Washington, DC: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1970. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Booklet. , 18 pages. Wraps. illustrations. Diagram. Covers somewhat worn and soiled. Some page discoloration and soiling. Pencil erasure residue on title page. William Roger Corliss (August 28, 1926 – July 8, 2011) was an American physicist and writer who was known for his interest in collecting data regarding anomalous phenomena. Starting in 1974, Corliss published a number of works in the "Sourcebook Project". Each volume was devoted to a scientific field (archeology, astronomy, geology, et cetera) and featured articles culled almost exclusively from scientific journals. Corliss initially offered little in the way of his own opinions or editorial comments, preferring to let the articles speak for themselves. Corliss quoted all relevant parts of articles. Corliss wrote many other books and articles, notably including 13 educational books about astronomy, outer space and space travel for NASA and a similar number for the Atomic Energy Commission and the National Science Foundation.
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Washington, DC: U. S. Government Printing Office, 1969. presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Wraps. 26 cm, , 18 pages. Wraps. Illustrations. This is one of the America in Space: The First Decade series. William Roger Corliss (August 28, 1926 – July 8, 2011) was an American physicist and writer who was known for his interest in collecting data regarding anomalous phenomena. Arthur C. Clarke described him as "Fort's latter-day - and much more scientific - successor." Starting in 1974, Corliss published a number of works in the "Sourcebook Project". Each volume was devoted to a scientific field (archeology, astronomy, geology, et cetera) and featured articles culled almost exclusively from scientific journals. Corliss was inspired by Charles Fort, who earlier also collected reports of unusual phenomena. Many of the articles in Corliss's works were mentioned in Charles Fort's works. Unlike Fort, known for his idiosyncratic writing style, Corliss initially offered little in the way of his own opinions or editorial comments, preferring to let the articles speak for themselves. Corliss wrote many other books and articles, notably including 13 educational books about astronomy, outer space and space travel for NASA and a similar number for the Atomic Energy Commission and the National Science Foundation.
Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 2000. First Bison Books printing [stated]. Trade paperback. xiv, 191,  pages. Illustrations. Inscribed and dated by author on fep. The author was the mother of Christa McAuliffe, who died in the space shuttle Challenger accident on January 28, 1986. Following the Challenger tragedy, for many years Grace carried on Christa’s message of the importance of education, traveling throughout the country as the keynote speaker at Challenger Centers, Space Camps, and elementary and high schools – many bearing Christa’s name. Christa’s message was also shared through the book, A Journal for Christa, authored by Grace. The author died in November, 2018 at the age of 94.
Washington, DC: U. S. Government Printing Office, 1975. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. Quarto. XI, ,, 313,  pages. Profusely illustrated (some in color). Endpaper maps. Key Events in Apollo. The Contributors. Editor's Note. Index. Illustrated cover. Edgar Maurice Cortright (July 29, 1923 – May 4, 2014) was a scientist and engineer, and senior official at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Cortright went to work at the Lewis Flight Propulsion Laboratory at NACA, in Cleveland, Ohio. There, he held the positions of Aeronautical Research Scientist ; Head of Small Supersonic Tunnels Section; and Chief, Eight-by-Six-Foot Supersonic Wind Tunnel Branch. He joined NASA agency in 1958 and worked at NASA Headquarters in Washington D.C. where he was Chief of Advanced Technology; Assistant Director for Lunar and Planetary Programs, Office of Space Flight Programs; Deputy Director for Space Science and Applications; Deputy Associate Administrator for Space Science and Applications; and Deputy Associate Administrator, Office of Manned Space Flight. Following the spacecraft explosion during the Apollo 13 spaceflight in April 1970, Cortright was appointed chairman of the Apollo 13 Review Board which was established to investigate the cause of the accident.
New York: Franklin Watts, 1988. Second Printing. quarto, 143, illus., source notes, glossary, reading list, index, library stamps inside rear flyleaf & to fore-edge, board corners worn library stickers on spine and rear board (some crossed out in marker). This book for young readers presents the lives and careers of ten well-known astronauts (Alan Shepard, John Glenn, Edward White, Walter Schirra, Neil Armstrong, Donald Slayton, John Young, Sally Ride, Guion Bluford, and Bruce McCandless), and highlights some of the famous firsts in the history of the U.S. space program.
Chicago, IL: Childrens Press, 1985. First Printing. 128, profusely illus. (mostly in color), chronology, glossary, index, stray ink marks ins rear flyleaf & board, library stamps some library stamps crossed out in marker, small bubble in rear endpaper, library call number sticker taped to front board, library stickers on rear board crossed out in marker. Book for young readers on the history and development of the space shuttle.
Washington DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1999. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xii, , 338 pages. Illustrations. Tables. Notes. Selected Bibliography. Index. DJ has slight wear and soiling. Tom D. Crouch (born February 28, 1944) is an American aeronautics historian and curator. Crouch was born in Dayton, Ohio. Crouch attended Ohio University, where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in history in 1966. He also attended Miami University and received a Master of Arts degree in history there in 1968. He later earned a Ph.D. in history from the Ohio State University in 1976. In 2001 the Wright State University awarded him with an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree. An employee of the Ohio Historical Society, 1968–1974, Crouch planned the exhibits for the Neil Armstrong Museum, and the history exhibitions for the Ohio Historical Center. He accepted a curatorial position with the National Air and Space Museum (NASM) in 1974, and prepared exhibitions for the opening of that building in 1976. He was named Chairman of the Aeronautics Department of the NASM in 1990, and in 1999 was named Senior Curator, Aeronautics. Crouch was appointed by then President William J. Clinton to chair the federal advisory board planning activities commemorating the first flight of Orville and Wilbur Wright in 2003. He also participated in and worked to resolve the issues over the Enola Gay bomber being displayed at the National Air and Space Museum. Crouch is the author of some fifteen books and many articles, primarily on topics related to the history of flight technology.
Worcester, MA: Davis Publications, Inc., 1989. First Printing [Stated]. Trade paperback. 144 pages. Illustrations (some with color). Glossary. Index. Cover has some wear and soiling. Tear at bottom of the spine. Format is approximately 8.5 inches by 10 inches. Describes various types of space vehicles such as the Space Station, Manned Maneuvering and Orbital Maneuvering Vehicles, space shuttles, aerospace planes, and launch vehicles. Many refer to space exploration and travel as 'the next frontier'. This study of transportation in space is as important and relevant as the study of land, seas, and air travel. Profusely illustrated with both schematic drawings and photographs, this thorough, well-written book is a valuable resource and an important source of information. End of chapter material includes vocabulary lists, things to do, and Important Dates and Events. This state-of-the-art book is a valuable resource for the study of transportation technology. The authors worked in the aerospace industry or taught technology.