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New York: Simon & Schuster, 1999. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. 415,  pages. Notes. Index. Signed by author on title page. Autographed sticker on front of DJ. Joel Leroy Achenbach (born December 31, 1960) is an American staff writer for The Washington Post and the author of seven books, including A Hole at the Bottom of the Sea, The Grand Idea, Captured by Aliens, It Looks Like a President only Smaller, and three compilations of his former syndicated newspaper column "Why Things Are". He is a contributor to many publications, including Slate and National Geographic, where he is a former monthly columnist. Mr. Achenbach has been a commentator on National Public Radio's Morning Edition, and does occasional lectures and other speaking engagements. In addition to his work in the print version of The Washington Post, Achenbach was one of the first Post writers to have a significant presence on the Internet and formerly wrote the popular Post blog, "The Achenblog," which ended in March 2017.
New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc., 1958. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. xvi, , 373,  pages. Footnotes. Illustrations. Tables. Bibliography. Index. Foreword by Dr. Wernher von Braun. DJ edges worn and small chips missing, DJ in plastic sleeve. The author was the President, National Research and Development Corporation. Ronald Wakeford for the Director of the Astronautics Division of that company. Dr. Ordway was Director, Ordnance Projects for General Astronautics Corporation. Dr. Canney was founder and Chairman of the Board of General Astronautics Corporation. Dr. Wernher von Braun wrote the Foreword for this volume. Frederick Ira Ordway III (April 4, 1927 – July 1, 2014) was an American space scientist and author of visionary books on spaceflight. Ordway was educated at Harvard University and completed several years of graduate study at the University of Paris. He owned a large collection of paintings depicting astronautical themes. He was a member of leading professional societies and was the author, co-author, or editor of more than thirty books and over three hundred articles. At the time of his death he was the longest-serving member of the American Rocket Society (joined in 1939). Ordway was a member of the faculty at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) from 1970 to 1973, and he was awarded an honorary doctorate by UAH in 1992.
Washington, DC: U. S. Government Printing Office, 1979. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Wraps. , 76 pages. Wraps. Profusely illustrated (many in color) with color fold-out illustration. Index. Howard Allaway, American editor, writer. Recipient Exceptional Service medal National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1973. He was with the Associated Press, New York City, 1936-1940. Picture editor, city editor, national editor, news editor Prime Minister, New York City, 1940-1948. Associate editor Popular Science Monthly, 1948-1950, managing editor, 1951-1957, editor, 1957-1962. He was then managing editor Consumer Reports magazine, Mount Vernon, New York, 1962-1963. Assistant to Sunday editor New York Times, 1950-1951. Deputy director, technical publications division National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1963-1964, deputy director science and technical information division, 1965-1966, public affairs officer space science, manned flight, space applications, 1966-1976.
New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2001. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. 176 pages. Illustrations (color). Essay by Svetlana Boym. Notes. Catalogue (picture identifications) on pages 101-109). Reference collection stamp on top edge. No other markings noted. DJ has noticeable sticker residue. The photographs in this work were taken between June 1995 and April 1999. Native New Yorker Adam Bartos has been photographing since he was a teenager and creates photographs suffused with a quiet calm. He cites William Eggleston--known for his intensely colored images of ordinary scenes--and the earlier photographers Timothy O'Sullivan and Carleton Watkins--both known for their unique documents of the changing American landscape--as primary influences, Bartos focuses on the contemporary landscape. Yet, in his images, time seems to stand still, lending them an aura of temporal dislocation. In the early 1970s he attended film school at New York University and began working with color photography. He was mentored independently by the photographer Evelyn Hofer, known for her serene and meticulous color compositions. Bartos published perhaps his best-known work--photographs illustrating the effects of time on the modernist United Nations building in New York after fifty years of use--in the book International Territory: The United Nations, 1945-95, 1995. In 2001 he published Kosmos: A Portrait of the Russian Space Age, photographs of the "obsolescent future" of the Soviet space program.
College Station, TX: Texas A&M University Press, 2004. First Edition [stated], presumed first printing. Trade paperback. Illustrations. Notes. Suggested Reading. Index. Foreword by James A. Van Allen Cover has slight wear and soiling. This is number 8 in the Centennial of Flight series. Matt Bille is a science writer and historian. He is an "Apollo kid" who watched the lunar launches, commanded an Air Force missile crew, and published papers on launch vehicles, microsatellites, and space history. His 2004 book The First Space Race was a groundbreaking and well-reviewed history of the world's first satellites. Erika Lishock is a Satellite Systems Engineer with consulting firm ISYS Technologies and a freelance writer on space history. She has co-authored numerous articles with Matt Bille on the topic of space since 1997 and is currently working with the Missile Defense Agency's Space Experimentation Center on the Near Field Infrared Experiment (NFIRE) research satellite.
Greenbelt, MD: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1999. Second Printing [stated]. Wraps. Format is approximately 8.5 inches by 11 inches. ii 48,  pages plus covers. Color illustrations. References. Jay Bookbinder became Director of Programs and Projects at NASA Ames. Dr. Tananbaum served as Director of the Chandra X-Ray Center (CXC) at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory in Cambridge, Mass. from 1991-2014. The CXC is responsible for operating the Chandra X-Ray Observatory in orbit, for supporting the broad community of scientists who observe with Chandra, and for disseminating the Chandra science results to the public. Dr. Tananbaum received his B. A. in physics from Yale University in 1964, and his Ph.D. in physics from MIT in 1968. He began his career as a Staff Scientist at American Science & Engineering, Inc., and has been an Astrophysicist at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) since 1973. He directed SAO's High Energy Astrophysics Division from 1981 through 1993.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1981. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. x, 289,  pages. Index. Preface by Senator Harrison H. Schmitt. Signed by author on title page. Ink notation inside front cover. DJ has wear, soiling, edge tears and chips. Benjamin William "Ben" Bova (born November 8, 1932) is an American writer. He is the author of more than 120 works of science fact and fiction, he is six-time winner of the Hugo Award, a former editor of Analog Magazine, a former editorial director of Omni; he was also president of both the National Space Society and the Science Fiction Writers of America. Bova worked as a technical writer for Project Vanguard in the 1950s and later for the Avco Everett Research Laboratory in the 1960s. when they conducted research in lasers and fluid dynamics. In 1972, Bova became editor of Analog Science Fact & Fiction, after John W. Campbell's death in 1971. At Analog, Bova won six Hugo Awards for Best Professional Editor. After leaving Analog in 1978, Bova went on to edit Omni, from 1978 to 1982. Bova holds the position of President Emeritus of the National Space Society.
London: British Interplanetary Society, 1958. Presumed First thus. Ephemera. Maximum dimensions approximately 10.5 inches by 7 inches. Some wear and soiling noted. Event menu is in the shape of a rocket. There is a center fold. The front side reads: British Interplanetary Society 25th Anniversary Dinner Waldorf Hotel Aldwych, London, W.C. 2 Guests of Honour Mr. and Mrs. P. E. Cleator, Professor and Mrs. H. S. W. Massey, Professor and Mrs. A. D. Baxter, Professor and Mrs. A. J. Murphy, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Stephens, Air Commodore and Mrs. Banks, Dr. and Mrs. Hunter, [and] Mr. and Mrs. D. C. Mandeville. The reverse side contains the event Menu: Melon Refraichi, Filet de Carrelet Riviera, Poularde Poelee Grand Mere, Haricots Verts Fins au Beurre, Pommes Mascotte, Peche de Nice Belle de Mai, Friandises, Cafe. British Interplanetary Society 1933 - 1958. Rare surviving event ephemera.