Aeronautics / Astronautics

Aeronautics / Astronautics

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Orion Desk Model, Aerojet / Lockheed Martin/ Nasa
1 Aerojet / Lockheed Martin/ Nasa Orion Desk Model
Washington D. C. NASA / Lockheed Martin / Aerojet 2008 Ephemera Near Fine 
Color Illustrations; One sheet of illustrated heavy cardstock, folded three times. This brochure / ephemeral piece contains basic information about and a punch-out model of the Orion Module for space exploration and is part of NASA's Constellation space Program. This three-dimensional build-it-yourself model was printed and distributed by Lockheed Martin, in conjunction with NASA to be used for schools. The model is in clean, bright condition, with no portions punched-out. "For the first time in a generation, NASA is building a new human spacecraft. Named after one of the largest constellations in the night sky, the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle is designed to transport astronauts to deep space and serve as backup for International Space Station support. The Orion spacecraft is comprised of a crew module for the transfer of people and cargo; a service module for propulsion, electrical power and fluid storage; and the launch abort system designed to maximize crew safety during ascent." "The Constellation Program (abbreviated CxP) is a cancelled manned spaceflight program developed by NASA, the space agency of the United States, from 2005 to 2009. The major goals of the program were "completion of the International Space Station" and a "return to the Moon no later than 2020" with a crewed flight to the planet Mars as the ultimate goal. The program's logo reflected the three stages of the program: the Earth (ISS) , the Moon, and finally Mars—while the Mars goal also found expression in the name given to the program's booster rockets: Ares (The Greek equivalent of the Roman god Mars) ." 
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2 Airspace Technology Department / Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association Nopa Noise Report
Washington D. C. Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association 1981 1st Edition; 1st Printing Pamphlet Very Good 
Color Illustrations; This is an oversized pamphlet with cardstock covers and a stapled spine. The pamphlet is in Very Good condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The front cover of the pamphlet has a patch of foxing. The text pages are clean and bright. 
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The Space Shuttle at Work, Allaway, Howard
3 Allaway, Howard The Space Shuttle at Work
Washington, DC National Aeronautics and Space Administration 1979 1st Edition; 1st Printing Paperback Very Good+ 
B&W Illustrations; NASA publication SP-432 / EP-156. This edition is paperback. This book is in Very Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The covers of the book have noticeable strips of sunning to the spine and rear cover. The text pages are clean and bright. "With the first orbital flight of the Space Shuttle, the curtain rises on an era that will shape U.S. space exploration for the next decade, and perhaps for the remainder of the century. Columbia and her sister ships will be far more than odd-looking heavy-lift launch vehicles, though they will be that. Each Space Shuttle will be an element in a total transportation system linking Earth with space." 
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The Story Of The Airship (non-rigid)  A Study of One of America's Lesser Known Defense Weapons, Allen, Hugh
4 Allen, Hugh The Story Of The Airship (non-rigid) A Study of One of America's Lesser Known Defense Weapons
Akron, OH Lakeside Press/R. R. Donnelley 1943 3rd Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Good dust jacket 
B&W Photographs; This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Good only dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is some light bumping and rubbing to the spine ends and corners of the book covers. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket has edge wear, rubbing nicking and several medium sized chips missing. "Non-Rigid airships (Blimps) have become a familiar part of the sky line in many cities. But their assignment to a place in the national defense arouses questions...." "A blimp, or non-rigid airship, is an airship (dirigible) without an internal structural framework or a keel. Unlike semi-rigid and rigid airships (e. G. Zeppelins) , blimps rely on the pressure of the lifting gas (usually helium, rather than hydrogen) inside the envelope and the strength of the envelope itself to maintain its shape. The term is sometimes also used to refer to the tethered craft properly known as moored balloons. While often very similar in shape, moored balloons have no propulsion and are tethered to the ground." 
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Fifty Years Of Excellence, Ames Research Center
5 Ames Research Center Fifty Years Of Excellence
California Ames Research Center 1989 1st Edition; 1st Printing Paperback Very Good+ 
B&W Illustrations; This is a commemorative booklet / program for the 50th Anniversary of the Groundbreaking of the Ames Research Center. The program includes the original mailing envelope and a certificate. All three items are in Very Good+ or better condition. "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. Ames was founded to conduct wind-tunnel research on the aerodynamics of propeller-driven aircraft; however, its role has expanded to encompass spaceflight and information technology. Ames plays a role in many NASA missions. It provides leadership in astrobiology; small satellites; robotic lunar exploration; the search for habitable planets; supercomputing; intelligent/adaptive systems; advanced thermal protection; and airborne astronomy. Ames also develops tools for a safer, more efficient national airspace. The center's current director is Eugene Tu." 
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Ninety Seconds To Space The Story of the X-15, Bergman, Jules
6 Bergman, Jules Ninety Seconds To Space The Story of the X-15
New York Doubleday & Co. 1960 Trade Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
B&W Photographs; This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Very Good dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light edge wear, rubbing and bumping. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a previous owner's inked name on the front endpaper. The dust jacket has several small edge tears, nicks and spots of rubbing, especially the spine joints and spine ends. The top edges of the book cover have some wrinkling and edge wear. "The X-15 was based on a concept study from Walter Dornberger for the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) for a hypersonic research aircraft. The requests for proposal (RFPs) were published on 30 December 1954 for the airframe and on 4 February 1955 for the rocket engine. The X-15 was built by two manufacturers: North American Aviation was contracted for the airframe in November 1955, and Reaction Motors was contracted for building the engines in 1956." 
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The Physical Principles of Astronautics Fundamentals of dynamical Astronomy and Space Flight, Berman, Arthur I.
7 Berman, Arthur I. The Physical Principles of Astronautics Fundamentals of dynamical Astronomy and Space Flight
New York John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 1961 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good to Near Very Good+ condition and is missing the accompanying dust jacket. This copy is an Ex Library copy from the General Electric Co's Atomic Power Equipment Department. The book and its contents are in overall clean, bright condition. The front pastedown page includes the ink stamp from the General Electric Company which has been marked over with red pen and also a library card pocket. The front endpaper has two small inked notes. The text pages are clean and bright. "The book is so designed that it can be used in several ways: as a textbook in a one-semester course at the undergraduate (or beginning-graduate) level, as an adjunct textbook in astronomy and mechanics courses, and as a guide for those who wish to pursue the subject of astronautics on their own." 
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Rockets And Missiles: Past And Future, Caidin, Martin
8 Caidin, Martin Rockets And Missiles: Past And Future
New York McBride Company 1954 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Fine in Good dust jacket Illustrated by Fred L. Wolff and Wally Littman 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Fine condition and has a Good dust jacket. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some beginning bumping and rubbing. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket has edge wear, tears, edge chips and related wrinkles. "Martin Caidin (September 14, 1927 – March 24, 1997) was an American author and an authority on aeronautics and aviation. Caidin began writing fiction during 1957, and authored more than 50 fiction and nonfiction books, as well as more than 1,000 magazine articles. His best-known novel is Cyborg, which was the basis for The Six Million Dollar Man franchise. He also wrote numerous works of military history, especially concerning aviation. Caidin was an airplane pilot as well, and bought and restored a 1936 Junkers Ju 52 airplane." 
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X-15 Man's Daring Flight Into Space, Caidin, Martin
9 Caidin, Martin X-15 Man's Daring Flight Into Space
New York Rutledge Book / Scholastic Book Services 1961 Trade Edition Paperback Very Good 
B&W Illustrations; This is a small format trade 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 white covers have some ground-in dirt and a bit of edge wear and nicking to the spine ends and corners. The text pages are clean, but noticeably toned due to the acid content of the paper. "Like many X-series aircraft, the X-15 was designed to be carried aloft and drop launched from under the wing of a NASA B-52 mother ship. Air Force NB-52A, "The High and Mighty One" (serial 52-0003, AKA Balls Three) , and NB-52B, "The Challenger" (serial 52-0008, AKA Balls 8) served as carrier planes for all X-15 flights. Release took place at an altitude of about 8.5 miles (13.7 km) and a speed of about 500 miles per hour (805 km/h). The X-15 fuselage was long and cylindrical, with rear fairings that flattened its appearance, and thick, dorsal and ventral wedge-fin stabilizers. Parts of the fuselage were heat-resistant nickel alloy (Inconel-X 750). The retractable landing gear comprised a nose-wheel carriage and two rear skids. The skids did not extend beyond the ventral fin, which required the pilot to jettison the lower fin (fitted with a parachute) just before landing." 
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Apollo, Chappell, Russell E.
10 Chappell, Russell E. Apollo
Washington, DC U. S. Government Printing Office / National Geographic Society 1st Edition; 1st Printing Paperback Very Good+ 
Color Photographs; This is an Oversized paperback book (approximately 14" tall by 8 1/2" wide). #EP-100. This folio sized book gives an overview, with photographs of the Apollo space missions. The book is in Very Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. There is one crease to the rear cover of the book. The text pages are clean and bright. "The Apollo program, also known as Project Apollo, was the third United States human spaceflight program carried out by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) , which accomplished landing the first humans on the Moon from 1969 to 1972. First conceived during Dwight D. Eisenhower's administration as a three-man spacecraft to follow the one-man Project Mercury which put the first Americans in space, Apollo was later dedicated to President John F. Kennedy's national goal of "landing a man on the Moon and returning him safely to the Earth" by the end of the 1960s, which he proposed in an address to Congress on May 25, 1961." 
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Profits In Aerial Photography, Clarke, R. G.
11 Clarke, R. G. Profits In Aerial Photography
N R. G. Clarke / Self Published 1968 1st Edition; 1st Printing Pamphlet Very Good+ 
This is a trade sized pamphlet with cardstock covers and a stapled spine. The pamphlet is in Very Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The pamphlet and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. There is a bit of ground-in dirt to the book covers. The text pages are clean and bright. 
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A House In Space, Cooper, Jr. , Henry S. F. (Henry Spotswood Fenimore Cooper)
12 Cooper, Jr. , Henry S. F. (Henry Spotswood Fenimore Cooper) A House In Space
New York Holt, Rinehart and Winston 1976 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
B&W Photographs; This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Very Good+ dust jacket. The edges of the book covers have some light toning. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket has some light rubbing, edge nicks and wear. "Mr. Cooper, a fifth-generation descendant of the early-19th-century herald of historical fiction, was the author of eight books, a longtime writer for The New Yorker and the droll chronicler of goings-on at the august Century Association’s clubhouse in Midtown Manhattan. (One crisis he wrote about arose in 2008, when the members’ favored purveyor of a signature cookie closed up shop after 60 years. ) Mr. Cooper celebrated scientific achievement, addressed scientific failure and demystified what was behind both. " 
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Space Probes And Planetary Exploration  (Written under the Sponsorship of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration), Corliss, William R. (Nasa)
13 Corliss, William R. (Nasa) Space Probes And Planetary Exploration (Written under the Sponsorship of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
Princeton, NJ D. Van Nostrand Company, Inc. 1965 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good- 
Graphs; This book has been withdrawn from the NASA Ames Space Research Center. The book is in Very Good- condition. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. There is a library sticker on the spine end, ink stamped Nasa Library stickers on the front pastedown and front endpaper, and a library card pocket on the rear pastedown. "Once a probe has left the vicinity of Earth, its trajectory will likely take it along an orbit around the Sun similar to the Earth's orbit. To reach another planet, the simplest practical method is a Hohmann transfer orbit. More complex techniques, such as gravitational slingshots, can be more fuel-efficient, though they may require the probe to spend more time in transit. Some high Delta-V missions (such as those with high inclination changes) can only be performed, within the limits of modern propulsion, using gravitational slingshots. A technique using very little propulsion, but requiring a considerable amount of time, is to follow a trajectory on the Interplanetary Transport Network." 
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That's My Story, Corrigan, Douglas
14 Corrigan, Douglas That's My Story
New York E. P. Dutton & Co. Inc. 1939 20th Printing Hardcover Very Good- Signed by Author
B&W Photographs; SIGNED EDITION. This book is in Very Good - condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean condition. The spine ends, corners and spine joints have edge wear, noticeable rubbing and beginning fraying. The text pages are mostly clean and bright. The endpapers have generalized toning. This copy has been signed by the author, with an inscription, on the front endpaper. "Douglas Corrigan (January 22, 1907 – December 9, 1995) was an American aviator born in Galveston, Texas. He was nicknamed "Wrong Way" in 1938. After a transcontinental flight from Long Beach, California, to New York City, he flew from Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn, New York, to Ireland, though his flight plan was filed to return to Long Beach. He claimed his unauthorized flight was due to a navigational error, caused by heavy cloud cover that obscured landmarks and low-light conditions, causing him to misread his compass. However, he was a skilled aircraft mechanic (he was one of the builders of Charles Lindbergh's Spirit of St. Louis) and had made several modifications to his own plane, preparing it for his transatlantic flight. He had been denied permission to make a nonstop flight from New York to Ireland, and his "navigational error" was seen as deliberate. Nevertheless, he never publicly admitted to having flown to Ireland intentionally." ; Signed by Author 
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ALWAYS ANOTHER DAWN The Story of a Rocket Test Pilot, Crossfield, A. Scott with Clay Blair, Jr.
15 Crossfield, A. Scott with Clay Blair, Jr. ALWAYS ANOTHER DAWN The Story of a Rocket Test Pilot
Cleveland, OH The World Publishing Company 1960 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket 
B&W Photographs; This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Very Good- dust jacket. The spine of the book and the very edges of the book have some light yellowing / toning. The text pages are clean and bright. The endpapers have some beginning darkening / toning to the spine joints There is a previous owner's inked gift notation on the front endpaper. There is one small spot of darkening / browning to the foredge of the text block. The top edge of the text block has started to tone / darken as well. The spine end, corners and edges of the dust jacket have wear, nicks, several smallish edge tears and some small chips missing. There is an inked number 11 on the top edge of the dust jacket spine and the spine has some fading / sunning. There is a two inch jagged edge tear to the top rear spine joint of the dust jacket and the dust jacket is price clipped. "All his life Test Pilot Scott Crossfield has carried on a love affair with airplanes. As achild he learned secretly how to fly, and the unyielding ambition to become a superb aviator spurred him to overcome a serious childhood disease. Working for the NACA (National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics), Crossfield achieved national renown testing the rocket-powered planes, X-1, and Skyrocket, taking them to amazing heights where - man had a new view of his life and the world -. He has logged more rocket plane flights than most of the chief test pilots combined." He also test piloted and advised on the X-15 experimental plane. 
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Always Another Dawn The Story of a Rocket Test Pilot, Crossfield, A. Scott with Clay Blair, Jr.
16 Crossfield, A. Scott with Clay Blair, Jr. Always Another Dawn The Story of a Rocket Test Pilot
Cleveland, OH The World Publishing Company 1960 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Good+ dust jacket 
B&W Photographs; This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Good + to Very Good- dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book cover have some light bumping and rubbing. The text pages are clean and bright. There are two tiny edge tears to the foredge of the front endpaper. The dust jacket has several long edge tears (rear spine joint mainly) along with several other smaller edge tears, nicks and chips missing. "All his life Test Pilot Scott Crossfield has carried on a love affair with airplanes. As a child he learned secretly how to fly, and the unyielding ambition to become a superb aviator spurred him to overcome a serious childhood disease. Working for the NACA (National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics) , Crossfield achieved national renown testing the rocket-powered planes, X-1, and Skyrocket, taking them to amazing heights where - man had a new view of his life and the world -. He has logged more rocket plane flights than most of the chief test pilots combined." He also test piloted and advised on the X-15 experimental plane." "The North American X-15 was a hypersonic rocket-powered aircraft operated by the United States Air Force and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration as part of the X-plane series of experimental aircraft. The X-15 set speed and altitude records in the 1960s, reaching the edge of outer space and returning with valuable data used in aircraft and spacecraft design. The X-15's official world record for the highest speed ever recorded by a manned, powered aircraft, set in October 1967 when William J. "Pete" Knight flew Mach 6.72 at 102,100 feet (31,120 m) , a speed of 4,520 miles per hour (7,274 km/h) , has remained unchallenged as of March 2017. " 
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THE AIR DEVILS, Dwiggins, Don
17 Dwiggins, Don THE AIR DEVILS
Philadelphia, PA J. B. Lippincott Company 1966 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
B&W Photographs; This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Very Good to Near Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. Both spine joints have noticeable rubbing. The text pages are clean and bright. The white dust jacket has some lightly ground-in dirt and several edge nicks, tears and worn spots. The reverse of the rear dust jacket shows some light tidemarking and dampstaining. The rear dust jacket has noticeable wrinkling that appears to have happened during production. This book is part of the Airmen & Aircraft Series, edited by Martin Caidin. "This is the electrifying chronicle of the dare-devils of the sky, from the hot-air balloonists of the 18th century to the jhet aerobatic teams of the '60's, told by a successful stunt flier." 
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The Romance Of Ballooning The Story of the Early Aeronauts, Edita Lausanne
18 Edita Lausanne The Romance Of Ballooning The Story of the Early Aeronauts
New York Viking Press / A Studio Book 1971 1st American Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
B&W and Color Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some beginning bumping. The text pages are clean and bright. The price clipped dust jacket has some light bumping and beginning curling to the spine ens and corners. "It has been demonstrated that manned hot air balloons can be built using ancient materials. While there is no direct documentary or archaeological evidence that any manned or unmanned flights prior to those discussed below occurred using these methods, Ege notes an indirect report of evidence that the Chinese "solved the problem of aerial navigation" using balloons, hundreds of years before the 18th century. The Mongolian army studied Kongming lanterns from China and used them in the Battle of Legnica during the Mongol invasion of Poland. This is the first time ballooning was known in the western world." 
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The Partnership A History of the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project, Ezell, Edward Clinton and Linda Newman Ezell
19 Ezell, Edward Clinton and Linda Newman Ezell The Partnership A History of the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project
Washington, DC NASA 1978 1st Paperback Edition; 1st Printing Paperback Very Good- 
B&W and Color Illustrations; This is a trade paperback book. 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 spine and edges of the book covers are noticeably toned / faded. There is some generalized edge wear and rubbing to the covers as well. The top edge of the book for about the first 40 pages or so have one large ripple due to a dampness. There is NO mold. The text pages are clean and bright. The rear cover has large sections of rubbing and a sticker with a previous owner 's name. "The Apollo–Soyuz Test Project (ASTP) , conducted in July 1975, was the first joint U. S. –Soviet space flight, as a symbol of the policy of détente that the two superpowers were pursuing at the time. It involved the docking of an Apollo Command/Service Module with the Soviet Soyuz 19. The unnumbered Apollo vehicle was a surplus from the terminated Apollo program and the last one to fly. This mission ceremoniously marked the end of the Space Race that had begun in 1957 with the Sputnik launch." 
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Philosophy Of Simulation In A Man-machine Space Mission System, Fraser, T. M. (M. Sc. , M. D.)
20 Fraser, T. M. (M. Sc. , M. D.) Philosophy Of Simulation In A Man-machine Space Mission System
Washington D. C. NASA 1966 1st Edition; 1st Printing Paperback Very Good 
Graphs; This is a trade paperback book with cardstock covers and a glued spine. The book is in Very Good condition and was issued without a dust jacket. There is some spotting / toning to the bottom spine end and spine joints. There is a smallish spot of rubbing and wear to the top front cover as well. The text pages are clean and bright. "an attempt is made herein to determine, by analysis of current and recent efforts, in what manner simulation can best contribute to the solution of manned space problems." 
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