Space Exploration

Space Exploration

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1 The STS-8 Flight Cover USPS/NASA (First Day Cover in Folder with Original Mailer)
USPS/NASA 1983 Soft Cover Near Fine 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
A very special offering for collectors of First Day Covers published as a joint effort of the U.S. Postal Service and NASA. The cover itself with its bright logo and stamp is housed in a pictorial folder that measures 8-1/2"x11" and offers information about the cover's design. What makes this so special is the fact that it was stamped three times -- once at Kennedy Space Center August 14, 1983, once aboard the Challenger at launch on August 30, 1983, and then again upon its return to earth on September 5, 1983 at Edwards Air Force Base in Califonria. This marks the first time a cover had been launched into space and returned. The cover itself is in fine condition and the folder near fine with just a few spots of minor edgewear. It also comes in its original mailing envelope from the U.S. Post Office. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Brayton-Cycle Turbomachinery Rolling-Element Bearings  NASA CR-1229, Cohen, R.; Means, H.; Heyl, P.
2 Cohen, R.; Means, H.; Heyl, P. Brayton-Cycle Turbomachinery Rolling-Element Bearings NASA CR-1229
Washington D.C, NASA 1969 Soft Cover Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Crisp, clean book with no names or writing. Tightly bound. Only faults are spine crease and sunning to paper over spine. Illustrated throughout with technical drawings and large black and white photographs. This is a contractor's report prepared for NASA by Pratt and Whitney Aircraft Division of United Aircraft Corporation to describe the work they conducted from 1965-67. Report describes the analytical, design, fabrication and test work on an axial-flow turbine-compressor and turbo-alternator incoporating flight-type oil-lubricated rolling-element bearings as candidate turbomachinery for a Brayton cycle space powerplant.. 275 pages. Hard to find. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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Remembering the Space Age; Proceedings of the 50th Anniversary Conference, Dick, Steven J.
3 Dick, Steven J. Remembering the Space Age; Proceedings of the 50th Anniversary Conference
Washignton D.C. NASA Office of External Relations History Division 2008 0160817234 / 9780160817236 Hard Cover Fine Fine 
Book is beautiful -- fresh as new with no names or wrtiting, pristine inside and out. Jacket has been covered with brand new mylar for protection. Illustrated throughout with black and white photographs. A book which looks both backward and forward while mulling over the impact of the Space Age, its meainng, its relevance to today, and how it should be remembered. 465 pages. Indexed. 
Price: 38.00 USD
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4 Hall, Cargill Lunar Impact; a History of Project Ranger
Washington D.C, NASA 1977 Soft Cover Very Good 
Book is in wonderful condition -- clean as a whistle with no toning to either pages or cover, no spine crease, no cover lift and no names or writing. Only faults are mild edgewear at top back near spine and two tiny spots at outer edge. A detailed history of a NASA project that transcends the technological aspects while not avoiding them. Includes info on the origin of the Ranger, its trajectory, disappointments, reconfiguartion, isuccess, questions it engendered and its legacy. 450 pages. Indexed. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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Way Station to Space; A History of The John C. Stennis Space Center  (NASA  SP43-10), Herring, Mark R.
5 Herring, Mark R. Way Station to Space; A History of The John C. Stennis Space Center (NASA SP43-10)
Washington, D.C. NASA 1997 0160492521 / 9780160492525 Hard Cover Fine Near Fine 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Crisp, clean, beautiful book with no names or writing, no bumps to blue cloth boards and pristine pages and page edges. Dustjacket is likewise pristine with no tears or chips. All that mars it is a very small spot of edge wear to bottom front edge. Looks most handsome in brand new mylar cover. Part of the NASA History Series, but a stand-alone title. An up-close look at the John C. Stennis Space Center in Hancock County, Mississippi, the lead test center for both rocket propulsion testing and for commercial remote sensing within the Mission to Planet Earth Enterprise. Illustrated with black and white photographs and has 484 pages. Measures 7"x9-3/4" 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Numerical Marching Techniques for Field Flows with Heat Transfer  (NASA  SP-297), Hornbeck, Robert W.
6 Hornbeck, Robert W. Numerical Marching Techniques for Field Flows with Heat Transfer (NASA SP-297)
Washington D.C, NASA 1973 Soft Cover Good-plus 
Very nice, clean book. Only faults are spine crease, an abrasion to upper left front corner of cover from an old price sticker, and highlighting to three pages of introductory chapter. Otherwise pristine and no names or writing. 339 pages. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Optical Space Communication; Proceedings of an MIT-NASA Workshop held at Williams College, Williamstown, Mass. August 4-17, 1968, Kennedy, Robert K.; Karp, Sherman
7 Kennedy, Robert K.; Karp, Sherman Optical Space Communication; Proceedings of an MIT-NASA Workshop held at Williams College, Williamstown, Mass. August 4-17, 1968
Washington D.C, NASA 1969 Soft Cover Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
One of the scarcer NASA texts. Clean and tightly bound with especially crisp paper and no names or writing. Other than a few isolated spots of edgewear and a bit of light foxing to outer edge of front cover, it is is excellent condition. Measures 8"x10-1/4" and has 147 pages.According to the preface by Kennedy, the workshop was held as a result of the advent of optical frequencies which opened the possibility for increased capacity and efficiency in communication systems. Progress, however, had been delayed by two problems -- the time required to develop "an adequate technological base" and the emergence of fundamental problems that do not arise at lower frequencies. NASA and MIT thus invited leaders in the field of optical communications to a two-week workshop to assess what knowledge was needed to determine the structure and performance of near-optimum optical systems, the feasibility of implementing such systems with exisiting devices, and the characteristic required of any needed devices yet to be built. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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Footprints: The 12 Men Who Walked on the Moon Reflect on Their Flights, Their Lives, and the Future, MacKinnon, Douglas;Baldanza, Joseph
8 MacKinnon, Douglas;Baldanza, Joseph Footprints: The 12 Men Who Walked on the Moon Reflect on Their Flights, Their Lives, and the Future
Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A. Acropolis Books Inc 1989 0874919215 / 9780874919219 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine Bean, Allan 
Crisp, beautiful book purchased from a collector. Only fault is uniform toning to pages. Illustrated with photos and beautiful color paintings. No names or writing, no tears or chips, no price-clip and dustjacket protected by brand new mylar cover. The twelve astronauts who went to the moon share their experiences in their own words. They discuss the knowledge of extreme danger, the wonder of what they saw, and how all this affected their lives, as well as their thoughts on the future of the space program. 291 pages. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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William H. Pickering  America's Deep Space Pioneer, Mudgway, Douglas J.
9 Mudgway, Douglas J. William H. Pickering America's Deep Space Pioneer
Washingtton DC. NaSA 2008 0160815363 / 9780160815362 Revised Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 
Crisp, as new book in like jacket which looks most handsome in brand new mylar. No names or writing, no chips or tears and pages and page edges pristine. Book is an updated version of the 2007 edition of a book of the same title with typographical errors corrected. Content remains the same. Published for the 50th anniversary of the beginning of the Space Age. Illustrated with black and white photographs. 255 pages. TWO like copies available. 
Price: 28.00 USD
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U.F.O.s and Extra-Terrestrials In History (Four Volume Set), Naud, Yves
10 Naud, Yves U.F.O.s and Extra-Terrestrials In History (Four Volume Set)
Geneva, Switzerland Editions Ferni 1978 Hard Cover Fine No DJ, as Issued 
Very clean atrractive set showing very little sign of use. Books measure 5"x7" and are illustrated with black and white photographs. No names or writing. no bumps to boards and pristine inside and out. TWO sets available. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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Objectives and Goals in Space and Applications 1968  (NASA SP-162), Office of Space Science and Applications
11 Office of Space Science and Applications Objectives and Goals in Space and Applications 1968 (NASA SP-162)
Washington D.C, NASA 1968 Soft Cover Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Very nice, clean book, not commonly seen. Only fault is mild edgewear at isolated spts. Pages clean as a whistle with no names or writing. Considers space physics, astronomy, lunar exploration, planetary exploration, bioscience, and space applications in terms of objectives, strategies for space exploration, program additions for 1969, and future mission options. Illustrated with drawings and black and white photographs. Measures 8"x10-1/2" 
Price: 24.95 USD
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Fabrication and Test of a Space Power Boiler Feed Electromagnetic Pump; Endurance and Final Performance Tests, Powell, A. H.; Amos, J.C.
12 Powell, A. H.; Amos, J.C. Fabrication and Test of a Space Power Boiler Feed Electromagnetic Pump; Endurance and Final Performance Tests
Washington D.C, NASA 1951 Soft Cover Fine 
Crisp and clean as new. No names or writing. Mailing label on reverse side. Endurance and final performance tests of a three phase helical induction electromagnetic pump designed for the boiler-feed pump of a potassium Rankine Cycle space power system. 89 pages. 
Price: 16.00 USD
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Aiming at Targets; The Autobiography of Robert C. Seamans Jr., Seamans, Robert C. Jr.
13 Seamans, Robert C. Jr. Aiming at Targets; The Autobiography of Robert C. Seamans Jr.
Washington D.C, NASA 1996 0160489075 / 9780160489075 Hard Cover Fine Fine 
Crisp, clean, as new book in like jacket protected by brand new mylar cover. No tears or chips and no names or writing. Pages and page edges pristine.Published as a stand-alone title, but part of the NASA History Series. A behind the scenes look at the federal government during the 60's and 70's, the Vietnam War and the space program. Seamans became Deputy Administrator of NASA. 291 pages. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Evaluation of Motion-Degraded Images; A Seminar Held in Cambridge, Massachusets December 3-5, 1968   (NASA SP-193), Various Contributors
14 Various Contributors Evaluation of Motion-Degraded Images; A Seminar Held in Cambridge, Massachusets December 3-5, 1968 (NASA SP-193)
Washington D.C, NASA 1969 Soft Cover Very Good 48mo - over 3" - 4" tall 
Very nice, clean book with only a bit of toning to spine. Paper is is fresh, clean, and even crisp. Book measures 8"x10-1/4". Illustrated with drawings and black and white photographs. A compendium of papers delivered at the conference on various subtopics, some, but not all of which include:The Influence of Image Motion on the Photographic Image;The Precision of Edge Analysis Applied to the Evaluation of Motion-Degraded Images;Effect of Image Resolution and Contrast on Target Detection and Identification;Seeing as Considered by Astronomers;Digital Computer Analysis of Linear Shift-Variant Systems; Holographic Imagery Through Atomospheric Inhomogeneities; Some Considerations in Post-Factio Blur Removal; and Holograph Pentration of Turbulence. A total of 24 papers and 192 pages 
Price: 35.00 USD
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