New York: Golden Press, c. 1959. 7 thru 54 only, profusely illus. in color, figures, index, pages slightly darkened, ink names ins fr flylf & rear bd, ink marks ins fr bdboards soiled, board and spine edges worn, price sticker on front board, plastic coating on boards starting to peel slightly. Part of the Golden Library of Knowledge series for young readers. Index has no entries prior to page 7, so the lost pages appear to be title page, flyleaf, table of contents and such like. Text appears to be complete.
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Nashville, TN: Oliver Nelson [A Division of Thomas Nelson Publishers], 1990. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. 284,  pages. Acronyms and Jargon. CJ has slight wear and soiling. Charles Moss "Charlie" Duke Jr. (born October 3, 1935), (Brig Gen, USAF, Ret.), is an American former astronaut, retired U.S. Air Force officer and test pilot. As Lunar Module Pilot for Apollo 16 in 1972, he became the tenth and youngest person to walk on the Moon. A former test pilot, Duke has logged 4,147 hours flying time, which includes 3,632 hours in jet aircraft; and 265 hours in space, plus 20 hours and 15 minutes of extravehicular activity. Duke served as Lunar Module Pilot of Apollo 16 in 1972 where he and John W. Young landed at the Descartes Highlands and conducted three EVAs, making Duke the tenth person to walk upon the surface of the Moon. He also served as backup Lunar Module Pilot for Apollo 17. Duke retired from NASA in December 1975. Apollo 16 (April 16–27, 1972) was launched from John F. Kennedy Space Center and was the fifth manned lunar landing mission. The crew consisted of John W. Young as Commander, Ken Mattingly as Command Module Pilot, and Duke as Lunar Module Pilot. Apollo 16 was the first scientific expedition to inspect, survey, and sample materials and surface features in the Descartes region of the rugged lunar highlands. Apollo 16 achievements included the largest payload placed in lunar orbit (76,109 lb or 34,595 kg); first cosmic ray detector deployed on the lunar surface; and first lunar observatory with the far UV camera. The Apollo 16 mission was concluded with a Pacific Ocean splashdown and subsequent recovery by USS Ticonderoga.
Washington, DC: U. S. Government Printing Office, 1961. Presumed First Edition/First Printing. Hardcover. 24 cm, xi, , 240 pages. Chronology. Abbreviations. Select Bibliography. Subject and Name Index. Pencil erasure residue on front endpaper. Minor wear to cover, some wear to spine lettering. Foreword by Deputy Administrator Hugh L. Dryden. Emme was an historian of science and technology and an aerospace historian. His education included a BA from Morningstar College in Iowa, 1941; MA, University of Iowa, 1946 and Ph. D. in 1949 both in Modern European History. He was a Navy pilot in the Pacific in World War II. He served in the Air Force Reserves, 1948-1972, retiring with the rank of colonel. In 1949, he became public historian for the Air University of the U.S. Air Force in Montgomery, Alabama before joining NASA, 1959-1979, as chief historian. His published books included: "The Impact of Air Power" 1959, "The History of Rocket Technology" 1964, and "A History of Space Flight" 1965. Emme wrote a brief survey of NASA in 1965, entitled "Historical Sketch of NASA (EP 29)", which was revised and expanded in 1976 by Frank W. Anderson, Jr. Emme was a member of many scholarly societies including the American Astrinautical Society for over 25 years.
Mineola, NY: Dover Publications, Inc., 2009. Republication of original NASA 1984 publication. Trade paperback. xviii, , 535,  pages. Illustrations. Tables. Bibliographic Essay. Errata. Source Notes. Index. 9.25 inches by 6.75 inches and about 1 inch wide--slightly larger format than many other books. Cover has slight wear and soiling. This Dover edition, first published in 2009, is an unabridged and slightly corrected republication of the work originally published in Washington in 1984 in the NASA History Series as NASA SP-4212 under the title On Mars: Exploration of the Red Planet 1958-1978. The color photos originally on pages 385 to 388 can now be found between pages 364 and 365 in the Dover edition. A new Introduction by Paul Dickson has been added to this edition.