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.
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New York: Abrams, 2008. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. 279,  pages. Endpaper maps. Illustrations (some in color). Index. Foreword by James Cameron. DJ has some wear, soiling, and a scratch at the back. Andrew L. Chaikin (born June 24, 1956) is an American author, speaker and science journalist. He is the author of A Man on the Moon, a detailed description of the Apollo missions to the Moon. This book formed the basis for From the Earth to the Moon, a 12-part HBO miniseries. From 1999 to 2001, Chaikin served as executive editor for space and science at Spacedotcom. From 2008 to 2011, he was a faculty member for Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana. In 2013, he wrote and performed the narration on a NASA video re-creating the taking of the famous Earthrise photo during the Apollo 8 mission. His book A Man on the Moon: One Giant Leap states that he grew up in Great Neck, New York, and, while studying geology at Brown University, worked at the NASA/Caltech Jet Propulsion Laboratory on the Viking program.
New York: HarperCollins, 1994. First Edition. First Printing. 386, illus. (some color), figures, reading list, index, library stamps inside rear flyleaf & on fore-edge crossed out in marker DJ in plastic sleeve, library stickers on DJ and plastic sleeve crossed outin marker. The author worked for five years as a senior scientist with theHubble Space Telescope project, from 1987 to 1992.
Washington, DC: Executive Publications, Inc., 2002. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Wraps. Format is approximately 8.25 inches by 11 inches. 86 pages. Wraps. Illustrations (some in color). Mailing information and inspection stamp on front cover. Sean O'Keefe is on the front cover. Government Executive is an American media publication that covers daily government business. Their reporting is tailored to civilian posts, federal officials, and military officials involved in the day-to-day of public policy. Government Executive Media Group is a subsidiary of Atlantic Media. Government Executive Media Group also includes Nextgov, which covers technology and the future of government; Defense One, covering emerging national security issues; and Route Fifty, reporting on state and local government. The site also maintains a burgeoning events division, which produces at least 85 events per year. Last year, it produced “Fedstival,” a convention of leaders throughout the U.S. federal government to discuss the future of bureaucracy.
Washington, DC: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Technology Transfer Program, 2014. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Wraps. Format 8.5 inches by 11 inches oblong. 214,  pages. Wraps. Profusely illustrated (many in color). Maps, Cover slightly worn and soiled. Since its inception in 1958, NASA has accomplished many great scientific and technological feats in air and space. NASA technology also has been adapted for many non-aerospace uses by the private sector. NASA remains a leading force in scientific research and in stimulating public interest in aerospace exploration, as well as science and technology in general. Perhaps more importantly, the exploration of space has taught us to view Earth, ourselves, and the universe in a new way. The tremendous technical and scientific accomplishments of NASA demonstrate vividly that humans can achieve previously inconceivable feats. NASA has a long history of transferring technology to the private sector.
Farrar Straus Giroux, 1994. 2nd Sunburst Edition, updated edition. Presumed 1st printing. Trade paperback. , 162 pages. Illustrations. Some sticker residue on cover. Some wear and soiling to cover. Michael Collins (born October 31, 1930) (Major General, USAF, Ret.), is an American former astronaut and test pilot. Selected as part of the third group of fourteen astronauts in 1963, he flew into space twice. His first spaceflight was on Gemini 10, in which he and Command Pilot John Young performed two rendezvous with different spacecraft and Collins undertook two extra-vehicular activities (EVAs). His second spaceflight was as the Command Module Pilot for Apollo 11. While he stayed in orbit around the Moon, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin left in the Lunar Module to make the first manned landing on its surface. He is one of 24 people to have flown to the Moon. Collins was the fourth person, and third American, to perform an EVA; and is the first person to have performed more than one EVA. He attended the United States Military Academy, and from there he joined the United States Air Force. He was accepted to the U.S. Air Force Experimental Flight Test Pilot School at Edwards Air Force Base in 1960. He was accepted for the third group. After retiring from NASA in 1970 he took a job in the Department of State as Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs. A year later he became the director of the National Air and Space Museum. He held this position until 1978 when he stepped down to become undersecretary of the Smithsonian Institution. In 1980 he took the job as Vice President of LTV Aerospace.
New York: Grove Press, 1988. First Edition. First Printing. Hardcover. 288, illus., glossary, appendix, index, lib stamps ins rear flylf & to fore-edge crossed out in marker, wrinkling to several pages (no pages are stuck together), DJ in plastic sleeve, sticker inside plastic sleeve over front DJ flap, library stickers on plastic sleeve ( some crossed out in marker). The author was an astronaut; in this book, he covers the early days of Project Mercury to the lunar landings. He also discusses the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster.