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Ecological Surveys From Space, Nasa
41 Nasa Ecological Surveys From Space
Washington D. C. NASA 1970 1st Edition; 1st Printing Paperback Very Good 
B&W and Color Illustrations; This book is in Very Good condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. The white book covers have spots of foxing and ground-in dirt. The text pages are clean and bright. "The goal of NASA's Terrestrial Ecology research is to improve understanding of the structure and function of global terrestrial ecosystems, their interactions with the atmosphere and hydrosphere, and their role in the cycling of the major biogeochemical elements and water. This program of research addresses variability in terrestrial ecosystems, how terrestrial ecosystems and biogeochemical cycles respond to and affect global environmental change (including changes in biodiversity) , and future changes in carbon-cycle dynamics and terrestrial ecosystems." 
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International Workshop On Earth Resources Survey Systems May 3-14, 1971 (Volume 1), Nasa
42 Nasa International Workshop On Earth Resources Survey Systems May 3-14, 1971 (Volume 1)
Washington, DC NASA 1971 1st Edition; 1st Printing Paperback Very Good- 
B&W Illustrations; This is an oversized paperback book. This copy has been withdrawn from the Ames NASA Research center. The book is in Very Good- condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean condition. The covers of the book have some light edge wear, rubbing and wear. There is a library sticker and withdrawn notation on the front cover. The text pages are clean and bright. "Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center is a remotely sensed data management, systems development, and research field center for the U. S. Geological Survey's(USGS) Climate and Land Use Change Mission Area. The USGS is a bureau of the U. S. Department of the Interior. EROS opened in the early 1970's with a handful of employees and the largest mainframe computer in the State of South Dakota. It currently houses one of the largest computer complexes in the Department of the Interior. EROS has approximately 600 government and contractor employees." "When the idea of EROS was conceived, it was decided that it needed to be centrally located for receiving data as Landsat satellites passed over the United States. The choice for the Center's location was narrowed to several States. Ultimately, South Dakota was selected as the site for the Center, due in part to the role played by the late S. D. Senator Karl Mundt." 
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Lunar Science And The Moon Samples, Nasa
43 Nasa Lunar Science And The Moon Samples
Washington D. C. NASA 1973 Pamphlet Near Fine 
B&W Illustrations; This is a single sheet folded four times vertically. The brochure is in Near Fine condition. The brochure shows illustrations of lunar rock samples, with history of their retrieval and geological information regarding their make-up. "Moon rocks on Earth come from three sources: those collected by the US Apollo manned lunar landings from 1969 to 1972; samples returned by three Soviet Luna unmanned probes in the 1970s; and rocks that were ejected naturally from the lunar surface by cratering events and subsequently fell to Earth as lunar meteorites. During the six Apollo landing missions, 2,415 samples weighing 380.96 kilograms (839.87 lb) were collected. Three Luna spacecraft returned with 326 grams (11.5 oz) of samples. Since 1980, over 120 lunar meteorites representing about 60 different meteorite fall events (none witnessed) have been collected on Earth, with a total mass of over 48 kilograms (106 lb). About one third of these were discovered by US and Japanese teams searching for Antarctic meteorites (e. G. , ANSMET) , with most of the remainder having been discovered by collectors in the desert regions of northern Africa and Oman. Rocks from the Moon have been measured by radiometric dating techniques. They range in age from about 3.16 billion years old for the basaltic samples derived from the lunar maria, up to about 4.44 billion years old for rocks derived from the highlands. Based on the age dating technique of "crater counting," the youngest basaltic eruptions are believed to have occurred about 1.2 billion years ago, but scientists do not possess samples of these lavas. In contrast, the oldest ages of rocks from the Earth are between 3.8 and 4.28 billion years old." 
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Medical Benefits From Space Research, Nasa
44 Nasa Medical Benefits From Space Research
Washington, DC NASA 1968 1st Edition; 1st Printing Booklet Very Good+ 
B&W Illustrations; This is an oversized booklet with cardstock covers and a stapled spine. The booklet is in Very Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The booklet and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. "Most Americans don't go a week -- maybe not even a day -- without encountering something that owes at least part of its origins to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). That's true in the home medicine cabinet, the doctor's office and the hospital. NASA's role in medical breakthroughs is no accident. When Congress established NASA in 1958, it required the space agency to share information about its discoveries. NASA was also given the go-ahead to patent inventions and help businesses develop commercial uses for them." 
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Nasa Activities First Decade Lunar Landing 1969-1979 (Vol. 10 No. 7 - July 1979), Nasa
45 Nasa Nasa Activities First Decade Lunar Landing 1969-1979 (Vol. 10 No. 7 - July 1979)
Washington D. C. NASA 1979 1st Edition; 1st Printing Paperback Very Good+ 
B&W Illustrations; This is an oversized paperback book with self covers and a stapled spine. The book is in Very Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. There is some beginning toning to the edges of the covers. The text pages are clean and bright. 
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Nasa Astrogram  (Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA) January 26, 1996, Nasa
46 Nasa Nasa Astrogram (Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA) January 26, 1996
San Francisco, CA NASA 1996 1st Edition; 1st Printing Journal Very Good+ 
B&W Illustrations; This is an small format journal of the Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA. The journal is made up of two sheets, folded vertically in half. The journal is in Very Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. Articles include: Galileo Probe reveals Major surprises, Three NASA Field Centers form new Commercial technology Alliance, McDonald Named Ames Center Director, and more. "Ames Research Center (ARC) , also known as NASA Ames, is a major NASA research center at Moffett Federal Airfield in California's Silicon Valley. It was founded as the second National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) laboratory. That agency was dissolved and its assets and personnel transferred to the newly created National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) on October 1, 1958. NASA Ames is named in honor of Joseph Sweetman Ames, a physicist and one of the founding members of NACA. At last estimate NASA Ames has over US$3.0 billion in capital equipment, 2,300 research personnel and a US$860 million annual budget." 
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Nasa Photography From Five Years Of Space, Nasa
47 Nasa Nasa Photography From Five Years Of Space
Washington D. C. Nasa 1964 1st Edition; 1st Printing Booklet Very Good 
B&W Illustrations; This is a tall booklet with cardstock covers and a stapled spine. The booklet is in Very Good condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The covers have some very beginning edge wear. The text pages are clean and bright. Illustrated throughout with candid black and white photographs. 
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Nasa Science And Technology Advisory Committee For Manned Space Flight Proceedings of the Winter Study on Uses of Manned Space Flight, 1975-1985 Volume II: Appendixes, Nasa
48 Nasa Nasa Science And Technology Advisory Committee For Manned Space Flight Proceedings of the Winter Study on Uses of Manned Space Flight, 1975-1985 Volume II: Appendixes
Washington D. C. NASA 1968 1st Edition; 1st Printing Paperback Very Good+ 
This is a trade paperback book with thin cardstock covers and a glued spine. The book is in Very Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. The edges of the book cover have some light wear. The text pages are clean and bright. "The NAC Science Committee is a standing committee of the NASA Advisory Council (NAC) , supporting the advisory needs of the NASA Administrator, the NASA Science Mission Directorate (SMD) , and other NASA Mission Directorates, as required. The scope of the Committee includes all NASA Earth and space science-related programs, projects, activities and facilities." 
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Portable Life Support Systems (nasa Sp 234)  Held At Ames Research Center Moffet Field, California April 30-May 2, 1969, Nasa
49 Nasa Portable Life Support Systems (nasa Sp 234) Held At Ames Research Center Moffet Field, California April 30-May 2, 1969
Washington DC NASA 1970 1st Edition; 1st Printing Paperback Very Good- 
B&W Illustrations; This is an oversized paperback book with cardstock covers and a glued spine. The book is in Very Good- condition and was issued without a dust jacket. This copy has been withdrawn from the NASA Ames Research Center Life Sciences Library. There is a library sticker on the bottom spine end, "withdrawn" inked in red ink on the front cover. There is a library card pocket on the rear inside cover and several penciled or inked notations on the inside covers and title page. The text pages are clean and bright. "A Primary (or Portable or Personal) Life Support System (or Subsystem) (PLSS) , is a device connected to an astronaut or cosmonaut's spacesuit, which allows extra-vehicular activity with maximum freedom, independent of a spacecraft's life support system. The PLSS is generally worn like a backpack." "An emergency backup was provided in case the main system failed, by a separate unit called the Oxygen Purge System (OPS) , mounted on top of the PLSS, immediately behind the astronaut's helmet. The OPS maintained suit pressure and removed carbon dioxide, heat and water vapor through a continuous, one-way air flow vented to space. When activated, the OPS provided oxygen to a separate inlet on the pressure suit, once a vent valve on a separate suit outlet was manually opened. The OPS provided a maximum of about 30 minutes of emergency oxygen for breathing and cooling. This could be extended to 75 to 90 minutes with a "buddy system" hose that used the other astronaut's functional PLSS for cooling (only). This allowed the vent valve to be partly closed to decrease the oxygen flow rate." 
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Proceedings Of The Working Group On Extraterrestrial Resources Aerospace Medical Division Brooks Air Force Base, Texas February 19-21, 1968, Nasa
50 Nasa Proceedings Of The Working Group On Extraterrestrial Resources Aerospace Medical Division Brooks Air Force Base, Texas February 19-21, 1968
Washington, DC NASA 1968 1st Edition; 1st Printing Paperback Very Good- 
B&W Illustrations; This is an oversized paperback book with cardstock covers and a glued spine. The book is in Very Good- to Near Very Good condition. This copy has been removed from the NASA / Ames Research Library and has an inked "withdrawl" mark on the front cover, a card pocket on the inside rear cover, and ink stamp marks to the edges of the text block. The front cover has some light ground-in dirt and a couple of small bumps. The rear cover has several darker spots of ground in dirt and fingerprints. The text pages are clean and bright. "During the late 1950s, Brooks (Brooks Air Force Base, Texas) was transformed from a flying training center to a center for modern medical research and development and education. The transition started in the summer of 1959 when the School of Aviation Medicine returned to Brooks from Randolph AFB. Brooks became the headquarters for the School of Aerospace Medicine (SAM). [6] In 1957, SAM scientists moved into the newly completed center at Brooks AFB. SAM aided the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) with Project Mercury and served as a back-up site for lunar samples brought back to Earth on the Apollo missions between 1969–1972. The air evacuation program at Brooks AFB proved vital to the care of wounded personnel in the Vietnam War." 
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Remote Sensing On The Chesapeake Pay  (Nasa SP 294) a Conference Held At Wallops Station, Virginia, April 5-7, 1971, Nasa
51 Nasa Remote Sensing On The Chesapeake Pay (Nasa SP 294) a Conference Held At Wallops Station, Virginia, April 5-7, 1971
Washington D. C. NASA 1972 1st Edition; 1st Printing Paperback Very Good+ 
B&W and Color Illustrations; This is an oversized paperback book with cardstock covers and a glued spine. The book is in Very Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. "In the 1960s and 1970s, it became clear to everyone from fishermen to recreational water users to environmentalists that the dead zones were disrupting Bay ecosystems. Populations of certain fish, crabs, and other marine species were plummeting. Sea grasses that once thrived in the Chesapeake’s shallow waters were withering away due to the influx of sediment and algae. In an attempt to revive the Bay, a consortium of state and federal agencies, non-profits, and private sector groups established the Chesapeake Bay Program. Since 1985, the group has worked to monitor the clarity and quality of water, to track the size and scope of phytoplankton blooms, and to study the conditions surrounding the dead zones that emerge each year." 
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Results Of The Second United States Manned Orbital Space Flight May 24, 1962  (Nasa Sp -6), Nasa
52 Nasa Results Of The Second United States Manned Orbital Space Flight May 24, 1962 (Nasa Sp -6)
Washington, DC NASA 1962 1st Edition; 1st Printing Paperback Near Fine 
B&W Illustrations; This is an oversized paperback book. The book is in Near Fine condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. There is some beginning sunning to the spine of the book. The text pages are clean and bright. "The Mercury space capsule was produced by McDonnell Aircraft, and carried supplies of water, food and oxygen for about one day in a pressurized cabin. Mercury flights were launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, on launch vehicles modified from the Redstone and Atlas D missiles. The capsule was fitted with a launch escape rocket to carry it safely away from the launch vehicle in case of a failure. The flight was designed to be controlled from the ground via the Manned Space Flight Network, a system of tracking and communications stations; back-up controls were outfitted on board. Small retrorockets were used to bring the spacecraft out of its orbit, after which an ablative heat shield protected it from the heat of atmospheric reentry. Finally, a parachute slowed the craft for a water landing. Both astronaut and capsule were recovered by helicopters deployed from a U. S. Navy ship." 
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Results Of The Third United States Manned Orbital Space Flight October 3, 1962, Nasa
53 Nasa Results Of The Third United States Manned Orbital Space Flight October 3, 1962
Washington, DC NASA 1962 1st Edition; 1st Printing Paperback Very Good- 
B&W Illustrations; This is an oversized paperback book with cardstock covers and a glued spine. The book is in Very Good- condition and has been withdrawn from the Ames Research Center Library. There are several library markings, including a card pocket at the rear inner cover and some inked and handwritten notations on the covers and inside covers. The book and its contents are in generally clean condition. The text pages are clean and bright. "The Mercury spacecraft design was modified three times by NASA between 1958 and 1959. After bidding by potential contractors had been completed, NASA selected the design submitted as "C" in November 1958. After it failed a test flight in July 1959, a final configuration, "D", emerged. The heat shield shape had been developed earlier in the 1950s through experiments with ballistic missiles, which had shown a blunt profile would create a shock wave that would lead most of the heat around the spacecraft. To further protect against heat, either a heat sink, or an ablative material, could be added to the shield. The heat sink would remove heat by the flow of the air inside the shock wave, whereas the ablative heat shield would remove heat by a controlled evaporation of the ablative material. After unmanned tests, the latter was chosen for manned flights. Apart from the capsule design, a rocket plane similar to the existing X-15 was considered. This approach was still too far from being able to make a spaceflight, and was consequently dropped. The heat shield and the stability of the spacecraft were tested in wind tunnels, and later in flight. The launch escape system was developed through unmanned flights. During a period of problems with development of the landing parachutes, alternative landing systems such as the Rogallo glider wing were considered, but ultimately scrapped." 
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Second Conference On Portable Life Support Systems (nasa Sp 302)  Held At Ames Research Center Moffet Field, California May 11-13, 1971, Nasa
54 Nasa Second Conference On Portable Life Support Systems (nasa Sp 302) Held At Ames Research Center Moffet Field, California May 11-13, 1971
Washington DC NASA 1972 Trade Edition Paperback Very Good- 
B&W Illustrations; This is an oversized paperback book with cardstock covers and a glued spine. The book is in Very Good- condition and was issued without a dust jacket. This copy has been withdrawn from the NASA Ames Research Center Life Sciences Library. There is a library sticker on the bottom spine end, "withdrawn" inked in red ink on the front cover and a Nasa ink stamped notation on the inside front cover. There is also a library card pocket on the rear inside cover and several penciled or inked notations on the inside covers and title page. The text pages are clean and bright. "A Primary (or Portable or Personal) Life Support System (or Subsystem) (PLSS) , is a device connected to an astronaut or cosmonaut's spacesuit, which allows extra-vehicular activity with maximum freedom, independent of a spacecraft's life support system. The PLSS is generally worn like a backpack." "The Portable Life Support System used in the Apollo lunar landing missions used lithium hydroxide to remove the carbon dioxide from the breathing air, and circulated water in an open loop through a Liquid Cooled Garment, expelling the water into space, where it turned to ice crystals. Some of the water was also used to remove excess heat from the astronaut's breathing air, and collected for dumping into the spacecraft's wastewater tank after an EVA." 
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Significant Achievements In Space Applications 1966  (Sp-156), Nasa
55 Nasa Significant Achievements In Space Applications 1966 (Sp-156)
Washington, DC NASA 1967 1st Edition; 1st Printing Paperback Very Good+ 
B&W Illustrations; This is a trade paperback book, with heavy cardstock covers and a glued spine. The book is in Very Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is one small nick to the top front cover of the book. The text pages are clean and bright. 
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Skylab Experiments : August 1972, Nasa
56 Nasa Skylab Experiments : August 1972
Washington, DC NASA 1972 1st Edition; 1st Printing Paperback Very Good+ 
B&W Illustrations; This is an oversized paperback book with cardstock covers and a glued spine. The book is in Very Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. There is some beginning bumping and wear to the spine ends and corners of the book covers. The text pages are clean and bright. "Because Skylab was a research laboratory, the composition of the crew differed from that of the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo missions. Except for one scientist on the last Apollo mission, all previous crew members had been pilots. The Skylab crews included scientists and pilots. The scientist-astronauts were recruited as a group in 1965. All Skylab crew members were trained to conduct scientific experiments, but the science pilot held overall responsibility for onboard research." 
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Space Station Freedom Dawn of a New Era: the Role of NASA - Ames Research Center, Nasa
57 Nasa Space Station Freedom Dawn of a New Era: the Role of NASA - Ames Research Center
Washington, DC NASA N.D. 1st Edition; 1st Printing Booklet Very Good+ 
B&W Illustrations; This is a thin, oversized booklet with cardstock covers and a stapled spine. The booklet is in Very Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The booklet and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The front cover of the booklet has several smallish spots of ground-in dirt. "Space Station Freedom was a NASA project to construct a permanently manned Earth-orbiting space station in the 1980s. Although approved by then-president Ronald Reagan and announced in the 1984 State of the Union Address, Freedom was never constructed or completed as originally designed, and after several cutbacks, the project evolved into the International Space Station program." 
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Spinoff 1977: An Annual Report Technology Utilization Program Report (January 1977), Nasa
58 Nasa Spinoff 1977: An Annual Report Technology Utilization Program Report (January 1977)
Washington D. C. NASA 1977 1st Edition; 1st Printing Paperback Very Good 
Color Illustrations; This is an oversized paperback book with heavy cardstock covers and a stapled spine. This book is in Very Good to Near Very Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The spine ends of the book cover have some light nicking and beginning tearing and edge wear. The text pages are clean and bright. "NASA spinoff technologies are commercial products and services which have been developed with the help of NASA, through research and development contracts (such as SBIR or STTR awards) , licensing of NASA patents, use of NASA facilities, technical assistance from NASA personnel, or data from NASA research. Information on new NASA technology that may be useful to industry is available in periodical and website form in "NASA Tech Briefs", while successful examples of commercialization are reported annually in the NASA publication "Spinoffs". In 1979, notable science fiction author Robert A. Heinlein helped bring awareness to the spinoffs when he was asked to appear before Congress after recovering from one of the earliest known vascular bypass operations to correct a blocked artery; in his testimony, reprinted in the book Expanded Universe, he claimed that four NASA spinoff technologies made the surgery possible, and it was a few of a long list of NASA spinoff technologies from space development." 
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Spinoff 1981: An Annual Report Technology Utilization Program Report (April 1981), Nasa
59 Nasa Spinoff 1981: An Annual Report Technology Utilization Program Report (April 1981)
Washington D. C. NASA 1981 1st Edition; 1st Printing Paperback Very Good+ 
Color Illustrations; This is an oversized paperback book with heavy cardstock covers and a glued spine. This book is in VVery Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The spine ends of the book cover have some light nicking and beginning tearing and edge wear. The text pages are clean and bright. "NASA spinoff technologies are commercial products and services which have been developed with the help of NASA, through research and development contracts (such as SBIR or STTR awards) , licensing of NASA patents, use of NASA facilities, technical assistance from NASA personnel, or data from NASA research. Information on new NASA technology that may be useful to industry is available in periodical and website form in "NASA Tech Briefs", while successful examples of commercialization are reported annually in the NASA publication "Spinoffs". In 1979, notable science fiction author Robert A. Heinlein helped bring awareness to the spinoffs when he was asked to appear before Congress after recovering from one of the earliest known vascular bypass operations to correct a blocked artery; in his testimony, reprinted in the book Expanded Universe, he claimed that four NASA spinoff technologies made the surgery possible, and it was a few of a long list of NASA spinoff technologies from space development." 
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Summary Of Gemini Extravehicular Activity SP-149, Nasa
60 Nasa Summary Of Gemini Extravehicular Activity SP-149
Washington D. C. NASA 1967 1st Edition; 1st Printing Paperback Very Good- 
B&W Illustrations; This is an oversized paperback book. The book has cardstock covers and a glued spine. This book is in Very Good- to Very Good condition and was issued without a dust jacket. Withdrawn from the Life Sciences Library of the Ames Research Center/ NASA. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. There are several stickers or ink stamped marks on the covers of the book. There is a card pocket on the inside rear cover. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light bumping and rubbing. The text pages are clean and bright. "The first American spacewalk was performed on June 3, 1965, by Edward H. White, II from the second manned Gemini flight, Gemini 4, for 21 minutes. White was tethered to the spacecraft, and his oxygen was supplied through a 25-foot (7.6 m) umbilical, which also carried communications and biomedical instrumentation. He was the first to control his motion in space with a Hand-Held Maneuvering Unit, which worked well but only carried enough propellant for 20 seconds. White found his tether useful for limiting his distance from the spacecraft but difficult to use for moving around, contrary to Leonov's claim. However, a defect in the capsule's hatch latching mechanism caused difficulties opening and closing the hatch, which delayed the start of the EVA and put White and his crewmate at risk of not getting back to Earth alive." 
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