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Greenbelt, MD: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1999. Second Printing [stated]. Wraps. Format is approximately 8.5 inches by 11 inches. ii 48,  pages plus covers. Color illustrations. References. Jay Bookbinder became Director of Programs and Projects at NASA Ames. Dr. Tananbaum served as Director of the Chandra X-Ray Center (CXC) at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory in Cambridge, Mass. from 1991-2014. The CXC is responsible for operating the Chandra X-Ray Observatory in orbit, for supporting the broad community of scientists who observe with Chandra, and for disseminating the Chandra science results to the public. Dr. Tananbaum received his B. A. in physics from Yale University in 1964, and his Ph.D. in physics from MIT in 1968. He began his career as a Staff Scientist at American Science & Engineering, Inc., and has been an Astrophysicist at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) since 1973. He directed SAO's High Energy Astrophysics Division from 1981 through 1993.
Norwalk, CT: The Easton Press, 1997. Collector's Edition, Number 1103 of 3000. Hardcover. 448,  pages. Frontis (color). Illustrations. Index, Removed from original shrinkwrap for cataloguing. The Easton Press's books are known for their elegant covers. Each book has the following features: Bound in genuine leather; Spine accented with 22 kt gold; Printed on archival paper; and Gilded page edges. The special contents of this edition were copyrighted in 1997 by The Easton Press. Facsimile signature of Frank Borman on front cover. Authentic signature of Frank Borman is on the Collector's Edition page above the number of the limited edition. Laid in is a Certificate of Authenticity signed by Frank Borman and dated 21 Oct 1996 and witnessed by Patricia M. Gonzalez and dated 10-21-96. The certificate indicated that the Author received 25 additional unnumbered copies over and above the 3000 individually numbered copies. The Certificate is also signed by Roy S. Pfeil, Publisher. Thus, there are two Frank Borman autographs! Also laid in is an unattached Easton bookplate.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1981. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. x, 289,  pages. Index. Preface by Senator Harrison H. Schmitt. Signed by author on title page. Ink notation inside front cover. DJ has wear, soiling, edge tears and chips. Benjamin William "Ben" Bova (born November 8, 1932) is an American writer. He is the author of more than 120 works of science fact and fiction, he is six-time winner of the Hugo Award, a former editor of Analog Magazine, a former editorial director of Omni; he was also president of both the National Space Society and the Science Fiction Writers of America. Bova worked as a technical writer for Project Vanguard in the 1950s and later for the Avco Everett Research Laboratory in the 1960s. when they conducted research in lasers and fluid dynamics. In 1972, Bova became editor of Analog Science Fact & Fiction, after John W. Campbell's death in 1971. At Analog, Bova won six Hugo Awards for Best Professional Editor. After leaving Analog in 1978, Bova went on to edit Omni, from 1978 to 1982. Bova holds the position of President Emeritus of the National Space Society.
New York, NY: HarperCollins, 2012. First Edition [stated]. First Printing [stated]. Hardcover. Glued binding. Paper over boards. xi, , 819,  p. Illustrations, black & white. Biographical Glossary. Notes. Author's Interviews. Index. DJ is price clipped and has slight wear and soiling. Douglas Brinkley (born December 14, 1960) is an American author, Katherine Tsanoff Brown Chair in Humanities and professor of history at Rice University. Brinkley is the history commentator for CNN, and a contributing editor to the magazine Vanity Fair. A public spokesperson on conservation issues. He joined the faculty of Rice University as a professor of history in 2007. Brinkley is the history commentator for CNN News. Brinkley's biography of Walter Cronkite, Cronkite was published in 2012. It was selected as a Washington Post Book of the Year.
Houston, EX: Pioneer Publications, Inc., 1998. presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. iv, 116 pages. Illustrations (color). Index of Space Pictures. Index. Irene Klotz Brown has written about the U.S. civilian, military, and commercial aerospace programs, as well as the international space station activities for many years. She was the lead aerospace reporter for United Press International and a columnist for The Discovery Channel online. In 1988, with NASA preparing to resume space shuttle flights after a three-year, post Challenger hiatus, She joined a pioneering team of Gannett reporters that produced nationally acclaimed coverage and award-winning special editions chronicling NASA's return to space.
Greenbelt, MD: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, 2008. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Wraps. Format is 10" x 10". 146 pages plus covers. Wraps. Fold-out color illustration front cove. Profusely illus. in color (color figures & diagrams). Further Reading. Also includes is two sided poster (color illustrations), Hubble 2007 Science Year in Review, NP-2008-4-064-GSFC, folded into 8 panels each side laid in inside front cover. The history and design of the Hubble Space Telescope, and a summary of the activities, operations and observations, and scientific findings from 2007. The team for this publication at the Space Telescope Institute included the Editor and Henry Ferguson, Ann Feild, Christian Lallo, Mario, Livio, Sharon Toolan, Ray Villard, and Donna Weaver. The team at the Goddard Space Flight Center included Kevin Hartnett (Lead), James Jeletic, David Leckrone, Malcolm Niedner, Michael Marosy, John Jones, Edward Henderson, Pat Izzo, Elaine Firestone, and Mindy Deyarmin.
Washington, DC: GPO, 1977. Wraps. vii, , 320,  pages. Wraps. Index. List of abbreviations and acronyms. Errata in earlier volumes. NASA SP-4019. Covers somewhat worn/soiled, some edge soiling. Slightly warped. Astronautics (or cosmonautics) is the theory and practice of navigation beyond Earth's atmosphere. The term astronautics was coined in the 1920s by J.-H. Rosny, president of the Goncourt academy, in analogy with aeronautics. Because there is a degree of technical overlap between the two fields, the term aerospace is often used to describe both at once. In 1930, Robert Esnault-Pelterie published the first book on the new research field. As with aeronautics, the restrictions of mass, temperatures, and external forces require that applications in space survive extreme conditions: high-grade vacuum, the radiation bombardment of interplanetary space and the magnetic belts of low Earth orbit. Space launch vehicles must withstand titanic forces, while satellites can experience huge variations in temperature in very brief periods. Extreme constraints on mass cause astronautical engineers to face the constant need to save mass in the design in order to maximize the actual payload that reaches orbit. The early history of astronautics is theoretical: the fundamental mathematics of space travel was established by Isaac Newton in his 1687 treatise Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica. By the early 1920s, American Robert Goddard was developing liquid-propellant rockets, which would in a few brief decades become a critical component in the designs of such famous rockets as the V-2 and Saturn V.
New York: HarperCollinsPublishers, c1998. First Edition. First Printing. 25 cm, 528, illus. (some in color), two library stamps, rough spots inside boards The true story of how a joint Russian-American crew narrowly survived fire, blackouts, leaks, docking failures, mechanical breakdowns, and a collision. Based on interviews with the cosmonauts, astronauts, ground controllers, and scientists.