Sellami, Najla (Cover Design) Paris, France: International Academy of Astronautics, 2010. First edition. First edition [stated]. Presumed first printing. Hardcover. xv, , 135, p. Includes illustrations. Most illustrations in color. Preface by Norman Augustine. This publication was sponsored by Lockheed Martin. The International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) is an international community of experts committed to expanding the frontiers of space. It is a non-governmental organisation established in Stockholm (Sweden) on August 16, 1960. The IAA works towards promoting the development of astronautics for peaceful purposes, recognize individuals who have distinguished themselves in a related branch of science or technology and provide a programme through which members may contribute to international endeavors for the advancement of aerospace science. It works closely with the International Astronautical Federation, national and international space agencies. The Academy's beginning was led by Dr. Theodore von Karman, one of the most important figures in the evolution of rocketry, and the IAA's first president. Prof. Edward C. Stone held the post until October 2009. Condition: Very good. No dust jacket. Cover has slight wear and soiling.
Keywords: Space, Astronautics, IAA, Norman Augustine, George Morgenthaler, Tsiolkovsky, Pelterie, Robert Goddard, Pennemunde, von Karman, Spacecraft, von Braun, Space Shuttle, Mir, Lockheed Martin