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Satellite Beach, FL: Scarboro Publications, 1975. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Wraps. Unpaginated (32 pages, plus covers). Illustrations (some in color). Price blacked out on front cover. Contains a lot of ASTP facts. The purpose and catalyst of the Apollo–Soyuz Test Project was the policy of détente between the two Cold War superpowers, the United States and the Soviet Union. The Apollo–Soyuz Test Project was made possible by the thaw in U.S.--U.S.S.R. relations, and the project itself endeavored to amplify and solidify the improving relations between the United States and the Soviet Union. According to Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev, "The Soviet and American spacemen will go up into outer space for the first major joint scientific experiment in the history of mankind. They know that from outer space our planet looks even more beautiful. It is big enough for us to live peacefully on it...". Thus, both sides recognized ASTP as a political act of peace.
Chicago, IL: Time, Inc., 1959. quarto, 4, front and rear covers only--no text pages, address sticker residue on front cover, some wear and soilingCover illustration on "Weightless Airmen in Space Test," on early training to test suction shoes in a weightless environment. Major Edward L. Brown is featured on this cover.
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1999. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. 415,  pages. Notes. Index. Signed by author on title page. Autographed sticker on front of DJ. Joel Leroy Achenbach (born December 31, 1960) is an American staff writer for The Washington Post and the author of seven books, including A Hole at the Bottom of the Sea, The Grand Idea, Captured by Aliens, It Looks Like a President only Smaller, and three compilations of his former syndicated newspaper column "Why Things Are". He is a contributor to many publications, including Slate and National Geographic, where he is a former monthly columnist. Mr. Achenbach has been a commentator on National Public Radio's Morning Edition, and does occasional lectures and other speaking engagements. In addition to his work in the print version of The Washington Post, Achenbach was one of the first Post writers to have a significant presence on the Internet and formerly wrote the popular Post blog, "The Achenblog," which ended in March 2017.