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New York: The H. W. Wilson Company, 1991. 175, wraps, bibliography, library stamps to text & fore-edge (some crossed out in marker), some wear to cover and spine edges library call number sticker taped to front cover, library stickers on rear cover (some crossed out in marker), large "WD" on rear cover in black marker. Contributors include Representative George Brown ("Pentagon Usurps Civilian Space Program"), Sally Ride ("Leadership and America's Future in Space"), Richard Feynman ("An Outsider's Inside View of the Challenger Inquiry"), and Presidential science advisor George Keyworth ("How to Make Space Launch Routine").
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.
Washington, DC: U. S. Government Printing Office, 1975. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. Quarto. XI, ,, 313,  pages. Profusely illustrated (some in color). Endpaper maps. Key Events in Apollo. The Contributors. Editor's Note. Index. Illustrated cover. Edgar Maurice Cortright (July 29, 1923 – May 4, 2014) was a scientist and engineer, and senior official at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Cortright went to work at the Lewis Flight Propulsion Laboratory at NACA, in Cleveland, Ohio. There, he held the positions of Aeronautical Research Scientist ; Head of Small Supersonic Tunnels Section; and Chief, Eight-by-Six-Foot Supersonic Wind Tunnel Branch. He joined NASA agency in 1958 and worked at NASA Headquarters in Washington D.C. where he was Chief of Advanced Technology; Assistant Director for Lunar and Planetary Programs, Office of Space Flight Programs; Deputy Director for Space Science and Applications; Deputy Associate Administrator for Space Science and Applications; and Deputy Associate Administrator, Office of Manned Space Flight. Following the spacecraft explosion during the Apollo 13 spaceflight in April 1970, Cortright was appointed chairman of the Apollo 13 Review Board which was established to investigate the cause of the accident.