Laurel, MD: Johns Hopkins APL, 1984. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Hardcover. 420 pages. Illustrations (some in color). Diagrams. References. Notes. Indexes. Some wear/soiling to boards. Scuff at bottom of spine. Bound volume includes Numbers 1-4. This copy belonged to R. J. Thompson, special assistant to the Director of the Applied Physics Laboratory. The Johns Hopkins APL Technical Digest is an unclassified technical journal published quarterly by APL. The objective of the publication is to communicate the work performed at the Laboratory to its sponsors and to the scientific and engineering communities, defense establishment and industry. Issue #3 has a computer technology theme. This volume also includes articles on: Command and Control, Photoradiation Therapy, Drag Reduction, Image Processing, HILAT, Spacecraft, Ocean Thermal Energy, Autopilot, ADA, AMPTE, APLNET, Navigation Satellite, Loran-C, Global Positioning System, Remote Sensing, Radar Altimetry, Spaceborne Synthetic Aperture Radar, Industrial Innovation, Waveguide Acoustics, and Prime Meridian.
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Washington DC: National Geographic Society, 2008. Collector's Edition. Wraps. Format is approximately 9 inches by 11 inches. 120 pages, plus covers. Illustrations (some in color). Foreword by Ray Bradbury. Cover has slight wear and soiling. Poster on 50 Years of Exploring Space is present. Ray Douglas Bradbury (August 22, 1920 – June 5, 2012) was an American author and screenwriter. He worked in a variety of genres, including fantasy, science fiction, horror, and mystery fiction. Widely known for his dystopian novel Fahrenheit 451, and his science-fiction and horror- story collections, The Martian Chronicles, The Illustrated Man, and I Sing the Body Electric, Bradbury was one of the most celebrated 20th- and 21st-century American writers. Recipient of numerous awards, including a 2007 Pulitzer Citation, Bradbury also wrote and consulted on screenplays and television scripts, including Moby Dick and It Came from Outer Space. The New York Times called Bradbury "the writer most responsible for bringing modern science fiction into the literary mainstream"
Tuscaloosa, AL: University of Alabama Press, 1994. Hardcover. x, , 190,  pages. Notes. Bibliography. Index. The author was a professor at Indiana University Southeast. The author examines the Kennedy administration's rhetoric to understand why Project Apollo received so little opposition. The administration's rhetoric "sold" the space project as a great frontier adventure story. By describing space as the New Frontier, the Kennedy administration shaped the way Americans interpreted and gave meaning to space exploration. The frontier narrative established a presumption in favor of massive commitments of the nation's resources to staffed space flight. The continuing influence of the frontier mythology is perhaps nowhere more evident than in the decision to develop the space shuttle program. Ultimately, the shuttle's attraction may have been the symbolic importance of the fact that the astronauts flew the craft as a plane, thereby reaffirming the rugged individualism and daring of the frontier myth.
Battle Creek, MI: Kellogg Company, 2000. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Other [flattened cereal box]. Scarce item of space related child toy as well as scarce tie-in between a space toy and a nutritional breakfast option. Box has some wear and soiling. Sorry--no Cocoa Krispies remain. Box dimensions, prior to flattening, was 7.5 inches by 2.25 inches by 10.5 inches. The top and bottom panels, when assembled were approximately 1.5 inches and with overlap measured approximately 2.25 inches. The box is highly illustrated with color images. The rear panel presents 8 pieces of a Galaxy Glider that can be cut out and assembled. The Galaxy Glider is described as a planetary cruiser. The inside of the front panel has detailed instructions for assembly. It is not clear if this form of Galaxy Glider is associated with the Power Rangers.