Washington DC: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Scientific and Technical Information Branch, 1979. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. xvii, , 538,  pages. Illustrations. Footnotes. Appendices. Source Notes. Bibliographical Notes. Index. Library binding. Ex-library with usual library markings. Courtney G. Brooks was a Research Associate in the History Department of the University of Houston from 1969 to 1974. In that capacity he coauthored the NASA sponsored history of the development of the Apollo spacecraft, now in final revision. Born in Savannah, Georgia (1939), he received his B.A. degree from Huntingdon College, Montgomery, Alabama (1964), and his M.A. (1966) and Ph.D. (1969) degrees in history from Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana. James M. Grimwood has been NASA Manned Spacecraft Center Historian since 1962. He was born in Lincoln, Alabama (1922), taking his A.B. degree from Howard College, Birmingham, Alabama (1948), and his M.A. in History from the University of Alabama. He taught history in secondary schools (1950-1952), and at San Antonio College in Texas (1958-1960). Grimwood was an Air Force Historian in South Carolina and Texas (1953-1960). Prior to joining MSC, he was historian with the Army Missile Command, Huntsville, Alabama, preparing histories of Army missile systems. He is a joint author of This New Ocean: A History of Project Mercury, and author of Project Mercury: A Chronology. Loyd S. Swenson, Jr. co-authored the history of the Mercury and Apollo space programs and was an authority on the work of Albert Einstein, beginning with his research and publications on aether drift, and was a major contributor in field of history of science and technology.
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London, England: Corgi Books, 2004. Later printing. Mass market paperback. 585,  pages. Includes Author's Note, Prologue, 133 chapters, and an Epilogue. Daniel Gerhard Brown (born June 22, 1964) is an American author best known for his thriller novels, including the Robert Langdon novels Angels & Demons (2000), The Da Vinci Code (2003), The Lost Symbol (2009), Inferno (2013) and Origin (2017). His novels are treasure hunts that usually take place over a period of 24 hours. They feature recurring themes of cryptography, art, and conspiracy theories. His books have been translated into 57 languages. Three of them, Angels & Demons, The Da Vinci Code, and Inferno, have been adapted into films. The Robert Langdon novels are deeply engaged with Christian themes and historical fact, and have generated controversy as a result. Brown states on his website that his books are not anti-Christian and he is on a "constant spiritual journey" himself. He claims that his book The Da Vinci Code is simply "an entertaining story that promotes spiritual discussion and debate" and suggests that the book may be used "as a positive catalyst for introspection and exploration of our faith." When a new NASA satellite detects evidence of an astonishingly rare object buried deep in the Arctic ice, the floundering space agency proclaims a much-needed victory..a victory that has profound implications for U.S. space policy and the impending presidential election. Accompanied by a team of experts, White House Intelligence analyst Rachel Sexton uncovers the unthinkable--evidence of scientific trickery--a bold deception that threatens to plunge the world into controversy.
Houston, EX: Pioneer Publications, Inc., 1998. presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. iv, 116 pages. Illustrations (color). Index of Space Pictures. Index. Irene Klotz Brown has written about the U.S. civilian, military, and commercial aerospace programs, as well as the international space station activities for many years. She was the lead aerospace reporter for United Press International and a columnist for The Discovery Channel online. In 1988, with NASA preparing to resume space shuttle flights after a three-year, post Challenger hiatus, She joined a pioneering team of Gannett reporters that produced nationally acclaimed coverage and award-winning special editions chronicling NASA's return to space.
Greenbelt, MD: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, 2008. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Wraps. Format is 10" x 10". 146 pages plus covers. Wraps. Fold-out color illustration front cove. Profusely illus. in color (color figures & diagrams). Further Reading. Also includes is two sided poster (color illustrations), Hubble 2007 Science Year in Review, NP-2008-4-064-GSFC, folded into 8 panels each side laid in inside front cover. The history and design of the Hubble Space Telescope, and a summary of the activities, operations and observations, and scientific findings from 2007. The team for this publication at the Space Telescope Institute included the Editor and Henry Ferguson, Ann Feild, Christian Lallo, Mario, Livio, Sharon Toolan, Ray Villard, and Donna Weaver. The team at the Goddard Space Flight Center included Kevin Hartnett (Lead), James Jeletic, David Leckrone, Malcolm Niedner, Michael Marosy, John Jones, Edward Henderson, Pat Izzo, Elaine Firestone, and Mindy Deyarmin.
Washington, DC: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Office of Scientific and Technical Information, 1977. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Wraps. vii, , 320,  pages. Wraps. Foreword by John E. Naugle, Associate Administrator. Appendix A: Satellites, Space Probes, and Manned Space Flights, 1974. Appendix B: Major NASA Launches, 1974. Appendix C. Manned Space Flights, 1974. Appendix D. NASA Sounding Rocket Launches, 1974. Appendix E: X-24B Lifting-Body Flights, 1974. Appendix F. Abbreviations of References. Index and List of Abbreviations and Acronyms. Errata in earlier volumes. Covers somewhat worn/soiled, some edge soiling. Slightly warped. This is part of the NASA History Series. The 14th volume in the NASA series of day-by-day records of aeronautical and space events has somewhat narrowed its scope and selectivity in its brief accounts from immediately available, open sources.
Washington, DC: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Office of Scientific and Technical Information, 1987. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. Quarto,. xii, 172 pages. Illustrations (some color). Figures. Appendices. Bibliography. Eric Burgess (1920 – March 2005) was an English consultant, lecturer and journalist, who wrote about the Pioneer program of space missions since the first tests in 1957. He was the science correspondent of the Christian Science Monitor in the period of many of the planetary probe launches, and was often the senior science reporter present at many of those events. Burgess is credited with the original idea that the Pioneer probes should carry a message for extraterrestrial intelligences. He approached Carl Sagan about his idea, which eventually resulted in the Pioneer plaque. Burgess was a fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society and British Interplanetary Society, and an associate fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Burgess was a charter members of the British Interplanetary Society.
New York: HarperCollinsPublishers, c1998. First Edition. First Printing. 25 cm, 528, illus. (some in color), two library stamps, rough spots inside boards The true story of how a joint Russian-American crew narrowly survived fire, blackouts, leaks, docking failures, mechanical breakdowns, and a collision. Based on interviews with the cosmonauts, astronauts, ground controllers, and scientists.
New York: Random House, 1998. First Edition [stated], presumed first printing. Hardcover. xviii, 723,  pages. Illustrations. Notes. Sources. Index. DJ has slight wear and soiling. Publisher's ephemera laid in. This comprehensive account of the space age is based on 175 interviews with Russian and American scientists and engineers, on archival documents, and on nearly three decades of reporting on aviation and space. William E. Burrows is an American author and journalism professor emeritus. He is also Director Emeritus of the Science, Health, and Environmental Reporting Program at New York University. He is the author of twelve books and numerous articles in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Richmond Times-Dispatch, Foreign Affairs, Harvard Magazine, Harper's and other publications. Burrows was the only non-scientist on the National Research Council's Near-Earth Object Survey and Detection Panel. In recognition of his distinguished career and expertise, a Main Belt asteroid has been named after him, and he is a recipient of the American Astronautical Society John F. Kennedy Astronautics Award, among other honors.
Washington DC: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, NASA History Office, 1996. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. , xiii, , 301,  pages. Illustrations. Footnotes. Planetary Radar Astronomy Publications. A Note on Sources. Interviews. Technical Essay: Planetary Radar Astronomy. Abbreviations. For Further Reading. Index. About the Author. This is one of the NASA History Series. Dr. Butrica received his doctorate from the Iowa State University's History of Science and Technology program. He is a professional research historian and the author of numerous books and articles. He has been an invited lecturer at prestigious academic institutions and is a member of a number of professional bodies. The past 50 years prior to the publication of this work had brought forward a unique capability to conduct research and expand scientific knowledge of the Solar System through the use of radar to conduct planetary astronomy. This technology involves the aiming of a carefully controlled radio signal at a planet (or some other Solar System target, such as a planetary satellite, asteroid, or a ring system), detecting its echo, and analyzing the information that the echo carries. This capability has contributed to the scientific knowledge of the Solar System in two fundamental ways. Most directly, planetary radars can produce images of target surfaces otherwise hidden from sight and can furnish other kinds of information about target surface features. Radar also can provide highly accurate measurements of a target's rotational and orbital motions. Such measurements are obviously invaluable for the navigation of Solar System exploratory spacecraft, a principal activity of NASA since its inception in 1958.
Washington, DC: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, NASA History Office, 1997. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. xxxiv, 321,  pages. Illustrations. Footnotes. Tables. Reading list. Chronology. Index. Andrew J. Butrica, a graduate of the doctoral program in the history of science and technology at Iowa State University, is a research historian and author of numerous articles and papers on the history of electricity and electrical engineering in the United States and France and the history of science and technology in nineteenth-century France. He is the author of a corporate history, Out of Thin Air: A History of Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., 1940-1990, published by Praeger in 1990, and a co-editor of The Papers of Thomas Edison: Vol. I: The Making of an Inventor, 1847-1873, published by Johns Hopkins University Press in 1989. Prior to writing this history of planetary radar astronomy, Dr. Butrica was a research fellow with the Center for Research in the History of Science and Technology, Cite des Sciences et de l'Industrie (La Villette), Paris.
Westport, CT: Praeger, 1994. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xi, , 212 pages. Tables and Figures. Bibliography. Index. Publisher's press release laid in. The author was on the faculty of Middle Tennessee State University when he wrote this seminal work. He holds degrees from that University and from the London School of Economics and Vanderbilt University. One of the more intriguing parts of this work is the chapter on the Apollo Program.
New York: HarperCollinsPublishers, 2006. First U.S. Edition [stated]. First printing [stated]. Hardcover. xii, 370,  pages. Illustrations. Bibliography. Index. Ink marks and highlighting noted. Deborah Cadbury is a British author, historian and television producer with the BBC. She has won many international awards for her documentaries including an Emmy Award. Cadbury joined the BBC in 1978 as a trainee. She went on to produce films for the BBC's Horizon strand and won awards for her investigations. Her Horizon film, Assault on the Male, launched a worldwide scientific research campaign into environmental oestrogens, hormone-mimicking chemicals potentially impacting human health, and led to her book, The Feminization of Nature. She moved into history programming in 2003 as the series producer of the BAFTA-nominated drama documentary series, Seven Wonders of the Industrial World. The series was notable for combining live action with CGI, created by Gareth Edwards, and was described as "a ground breaking achievement" by the Times. In 2005 she produced the docudrama series, Space Race, the BBC's first co-production between Russia and the United States with unique access to the Russian side of the story. As an executive producer, Cadbury continued her investigation of Cold War espionage in her BBC series Nuclear Secrets, which explored the race for supremacy through pivotal personal stories of such nuclear scientists as J. Robert Oppenheimer, Edward Teller, and Andrei Sakharov.