New York: Random House, 1998. First Printing. 723, illus., notes, sources, index, some wear and soiling to DJ, sm tear at front DJ flap, ink note/pencil erasure front endpaper.
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New York: Random House, 1998. First Edition. First Printing. 723, illus., footnotes, bibliography, index, usual library markings, DJ in plastic sleeve.
New York: Random House, 1998. First Edition [stated], presumed first printing. Hardcover. xviii, 723,  pages. Illustrations. Notes. Sources. Index. DJ has slight wear and soiling. Publisher's ephemera laid in. This comprehensive account of the space age is based on 175 interviews with Russian and American scientists and engineers, on archival documents, and on nearly three decades of reporting on aviation and space. William E. Burrows is an American author and journalism professor emeritus. He is also Director Emeritus of the Science, Health, and Environmental Reporting Program at New York University. He is the author of twelve books and numerous articles in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Richmond Times-Dispatch, Foreign Affairs, Harvard Magazine, Harper's and other publications. Burrows was the only non-scientist on the National Research Council's Near-Earth Object Survey and Detection Panel. In recognition of his distinguished career and expertise, a Main Belt asteroid has been named after him, and he is a recipient of the American Astronautical Society John F. Kennedy Astronautics Award, among other honors.
Washington, DC: NASA, 1968. Quarto, 61, wraps, figures, references, appendices, small rough spots on front cover, ink name on front cover.
Greenbelt, MD: Goddard Space Flight Center, c. 1970? Quarto, 57, wraps, illus., figures, reading list, glossary, appendices, covers discolored at spine, title written in ink on spine.
Washington, DC: GPO, 1997. 321, illus., footnotes, tables, reading list, chronology, index.
Westport, CT: Praeger, 1994. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xi, , 212 pages. Tables and Figures. Bibliography. Index. Publisher's press release laid in. The author was on the faculty of Middle Tennessee State University when he wrote this seminal work. He holds degrees from that University and from the London School of Economics and Vanderbilt University. One of the more intriguing parts of this work is the chapter on the Apollo Program.
Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1972. First Edition. 295, illus., index, ink name & date ins fr flylf, DJ somewhat soiled & some edge wear, sticker residue rear DJ, DJ in plastic sleeve.
New York: J. Messner, 1965. Third Printing. 208, illus., index, black mark on bottom edge. Foreword by Homer E. Newell.
New York: The Viking Press, 1978. First? Edition. First? Printing. 144, illus. (some in color), index, DJ in plastic sleeve, pencil erasure on front endpaper.
Pasedena, CA: Jet Propulsion Laboratory, c. 1974? 4, wraps, illus.
Pasedena, CA: Jet Propulsion Laboratory, 1974. 4, wraps, illus., diagrams, reading list.
Pasedena, CA: Jet Propulsion Laboratory, c. 1974? 4, wraps, illus., diagrams.
Washington, DC: NASA, 1963. Reprint Edition. 56, wraps, references, mathematical formulae, tables, covers worn and soiled.
Washington, DC: NASA, 1987. 54, wraps, illus., diagrams, references, covers somewhat worn and soiled, ink notation on front cover at spine.
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1962. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. 352 pages. Illustrated endpapers. Illustrations (some in color). Index. Cover has wear, chips, tears and soiling. Derived from a Kirkus review: The Astronauts are our new heroes, "part pilot, part engineer, part explorer, part scientist, " They're also, organization men supreme, sounding remarkably alike. The book presents the seven essaying why they joined Project Mercury (the reasons embrace pride in country and in self), the meaning of teamwork and training, the physical and psychological exams (almost all make sub rosa cracks re headshrinkers), and, most important, a full-scale record of the preparations for and enactment of the first sub-orbital and orbital take-offs by participants Shepard and Grissom, Glenn and Carpenter. It's the latters' accounts which prove the most exciting and exemplary, especially the Friendship 7 flight. So for all the Redstone, Atlas, Canaveral, NASA details and all the challenges and courageous responses shown. The book is a rewarding revelation.
Norwalk, CT: The Easton Press, 1997. Collector's Edition, Number 1103 of 3000. Hardcover. , 352 pages. Frontis (color). Illustrations. (some in color). 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 signatures of Scott Carpenter, Gordon Cooper, and John Glenn on front cover. Authentic signatures of Carpenter, Cooper and Glenn are on the Collector's Edition page above the number of the limited edition. Laid in are Certificates of Authenticity signed by Carpenter and dated 6 Nov., 1996, Cooper and dated 13 Nov 96, and Glenn dated 12-4-96 . Each signature was witnessed, Cooper's by Susan Cooper. The certificate indicated that the Authors received 25 additional unnumbered copies over and above the 3000 individually numbered copies. The Certificates are also signed by Roy S. Pfeil, Publisher. Thus, there are two Carpenter. Cooper, and Glenn autographs each! Also laid in is an unattached Easton bookplate.
Tampa, FL: Faircount LLC, 2008. Quarto, 368, wraps, profusely illus. in color, fold-out NASA timeline at center of the volume, slight wear and soiling to covers.
Washington, DC: GPO, 1980. Quarto, 211, profusely illus., color frontis illus., maps, references, boards & spine slightly soiled & scuffed, some wear to bd edges.
Washington, DC: GPO, 1984. Quarto, 317, illus. (some color), maps, tables, charts, refs, index, bd corners bumped, rear bd somewhat scuffed, some wear bd & sp edge.
New York: St. Martin's Griffin, 2000. First St. Martin's Griffin Edition [stated]. First Printing [stated]. Trade paperback. xii, 356 pages. Illustrations. Index. Cover has slight wear and soiling. Corners of several pages creased. Eugene Andrew Cernan (March 14, 1934 – January 16, 2017) was an American astronaut, naval aviator, electrical engineer, aeronautical engineer, and fighter pilot. During the Apollo 17 mission, Cernan became the eleventh person to walk on the moon and, as he re-entered the lunar module after Harrison Schmitt on their third and final lunar excursion, is the last person to have walked on the Moon. Cernan traveled into space three times; as pilot of Gemini 9A in June 1966, as lunar module pilot of Apollo 10 in May 1969, and as commander of Apollo 17 in December 1972, the final Apollo lunar landing. Cernan was also a backup crew member of the Gemini 12, Apollo 7 and Apollo 14 space missions. In 1999, with co-author Donald A. Davis, he published his memoir The Last Man on the Moon, which is about his naval and NASA career.
New York: St. Martin's Griffin, 2000. First St. Martin's Griffin Edition [stated]. Sixth Printing [stated]. Hardcover. xii, 356 pages. Illustrations. Index. Cover has slight wear and soiling. Eugene Andrew Cernan (March 14, 1934 – January 16, 2017) was an American astronaut, naval aviator, electrical engineer, aeronautical engineer, and fighter pilot. During the Apollo 17 mission, Cernan became the eleventh person to walk on the moon and, as he re-entered the lunar module after Harrison Schmitt on their third and final lunar excursion, is the last person to have walked on the Moon. Cernan traveled into space three times; as pilot of Gemini 9A in June 1966, as lunar module pilot of Apollo 10 in May 1969, and as commander of Apollo 17 in December 1972, the final Apollo lunar landing. Cernan was also a backup crew member of the Gemini 12, Apollo 7 and Apollo 14 space missions. In 1999, with co-author Donald A. Davis, he published his memoir The Last Man on the Moon, which is about his naval and NASA career.
Washington, DC: American Astronautical Soc. 1969. First Paperbk? Edition. First? Printing. 257, wraps, illus., covers somewhat worn and soiled, pencil erasure on title page An American Astronautical Society publication. Proceedings of American Astronautical Society Seventh Goddard Memorial Symposium, March 4-5, 1969, Washington, DC. Science and Technology Series, Volume 21. Concluding luncheon address was by Dr. Wernher von Braun.
Arlington, VA and Daytona Beach, FL: Aerospace Industries Association of America and the Center for Aviation & Aerospace Leadership and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, 2011. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Trade paperback. xxii, 295,  pages. Illustrations (Figures and Tables, some in color). Chapter Endnotes. Acronyms and Other Terms. Glossary. Appendix This is the first joint publication of the Aerospace Industries Association of America and the Center for Aviation & Aerospace Leadership and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. The jointly agreed to share their considerable resources to produce an authoritative report on the industry. They adopted a "systems view" of the industry to enhance the ability of policymakers, manufacturers, and operators at all levels to comprehend the many factors that influenced the industry and to ultimately improve decision-making.
Alexandria, VA: Time-Life Books, 1999. Reprint Edition. First Thus Printing. Quarto, 368, profusely illus. (many in color), notes, index, some wear and scuffing to DJ.