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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.
Boston, MA: Little, Brown and Company, 1970. First Edition [stated], presumed first printing. Hardcover. xiii, , 434 pages. Illustrations. Notes. Glossary. Epilogue "Beyond Apollo" by Arthur C. Clarke. DJ flaps creased, chips, several tears, and creases to DJ edges. Dora Jane Hamblin was a gifted writer whose articles added luster to Life magazine during its heyday. Her byline appeared regularly and readers looked for it. In 1960, Hamblin was based in New York City, serving in a series of posts at Life. One plum project, lasting from February 1967 to December 1969, was covering the cutting-edge U.S. space program from Houston. She conducted interviews with astronauts, their wives and families, but also explained the brand-new space technology in a way Americans could understand. Readers were fascinated. This resulted in a 1970 book, "First on the Moon, a Voyage with Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins and Edwin Aldrin," written with Gene Farmer, that detailed the Apollo 11 mission.
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: 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.