo also edited the non-fiction book Interstellar Travel & Multi-Generational Space Ships, part of the Apogee Books Space Series.
Washington DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, 2000. First Printing [Stated]. xxix, , 270,  pages. Foreword by Roger D. Launius. List of Abbreviations. Illustrations (some in color). Appendix by Roger D. Launius. Notes. References. Index. Ex-library with usual markings. DJ in a plastic sleeve taped to boards. Signed by author on title page. Robert Samuel Kraemer (October 21, 1928 – August 20, 2013) was an American aerospace engineer who served as Director of Planetary Programs at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration from 1971 to 1976. Robert Kraemer was hired by the rocket division of North American Aviation where he designed rocket engines. Kraemer served as the head of Advanced Design at Rocketdyne for over a decade, designing or overseeing the development of the engines that powered Jupiter, Thor, Atlas, and Saturn rockets. Kraemer left Rocketdyne to join The Aeronautic Division of the Ford Motor Company (prime contractor for the Ranger series of lunar landers) in the Fall of 1961, where he was promoted to chief engineer for Space Systems. Kraemer joined NASA in 1967 to manage the Voyager Mars Surface Laboratory, a program that was canceled within months of his arrival. He was then appointed as manager of Advanced Planetary Programs and Technology, and immediately began plans for a Mars orbiter. Beginning in 1969, he also chaired the Outer Planets Working Group (OPWG), which met monthly to review competing mission plans under development to explore the outer planets, and make recommendations.
New York: Checkmark Books, an Imprint of Facts On File, Inc., 2000. Second Edition [stated]. First Printing [stated]. Hardcover. , 317,  pages. Illustrations (most in color). Index. Ex-library with usual library markings. The author was a Space Mission Design Engineer with the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Without using a single mathematical formula or complicated scientific jargon, this book explores the functions and roles of satellites, the forces and masses fueling rocket science, the logistics of launching a shuttle into space, the stars and planets that comprise the Milky Way, and more.
New York: Columbia University Press, 1984. Second Printing [stated]. Hardcover. , viii, , 223,  pages. Illustrations (photographs and drawings). Space Shuttle Flight Summary. Notes. Index. Format is approximately 8.5 inches by 11 inches. Ex-library with usual library markings. DJ is pasted to the boards. Richard S. Lewis had a long career as a journalist. He was Science Writer for the Chicago Sun-Times. He was also Managing Editor and Editor of The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. He has authored a number of books on space and exploration.
Washington, DC: U. S. Government Printing Office, 1974. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Wraps. ix, , 580,  pages. Illustrations Appendix A: Satellites, Space Probes, and Manned Space Flights, a Chronicle for 1972. Appendix B: Chronology of major NASA launches, 1972. Appendix C: Chronology of manned space flight, 1972. Appendix D: Abbreviations of References. Index and List of abbreviations and Acronyms. Foreword by Associate Deputy Administrator Willis H. Shapley. Foxing on top edge, some wear and discoloration to boards. NASA SP-4017. Sponsored by NASA Historical Office. NASA’s twelfth annual chronology of events in astronautics and aeronautics reflects a U.S. space program redefined to be less costly and perhaps less spectacular in the 1970s than in the previous decade-yet this volume records a continued and indeed matured response to the challenges of space, both in scientific exploration and in practical uses. The year 1972 closed with the triumphant end of the Apollo program.
Washington, DC: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Scientific and Technical Information Office, 1974. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Hardcover. ix, , 580,  pages. Illustrations Appendix A: Satellites, Space Probes, and Manned Space Flights, a Chronicle for 1972. Appendix B: Chronology of major NASA launches, 1972. Appendix C: Chronology of manned space flight, 1972. Appendix D: Abbreviations of References. Index and List of abbreviations and Acronyms. Foreword by Associate Deputy Administrator Willis H. Shapley. Foxing on top edge, some wear and discoloration to boards. NASA SP-4017. Sponsored by NASA Historical Office. NASA’s twelfth annual chronology of events in astronautics and aeronautics reflects a U.S. space program redefined to be less costly and perhaps less spectacular in the 1970s than in the previous decade-yet this volume records a continued and indeed matured response to the challenges of space, both in scientific exploration and in practical uses. The year 1972 closed with the triumphant end of the Apollo program.