New York: The Macmillan Company, 1960. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. Quarto. , 160,  pages. Illustrations. Figures. Charts. Tables. References. Name Index. Subject Index. Ink inscription from editor ins front flyleaf. DJ has wear, soiling, edge tears and chips. Robert Jastrow (September 7, 1925 – February 8, 2008) was an American astronomer and planetary physicist. He was a NASA scientist, populist author and futurist. He joined NASA when it was formed in 1958. He was the first chairman of NASA’s Lunar Exploration Committee, which established the scientific goals for the exploration of the moon during the Apollo lunar landings. He was also the Chief of the Theoretical Division at NASA (1958–61). He was the founding director of NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies in 1961, and served until 1981. Concurrently he was also a Professor of Geophysics at Columbia University. After his NASA career he became a Professor of Earth Sciences at Dartmouth College (1979–92). He was Director Emeritus of Mount Wilson Observatory and Hale Solar Laboratory.
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Washington, DC: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Scientific and Technical Information Office, 1977. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Wraps. Quarto. xiii, , 185,  pages. Wraps. Illustrations (some in color). Tables. Charts. Figures. Appendices. References. Units and Conversion factors. Small stains fore-edge, small tear front cover. Some wear to cover and spine edges. Editor Richard D. Johnson was with the NASA Ames Research Center. Editor Charles Holbrow was with Colgate University. The Technical Director, Gerard K. O'Neill of Princeton University made essential contributions by providing information based on his notes and calculations from six years of prior work on space colonization and by carefully reviewing the technical aspects of the study. Eric Burgess also made major contributions.
Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 2005. First Printing [Stated]. Trade paperback. xii, 247,  pages. Some graphics at start of chapters. List of Abbreviations. Notes. Index. The author is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Northeastern University. Most observers would point to the 1969 Apollo moon landing as the single greatest accomplishment of NASA, yet prominent scientists, engineers, and public officials were questioning the purpose of the U.S. space program, even at the height of its national popularity. Defining NASA looks at the turbulent history of the space agency and the political controversies behind its funding. W. D. Kay examines the agency's activities and behavior by taking into account not only the political climate, but also the changes in how public officials conceptualize space policy. He explores what policymakers envisioned when they created the agency in 1958, why support for the Apollo program was so strong in the 1960s only to fade away in such a relatively short period of time, what caused NASA and the space program to languish throughout most of the 1970s only to reemerge in the 1980s, and, finally, what role the agency plays today.
New York: Crescent Books, 1983. First Printing this edition [stated]. Hardcover. 31 cm. 208 pages. Illustrations (more than 300 photographs, most in full color, over 80 maps, diagrams, charts, and tables). Index. Among the contributors are: Ray S. Cline, Richard Friedman, David Baker, and David Miller. This book helps in understanding the intelligence machine and the role it played in protecting free societies of the world in the 1980s and shows how to cope with the endemic strategic conflicts of this era. The contents include: 1. What is intelligence? -- 2. The world's intelligence organizations --3. The worldwide intelligence exchange --4. Espionage and counter-espionage --5. Intelligence and the electronic battlefield --6. Intelligence and the war in space --7. Intelligence and the war in the air --8. Intelligence and the war on land --9. Intelligence and the war at sea --10. The importance of coping with intelligence.
Windermere, FL: Ray Rourke Publishing Co., 1981. 24, profusely illus. in color, glossary, index, library stamps ins rear flylf crossed out in marker, bds & spine soiled & scuffed board edges quite worn, board corners threadbare, library stickers on boards crossed out in marker, small tears in margins of a few pages and small stains to a few pages. Book for young readers on launching rockets, space shuttle, satellites, manned spacecraft, lunar explorers, space stations, and more.