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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.
Washington, DC: Executive Publications, Inc., 2002. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Wraps. Format is approximately 8.25 inches by 11 inches. 86 pages. Wraps. Illustrations (some in color). Mailing information and inspection stamp on front cover. Sean O'Keefe is on the front cover. Government Executive is an American media publication that covers daily government business. Their reporting is tailored to civilian posts, federal officials, and military officials involved in the day-to-day of public policy. Government Executive Media Group is a subsidiary of Atlantic Media. Government Executive Media Group also includes Nextgov, which covers technology and the future of government; Defense One, covering emerging national security issues; and Route Fifty, reporting on state and local government. The site also maintains a burgeoning events division, which produces at least 85 events per year. Last year, it produced “Fedstival,” a convention of leaders throughout the U.S. federal government to discuss the future of bureaucracy.
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: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Technology Transfer Program, 2014. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Wraps. Format 8.5 inches by 11 inches oblong. 214,  pages. Wraps. Profusely illustrated (many in color). Maps, Cover slightly worn and soiled. Since its inception in 1958, NASA has accomplished many great scientific and technological feats in air and space. NASA technology also has been adapted for many non-aerospace uses by the private sector. NASA remains a leading force in scientific research and in stimulating public interest in aerospace exploration, as well as science and technology in general. Perhaps more importantly, the exploration of space has taught us to view Earth, ourselves, and the universe in a new way. The tremendous technical and scientific accomplishments of NASA demonstrate vividly that humans can achieve previously inconceivable feats. NASA has a long history of transferring technology to the private sector.
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.