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Philadelphia: Chelsea House Publishers, 2001. Second printing [stated]. Hardcover. Introduction by James Scott Brady. 120 pages. Illustrations. Appendix. Bibliography. Index. This is part of the Overcoming Adversity series. Hasday describes that program's genesis and development, introduces the astronauts assigned to Apollo 13, and then takes readers through the disastrous mission, from liftoff to reentry. Black-and-white photos include formal portraits, slightly blurry shots taken aboard the spacecraft, and views of calm-looking, crewcut men working the boards at Mission Control. Unlike other accounts this is not all recycled material; the author appends a transcript of an interview with Apollo 13's Lead Flight Director, Gene Kranz.
San Diego, CA: Univelt, Inc., 1997. First Edition. First Printing [stated]. Trade paperback. xii, 469,  pages. Wraps. Illustrations. References. Numerical index. Author index. Cover has slight wear and soiling. Proceedings of a Symposium of the International Academy of Astronautics held in conjunction with the 48th International Astronautical Federation Congress, October 2-6, 1995, Oslo, Norway. Published for the American Astronautical Society. Published by permission of The International Academy of Astronautics. Volume 93 Science and Technology Series, a Supplement to Advances in the Astronautical Sciences.
Washington, DC: National Aeronautics and Space Administration and U.S. Government Printing Office, 1974. Reprint from AIAA. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Wraps. Quarto. , 67 pages. Wraps. Illustrations. Maps. Figures. Tables. Charts. Glossary of Terms. Slight wear to cover and spine edges. Reprinted with permission from American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Prepared by Members of the AIAA Technical Committees on Space Systems and Space and Atmospheric Physics. This book outlines the potential achievements of solar system exploration, and provides a sourcebook of information on the solar system and the technology being brought to bear for its exploration. This Review is one of a series of Assessments and Reviews prepared in the public interest by the AIAA. The AIAA is a professional society for the field of aerospace engineering. The AIAA was founded in 1963 from the merger of two earlier societies: the American Rocket Society (ARS), founded in 1930 as the American Interplanetary Society (AIS), and the Institute of the Aerospace Sciences (IAS), founded in 1932 as the Institute of the Aeronautical Sciences.
New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1997. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. 24 cm. x, 398,  pages. Illustrations. Notes. Bibliography. Index. DJ has some wear, soiling, and small tears and chips. T. A. Heppenheimer's acclaimed chronicle of rockets, politics, and the pioneers who dared to reach beyond humanity's limits. "The most comprehensive, up-to-date, and best written history of space flight there is."-The Times "A lively account of the development of space activities in the U.S. and the Soviet Union. . . as good a one-volume overview of space as exists."-Scientific American. "Countdown is by far the best history of space flight I have ever read. It is detailed, lucidly written for the layman, and full of fascinating stories.-Adrian Berry, Daily Telegraph. "Science writer Heppenheimer's readable account provides a timely historical overview of the early visionaries, the engineers, and the geopolitical forces that placed men on the moon and created today's aerospace industry. . . . A thoughtful analysis that is highly recommended.-Library Journal. "By far the most significant and technically insightful account of the ventures into the space environment I have seen. . . . Heppenheimer] concentrates unerringly on key elements, both technical and managerial, in this account of man's initial space ventures."-Lee Atwood, Former president and chairman, North American Aviation Corporation. "Like a skilled artisan, Heppenheimer weaves social, political, scientific, technological, military, and economic threads of the history of space flight into a tapestry that reveals fascinating patterns and themes."-Publishers Weekly.
New York: Gordon and Breach, Science Publishers, 1968. 2nd Edition, Revised and Enlarged. Presumed first printing. Hardcover. xviii, 1056 p. Illustrations. Diagrams. Maps. Author Index. Subject Index. Name of previous owner present. Stamped and labeled "Professional Edition." DJ has wear, soiling, edge tears and chips. Some pencil marks noted.,