Place_Pub: New York: Pantheon Books, c1992. Uncorr Galley Edition. Trade paperback. 24 cm. 530, illus., notes, bibliography, rear cover and several pages creased, covers somewhat worn and soiled Impact of the scientist on the elite particle-physics community, his quantum mechanics theories, and influences on his life.
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Houston, TX: World Book Encyclopedia Science Service, Inc., 1964. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. xiv, 248,  pages. Illustrated endpapers (postmarks). Illustrations. Some pencil erasure residue noted. DJ has wear, soiling, tears and chips. Excerpts from 422 letters sent to John Glenn after his orbital flight plus his comments. John Herschel Glenn Jr. (July 18, 1921 – December 8, 2016) was a U. S. Marine Corps aviator, engineer, astronaut, and United States Senator from Ohio. In 1962, he became the first American to orbit the Earth. Glenn was a distinguished fighter pilot in World War II, China and Korea. He shot down three MiG-15 aircraft, and was awarded six Distinguished Flying Crosses and eighteen Air Medals. In 1957, he made the first supersonic transcontinental flight across the United States. He was one of the Mercury Seven, military test pilots selected in 1959 by NASA as the United States' first astronauts. Glenn was fifth person and third American in space. He received the NASA Distinguished Service Medal in 1962 and the Congressional Space Medal of Honor in 1978, and was inducted into the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame in 1990. Glenn became the oldest person to fly in space as a crew member of the Discovery space shuttle and the only person to fly in both the Mercury and Space Shuttle programs.
Burlington, Ontario, Canada: Apogee Books, 2005. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Trade paperback. 47,  pages and unpaginated (46 page) photo section at the back. Cover has slight wear and soiling. Robert Godwin (born 1958, England) is a British author who has written about rock music and spaceflight. Early in his career he was a rock music impresario who managed a venue in Burlington, Ontario and founded Griffin Music. Books he authored between 1987 and 2007 include: Apollo 11 The First Men on the Moon, Project Apollo The Test Program, Project Apollo Exploring the Moon, Mars, The Lunar Exploration Scrapbook, Russian Spacecraft, and Space Shuttle Fact Archive . In 2005 Godwin co-authored Saturn with Alan Lawrie. The book won the Sir Arthur Clarke Award for Best Presentation Written in 2006. In 2013 he co-authored a biography of Arthur C. Clarke with Fred Clarke, brother of Arthur. In October 2015, Godwin wrote and published The First Scientific Concept of Rockets for Space Travel, an essay in which he asserted that a Scottish Presbyterian Minister and Canadian University Principal named William Leitch was the first scientist to determine, for the correct reasons, that rockets were the best method for powering space flight. Godwin's essay was publicly endorsed by Frank H. Winter, retired Curator of Rocketry at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum, and by David Baker, editor of the British Interplanetary Society's magazine, Spaceflight. Leitch's proposal for rockets appeared in September 1861 in the magazine Good Words, effectively pre-dating the modern proponents of rocketry, such as Robert Hutchings Goddard and Konstantin Tsiolkovsky by more than three decades.
Burlington, Ontario, Canada: Apogee Books, 2001. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Trade paperback. 464 pages with CD in rear pocket. Illustrations (some in color). Diagrams. Maps. The Space Shuttle was a partially reusable low Earth orbital spacecraft system operated by the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), as part of the Space Shuttle program. Its official program name was Space Transportation System (STS), taken from a 1969 plan for a system of reusable spacecraft of which it was the only item funded for development. The first of four orbital test flights occurred in 1981, leading to operational flights beginning in 1982. Five complete Shuttle systems were built and used on a total of 135 missions from 1981 to 2011, launched from the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida. Operational missions launched numerous satellites, interplanetary probes, and the Hubble Space Telescope (HST); conducted science experiments in orbit; and participated in construction and servicing of the International Space Station. The Shuttle fleet's total mission time was 1322 days, 19 hours, 21 minutes and 23 seconds.
New York: Dutton, 1997. First Printing. 24 cm, 267, illus., glossary, usual library markings In August 1996, scientists from NASA stunned the world with the announcement that an ancient meteorite that had plunged to Earth from Mars revealed evidence of primitive life. The complete story of this groundbreaking discovery.
New York: Macmillan Publishing Company, 1983. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. Format is approximately 6 inches by 8.6 inches. xi, , 274,  pages. Foreword by James Michener. Cover has some wear, tears and soiling. This covers from the Space shuttle to space stations and beyond. Jerry Grey is the Former Director of Science and Technology Policy for the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. He was professor of aerospace science at Princeton University for 15 years, and has written multiple science books. In 1982 he was the Deputy Secretary-General for the United Nations Second Conference on the Exploration and Peaceful Uses of Outer Space.