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New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xii, , 234 pages. Includes Illustrations, Acknowledgments and Preface. Index. Inscribed by Ansari on the title page. Anousheh Ansari (born September 12, 1966) is an Iranian-American engineer and co-founder and chairwoman of Prodea Systems. Her previous business accomplishments include serving as co-founder and CEO of Telecom Technologies, Inc. (TTI). The Ansari family is also the title sponsor of the Ansari X Prize. On September 18, 2006, a few days after her 40th birthday, she became the first Iranian in space. Ansari was the fourth overall self-funded space tourist, and the first self-funded woman to fly to the International Space Station. This book contains the Dare-to-Dream story of Anousheh Ansari, the first Iranian woman in space. Ansari's incredible journey takes us from her early life under an oppressive regime, to America, where she found love and became a successful entrepreneur, to the space station and the fulfillment of her childhood dreams as the first-ever female commercial space flight participant. In "My Dream of Stars," Anousheh Ansari allows readers to experience the magic of space while sharing the triumphant story that brought her there. Her story is a testament to the power of conviction and to the understanding that through true commitment and unwavering focus, even the unimaginable is possible. Homer Hickam is the acclaimed author of the New York Times best-selling book Rocket Boys, which was adapted into the major theatrical release October Sky. He is the author of ten other books as well.
New York: AMACOM American Management Association, 1998. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. ix, , 262 pages. Illustrations. Index. Inscribed by author on half-title. TLS signed by the author also laid in. Norman Ralph Augustine (born July 27, 1935) is a U.S. aerospace businessman who served as United States Under Secretary of the Army from 1975 to 1977. Augustine served as chairman of the Review of United States Human Space Flight Plans Committee. Beginning in 1965, he served as Assistant Director of Defense Research and Engineering. He joined LTV Missiles and Space Company in 1970, serving as vice president of advanced programs. In 1973 he returned to the government as Assistant Secretary of the Army and in 1975 became Acting Secretary of the Army. Joining Martin Marietta Corporation in 1977, he was elected as CEO in 1987 and chairman in 1988. He served as president of the Lockheed Martin Corporation upon the formation of that company in 1995, and became CEO later that year. He retired as chairman and CEO of Lockheed Martin in August 1997.
New York: Random House Reference Pub. 2000. First Edition. First Printing. 128, illus., index, usual library markings, DJ in plastic sleeve, DJ pasted to boards "Scientific American" presents over 60 inventions developed by NASA for use in space and shows how they are used every day on Earth. Vividly designed spreads and clear diagrams explain how each works. Organized by subject, with cross-references.