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Washington, DC: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, NASA History Division, 2010. Presumed first edition/first printing. Hardcover. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. xviii, 392,  pages. Monographs in Aerospace History. Illustrations. Bibliographic Essay. Interview List. List of Images. Index. Robert S. Arrighi is an archivist and historian at NASA’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio. He has worked on numerous textual and audiovisual collections, many of which have been central for his histories of several historic test facilities at the Center. He is the coauthor of NASA’s Nuclear Frontier (2004) and author of Revolutionary Atmosphere: History of the Altitude Wind Tunnel and Space Chambers (2010), Pursuit of Power: NASA Glenn’s Propulsion Systems Laboratory No. 1 and 2 (2012), and other works. He has also curated complementary websites and interactives. His Altitude Wind Tunnel Interactive CD-ROM won SHFG’s Powell Award in 2009.
Arthur D. Little. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Wraps. Format is approximately 8.25 inches by 11.75 inches. 16 pages [pages 1/2 and 15/16 duplicated and bound in. Illustrations. Scarce business advertisement/ephemera. Arthur D. Little is an international management consulting firm originally headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, United States, and formally incorporated by that name in 1909 by Arthur Dehon Little, an MIT chemist who had discovered acetate. Arthur D. Little pioneered the concept of contracted professional services. The company played key roles in the development of business strategy, operations research, the word processor, the first synthetic penicillin, LexisNexis, SABRE and NASDAQ. Today the company is a multi-national management consulting firm operating as a partnership.
New York: Random House Reference Pub. 2000. First Edition. First Printing. 128, illus., index, usual library markings, DJ in plastic sleeve, DJ pasted to boards "Scientific American" presents over 60 inventions developed by NASA for use in space and shows how they are used every day on Earth. Vividly designed spreads and clear diagrams explain how each works. Organized by subject, with cross-references.
New York: McGraw-Hill, . Hardcover. 24 cm, 422 pages, illustrations. Name written in ink inside front board, DJ worn, torn in places, and missing small pieces. Space Communications can be defined as communications between a vehicle in outer space and Earth, using high-frequency electromagnetic radiation (radio waves). Provision for such communication is an essential requirement of any space mission. The total communication system ordinarily includes (1) command, the transmission of instructions to the spacecraft; (2) telemetry, the transmission of scientific and applications data from the spacecraft to Earth; and (3) tracking, the determination of the distance (range) from Earth to the spacecraft and its radial velocity (range-rate) toward or away from Earth by the measurement of the round-trip radio transmission time and Doppler frequency shift (magnitude and direction). A specialized but commercially important application, which is excluded from consideration here, is the communications satellite system in which the spacecraft serves solely as a relay station between remote points on Earth.