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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Civil Air Regulations Parts 1-20-43-60-62, Air Associates, Inc.
2 Air Associates, Inc. Civil Air Regulations Parts 1-20-43-60-62
Atlanta, GA Air Associates, Inc. 1955 Revised Edition Paperback Very Good 
B&W Illustrations; Revised edition (to Nov. 1955) This is a trade paperback book. The book is in Very Good condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light rubbing and bumping. The bottom spine end has a bit of beginning tearing and a tiny chip missing. The covers have some light ground-in dirt as well. The text pages clean and bright. There is a previous owner's inked name and address on the rear endpaper. 
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3 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
4 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
5 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
6 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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Civil Air Regulations And Flight Standards For Pilots 18th Edition (July 1957), Associated Aeronautical Staff Of Aero Publishers, Inc.
7 Associated Aeronautical Staff Of Aero Publishers, Inc. Civil Air Regulations And Flight Standards For Pilots 18th Edition (July 1957)
Los Angeles, CA Aero Publishers Inc. 1957 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 spine ends and corners of the book cvoers have some ligh tbumping and rubbing. There is a smallish spot of rubbing where a penciled price has been erased on the front cover. The text pages are clean and bright. "The Civil Air Regulations were the rules that prescribed civil aviation within the United States prior to 1958. They were created and updated by several US federal aviation agencies, including the Bureau of Air Commerce and the Civil Aeronautics Board." 
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Science Of Pre-flight Aeronautics For High Schools Air-Age Education Series, Aviation Education Research Group
8 Aviation Education Research Group Science Of Pre-flight Aeronautics For High Schools Air-Age Education Series
New York MacMillan Company 1942 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light bumping, rubbing and beginning fraying. The text pages are mostly clean and bright. There are several sets of previous owner's initials on the top edge of the text block. The front endpaper has some mostly erased signatures. There is a previous owner's card pocket on the rear endpaper. 
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Baughman's Aviation Dictionary And Reference Guide  (Aero-Thesaurus), Baughman, Harold, E.
9 Baughman, Harold, E. Baughman's Aviation Dictionary And Reference Guide (Aero-Thesaurus)
Los Angeles, CA Aero Publishers 1942 2nd Edition; 3rd Printing Hardcover Very Good 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good condition and is lacking a 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 bumping. There are two small tears to the cloth at the front spine joint. The text pages are clean and bright. Both front and rear pastedown pages have strips of clear tape residue where a previous owner had adhered something. "Aviation speaks a language of its own. Students, specialists and aviation enthusiasts are constantly being confronted with new words and terms which are often confusing due to the lack of properly coordinated information. It is felt that this Aero-Thesaurus will be helpful in bringing about a better understanding of aeronautical terms and consequently a more complete standarization of these terms." 
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Ninety Seconds To Space The Story of the X-15, Bergman, Jules
10 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.
11 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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United States Women In Aviation 1919-1929, Brooks-Pazmany, Kathleen
12 Brooks-Pazmany, Kathleen United States Women In Aviation 1919-1929
Washington, DC Smithsonian Institution Press 1991 1st Edition; 1st Printing Paperback Near Fine 
B&W Illustrations; This is an oversized paperback book with illustrated covers and a stapled spine. The book is in Near Fine condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. 
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Skyward, Byrd, Richard Evelyn (Commander, Us. Navy)
13 Byrd, Richard Evelyn (Commander, Us. Navy) Skyward
New York G. P. Putnam's Sons 1928 1st Trade Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good 
B&W Illustrations; First Trade Edition with photographure of Commander Byrd as the frontispiece. This book is in Very Good condition and this is lacking a dust jacket. The book is in generally clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light bumping, rubbing and edge wear. There is a small tear to the rear spine joint. There is a semi faint coffee ring on the front cover of the book. The text pages are clean and bright. "Rear Admiral Richard Evelyn Byrd Jr. , USN (October 25, 1888 – March 11, 1957) was an American naval officer and explorer. He was a recipient of the Medal of Honor, the highest honor for valor given by the United States, and was a pioneering American aviator, polar explorer, and organizer of polar logistics. Aircraft flights in which he served as a navigator and expedition leader crossed the Atlantic Ocean, a segment of the Arctic Ocean, and a segment of the Antarctic Plateau. Byrd claimed that his expeditions had been the first to reach both the North Pole and the South Pole by air. However, his claim to have reached the North Pole is disputed." 
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Rockets And Missiles: Past And Future, Caidin, Martin
14 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
15 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.
16 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.
17 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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The Ghost Squadron Of The Confederate Air Force A Pictorial History of the Preservation of the World's Greatest Combat Aircraft of World War II, Confederate Air Force
18 Confederate Air Force The Ghost Squadron Of The Confederate Air Force A Pictorial History of the Preservation of the World's Greatest Combat Aircraft of World War II
Texas Taylor Publishing Company 1975 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover 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 spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light bumping and rubbing. The covers have some light ground-in dirt. The text pages are generally clean and bright. The previous owner has included an ink stamped name and address on several pages, including the front pastedown, title page and rear endpapers. Laid in is a newspaper publicity photograph of the Home of the Ghost Squadron. The endpapers have some light toning and beginning foxing. "The origin of the Commemorative Air Force can be found in an organization called the "Confederate Air Corps" created by Oscar Harper in Montgomery, Alabama in 1953. Led by the fictional character "Thaddeus P. Throckmorton" and his recruiting officer "Jethro Culpepper", the CAC established several features that later became key characteristics of the CAF: folksy, tongue-in-cheek southern humor; a membership structure based on each member having the equal rank of colonel; and a rallying cry of "Semper, Mint Julep". In 1957, Lloyd Nolen and four friends purchased a P-51 Mustang, each sharing in the $1,500 cost of the aircraft. With the purchase of the Mustang, known as Red Nose, the group that became the CAF was unofficially founded. In 1958, the group made their second purchase of two Grumman F8F Bearcats for $805 each. Along with the P-51, this gave the pilots the two most advanced piston-engine fighters to see service with the U. S. Army Air Forces and the United States Navy. " 
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A House In Space, Cooper, Jr. , Henry S. F. (Henry Spotswood Fenimore Cooper)
19 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)
20 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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