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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.
New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1965. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Trade paperback. 160 pages. Formulae. Illustrations. Tables. Bibliography. Index. The format is approximately 6.375 inches by 8 inches. Cover is creased and has some wear and soiling. This is one of the Holt Library of Science Series III. Myrl H. Ahrendt was an Educational Programs Officer at NASA Headquarters. Prior to joining the NASA in 1964, he served as a program analyst for the National Science Foundation.
Washington, DC: Institute for Policy Studies, 1982. Second Edition [stated]. Second Printing [stated]. Trade paperback. xi, , 85,  pages. Wraps. Occasional footnotes. Illustrations. Notes. Glossary. Name of previous owner, pencil erasure on title page, covers somewhat worn and soiled. IPS Publications. The author was a World War II veteran (25th Division artillery serving in the Pacific Theater). After the war he studies aeronautical engineering and then worked for Lockheed. He helped design three generations of the Polaris submarine-launched ballistic missile and worked on the beginning of the Trident program. He became interested in arms control policy, weapons technology, and issues associated with first strike capabilities.
Arlington, VA: American Defense Preparedness Association, 1982. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Periodical. 29 cm. 86,  pages (including covers). Wraps. Illustrations. Mailing label removed from front cover. The National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) [Formerly the American Defense Preparedness Association] is an association for the United States government and the defense industry. Based in Arlington, Virginia, NDIA was established in 1919 as a result of the inability of the defense industry to scale up the war effort during World War I. It connects government officials, military and industry professionals, and organizations that represent the branches of the armed forces, homeland security, and first responders. The NDIA publishes a magazine, the National Defense, and holds over 80 symposia a year.