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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.
Washington DC: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Scientific and Technical Information Branch, 1984. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. xix, , 385,  pages. Frontis. Illustrations. Map. A Note on Sources. Source Notes. Index. Foreword by Neil Armstrong, Cover has some wear and soiling. Embossed stamp on fep. Dr. Richard P. Hallion is Senior Adviser for Air and Space Issues, Directorate for Security, Counterintelligence and Special Programs Oversight, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C. He is responsible for analysis and insight regarding the conceptualization, evolution and utilization of sensitive national technological programs and related subject areas. Dr. Hallion graduated from the University of Maryland in 1970. He has broad experience in science and technology museum development, research and management analysis, and has served as a consultant to various professional organizations. He has flown as a mission observer in a range of military and civilian fixed and rotary-wing aircraft. Dr. Hallion is the author and editor of numerous books relating to aerospace technology and military operations, as well as articles and essays for a variety of professional journals. He also teaches and lectures widely. This is one of the NASA History Series.
Washington DC: Books Express Publishing, 2012. Reprint of NASA 2003 publication. Hardcover. lxxii, 689,  pages. Illustrations. Footnotes. Significant Aircraft List. Series Bibliographic Essay, Biographies of Volume 1 Contributors. Index. This is one of the NASA History Series. James R. Hansen is a professor of history at Auburn University in Alabama. His book From the Ground Up won the History Book Award of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics in 1988. For his work, The Wind and Beyond (NASA) - (six-volume series), he was awarded the Eugene Ferguson Prize for Outstanding Reference Work by the Society for the History of Technology in 2005.
Washington DC: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, NASA History Division, Office of External Relations, 2007. Presumed First Edition/First Printing. Hardcover. xxvii, , 957,  pages. Illustrations. Index. James R. Hansen is a professor of history at Auburn University. A former historian for NASA, Hansen is the author of ten books on the history of aerospace. His book From the Ground Up won the History Book Award of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics in 1988. For his work, The Wind and Beyond (NASA) - (six-volume series), he was awarded the Eugene Ferguson Prize for Outstanding Reference Work by the Society for the History of Technology in 2005.
Washington DC: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, NASA History Division, Office of External Relations, 2007. Presumed First Edition/First Printing. Hardcover. xxvii, , 957,  pages. Illustrations. Diagrams. Index. Ex-Reference Collection (stamp on title page and no other marking noted). DJ has minor sticker residue. Inscribed by Dr. Lee on page facing the title page. J. Lawrence Lee an engineer-historian at the Historic American Engineering Records and was a chairman of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers History and Heritage Committee. James R. Hansen is a professor of history at Auburn University. A former historian for NASA, Hansen is the author of ten books on the history of aerospace. His book From the Ground Up won the History Book Award of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics in 1988. For his work, The Wind and Beyond (NASA), he was awarded the Eugene Ferguson Prize for Outstanding Reference Work by the Society for the History of Technology in 2005.
New York: Simon and Schuster Books, c1985. First Printing. 32 cm, 42, illus. (mostly color), boards somewhat worn and soiled, slight dampness damage to bottom edge (no pages stuck together) This book for young readers was developed in conjunction with NASA. Introduces the solar system, examines each planet, and looks at the stars of space.
Washington, DC: National Geographic, 2007. Presumed first edition/first printing. Hardcover. Glued binding. Paper over boards. xxvii, , 275,  p. Illustrations (many in color). Notes. Index. Illustration Credits. Inscribed by Hardesty on title page. DJ has slight wear and soiling. The extraordinary saga that gripped the United States and Soviet Union during the Cold War—galvanized by the Sputnik launch in 1957, and culminated by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walking on the moon in 1969—is chronicled in this uniquely balanced history. With a foreword written by the grandson of Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev, Sergei Khrushchev, this lively and compelling account offers behind-the-scenes perspective from both sides. Written by Smithsonian curator Von Hardesty and researcher Gene Eisman, Epic Rivalry tells the story from the American and Russian points f view and shows how each space-faring nation played a vital role in stimulating the work of the other. Scores of rare and powerful photographs recall the urgency, technical creativity, tense drama, and “parallel universes” of the two nations and their space exploration programs.
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.
Greenbelt, MD: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Goddard Space Flight Center, 2013. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Trade paperback. 65,  plus covers. Color Illustrations. Cover has some wear and soiling. This book provides an overview of the historic space telescope with sections that briefly describe its history, design, operations, and cultural impact. This book is a joint projects of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center and the Space Telescope Institute. The Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) is a major NASA space research laboratory established on May 1, 1959 as NASA's first space flight center. GSFC is the largest combined organization of scientists and engineers in the United States dedicated to increasing knowledge of the Earth, the Solar System, and the Universe via observations from space. GSFC is a major U.S. laboratory for developing and operating unmanned scientific spacecraft. GSFC manages operations for many NASA and international missions including the Hubble Space Telescope (HST), the Explorer program, the Discovery Program, the Earth Observing System (EOS), INTEGRAL, MAVEN, OSIRIS-REx, the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO), the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO), and Swift.