New York: William Morrow and Company, 1997. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. ix, , 367,  pages. Occasional footnotes. Illustrations. Maps. Appendix A-F. Small tear side margin pp. iii-12. Some creasing to top and bottom DJ edges. William B. Fawcett (born May 13, 1947) is an American editor, anthologist, game designer, book packager, fiction writer, and historian. Fawcett was also a field historian for the Navy SEAL museum in Fort Pierce, Florida, and has co-authored work on the US Navy Seals in Vietnam. How to prepare for and make the most of contact with extraterrestrials. Making Contact discusses all aspects of close encounters with extraterrestrials. Editor Bill Fawcett said their existence is "unquestionable". The book includes explanations of signs and symptoms of an alien abduction, such as burns, tinnitus, a metallic taste in the mouth, and double vision. Particular locations, such as Area 51 and Mexico City, are described as giving the best chance of an encounter.
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Chicago, IL: Contemporary Books, 1989. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. ix, , 276 pages. Illustrations. Figures Glossary. Reading list. Index, George B. Field (born on October 25, 1929 in Providence, Rhode Island) is an American astrophysicist. Field worked on plasma oscillations and later became interested in cosmology. In 1973 he became the founding director of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, an innovative organizational structure that unified the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory and the Harvard College Observatory under a single management. Field served as director until 1982. In the early 1980s Field chaired an influential National Academy of Science decadal study that recommended priorities for U.S. astronomical research. Astronomer Donald W. Goldsmith earned his Ph. D. in Astronomy from the University of California at Berkeley in March, 1969.
New York: Pergamon Press, 1961. 266, illus. (incl. 1 fold-out), tables, charts, chapter references, sources, appendix, index, large rough spot inside rear board glue stain inside rear flyleaf, top corner of a few pages bent, marginal pencil notes on a few pages, boards somewhat stained, library call number on spine and front board, library stamps.
Washington DC: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Ames Research Center, 1995. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Wraps. xi, , 358,  pages. Illustrations (many in color). Appendices. Glossary. Bibliography. Acronyms. Index. Format is 9 inches by 11.5 inches. Cover has some wear and soiling. Richard O. Fimmel was the Manager of Pioneer Missions at the Ames Research Center. In the early 1980s, Ames presented to NASA Headquarters concepts for Pioneer-class missions to the outer and inner planets, under the leadership of Dr. Larry Colin, chief of the Space Science Division at Ames Research. Eric Burgess (1920 – March 2005) was an English journalist, who wrote about the Pioneer program missions since the first tests in 1957. He was the science correspondent of the Christian Science Monitor for many of the planetary probe launches, and was often the senior science reporter present at those events. Burgess is credited with the original idea that the Pioneer probes should carry a message for extraterrestrial intelligences. He approached Carl Sagan, which eventually resulted in the Pioneer plaque.
Washington, DC: U. S. Government Printing Office, 1981. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Wraps. Quarto--format is approximately 9 inches by 12 inches. ix, , 221,  pages. Wraps. Profusely illustrated (most in color). Appendix. Index. Bevan French is an Adjunct Scientist in the Department of Paleobiology at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, where his research focuses on samples of extraterrestrial materials and terrestrial impact craters. Stephen P. Maran is an American astronomer who is known for his books, articles, and lectures. Maran was an astrophysicist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center for 35 years. He was the Assistant Director of Space Sciences for Information and Outreach from 1995–2004. Maran was awarded a NASA Exceptional Achievement Medal in 1991. He was awarded the 1999 Klumpke-Roberts Award, the 2007 George Van Biesbroeck Prize and the 2011 Andrew Gemant Award. Planet 9768 Stephenmaran, discovered in 1992, was named in his honor by the International Astronomical Union.
Washington, DC: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Office of Public Affairs, 1971. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Wraps. 31 cm. 48 pages, plus covers. Illustrations (part color), Cover has s some wear and soiling. Cover title. "EP-91." This was an especially poignant mission, marking Alan Shepard's return to space. Apollo 14 was the eighth manned mission in the United States Apollo program, and the third to land on the Moon. It was the last of the "H missions," targeted landings with two-day stays on the Moon with two lunar EVAs, or moonwalks. Commander Alan Shepard, Command Module Pilot Stuart Roosa, and Lunar Module Pilot Edgar Mitchell launched on their nine-day mission on Sunday, January 31, 1971, at 4:03:02 p.m. EST. Liftoff was delayed forty minutes and two seconds, due to launch site weather restrictions, the first such delay in the Apollo program.
Washington DC: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1971. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Booklet. v. , 21,  pages. Color Illustrations. This is one of the Space in the Seventies series. Included is a summary of the Apollo lunar program to date. Projected future NASA programs planned for the 1970's are discussed under the headings Skylab, Space Shuttle, and Space Station. Possibilities for the 1980's are outlined in the final section.