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Norwalk, CT: The Easton Press, 1997. Collector's Edition. Limited Edition, Number 1103 of 3000. Leather bound. xxii, 312,  pages. Color Frontis Illustration. Illustrations References Notes. Index. Removed from original shrinkwrap for cataloguing. The Easton Press's books are known for their elegant covers. Each book has the following features: Bound in genuine leather; Spine accented with 22 kt gold; Printed on archival paper; and Gilded page edges. The special contents of this edition were copyrighted in 1997 by The Easton Press. Facsimile signature of Buzz Aldrin on front cover. Authentic signature of Buzz Aldrin is on the Collector's Edition page above the number of the limited edition. Laid in is a Certificate of Authenticity signed by Buzz Aldrin and dated 11-20-96 and witnessed by Lois Aldrin and dated 11-20-96. The certificate indicated that the Author received 25 additional unnumbered copies over and above the 3000 individually numbered copies. The Certificate is also signed by Roy S. Pfeil, Publisher. Thus there are two Aldrin autographs! Also laid in is an unattached Easton bookplate.
New York: Franklin Watts, 1982. First Printing. 72, profusely illus. (some color), figures, glossary, reading list, index, pencil underlining & some soiling to a few pages rear flyleaf creased, library stamps on rear flyleaf crossed out in marker, boards and spine scuffed and edges worn, library stickers on boards and spine crossed out in marker. Book for young readers.
Washington, DC: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Office of Public Affairs, 1970. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Wraps. Oversized (approximately 9 inches by 12 inches), 24 pages. Wraps. Profusely illustrated (some in color). Covers somewhat foxed and soiled. Some wear to spine edge. Apollo 11 effectively ended the Space Race and fulfilled a national goal proposed in 1961 by U. S. President John F. Kennedy: "before this decade is out, of landing a man on the Moon and returning him safely to the Earth." Apollo 11 was the spaceflight that landed the first two humans on the Moon. Mission commander Neil Armstrong and pilot Buzz Aldrin, both American, landed the lunar module Eagle on July 20, 1969, at 20:18 UTC. Armstrong became the first to step onto the lunar surface six hours later on July 21 at 02:56:15 UTC; Aldrin joined him about 20 minutes later. They spent about two and a quarter hours together outside the spacecraft, and collected 47.5 pounds (21.5 kg) of lunar material to bring back to Earth. Michael Collins piloted the command module Columbia alone in lunar orbit while they were on the Moon's surface. Armstrong and Aldrin spent just under a day on the lunar surface before rendezvousing with Columbia in lunar orbit. Apollo 11 was launched by a Saturn V rocket from Kennedy Space Center in Merritt Island, Florida, on July 16, and was the fifth manned mission of NASA's Apollo program. Armstrong and Aldrin then moved into the lunar module Eagle and landed in the Sea of Tranquility. They stayed a total of about 21.5 hours on the lunar surface.
Morristown, NJ: Silver Burdett Company, 1981. quarto, 35, profusely illus. in color, appendix, index, library stamps crossed out in marker, boards and spine scuffed & edges worn pencil underlining and notes on several pages, library stickers on rear board crossed out in marker, library call number sticker taped to front board. This book for young readers describes some of the problems that hadto be overcome before the Apollo landings on the moon could take place, anddiscusses possible future developments.
New York: Dutton, 2006. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. Format is approximately 11.875 inches by 11.875 inches. xi, , 196 pages. Illustrations (many in color). Several fold-out illustrations. Foreword by Bill Nye. Appendix. Additional Resources. Index. DJ has some wear, soiling, edge tears and chips. Jim Bell is a planetary scientist, educator, author, public speaker, and President of The Planetary Society. He is heavily involved in NASA solar system exploration missions like those of the Mars rovers Spirit, Opportunity, and Curiosity. In 2011 he received the Carl Sagan Medal for Excellence in Public Communication from the American Astronomical Society. He is an avid writer for space-related topics. His popular science and space photography books include Postcards from Mars, Mars 3-D, Moon 3-D, The Space Book and most recently, The Interstellar Age . Jim is a Professor in the School of Earth and Space Exploration at Arizona State University and is also an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Astronomy at Cornell University.
New York: Dutton, 2006. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. Format is approximately 11.875 inches by 11.875 inches. xi, , 196 pages. Illustrations (many in color). Several fold-out illustrations. Inscribed on the title page. Inscription reads: For Bill-- Mars Rocks! Jim Bell Foreword by Bill Nye. Appendix. Additional Resources. Index. DJ has some wear, soiling, edge tears and chips. Jim Bell is a planetary scientist, educator, author, public speaker, and President of The Planetary Society. He is heavily involved in NASA solar system exploration missions like those of the Mars rovers Spirit, Opportunity, and Curiosity. In 2011 he received the Carl Sagan Medal for Excellence in Public Communication from the American Astronomical Society. He is an avid writer for space-related topics. His popular science and space photography books include Postcards from Mars, Mars 3-D, Moon 3-D, The Space Book and most recently, The Interstellar Age . Jim is a Professor in the School of Earth and Space Exploration at Arizona State University and is also an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Astronomy at Cornell University.
New York: Grove Press, 1988. First Edition. First Printing. Hardcover. 288, illus., glossary, appendix, index, lib stamps ins rear flylf & to fore-edge crossed out in marker, wrinkling to several pages (no pages are stuck together), DJ in plastic sleeve, sticker inside plastic sleeve over front DJ flap, library stickers on plastic sleeve ( some crossed out in marker). The author was an astronaut; in this book, he covers the early days of Project Mercury to the lunar landings. He also discusses the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster.
New York: Grove Press, 1988. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xi, , 288,  pages. Illustrated endpapers. Illustrations. Acronyms and key terms. Glossary. Spaceflight Log. Index. Michael Collins (born October 31, 1930) (major general, USAF) is an American former astronaut and test pilot. Selected as part of the third group of fourteen astronauts in 1963, he flew into space twice. His first spaceflight was on Gemini 10, in which he and Command Pilot John Young performed orbital rendezvous with two different spacecraft and undertook two extravehicular activities (EVAs, also known as spacewalks). His second spaceflight was as the Command Module Pilot for Apollo 11. While he stayed in orbit around the Moon, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin left in the Apollo Lunar Module to make the first crewed landing on its surface. He is one of 24 people to have flown to the Moon. Collins was the seventeenth American in space, the fourth person (and third American) to perform a spacewalk, and the first person to have performed more than one spacewalk.
Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 1985. First Paperback Printing [stated]. Trade paperback. viii, , 248,  pages. Illustrations. Contributors. Index. Cover has some wear, soiling, and creasing. The editors were associated with the Harvard College Observatory (HCO) and the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) is known as the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA). The combination of Harvard University astronomers and Smithsonian Institution astronomers explore the cosmos together. Since the Space Age began a quarter-century ago, astronomers have been able to reach out and often touch celestial bodies that formerly could only be dimly viewed from afar. Probes have flown by or landed on many of the planets. Astronauts have made direct observations from Earth orbit and on the Moon. Most important, a host of satellites in Earth orbit have recorded the emissions of X-ray, infrared, and ultraviolet radiation from distant sources normally invisible beneath the atmosphere. And when the Space Telescope goes aloft, man's vision of the cosmos will be extended further still.
New York: The Viking Press, 1978. First American Edition. First Printing. quarto, 61, profusely illus. in color, index, small rough spots ins front hinge & rear flyleaf, library stamp crossed out in marker front flyleaf creased, board corners bumped and threadbare, plastic coating on spine beginning to peel, library call number written on spine and covered with tape, library stickers on rear board crossed out in marker, board edges worn. This book for young readers contains easy projects and quick experiments.