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."
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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.
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.
Washington, DC: GPO, 2003. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Wraps. 248, wraps, v.1 only of the 6-vol. set. Covers show damp rippling, sticker residue, and is somewhat worn and soiled, The Columbia Accident Investigation Board was convened by NASA to investigate the destruction of the Space Shuttle Columbia during STS-107 upon atmospheric re-entry on February 1, 2003. The panel determined that the accident was caused by foam insulation breaking off from the external fuel tank, forming debris which damaged the orbiter's wing; and that the problem of "debris shedding" was well known but considered "acceptable" by management. The panel also recommended changes that should be made to increase the safety of future shuttle flights. The CAIB released its final report on August 26, 2003.
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.
Washington, DC: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Office of Management, Scientific and Technical Information Division, 1989. Presumed first edition/first printing. Wraps. xiii, 415,  pages. 26 cm. Color frontis. Illustrations. Footnotes. Source Notes. Bibliographic Essay. Index. Cover has some wear and soiling. This is one of the NASA History Series. William David Compton was born in De Leon, Texas (1927), and received B.S. and M.S. degrees from North Texas State University and the Ph.D. from the University of Texas. He taught at West Texas State University and Colorado School of Mines before moving to Prescott, Arizona. At Prescott College he inaugurated a program of liberal studies in science and technology. He received an M.Sc. in history of technology from the University of London in 1972. Upon completion of the Skylab history, he worked for an energy consultant firm in Houston and was contracted by to NASA to write this history of Apollo's lunar exploration missions. [Derived from The Authors section of Living and Working in Space.].
Moffett Field, CA: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Ames Research Center, High-Performance Computing and Communications Program, 1998. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Magazine. , 29,  pages, including covers. Illustrations (many in color). Cover has some wear and soiling. Some edge tears. Mailing address on back cover. This copy was sent to Gilbert Weigand who led the Accelerated Strategic Computing Initiative and rose to be Deputy Assistant Secretary for Research, Development and Simulation, Office of Defense Programs, U.S. Department of Energy. This issue includes articles and information on supercomputers, NASA and the French National Space Agency (Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales) cooperation. First Lady Hillary Clinton, Climate documentary, Forecast Models, Science Teachers, NASA Research and Education Network, Neuron Nerolab, and a replica of the 1903 Wright Flyer.