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New York: St. Martin's Griffin, 2000. First St. Martin's Griffin Edition [stated]. First Printing [stated]. Trade paperback. xii, 356 pages. Illustrations. Index. Cover has slight wear and soiling. Corners of several pages creased. Eugene Andrew Cernan (March 14, 1934 – January 16, 2017) was an American astronaut, naval aviator, electrical engineer, aeronautical engineer, and fighter pilot. During the Apollo 17 mission, Cernan became the eleventh person to walk on the moon and, as he re-entered the lunar module after Harrison Schmitt on their third and final lunar excursion, is the last person to have walked on the Moon. Cernan traveled into space three times; as pilot of Gemini 9A in June 1966, as lunar module pilot of Apollo 10 in May 1969, and as commander of Apollo 17 in December 1972, the final Apollo lunar landing. Cernan was also a backup crew member of the Gemini 12, Apollo 7 and Apollo 14 space missions. In 1999, with co-author Donald A. Davis, he published his memoir The Last Man on the Moon, which is about his naval and NASA career.
New York: St. Martin's Press, 1999. Third Printing [stated]. Hardcover. xii, 356 pages. Illustrations. Index. DJ is price clipped. Signed by both authors on the title page. Eugene Andrew Cernan (March 14, 1934 – January 16, 2017) was an American astronaut, naval aviator, electrical engineer, aeronautical engineer, and fighter pilot. During the Apollo 17 mission, Cernan became the eleventh man to walk on the Moon. As he reentered the Apollo Lunar Module after Harrison Schmitt on their third and final lunar excursion, he is the last man to walk on the Moon as of 2022. Before becoming an astronaut, Cernan graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from Purdue University and joined the U.S. Navy. After flight training, he received his naval aviator wings and served as a fighter pilot. In 1963 he received a Master of Science degree in aeronautical engineering from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School. Achieving the rank of captain, he retired from the Navy in 1976. In October 1963, NASA selected Cernan as one of the third group of astronauts to participate in the Gemini and Apollo space programs. Cernan traveled into space three times and to the Moon twice: as pilot of Gemini 9A in June 1966, as lunar module pilot of Apollo 10 in May 1969, and as commander of Apollo 17 in December 1972, the final Apollo lunar landing. Cernan was also a backup crew member of the Gemini 12, Apollo 7 and Apollo 14 space missions. He is featured in the space exploration documentary In the Shadow of the Moon in which he said, "truth needs no defense" and "nobody can take those footsteps I made on the surface of the Moon away from me"
New York: Copernicus Books, in Association with Praxis Publishing, LTD., 2006. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. viii, , 454 pages. Foreword by Jonathan B. Clark, widower of Columbia astronaut Laurel Clark. Introduction by Buzz Aldrin. Illustrations. Appendices (including Glossary and Bibliography). Index. Philip Chien is a science journalist whose primary subject is the U.S. space program. He has been present at many launches and has interviewed astronauts over a period of more than twenty years. He was also a witness to the loss of the Columbia space shuttle in February of 2003. On that date the space shuttle burned up on re-entry. Chien tells the story of this tragedy and profiles each of the seven crew members who were lost in Columbia: The Final Voyage. The volume is divided into three parts. The first focuses on the crew and other people involved in the mission. Next is a description of the events leading to the launch. The final section details each day of the mission and the accident. Space Review contributor Jeff Foust commented: "In terms of explaining the mission itself, Columbia: The Final Voyage is unparalleled, and unlikely to be equaled given the sheer amount of information Chien has compiled." Writing for Universe Today, Mark Mortimer stated: "Chien's overall objective is to establish a synopsis of Columbia's mission, and he succeeds. His is a fair and honest book about the people and the mission…. His own involvement with the shuttle operations comes through as he provides information regarding systems, structures and procedures, though not so much as to overload the reader. In total, he's produced a warm memorial both for the people and the mission."
Civil Air Patrol. Poster. The logo of the Civil Air Patrol (measuring 1-1/2 inches by 1-1/2 inches) is in the lower right corner, as well as the words "Find out about Civil Air Patrol's exciting opportunities for teachers and students at wwwdoegocivilairpatroldotcom." The International Space Station (ISS) is a space station (habitable artificial satellite) in low Earth orbit. The ISS program is a joint project between five participating space agencies: NASA (United States), Roscosmos (Russia), JAXA (Japan), ESA (Europe), and CSA (Canada). The ownership and use of the space station is established by intergovernmental treaties and agreements. The ISS serves as a microgravity and space environment research laboratory in which crew members conduct experiments in biology, human biology, physics, astronomy, meteorology, and other fields. The station is suited for the testing of spacecraft systems and equipment required for missions to the Moon and Mars.
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1954. First Edition. Hardcover. 117 pages. Illustrations. Some discoloration inside boards, DJ somewhat worn and soiled: small tears, small pieces missing at spine, small rough spot front DJ. Derived from a Kirkus review: A discussion of the outlook, probabilities and possibilities of present and future space travel--by the chairman of the British Interplanetary Society. This has the potential to be one of the most authoritative books for the general audience. This surveys the rocket, jet and space travel world from man's earliest thoughts about them. Coming up through history then, Mr. Clarke traces developments down to the German V-2 and the latest modern models. Turning skyward he analyzes the atmosphere, the planets and their positions in the universe, the work now going on for flight to them, and what may happen when man gets to the moon.
New York: Meredith Press, 1967. First Edition [stated], presumed first printing. Hardcover. xiv, 301,  pages. Signed by the Editor on the fep. Sir Arthur Charles Clarke CBE FRAS (16 December 1917 – 19 March 2008) was an English science-fiction writer, science writer, futurist, inventor, undersea explorer, and television series host. He co-wrote the screenplay for the 1968 film 2001: A Space Odyssey, widely regarded as one of the most influential films of all time. Clarke was a science fiction writer, an avid popularizer of space travel, and a futurist of a distinguished ability. He wrote many books and many essays for popular magazines. In 1961, he received the Kalinga Prize, a UNESCO award for popularizing science. Clarke's science and science-fiction writings earned him the moniker "Prophet of the Space Age". His science-fiction writings in particular earned him a number of Hugo and Nebula awards, which along with a large readership, made him one of the towering figures of the genre. For many years Clarke, Robert Heinlein, and Isaac Asimov were known as the "Big Three" of science fiction. Clarke was a lifelong proponent of space travel. In 1934, while still a teenager, he joined the BIS, British Interplanetary Society. In 1945, he proposed a satellite communication system using geostationary orbits. He was the chairman of the British Interplanetary Society from 1946 to 1947 and again in 1951–1953. Clarke emigrated to Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) in 1956, to pursue his interest in scuba diving. Clarke augmented his popularity in the 1980s, as the host of television shows such as Arthur C. Clarke's Mysterious World. He lived in Sri Lanka until his death.