New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1973. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. Format is approximately 12 inches by 15 inches. 267 pages. Illustrated endpaper. 278 illustrations, including 143 in full color (from DJ front flap) and fold-out mission diagram. Some illustrations are tipped in (two have some looseness. Includes essays entitled Man and the Moon by Silvio A. Bedini, A Step Toward Immortality by Wernher von Braun, and The Moon Gives Up Its Secrets by Fred Whipple. Other sections are entitled: Introduction, The Space Age, Apollo 11 To the Moon, Moon Talk, The Moon Revisited [about the Apollo 12 mission], and Space Age Chronology. There is a listing of Maps and Charts and Photo and Chart Credits. The title page has the signatures in ink of Silvio A. Bedini and the crews of Apollo 11 and Apollo 12 (Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, Michael Collins, Charles Conrad, Dick Gordon, and Alan Bean). The pages are made of high gloss paper, and ink can bead before drying. It has been reported that NASA astronauts were provided with signature stamps they could personally use, in addition to, or instead of, personally signing items. In this book, there are variations in the color in some signatures, such as Dick Gordon's, which make his signature more likely to be personally signed than personally stamped. It is clear is that each of the six astronauts personally signed or stamped their signatures on this book, most likely at the same time. The book has been clearly signed by the author Silvio A. Bedini. This is a wonderful book that is focused on the missions of Apollo 11 and 12, and has this signature connection to each crew member. Rare in any signed form.
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Washington DC: United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration, NASA Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS) Distributed Active Archive Centers, 2013. Presumed first edition/first printing. Wraps. iv, 52 pages. Illustrations (many in color). Each year Sensing Our Planet features intriguing research that highlights how scientists are using Earth science data to learn about our planet. This publication was produced at the Snow and Ice Distributed Active Archive Center (DAAC), at the National Snow and Ice Data Center, under a NASA contract.
Washington, DC: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Office of Scientific and Technical Information. 1977. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. Quarto, viii,, 164 pages. Endpaper maps. Profusely illus. (most in color). Mission Summary. Editor's Note. Index, This work was prepared by the George C. Marshall Space Flight Center. Leland F. Belew joined the von Braun Rocket Development Program as a Design Engineer in May 1951, working in the field of rocketry and propulsion systems. He contributed to the fast start system for large rocket propulsion engines which gave our nation the capability of placing a man on the moon. In 1958, he was appointed Manager of Engine Programs for MSFC where he was responsible for planning and directing the research, development and production of engine projects for vehicles in NASA's Apollo Manned Space Flight Program, including the Saturn V engines that took man to the moon. He was the manager of the Skylab Program at the George C. Marshall Space Flight Center, a program that produced the world's first space station.
New York, N.Y. Collins [An Imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers], 2007. Second printing [stated]. Hardcover. ix, , 305,  pages. Includes Acknowledgments, Illustrations (some in color), Prologue--Full Circle, Epilogue, Notes, and Index. Chapters include Space or Bust; Go!; The Homebuilt Spaceship; SpaceShipOne, Government Zero; NASA Hitches a Ride; The 200-g Roller Coaster; Orbit on a Shoestring; Budget Suites of Outer Space; Spaceport!; and The Sky's No Limit. Michael Belfiore has written the first truly definitive history of private spaceflight. His insights into the harrowing test flights of Burt Rutan's SpaceShipOne and the inside tour of hotel magnate Robert Bigelow's orbital hotel project are fascinating. This book is a riveting account of how this ragtag collection of innovative thinkers, brave pilots, and bold visionaries is--right now--launching one of the most exciting new industries in history. Belfiore's eloquent writing and exhaustive reporting, as well as his imaginative projections of where this will take us all--really brings this mysterious, secretive world to life. Michael Belfiore is an author and journalist. Some of his notable works include The Department of Mad Scientists: How DARPA is Remaking Our World, published by Smithsonian Books Rocketeers] and The Way People Live - Life Aboard a Space Station. He has written numerous articles for Popular Mechanics and Popular Science.
New York: Dutton, 2006. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. Format is approximately 11.875 inches by 11.875 inches. xi, , 196 pages. Illustrations (many in color). Several fold-out illustrations. Foreword by Bill Nye. Appendix. Additional Resources. Index. DJ has some wear, soiling, edge tears and chips. Jim Bell is a planetary scientist, educator, author, public speaker, and President of The Planetary Society. He is heavily involved in NASA solar system exploration missions like those of the Mars rovers Spirit, Opportunity, and Curiosity. In 2011 he received the Carl Sagan Medal for Excellence in Public Communication from the American Astronomical Society. He is an avid writer for space-related topics. His popular science and space photography books include Postcards from Mars, Mars 3-D, Moon 3-D, The Space Book and most recently, The Interstellar Age . Jim is a Professor in the School of Earth and Space Exploration at Arizona State University and is also an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Astronomy at Cornell University.
New York, N.Y. Dutton, 2006. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xi, , 196 pages. Illustrations (many in color). DJ has partial plastic covering. DJ has some wear, soiling, and edge tears and chips. Oversized book, measuring 12 inches by 12 inches. Includes Foreword by Bill Nye; Preface, Part 1: The First Thing to Photograph; Part 2: With Spirit in Guesev Crater; Part 3: An Opportunity in Meridiani. Also contains Postscript; Acknowledgments; Appendix; Additional Resources; and Index. James (Jim) F. Bell III (born July 23, 1965) is a Professor of Astronomy at Arizona State University, specializing in the study of planetary geology, geochemistry and mineralogy using data obtained from telescopes and from various spacecraft missions. Dr. Bell's active research has involved the NASA Mars Pathfinder, Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous (NEAR), Comet Nucleus Tour (CONTOUR), 2001 Mars Odyssey, Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, and the Mars Science Laboratory missions. His book Postcards from Mars includes many images taken by the Mars rovers. Dr. Bell has been an editor of the space science journal Icarus and president of The Planetary Society. He has served as the lead scientist in charge of the Panoramic camera (Pancam) color imaging system on Mars rovers Spirit and Opportunity. Bell is an active planetary scientist and has been involved in many NASA robotic space exploration missions. As a professional scientist, he has published over 30 first-authored and 140 co-authored scientific research papers and over 400 short abstracts and conference presentations.
New York: Dutton, 2006. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. Format is approximately 11.875 inches by 11.875 inches. xi, , 196 pages. Illustrations (many in color). Several fold-out illustrations. Inscribed on the title page. Inscription reads: For Bill-- Mars Rocks! Jim Bell Foreword by Bill Nye. Appendix. Additional Resources. Index. DJ has some wear, soiling, edge tears and chips. Jim Bell is a planetary scientist, educator, author, public speaker, and President of The Planetary Society. He is heavily involved in NASA solar system exploration missions like those of the Mars rovers Spirit, Opportunity, and Curiosity. In 2011 he received the Carl Sagan Medal for Excellence in Public Communication from the American Astronomical Society. He is an avid writer for space-related topics. His popular science and space photography books include Postcards from Mars, Mars 3-D, Moon 3-D, The Space Book and most recently, The Interstellar Age . Jim is a Professor in the School of Earth and Space Exploration at Arizona State University and is also an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Astronomy at Cornell University.
New York: Avon Book Division, The Hearst Corporation, 1961. Reprint. Presumed first edition/first printing thus. Mass market paperback. Pocket paperback. 126,  pages. Wraps. Illustrations (32 photos and diagrams). Map. Some weakness to front cover. Pages somewhat darkened. Cover edges worn and corners bent. Small tear at spine. The original title of this work was Seven into Space. Joseph Bell was a columnist for the Daily Pilot, and the Los Angeles Times before that, for more than two decades. Joe's account of the seven original Project Mercury astronauts is still highly-sought after as a seminal reference piece about the early stages of the United States Space Program.
New York: Associated Business Pubs. 2002. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Magazine. 28 cm, 82 pages plus covers. Advertisers Index. Wraps. Illustrations (some color). Mailing information on the front cover has an ink stamp over it. Cover has slight wear and soiling. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is required by its charter to report to industry any new, commercially significant technologies developed in the course of their R&D. For more than three decades, this has been accomplished primarily through the publication of NASA Tech Briefs. NASA Tech Briefs has been a joint publishing venture of NASA and Tech Briefs Media Group, a unit of SAE International, since 1985. Today, NASA Tech Briefs’ circulation surpasses 190,000. The monthly magazine features reports of innovations developed by NASA and its industry partners/contractors. NASA Tech Briefs also contains articles on NASA spinoffs, NASA tech transfer resources, and application stories. Regular columns describe new patents, industry products, software, and literature.
New York: Associated Business Pubs. 2002. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Magazine. 28 cm, 82 pages plus covers. Advertisers Index. Wraps. Illustrations (some color). Cover has slight wear and soiling. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is required by its charter to report to industry any new, commercially significant technologies developed in the course of their R&D. For more than three decades, this has been accomplished primarily through the publication of NASA Tech Briefs. NASA Tech Briefs has been a joint publishing venture of NASA and Tech Briefs Media Group, a unit of SAE International, since 1985. Today, NASA Tech Briefs’ circulation surpasses 190,000. The monthly magazine features reports of innovations developed by NASA and its industry partners/contractors. NASA Tech Briefs also contains articles on NASA spinoffs, NASA tech transfer resources, and application stories. Regular columns describe new patents, industry products, software, and literature.
New York: Harper & Row, 1985. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Trade paperback. x, , 257,  pages. Introduction by Frank Borman. Illustrations. Appendices. Glossary. Bibliography. Index. Cover has slight wear and soiling. Gathers anecdotes and little known facts about NASA, manned space flights, code names, astronomers, and space probes. This key reference work presents a snapshot in time, covering key aspects of the U.S. Space Program into the mid-1980s and can serve as a foundation for developing a further understanding of U.S. space program personnel, organizations, developments, and challenges that have occurred since this work was published. Timothy B. Benford is an established author of non-fiction and fiction works and movie scripts. Brian Wilkes is the author of over 40 titles. With his diverse background, he jokes that his goal is to live "all of his re-incarnations simultaneously!
Hauppauge, NY: Barron's Educational Series, Inc., 1996. Presumed First Edition. Stiff boards. Format is approximately 6 inches by 10 inches. 28 pages, counting covers. Stiff card pages. Color illustrations. Name in marker on back cover. Come along with the twins as they look to the stars and wonder what it would be like to be astronauts. The twins - Anna and Josh - visit a space museum and touch a rock from the moon!
Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida, 2001. First University Press of Florida paperback edition. Second printing [stated]. Trade paperback. 316, xcvii,  pages. Frontis. Footnotes. Illustrations. Source Notes. Bibliography. Index. Former owner's name, date, and commentary on half-title. Though volumes on the space program are legion, Benson and Faherty's takes a different tack by tracing the building of the Kennedy Space Center launch complex itself. Originally part of a series by NASA, this includes interviews with many of the key players, as well as pix and design schemes. A nice addition to traditional space flight collections.
Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1997. Second Printing [stated]. Trade paperback. xxviii, , 250,  pages. Sticker residue on back cover. An extraordinary memoir by a survivor of the Nazi camps, Yves Béon. Planet Dora is a recollection of life and death in a concentration camp like no other. Dora was a cavernous underground factory cut out of solid rock, where thousands of prisoners beaten, starved, killed, and living underground for weeks at a time. The purpose of all this brutality was to build the world’s first operational rockets: the V-1 and V-2 missiles, Hitler’s vengeance weapons. Some of Germany’s most brilliant engineers were involved with production at Dora, including Werner von Braun, who after the war went on to become the father of the American space program. It was his Saturn V rocket, designed with the help of his wartime comrades, that put the first man on the moon; while the Saturn V project was headed by the same man who had been the director of slave labor in Dora. In fact, some of the very rockets built in Dora were packed up after the war and shipped to New Mexico to serve as the seeds of the U.S. space program. The greatest technological achievement of the twentieth century had its origins in the enslavement and murder of thousands of innocent people, the down payment of a Faustian bargain that still tarnishes the foundation of our reach for the stars.
New York: New York Academy of Sciences, 1972. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Trade paperback. 275,  pages. Tables. Figures. References. Ink notation on Table of Contents page. Cover has some wear, soiling, and scuffing. Small tear at bottom of the spine. Richard Earl Berendzen (born September 6, 1932) is an American scientist. After being at Boston University, he became president of American University in the 1980s, Berendzen drastically raised the prestige of the university through a relentless public campaign. American University saw a fourfold increase in its endowment and the Board of Trustees became the wealthiest in the nation. Berendzen left the position of President and served another thirteen years as professor of astronomy at AU before retiring from academia completely in 2006.
New York: Riverhead Books, 2000. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. , 355,  pages. Select Bibliography. Index. Review copy, publisher's ephemera laid in. Laurence Bergreen (born February 4, 1950) is an American historian and biographer. After graduating from Harvard University in 1972, Bergreen worked in journalism, academia and broadcasting. Bergreen has written books on historical subjects, such as Voyage to Mars: NASA's Search for Life Beyond Earth, a narrative of NASA's exploration of Mars, and Over the Edge of the World: Magellan's Terrifying Circumnavigation of the Globe. Bergreen has written for The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, Newsweek and Esquire. A frequent lecturer at major universities and symposiums, and, on occasion, aboard cruise ships, he has served as a Featured Historian for the History Channel. In 2007, Bergreen was asked by NASA to name some geological features surrounding the Victoria crater on Mars, based on places Ferdinand Magellan visited. Bergreen was a keynote speaker at NASA's 50th anniversary event in Washington, D.C.. Bergreen is a member of PEN American Center, The Explorers Club, the Authors Guild, and the Board of Trustees of the New York Society Library.
Charlottesville, Virginia: Howell Press, Inc., 2002. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. ix, , 214 pages. Oversized book, measuring 11 inches by 8-1/2 inches. DJ has slight wear along top and bottom of edges. Inscribed and dated by the author on the half title page. Inscription reads: To Jack Keliher--Trooper, scholar, comrade in arms, and friend. With all best wishes, Clif Berry, Dec. 2002. Book includes bibliographical references and index. Also includes Foreword, Preface, Looking Ahead, Acknowledgments, Bibliography, and Index, as well as chapters on The Early Years; Aviation Comes of Age; Industry Tries Its Wings; Aviation in War and Peace; Jets, Missiles, and Space; Race to the Moon; Aerospace Bounds Unlimited; Technology Thrusts Forward; and Our Unfettered Future. One postcard advertising the availability of the book is laid in.