Washington, DC: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1970. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Booklet. , 18 pages. Wraps. illustrations. Diagram. Covers somewhat worn and soiled. Some page discoloration and soiling. Pencil erasure residue on title page. William Roger Corliss (August 28, 1926 – July 8, 2011) was an American physicist and writer who was known for his interest in collecting data regarding anomalous phenomena. Starting in 1974, Corliss published a number of works in the "Sourcebook Project". Each volume was devoted to a scientific field (archeology, astronomy, geology, et cetera) and featured articles culled almost exclusively from scientific journals. Corliss initially offered little in the way of his own opinions or editorial comments, preferring to let the articles speak for themselves. Corliss quoted all relevant parts of articles. Corliss wrote many other books and articles, notably including 13 educational books about astronomy, outer space and space travel for NASA and a similar number for the Atomic Energy Commission and the National Science Foundation. This is one of a series of booklets, America in Space: The First Decade, published on the occasion of the 10th Anniversary of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. EP-59. Booklets in this series are intended to be overviews of some important activities, programs and events written for the general public in terms of the several science disciplines. Condition: good.
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