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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.
Washington DC: United States, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Scientific and Technical Information Division. 1988. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. vii, , 643,  pages. Footnotes. Illustrations. NASA Organization Charts. Index. Cover has slight wear and soiling. Minor edge soiling. Linda Neuman Ezell, from Fulton County, Illinois, was born in 1951. She graduated from Sangamon State University in 1974 and has also published in the field of military technology.
Washington DC: United States, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Scientific and Technical Information Division. 1988. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. v, , 485,  pages. Footnotes. Illustrations. NASA Organization Charts. Index. Cover has slight wear and soiling. Minor edge soiling. Slightly cocked. Linda Neuman Ezell, from Fulton County, Illinois, was born in 1951. She graduated from Sangamon State University in 1974 and has also published in the field of military technology. This is Volume 3, Programs and Projects 1969-1978, of a multi-volume series providing a 20-year compilation of summary statistical and other data descriptive of NASA's programs in aeronautics and manned and unmanned spaceflight. This series is an important component of NASA published historical reference works, used by NASA personnel, managers, external researchers, and other government agencies.
Washington DC: National Astronautics and Aeronautics Administration, Goddard Space Flight Center, 2005. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Wraps. xiii, 71 pages. Illustrations (most in color). Further Reading. Contributors. Format is 10 inches by 10 inches. Cover has some wear and soiling. Hubble Science Year in Review is an annual collection of essays and images designed to share the year's most important Hubble science, as determined by astronomers. The essays go into detail about the research, and can thus provide greater context than the typical news release. Each edition is released in the following year — for example, the 2007 book was released in 2008, and the 2006 book in 2007. These volumes provide only a highlighted selection of the year's discoveries and center on topics rather than on individual news items.
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.
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.