Washington DC: American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2007. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Trade paperback. ii, 242,  pages. Index. Cover worn and soiled with tear at bottom spine. Ink marks and circles to text in a number of places noted. Some corners creased. Pages 5-26 had become disbound and were reglued into the binding. Connie Bertka is a planetary scientist and former director of the American Association for the Advancement of Science Program for Dialogue on Science, Ethics, and Religion. She received her theological training at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C., where she also lectures on the intersection of science and religion. Evolution, astrobiology, and science education are among her topics of special interest.
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Washington, DC: U. S. Government Printing Office, 1989. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Trade paperback. x, 167,  pages. Wraps. Illustrations. Bibliographic Essay. Index. Ding at bottom of spine. Roger Bilstein completed the Ph.D. degree at Ohio State University in 1965, and his dissertation analyzed the progress of aviation during the 1920s. His interest in aviation stemmed from boyhood fascination, especially the role of general aviation. As a university history professor, he taught history courses in twentieth century US history, but also offered courses in the history of technology and the history of aviation and space. During 1970-71, he was contracted by NASA to write the official history of the Apollo-Saturn launch vehicles, which won an American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) history award. Among his eight books are "Flight in America" and "The American Aerospace Industry;" he also wrote several dozen articles as well as numerous encyclopedia entries on aviation and space. In 1992-93, he was named as the Charles Lindbergh Fellow at NASM.
Washington, DC: NASA, 1965. Second printing [stated]. Wraps. vii, , 511,  pages. Wraps. Covers have some wear and soiling. Ex-library with usual library markings. Stamp and ink mark on front cover. Ink mark inside rear cover. The two authors were associated with the Lewis Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio. Chapter 5 on Gas-lubricated bearings was by J. A. Ausman and Chapter 7 on Liquid Lubricants was by Douglas H. Moreton. All other chapters were written by one or the other of the principal authors. Bisson retired from NASA in 1973 and was noted as the scientist who decades earlier had introduced Tribology to the National Advisory Committee on Aeronautics (the predecessor of NASA.).
Washington, DC: NASA, 1965. Second printing [stated]. Wraps. vii, , 511,  pages. Wraps. Covers have some wear and soiling. The two authors were associated with the Lewis Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio. Chapter 5 on Gas-lubricated bearings was by J. A. Ausman and Chapter 7 on Liquid Lubricants was by Douglas H. Moreton. All other chapters were written by one or the other of the principal authors. Bisson retired from NASA in 1973 and was noted as the scientist who decades earlier had introduced Tribology to the National Advisory Committee on Aeronautics (the predecessor of NASA). William J. Anderson was at one time the Chief of the Mechanical Technologies Branch At Lewis Research Center.
Huntington Beach, CA: Boeing Launch Services, c2009. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Wraps. The format is approximately 7 inches by 5.5 inches. 27,  pages. Decorative front cover. Color illustration of GOES-O Launch patch inside back cover. GOES-O is a weather satellite developed by NASA to aid the nation's meteorologists and climate scientists. The acronym stands for Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite. The spacecraft in the series provide the familiar weather pictures seen on United States television newscasts every day. The satellites are equipped with a formidable array of sensors and instruments. GOES provides nearly continuous imaging and sounding, which allows forecasters to better measure changes in atmospheric temperature and moisture distributions, hence increasing the accuracy of their forecasts. GOES environmental information is used for a host of applications, including weather monitoring and prediction models. GOES-O was the second NASA spacecraft to launch on the Delta IV launch vehicle family. Boeing Company and United Launch Alliance worked together to launch the GOES-O satellite. This item was published a short time prior to the actual launch of this spacecraft.
Greenbelt, MD: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1999. Second Printing [stated]. Wraps. Format is approximately 8.5 inches by 11 inches. ii 48,  pages plus covers. Color illustrations. References. Jay Bookbinder became Director of Programs and Projects at NASA Ames. Dr. Tananbaum served as Director of the Chandra X-Ray Center (CXC) at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory in Cambridge, Mass. from 1991-2014. The CXC is responsible for operating the Chandra X-Ray Observatory in orbit, for supporting the broad community of scientists who observe with Chandra, and for disseminating the Chandra science results to the public. Dr. Tananbaum received his B. A. in physics from Yale University in 1964, and his Ph.D. in physics from MIT in 1968. He began his career as a Staff Scientist at American Science & Engineering, Inc., and has been an Astrophysicist at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) since 1973. He directed SAO's High Energy Astrophysics Division from 1981 through 1993.
Norwalk, CT: The Easton Press, 1997. Collector's Edition, Number 1103 of 3000. Hardcover. 448,  pages. Frontis (color). Illustrations. 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 Frank Borman on front cover. Authentic signature of Frank Borman is on the Collector's Edition page above the number of the limited edition. Laid in is a Certificate of Authenticity signed by Frank Borman and dated 21 Oct 1996 and witnessed by Patricia M. Gonzalez and dated 10-21-96. 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 Frank Borman autographs! Also laid in is an unattached Easton bookplate.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1981. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. x, 289,  pages. Index. Preface by Senator Harrison H. Schmitt. Signed by author on title page. Ink notation inside front cover. DJ has wear, soiling, edge tears and chips. Benjamin William "Ben" Bova (born November 8, 1932) is an American writer. He is the author of more than 120 works of science fact and fiction, he is six-time winner of the Hugo Award, a former editor of Analog Magazine, a former editorial director of Omni; he was also president of both the National Space Society and the Science Fiction Writers of America. Bova worked as a technical writer for Project Vanguard in the 1950s and later for the Avco Everett Research Laboratory in the 1960s. when they conducted research in lasers and fluid dynamics. In 1972, Bova became editor of Analog Science Fact & Fiction, after John W. Campbell's death in 1971. At Analog, Bova won six Hugo Awards for Best Professional Editor. After leaving Analog in 1978, Bova went on to edit Omni, from 1978 to 1982. Bova holds the position of President Emeritus of the National Space Society.
Washington DC: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Office of External Relations, History Division, 2004. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Trade paperback. x, 187, ] pages. Illustrations( nearly 150 images). Endnotes. Appendices (includes timeline, reactor experiments, reactor cycle dates, and organizational charts). This is number 33 in the Monographs in Aerospace History series. Bottom edge shows some soiling and staining. Minor previous damp signs. Mark D. Bowles is Professor of History at American Public University System, founder of HistoryFeeddotorg, and author of 14 books on the history of science and technology. He earned his Ph.D. from Case Western Reserve University in 1999, and was a Tomash Fellow at the University of Minnesota. He also has MA in history, an MBA in technology management, and a BA in psychology. Dr. Bowles has worked full time at American Public University System for over five years. He has also founded a public history company, BelleHistorydotcom. Robert S. Arrighi was with the NASA History Division.
New York, NY: HarperCollins, 2012. First Edition [stated]. First Printing [stated]. Hardcover. Glued binding. Paper over boards. xi, , 819,  p. Illustrations, black & white. Biographical Glossary. Notes. Author's Interviews. Index. DJ is price clipped and has slight wear and soiling. Douglas Brinkley (born December 14, 1960) is an American author, Katherine Tsanoff Brown Chair in Humanities and professor of history at Rice University. Brinkley is the history commentator for CNN, and a contributing editor to the magazine Vanity Fair. A public spokesperson on conservation issues. He joined the faculty of Rice University as a professor of history in 2007. Brinkley is the history commentator for CNN News. Brinkley's biography of Walter Cronkite, Cronkite was published in 2012. It was selected as a Washington Post Book of the Year.