Washington, DC: GPO, 1988. First? Edition. First? Printing. 29 cm, 124, color illus., index, slight wear, soiling, and edge wear to boards.
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Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1962. First? Edition. First? Printing. 33, illus., diagrams, DJ in plastic sleeve, pencil erasure on front endpaper.
London: Temple Press, . First? Edition. First? Printing. 23 cm, 146, illus. An early, salient, and prescient work on the militarization of space.
New York: Basic Books, Inc., 1962. 224, illus., maps, glossary, index, boards somewhat scuffed.
New York: Basic Books, Inc., 1962. 224, illus., maps, glossary, index, DJ somewhat scuffed and some edge wear.
Washington DC: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2008. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. xii, 329,  pages. Illustrations (many in color). Inscribed by author on fep. Michael Douglas Griffin (born November 1, 1949) is an American physicist and aerospace engineer who is the current Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering. He previously served as Administrator of NASA, the U.S. space agency, from April 13, 2005, to January 20, 2009. As NASA Administrator Griffin oversaw such areas as the future of human spaceflight, the fate of the Hubble telescope and NASA's role in understanding climate change. In April 2009 Griffin was named eminent scholar and a professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at the University of Alabama. Griffin had worked at NASA prior to serving as NASA Administrator, including as Associate Administrator for Exploration. When he was nominated as NASA chief, he was head of the Space Department at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL). In 2007 he was included in the TIME 100, the magazine's list of the 100 most influential people. Griffin's appointment as Administrator was associated with a significant shift in the direction of the agency.
Indianapolis, IN: Bobbs-Merrill Company, Inc., 1953. First Edition. 291, illus., typed list of dates taped inside rear board, tape stains inside rear flyleaf, bookplate inside front board.
Washington, DC: GPO, 1988. First Thus? Printing. 148, wraps, illus., some wear and soiling to covers.
Washington, DC: GPO, 1994. First Thus? Printing. 132, wraps, color illus.
Washington, DC: GPO, 1991. Quarto, 144, wraps, profusely illus. in color, map, appendix, crease at spine.
Los Angeles, CA: Petersen Pub. Co., . First? Edition. First? Printing. 28 cm, 144, illus. (some color), minor soiling to some pages. Petersen's Book of Man in Space, v. 2.
Washington, DC: NASA, 1982. 28 cm, 134, wraps. NASA CP-2244.
New York: Basic Books, Inc., 1962. Second Printing. 263, illus., notes, index, small stain inside front hinge, DJ scuffed and soiled: small tears, small pieces missing.
New York: Basic Books, Inc., 1960. 263, illus., notes, index, lib stamps & pocket, sm rough spot ins rear flylf, ink name ins fr flylf, bds soiled & corners worn.
New York: Basic Books, Inc., 1960. 263, illus., notes, index, bookplate inside front board, DJ soiled and stained: small tears, small pieces missing, edges worn.
Washington, DC: GPO, 1979. Quarto, 198, profusely illus. (many in color), maps, endpaper maps, figures, tables, index, damp stains in bottom margins (some pgs stuck).
Washington, DC: U.S. House of Representatives: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1980. Presumed first edition/first printing. Wraps. xxxvi, 1073 p. 27 cm. Illustrations. Source Notes. Selected Bibliography. Index.
New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1997. First Printing. 24 cm, 398, illus., notes, bibliography, index, usual library markings, DJ in plastic sleeve.
New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1997. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. 24 cm. x, 398,  pages. Illustrations. Notes. Bibliography. Index. DJ has some wear, soiling, and small tears and chips. T. A. Heppenheimer's acclaimed chronicle of rockets, politics, and the pioneers who dared to reach beyond humanity's limits. "The most comprehensive, up-to-date, and best written history of space flight there is."-The Times "A lively account of the development of space activities in the U.S. and the Soviet Union. . . as good a one-volume overview of space as exists."-Scientific American. "Countdown is by far the best history of space flight I have ever read. It is detailed, lucidly written for the layman, and full of fascinating stories.-Adrian Berry, Daily Telegraph. "Science writer Heppenheimer's readable account provides a timely historical overview of the early visionaries, the engineers, and the geopolitical forces that placed men on the moon and created today's aerospace industry. . . . A thoughtful analysis that is highly recommended.-Library Journal. "By far the most significant and technically insightful account of the ventures into the space environment I have seen. . . . Heppenheimer] concentrates unerringly on key elements, both technical and managerial, in this account of man's initial space ventures."-Lee Atwood, Former president and chairman, North American Aviation Corporation. "Like a skilled artisan, Heppenheimer weaves social, political, scientific, technological, military, and economic threads of the history of space flight into a tapestry that reveals fascinating patterns and themes."-Publishers Weekly.
Washington, DC: U.S. Information Service, 1964. First? Edition. First? Printing. 18, wraps, illus., diagrams, footnotes, some wear and soiling to covers.
Princeton, NJ: Van Nostrand, . 27 cm, 179, illus., some wear to DJ edges and corners, some tears to DJ.
Place_Pub: Princeton, NJ: D. Van Nostrand Company, Inc, 1961. First? Edition. First? Printing. 27 cm, 179, illus., index, DJ slightly worn and soiled, book slightly sprung.
San Francisco, CA: W. H. Freeman & Company, 1975. Second Printing. 179, wraps, illus. (some in color), index, questions and topics for discussion, pencil erasure on half-title, some cover wear/soil.
Easton, PA: Inst/Aeronautical Sciences, 1958. 28 cm, 63, wraps, illus., highlighting/underlining, worn.
Easton, PA: Inst/Aeronautical Sciences, 1949. 28 cm, 59, wraps, illus., some wear and soiling Fascinating snapshot of aeronautical/aerospace science between World War IIand the Korean War.