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New York: Pyramid Books, 1961. First Printing [Stated]. Mass market paperback. 192 pages. Illustrations. Diagrams. Appendix 1 and 2 (Glossary of Space Terms). Name stamped inside front cover. Some page discoloration. Martin Caidin (September 14, 1927 – March 24, 1997) was an American author and an authority on aeronautics and aviation. Caidin began writing fiction during 1957, and authored more than 50 fiction and nonfiction books, as well as more than 1,000 magazine articles. His best-known novel is Cyborg, which was the basis for The Six Million Dollar Man franchise. He also wrote numerous works of military history, especially concerning aviation. Caidin flew with the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds demonstration squadron for several months, and was made an honorary member of the U.S. Army's Golden Knights parachute demonstration team. Additionally, Caidin twice won the Aviation/Space Writers Association award for the outstanding author on aviation. Caidin also established a company with the purpose of promoting aeronautics to young people.
Washington, DC: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Scientific and Technical Information Office, 1975. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. Three volumes in 4 bindings. Volume II is in two parts. 27 cm. NASA special publication no. 374. Includes Illustrations. Index. Highlighting/underlining. DJ has some wear and soiling, with small tears and chips. Some pencil underlining noted. Melvin Ellis Calvin (April 8, 1911 – January 8, 1997) was an American biochemist known for discovering the Calvin cycle along with Andrew Benson and James Bassham, for which he was awarded the 1961 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. He spent most of his five-decade career at the University of California, Berkeley. He was founder and Director of the Laboratory of Chemical Biodynamics and simultaneously Associate Director of Berkeley Radiation Laboratory, where he conducted much of his research until his retirement in 1980.
Washington, DC: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Scientific and Technical Information Office, 1975. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. Volume II Book II ONLY. 27 cm. NASA special publication no. 374. Includes Illustrations. Index. DJ wear, soiling, tears, and chips. Melvin Ellis Calvin (April 8, 1911 – January 8, 1997) was an American biochemist known for discovering the Calvin cycle along with Andrew Benson and James Bassham, for which he was awarded the 1961 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. He spent most of his five-decade career at the University of California, Berkeley. He was founder and Director of the Laboratory of Chemical Biodynamics and simultaneously Associate Director of Berkeley Radiation Laboratory, where he conducted much of his research until retiring in 1980. Lieutenant General Oleg Georgievich Gazenko (December 12, 1918 – November 17, 2007) was a scientist, general in the Soviet Air Force and the former director of the Institute of Biomedical Problems in Moscow. He was a leading scientist behind the Soviet animals in space programs, he selected and trained Laika, the dog who flew on the Sputnik 2 mission.
Buffalo, NY: Firefly Books, 2000. First English Language Edition. First Printing [stated]. Trade paperback. 213,  pages. Illustrations (most in color). Format is approximately 9 inches by 11 inches. This work was first published in Italian as Abitare Io Spazio in 1998. Cover has slight wear and soiling. "Living in Space" tells the story of the orbital pioneers of the past and the fascinating future that now lies open before us. It narrates this century old story that combines science fiction stories, scientific and technological breakthroughs, political intrigue and imaginative ideas where fantasy, imagination and adventure are basic ingredients for every past and future endeavor. With the aide of numerous pictures, some published for the first time, we have the full story of the successes and disasters, of how courageous astronauts lived and, above all, what future living conditions will be like in the near future.
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1962. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. 352 pages. Illustrated endpapers. Illustrations (some in color). Index. Cover has wear, chips, tears and soiling. Derived from a Kirkus review: The Astronauts are our new heroes, "part pilot, part engineer, part explorer, part scientist, " They're also, organization men supreme, sounding remarkably alike. The book presents the seven essaying why they joined Project Mercury (the reasons embrace pride in country and in self), the meaning of teamwork and training, the physical and psychological exams (almost all make sub rosa cracks re headshrinkers), and, most important, a full-scale record of the preparations for and enactment of the first sub-orbital and orbital take-offs by participants Shepard and Grissom, Glenn and Carpenter. It's the latters' accounts which prove the most exciting and exemplary, especially the Friendship 7 flight. So for all the Redstone, Atlas, Canaveral, NASA details and all the challenges and courageous responses shown. The book is a rewarding revelation.
Norwalk, CT: The Easton Press, 1997. Collector's Edition, Number 1103 of 3000. Hardcover. , 352 pages. Frontis (color). Illustrations. (some in color). 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 signatures of Scott Carpenter, Gordon Cooper, and John Glenn on front cover. Authentic signatures of Carpenter, Cooper and Glenn are on the Collector's Edition page above the number of the limited edition. Laid in are Certificates of Authenticity signed by Carpenter and dated 6 Nov., 1996, Cooper and dated 13 Nov 96, and Glenn dated 12-4-96 . Each signature was witnessed, Cooper's by Susan Cooper. The certificate indicated that the Authors received 25 additional unnumbered copies over and above the 3000 individually numbered copies. The Certificates are also signed by Roy S. Pfeil, Publisher. Thus, there are two Carpenter. Cooper, and Glenn autographs each! Also laid in is an unattached Easton bookplate.
Bethesda, MD: 3rd Eye Books, 2003. First Edition. First? Printing. 189, wraps, covers slightly worn and soiledFive inventive young teens and one homemade robot are spending their summer at a futuristic space camp playing with abandoned satellites--space junk. When mysterious events begin to wreak havoc on Earth, the campers power up the antique satellites and send outdated rockets to help save their home planet. Inanimate objects such as the Hubble Space Telescope, Keyhole spy satellites and Reagan-era laser platforms figure prominently in the plot. The dialogue is sharp-witted, theaction continuous, and the ending a bombshell.