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.
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Huntington Beach, CA: Boeing Communications, Creative Services, 2009. Rev. 10-09. Spiral bound. The format is approximately 3.5 inches by 8.5 inches. Various paginations. Illustrations (many in color). Sections are NASA's Constellation Program (8 pages), Building the Future of Flight Together (1,  pages), Boeing and the Space Shuttle (15,  pages), Boeing and the International Space Station ( 75,  pages), Space Shuttle Mission Facts (118 pages) , and Upcoming Space Shuttle Missions (1,  pages). There is an unpaginated section of note pages but no notes are present. STS-129 (ISS assembly flight ULF3) was a NASA Space Shuttle mission to the International Space Station (ISS). Atlantis was launched on November 16, 2009, at 14:28 EST, and landed at 09:44 EST on November 27, 2009, on runway 33 at the Kennedy Space Center's Shuttle Landing Facility. It was also the last Shuttle mission of the 2000s. STS-129 focused on staging spare components outside the station. The 11-day flight included three spacewalks. The payload bay carried two large ExPRESS Logistics Carriers holding two spare gyroscopes, two nitrogen tank assemblies, two pump modules, an ammonia tank assembly, a spare latching end effector for the station's robotic arm, a spare trailing umbilical system for the Mobile Transporter, and a high-pressure gas tank. STS-129 was the first flight of an ExPRESS Logistics Carrier. The completion of this mission left six Space Shuttle flights remaining until the end of the Space Shuttle program, after STS-135 was approved in February 2011. STS-129 was the final Space Shuttle crew rotation flight to or from the ISS.
Huntington Beach, CA: Boeing Communications, Creative Services, 2010. Rev 5-10. Spiral bound. The format is approximately 3.5 inches by 8.5 inches. Various paginations. Illustrations (many in color). Sections are Building the Future of Flight Together (1,  pages), Boeing and the Space Shuttle (18 pages),The Space Shuttle Orbiters (32, pages) History of OV-104 - Atlantis, (4,  pages, Boeing and the International Space Station ( 88 pages), Space Shuttle Mission Facts (123 pages), and Upcoming Space Shuttle Missions (1,  pages). There is an unpaginated section of note pages but no notes are present. STS-132 (ISS assembly flight ULF4) was a NASA Space Shuttle mission, during which Space Shuttle Atlantis docked with the International Space Station on May 16, 2010. STS-132 was launched from the Kennedy Space Center on May 14, 2010. The primary payload was the Russian Rassvet Mini-Research Module, along with an Integrated Cargo Carrier-Vertical Light Deployable (ICC-VLD). Atlantis landed at the Kennedy Space Center on May 26, 2010. STS-132 was initially scheduled to be the final flight of Atlantis, provided that the STS-335/STS-135 Launch On Need rescue mission would not be needed. However, in February 2011, NASA declared that the final mission of Atlantis and of the Space Shuttle program, STS-135, would be flown regardless of the funding situation.
Huntington Beach, CA: Boeing Communications, Creative Services, 2011. Rev 7-11. Spiral bound. The format is approximately 3.5 inches by 8.5 inches. Various paginations. Illustrations (many in color). Sections are Building the Future of Flight Together (1,  pages), Boeing and the Space Shuttle (18 pages),The Space Shuttle Orbiters (32,  pages) Boeing and the International Space Station (101,  pages), Space Shuttle Mission Facts (112 pages), and Upcoming Space Shuttle Missions (1,  pages). There is an unpaginated section of note pages but no notes are present. STS-135 (ISS assembly flight ULF7) was the 135th and final mission of the American Space Shuttle program. It used the orbiter Atlantis and hardware originally processed for the STS-335 contingency mission, which was not flown. STS-135 launched on July 8, 2011, and landed on July 21, 2011, following a one-day mission extension. The four-person crew was the smallest of any shuttle mission since STS-6 in April 1983. The mission's primary cargo was the Multi-Purpose Logistics Module (MPLM) Raffaello and a Lightweight Multi-Purpose Carrier (LMC), which were delivered to the International Space Station (ISS). The flight of Raffaello marked the only time that Atlantis carried an MPLM. On January 20, 2011, program managers changed STS-335 to STS-135 on the flight manifest. This allowed for training and other mission specific preparations. On February 13, 2011, program managers told their workforce that STS-135 would fly regardless of the funding situation via a continuing resolution. Until this point, there had been no official references to the STS-135 mission in NASA documentation for the general public.
Washington DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1991. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xx, 245,  pages. Tables. Notes. DJ has slight wear and soiling. Martin J. Collins was chief of the Archives and Oral History Section of the Department of Space History at the National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution, and codirector of the Glennan-Webb-Seamans Project for Research in Space History. Sylvia Fries was chief historian of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) from 1983 to 1990. After that she became director of the Office of Special Studies in the Office of the NASA Administrator. Among the contributors are: William E. Burrows, Richard P. Hallion, James R. Hansen, and Jeffrey Richelson.
Farrar Straus Giroux, 1994. 2nd Sunburst Edition, updated edition. Presumed 1st printing. Trade paperback. , 162 pages. Illustrations. Some sticker residue on cover. Some wear and soiling to cover. Michael Collins (born October 31, 1930) (Major General, USAF, Ret.), is an American former astronaut and test pilot. Selected as part of the third group of fourteen astronauts in 1963, he flew into space twice. His first spaceflight was on Gemini 10, in which he and Command Pilot John Young performed two rendezvous with different spacecraft and Collins undertook two extra-vehicular activities (EVAs). His second spaceflight was as the Command Module Pilot for Apollo 11. While he stayed in orbit around the Moon, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin left in the Lunar Module to make the first manned landing on its surface. He is one of 24 people to have flown to the Moon. Collins was the fourth person, and third American, to perform an EVA; and is the first person to have performed more than one EVA. He attended the United States Military Academy, and from there he joined the United States Air Force. He was accepted to the U.S. Air Force Experimental Flight Test Pilot School at Edwards Air Force Base in 1960. He was accepted for the third group. After retiring from NASA in 1970 he took a job in the Department of State as Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs. A year later he became the director of the National Air and Space Museum. He held this position until 1978 when he stepped down to become undersecretary of the Smithsonian Institution. In 1980 he took the job as Vice President of LTV Aerospace.
New York: Grove Press, 1988. First Edition. First Printing. Hardcover. 288, illus., glossary, appendix, index, lib stamps ins rear flylf & to fore-edge crossed out in marker, wrinkling to several pages (no pages are stuck together), DJ in plastic sleeve, sticker inside plastic sleeve over front DJ flap, library stickers on plastic sleeve ( some crossed out in marker). The author was an astronaut; in this book, he covers the early days of Project Mercury to the lunar landings. He also discusses the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster.
New York: Grove Press, 1988. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xi, , 288,  pages. Illustrated endpapers. Illustrations. Acronyms and key terms. Glossary. Spaceflight Log. Index. Michael Collins (born October 31, 1930) (major general, USAF) is an American former astronaut and test pilot. Selected as part of the third group of fourteen astronauts in 1963, he flew into space twice. His first spaceflight was on Gemini 10, in which he and Command Pilot John Young performed orbital rendezvous with two different spacecraft and undertook two extravehicular activities (EVAs, also known as spacewalks). His second spaceflight was as the Command Module Pilot for Apollo 11. While he stayed in orbit around the Moon, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin left in the Apollo Lunar Module to make the first crewed landing on its surface. He is one of 24 people to have flown to the Moon. Collins was the seventeenth American in space, the fourth person (and third American) to perform a spacewalk, and the first person to have performed more than one spacewalk.
New York: Grove Weidenfeld, 1990. First Edition. First Printing. 307, color illus., index, library stamps to text and fore-edge, pp. 163-170 quite wrinkled, lib stickers on DJ crossed out in marker library call number on DJ spine, DJ in plastic sleeve. Collins, formerly an astronaut, argues that the most effective way to revitalize space exploration and NASA is to focus planning, research, and development on onemajor goal: human exploration of Mars, with the long-range objective of establishing a permanent colony on the planet.
Mineola, NY: Dover Publications, Inc., 2011. Dover Edition [stated]. Trade paperback. xiii, , 449,  pages. Kennedy Space Center Special Interest Tour ticket attached at page viii. Illustrated cover. Color illustrations inside the front and back covers. Introduction to the Dover Edition by Paul Dickson. Footnotes. Illustrations. Appendices. Dr. Benson earned his Ph.D. from the University of Texas (Austin). His scholarship has focused on science, technology, and space exploration. Lt. Col. Benson earned his Ph.D. from the University of Florida. After completing work on this volume, he was recalled to active duty with the U.S. Army. The official record of America's first space station, this thorough and highly readable book from the NASA History Series chronicles the Skylab program from its planning during the 1960s through its 1973 launch and its conclusion in 1979. Its definitive accounts examine the project's goals and achievements as well as the use of discoveries and technology developed during the Apollo program. This three-part survey begins with the background against which post-Apollo planning unfolded, amid congressional doubt, public opposition, and internal uncertainty at NASA. The second part recounts the modification of existing spacecraft, the manufacture and testing of new modules, changes in astronaut training, and other alterations all requiring a high degree of coordination between NASA headquarters, field centers, experimenters, and contractors. The final part reviews the three missions and assesses their results. Extensive appendixes provide convenient summaries of the missions and experiments in addition to profiles of the participants.
New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1982. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xiii, , 210 pages. Illustrations (some color). Ex-library with usual library markings. DJ is in a plastic sleeve. Henry S. F. Cooper Jr. was a writer who reached beyond the planet to pioneer reporting on space travel. Mr. Cooper, a descendant James Fenimore Cooper, was the author of eight books and a longtime writer for The New Yorker. Mr. Cooper celebrated scientific achievement, addressed scientific failure and demystified what was behind both. Mr. Cooper had hoped to join The New Yorker since he was a teenager. After college, at an editor’s invitation, he submitted two Talk of the Town articles — one on a cockroach hunter, the other on a meteorologist ensconced in Belvedere Castle in Central Park — but received no response. He then spent what he remembered as a few miserable months at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. Finally, he was summoned by the editor, William Shawn, who was so impressed with his two articles that he simply asked, “When can you start?” He wrote for the magazine for 35 years. He also contributed to The New York Times Book Review and other publications.
New York: Golden Press, 1961. Special Edition. Pre-flight printing [stated]. Trade paperback. 95,  pages plus covers. Wraps. Profusely illustrated (some in color). Maps. Figures. Covers somewhat soiled and some edge wear, sticker scuff on front cover. The cover states: "The Only First-Hand Story of America's Man-in-Space Project." This is by the seven astronauts of Project Mercury with Loudon Wainwright a staff writer for Life Magazine.