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Washington, DC: U. S. Government Printing Office, 1975. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. Quarto. XI, ,, 313,  pages. Profusely illustrated (some in color). Endpaper maps. Key Events in Apollo. The Contributors. Editor's Note. Index. Illustrated cover. Edgar Maurice Cortright (July 29, 1923 – May 4, 2014) was a scientist and engineer, and senior official at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Cortright went to work at the Lewis Flight Propulsion Laboratory at NACA, in Cleveland, Ohio. There, he held the positions of Aeronautical Research Scientist ; Head of Small Supersonic Tunnels Section; and Chief, Eight-by-Six-Foot Supersonic Wind Tunnel Branch. He joined NASA agency in 1958 and worked at NASA Headquarters in Washington D.C. where he was Chief of Advanced Technology; Assistant Director for Lunar and Planetary Programs, Office of Space Flight Programs; Deputy Director for Space Science and Applications; Deputy Associate Administrator for Space Science and Applications; and Deputy Associate Administrator, Office of Manned Space Flight. Following the spacecraft explosion during the Apollo 13 spaceflight in April 1970, Cortright was appointed chairman of the Apollo 13 Review Board which was established to investigate the cause of the accident.
New York: The Viking Press, 1978. First American Edition. First Printing. quarto, 61, profusely illus. in color, index, small rough spots ins front hinge & rear flyleaf, library stamp crossed out in marker front flyleaf creased, board corners bumped and threadbare, plastic coating on spine beginning to peel, library call number written on spine and covered with tape, library stickers on rear board crossed out in marker, board edges worn. This book for young readers contains easy projects and quick experiments.
Philadelphia, PA: The John C. Winston Company, 1958. Book Club Edition. 240, illus. (some in color), index, discoloration inside rear flylf, fr flylf missing, foxing to fore-edge & title page, bds scuffed small stains to boards, small pinprick hole to rear board, some wear to spine edges, lettering on spine somewhat faded. Analysis of the social, military, and legal aspects of space penetration. The book offers a concrete proposal for the control of space through a United Nations force.
Philadelphia, PA: The John C. Winston Company, 1958. Book Club Edition. 240, illus. (many in color), index, DJ somewhat soiled and worn: small tears, small chips missing Analysis of the social, military, and legal aspects of space penetration. The book offers a concrete proposal for the control of space through a United Nations force.
New York: Franklin Watts, 1988. Second Printing. quarto, 143, illus., source notes, glossary, reading list, index, library stamps inside rear flyleaf & to fore-edge, board corners worn library stickers on spine and rear board (some crossed out in marker). This book for young readers presents the lives and careers of ten well-known astronauts (Alan Shepard, John Glenn, Edward White, Walter Schirra, Neil Armstrong, Donald Slayton, John Young, Sally Ride, Guion Bluford, and Bruce McCandless), and highlights some of the famous firsts in the history of the U.S. space program.
New York: Random House, 1959. 82, illus., index, pages soiled, scribbles & ink notes, library stamps & partial due slip, large rough spot inside rear board stains and library stamps to fore-edge, boards and spine soiled and scuffed and some edge wear, library call number on spine. Book for young readers covers rockets, satellites, putting a man into space, building a space station, living on the moon, and travelling to Mars, among other topics.
Chicago, IL: Childrens Press, 1985. First Printing. 128, profusely illus. (mostly in color), chronology, glossary, index, stray ink marks ins rear flyleaf & board, library stamps some library stamps crossed out in marker, small bubble in rear endpaper, library call number sticker taped to front board, library stickers on rear board crossed out in marker. Book for young readers on the history and development of the space shuttle.
New York, N.Y. Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., 1972. First Edition [stated]. Presumed first printing. Hardcover. ix, , 258, xi,  pages. Footnotes. Appendices. Notes. Selected bibliography. Index. DJ has wear, tears and soiling. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper. Inscription reads: To George and Barbara, whose enthusiasm for my literary efforts encourages me to more! Nick, March 31, 1972. [Unlikely that this was inscribed to President and Mrs. George H. W. Bush, but possible given the author's prominence.] Includes Acknowledgments and Prologue, as well as Chapters on The Cradle of Reason, The Dream at War, Secret Scientists, Korolyov, Khrushchev and the Space Race, Conceding the Moon Race, Proposals, and The Press. Also contains Perspectives, as well as Appendix A, Appendix B, Appendix C, Notes, Selected Bibliography, and an Index. Eight black and white illustrations of scientists and rocket pioneers follow page 80. The Russian venture into space--from the nineteenth-century experiments in rocketry to the landings on the moon. This is the first book by a Westerner to trace the development of the Russian space program from its beginnings in the late nineteenth century through the enormous success of Sputnik to the crucial decision--secretly arrived at and skillfully concealed--not to continue in the race to place a man on the moon in the 1960's. Nicholas Daniloff (born December 30, 1934) is an American journalist who graduated from Harvard University and was most prominent in the 1980s for his reporting on the Soviet Union. He came to wider international attention on September 2, 1986, when he was arrested in Moscow by the KGB and accused of espionage.