New York: Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 1986. Revised and Enlarged Edition. Hardcover. Format is approximately 10 inches by 10 inches. 239,  pages. Illustrations (215 full color photographs), index, Signed and dated by Astronaut Allen on the half-title page. Joseph Percival "Joe" Allen IV, Ph.D. (born June 27, 1937) is a former NASA astronaut. He logged more than 3,000 hours flying time in jet aircraft. Allen was selected as a scientist-astronaut by NASA in August 1967 as a member of the second group of scientist-astronauts. Joseph Allen was a crew member of the fifth flight of the space shuttle Columbia, on 11 November 1982. The book includes 215 color photographs taken by the astronauts. This revised edition includes an account of the first time a satellite was snared in space and returned to earth for repairs and eventual redeployment. Allen served as mission specialist on STS-5, the first fully operational flight of the Space shuttle program, which launched from Kennedy Space Center, Florida, on November 11, 1982. Allen was a mission specialist on STS 51-A, which launched from Kennedy Space Center, Florida, on November 8, 1984. In the first space salvage attempt in history, Allen and Gardner performed spacewalks and successfully retrieved for return to Earth the Palapa B-2 and Westar VI communications satellites. Allen served as chief executive officer of Space Industries International, Washington, D.C., and later was chairman of Veridian, until he retired in 2004. General Dynamics acquired of Veridian on June 9, 2003. Condition: Very good / Very good.
Keywords: Space, NASA, Astronauts, Space Shuttle, Columbia Orbiter, Cape Canaveral, Eagle Spacecraft, Rockets, Spacewalking, STS-5, STS 51-A, Launch, Orbiting, Space Exploration