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SPACE WORLD YEARBOOK., Bremmer, Francis, Editor.
1 Bremmer, Francis, Editor. SPACE WORLD YEARBOOK.
Amherst, Wisconsin Palmer Publications 1965 Soft Cover Very Good- Roy Scarfo, Paul Rossi, et al. 
111 pp, 12" H. Color photographs, drawings, b&w drawings, diagrams. Opens with a dedication and photograph of President Kennedy, followed by a sequence of color illustrations of spacecraft of the period. Text "Nuclear Rocket Spacecraft for Manned Exploration of Mars" is followed by b&w drawings. "The Astronauts" section begins with a color group shot of "The Mercury Seven", followed by full page color head shots of each astronaut. Next is "The Nine" (group shot / head shots) and "The Fourteen" (group shot / head shots). "Space Launchings From October, 1957 through December, 1964" (Source: Goddard Space Center) lists information under the headings: Object / Code Name / Catalogue Number / Source (primarily US, USSR) / Launch / Nodal Period / Inclination / Apogee Km. / Perigee Km. / Decay. "Weather Satellite Record" gives information under the headings: Satellite / Launch Date / Lifetime / Inclination / Pictures Taken. "Major NASA Milestones" follows, covering 1959 to 1964. A thirteen page section on "Launch Vehicles" gives technical data and a scale drawing of each of the major launch vehicles used for the United States' Space Effort. The next section covers 14 'noteworthy' U.S. Satellites, with technical data for all 14 and illustrations for 13 (there is no drawing of the San Marco). An Appedix provides information on some of the illustrations and brief biographical details for the astronauts. Interior - slight cracking of spine between pages 30/31, but pages holding firmly, small light stain in caption of picture on page 41, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - 1 1/2" dia area of light waviness on rear cover - migrates back into pages to approx. page 85 (my have been caused by slight dampness, but no watermarks), a 3" x 1" area of tiny light foxing marks on front cover, slight browning at top edge of both covers, minor soiling on covers, light bump at bottom of spine, small crease at bottom corner of both covers 
Price: 150.00 USD
 
 
2 Wollheim, Donald A. MIKE MARS IN ORBIT.
Garden City, New York Doubleday 1961 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good- Albert Orbaan 
188 pp, 8vo (8 3/8" H). Pictorial endpapers. B&w illustrations by Albert Orbaan. "The big day in Mike's life has been promised him. He has been chosen out of the group of seven astronauts of Project Quicksilver to be the first man to orbit the Earth in a space capsule. All but one of the other astronauts is as happy about the choice as Mike is. The first sign that the road to space will not be smooth for Mike Mars comes with the discovery that a member of the press has located Skyhook and knows the general plan of Project Quicksilver. Not only is it strange that the press should hear of this top-secret plan, it is amazing that the reporter is an elderly woman. However, 'Grandma Linnet' turns out to be a help rather than a threat to Mike when he meets up with his old enemy, Cahoon, and the mastermind behind the attempts on Mike's life. The narrow escape Mike has on the ground is just a prelude to the peril that awaits him in space. He must draw on all of his vast knowledge and training or find himself orbiting the Earth forever." Minor edgewear to boards, minor wrinkling to top of spine, otherwise book is clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Dust jacket is price clipped and worn, but basically complete with edgewear, tears/wrinkling to rear panel, rubbing, front panel illustration bright and complete - now protected in mylar sleeve. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 


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