New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc., 1958. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. xvi, , 373,  pages. Footnotes. Illustrations. Tables. Bibliography. Index. Foreword by Dr. Wernher von Braun. DJ edges worn and small chips missing, DJ in plastic sleeve. The author was the President, National Research and Development Corporation. Ronald Wakeford for the Director of the Astronautics Division of that company. Dr. Ordway was Director, Ordnance Projects for General Astronautics Corporation. Dr. Canney was founder and Chairman of the Board of General Astronautics Corporation. Dr. Wernher von Braun wrote the Foreword for this volume. Frederick Ira Ordway III (April 4, 1927 – July 1, 2014) was an American space scientist and author of visionary books on spaceflight. Ordway was educated at Harvard University and completed several years of graduate study at the University of Paris. He owned a large collection of paintings depicting astronautical themes. He was a member of leading professional societies and was the author, co-author, or editor of more than thirty books and over three hundred articles. At the time of his death he was the longest-serving member of the American Rocket Society (joined in 1939). Ordway was a member of the faculty at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) from 1970 to 1973, and he was awarded an honorary doctorate by UAH in 1992.
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New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1965. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Trade paperback. 160 pages. Formulae. Illustrations. Tables. Bibliography. Index. The format is approximately 6.375 inches by 8 inches. Cover is creased and has some wear and soiling. This is one of the Holt Library of Science Series III. Myrl H. Ahrendt was an Educational Programs Officer at NASA Headquarters. Prior to joining the NASA in 1964, he served as a program analyst for the National Science Foundation.
Norwalk, CT: The Easton Press, 1997. Collector's Edition. Limited Edition, Number 1103 of 3000. Leather bound. xxii, 312,  pages. Color Frontis Illustration. Illustrations References Notes. Index. Removed from original shrinkwrap for cataloguing. The Easton Press's books are known for their elegant covers. Each book has the following features: Bound in genuine leather; Spine accented with 22 kt gold; Printed on archival paper; and Gilded page edges. The special contents of this edition were copyrighted in 1997 by The Easton Press. Facsimile signature of Buzz Aldrin on front cover. Authentic signature of Buzz Aldrin is on the Collector's Edition page above the number of the limited edition. Laid in is a Certificate of Authenticity signed by Buzz Aldrin and dated 11-20-96 and witnessed by Lois Aldrin and dated 11-20-96. The certificate indicated that the Author received 25 additional unnumbered copies over and above the 3000 individually numbered copies. The Certificate is also signed by Roy S. Pfeil, Publisher. Thus there are two Aldrin autographs! Also laid in is an unattached Easton bookplate.
n.p. n.p., 1977. First Printing. Wraps. 64 pages. Wraps. Profusely illustrated (some in color). Cover has some wear and soiling This was published prior to the first Space Shuttle launch. The Space Shuttle was a partially reusable low Earth orbital spacecraft system operated by the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), as part of the Space Shuttle program. Its official program name was Space Transportation System (STS). The first of four orbital test flights occurred in 1981, leading to operational flights beginning in 1982. Five complete Shuttle systems were built and used on a total of 135 missions from 1981 to 2011, launched from the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida. Operational missions launched numerous satellites, interplanetary probes, and the Hubble Space Telescope (HST); conducted science experiments in orbit; and participated in construction and servicing of the International Space Station. The Shuttle fleet's total mission time was 1322 days, 19 hours, 21 minutes and 23 seconds.
Kennedy Space Center, FL: TWA Services Inc., 1983. Second Revision. Wraps. 68 pages. Wraps. Profusely illustrated (many color). This booklet has information on the first four Shuttle missions. Cover has some wear and soiling. The Space Shuttle was a partially reusable low Earth orbital spacecraft system operated by the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), as part of the Space Shuttle program. Its official program name was Space Transportation System (STS). The first of four orbital test flights occurred in 1981, leading to operational flights beginning in 1982. Five complete Shuttle systems were built and used on a total of 135 missions from 1981 to 2011, launched from the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida. Operational missions launched numerous satellites, interplanetary probes, and the Hubble Space Telescope (HST); conducted science experiments in orbit; and participated in construction and servicing of the International Space Station. The Shuttle fleet's total mission time was 1322 days, 19 hours, 21 minutes and 23 seconds.
Washington, DC: U. S. Government Printing Office, 1979. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Wraps. , 76 pages. Wraps. Profusely illustrated (many in color) with color fold-out illustration. Index. Howard Allaway, American editor, writer. Recipient Exceptional Service medal National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1973. He was with the Associated Press, New York City, 1936-1940. Picture editor, city editor, national editor, news editor Prime Minister, New York City, 1940-1948. Associate editor Popular Science Monthly, 1948-1950, managing editor, 1951-1957, editor, 1957-1962. He was then managing editor Consumer Reports magazine, Mount Vernon, New York, 1962-1963. Assistant to Sunday editor New York Times, 1950-1951. Deputy director, technical publications division National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1963-1964, deputy director science and technical information division, 1965-1966, public affairs officer space science, manned flight, space applications, 1966-1976.
New York: Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 1986. Revised and Enlarged Edition. Hardcover. Format is approximately 10 inches by 10 inches. 239,  pages. Illustrations (215 full color photographs), index, Signed and dated by Astronaut Allen on the half-title page. Joseph Percival "Joe" Allen IV, Ph.D. (born June 27, 1937) is a former NASA astronaut. He logged more than 3,000 hours flying time in jet aircraft. Allen was selected as a scientist-astronaut by NASA in August 1967 as a member of the second group of scientist-astronauts.
Washington DC: National Geographic Society, 2004. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Wraps. , 117,  pages. Illustrations (most in color). Maps. Advertisements. Cover has slight wear and soiling. Cover story is about Mars by Oliver Morton. The article is entitled Mars Revisited and has a fold-out image. It addresses the question of Is There Life in the Ancient Ice? The article goes from page 2 to page 31. Other content includes the Himba of Southern Africa (Namibia), Patagonia, Himalayan Sanctuary (Hanle Valley), Frozen Arctic, Mining in Montana, and a Bronze Age Map of the Stars.