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Indianapolis, IN: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1963. First Printing. 272, illus., index, DJ stained, some wear to DJ edges and small chips missing, DJ in plastic sleeve Book intended for junior and senior high school students. Topics covered include planning earth satellites, designing rockets, the Explorers, the Vanguard, the Sputniks, orbiting observatories, weather satellites, and astronauts and cosmonauts, among many others.
Washington, DC: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Scientific and Technical Intelligence Information Branch, 1986. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Wraps. v,  396,  pages. Wraps. Illustrations. Tables. Index. Contents include a Preface, chapters for each month of the year, and five Appendices. The Appendices are: Satellites, Space Probes, and Manned Spaceflights, 1978; Major NASA Launches, 1978; Manned Spaceflights, 1978; NASA Sounding Rocket Launches, 1978; and Abbreviations of References. NASA SP-4023. This is part of the NASA History Series.
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1960. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. Quarto. , 160,  pages. Illustrations. Figures. Charts. Tables. References. Name Index. Subject Index. Ink inscription from editor on front flyleaf. Inscription reads "with the compliment of the editor." Slight discoloration to flyleaves and DJ soiled and edges worn, small tears, small chips missing. Robert Jastrow (September 7, 1925 – February 8, 2008) was an American astronomer and planetary physicist. Robert Jastrow was Director and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Mount Wilson Institute. Dr. Jastrow received his Ph.D. degree in theoretical physics from Columbia University. He joined NASA in 1958 and was a prominent figure in the American space program from its inception. Dr. Jastrow was the first chairman of NASA’s Lunar Exploration Committee, which established the scientific goals for the exploration of the Moon during the Apollo lunar landings. In 1961, Dr. Jastrow set up NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies. He served as director of the Goddard Institute until his retirement from NASA in 1981. In recognition of his work in NASA, Dr. Jastrow received the NASA Medal for Exceptional Scientific Achievement and the Arthur S. Fleming Award for Outstanding Service in the U.S. Government. Dr. Jastrow hosted more than 100 CBS-TV network programs on space science. He was the special guest of NBC-TV with Wernher von Braun for the Apollo-Soyuz flights, and he was the featured guest of the Today show on the 10th anniversary of the landing on the Moon. Dr. Jastrow’s articles have appeared in The New York Times, Foreign Affairs, Atlantic Monthly, and Scientific American.