Washington, DC: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Technology Utilization Office, 1977. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Wraps. Quarto, 116 pages. Wraps. Profusely illustrated (many in color). Maps, Cover slightly worn and soiled. Foreword by Edward Z. Gray. From 1967 to 1973, Edward Z. Gray was Assistant to the President of Grumman Aircraft Engineering, with responsibility for ensuring the timely development and implementation of the lunar landing module, the vehicle that delivered the first men to the moon in the Apollo program. Edward especially treasured being present in Houston Mission Control during those first steps on the moon. In 1973 he became NASA Assistant Administrator for Industry Affairs and Technology Utilization with responsibility for developing the transfer of space technology to uses on earth. During this time he helped found the National Space Association.
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Washington DC: National Geographic Society, 1983. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Map/Poster. Format is approximately 20 inches by 34 inches. Folded to fit inside the magazine as a supplement (16 panels approximately 5.5 inches by 8.5 inches). Illustration and text on both sides. This poster/map was a supplement to the National Geographic, June 1983, Volume 163, No. 6. Universe Sky Survey. On the front side (identified because it has the copyright and other relevant information) there are six text sections, associated with images on the map: 1. Sun and Near Planets; 2. Sun's Neighbors; 3. Milky Way Galaxy; 4. Local Group [includes Andromeda Galaxy]; 5. Local Supercluster; and 6. Known Universe. The back side has one large image, 3 medium size images, and 3 smaller images plus text. The text states that The Star Survey is an indispensable photographic atlas of 1,870 glass plates embracing the entire northern sky, and part of the southern, which has guided astronomers since the 1950s. The results of Sky Survey II, to start in 1984, are anticipated.
Washington DC: National Reconnaissance Office, Office of the Historian, 2001. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Wraps. vi, 50 pages. Figures/Illustrations (some in color). Footnotes. Tables. References. Presentation card signed by Cargill Hall laid in. Cover has slight wear and soiling. R. Cargill Hall is Emeritus Chief Historian of the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), an intelligence arm of the Department of Defense. Previously he served in various history positions for the Air Force History and Museums Program. Still earlier he served as historian at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. The National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) is a member of the United States Intelligence Community and an agency of the United States Department of Defense. NRO is considered, along with the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), National Security Agency (NSA), Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), and National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), to be one of the "big five" U.S. intelligence agencies. It designs, builds, and operates the reconnaissance satellites of the United States government, and provides satellite intelligence to several government agencies, particularly signals intelligence (SIGINT) to the NSA, imagery intelligence (IMINT) to the NGA, and measurement and signature intelligence (MASINT) to the DIA. The Director of the NRO reports to both the Director of National Intelligence and the Secretary of Defense and serves as Assistant Secretary of the Air Force (Intelligence Space Technology). The NRO's federal workforce consists primarily of Air Force, CIA, NGA, NSA, and Navy personnel.
New York: Ellis Horwood, 1992. First? Edition. First? Printing. Hardcover. Format is approximately 7 inches by 9.5 inches. ,339, pages. Illustrations/Exhibits. Fold-out diagram of Space Station Freedom. Occasional footnotes. References. Directory. Index. Foreword by Jesco von Puttkamer, Office of Space Flight, NASA. Sticker residue on fep. Minor page soiling on title page. This is one of the Ellis Horwood Library of Space Science and Space Technologies, Series in Space Technology. Philip Robert Harris, Ph.D., is a management/space psychologist, as well as a prolific author and futurist. He is president of Harris International, Ltd. in La Jolla, California, founded in 1971 as a global management consultancy for human resource and organization development. A former college and corporate vice president, presently in retirement, Dr. Harris is a Visiting Professor in the California School of International Management. He received his Ph.D. and M. S. in psychology from Fordham University, and a B. B. A. in business from St. John's University.