Vanguard: A History

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1971 Hardcover Very Good in Fair jacket Book Size: 8vo-over 7?"-9?" tall; Tight binding, with good hinges and no markings! Forward by Charles A. Lindbergh.

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1971 Hardcover 1st ed. VG+ in Good jacket Hardcover first printing with dustjacket, "In this thorough study of the events leading to our first launching of an earth satellite, ... authors Green and Lomask digest and analyze hundreds and thousands of factors that went into the accomplished fact of our coming abreast of the Russians, and our subsequent leadership in space and our landing on the moon, " illustrated throughout with photos and diagrams, the former owner had placed masking tape on the underside of the dustjacket, we have removed the tape but the entire underside has a tan-colored glue residue that remains, it is also noticeable on the outside of the white flaps, it is not noticeable on the outside of the predominantly black front and rear panels or spine so although this is a major flaw the overall appearance of the dustjacket is not bad, the book has a small amount of tape-residue on the cover and tape-marks on the blank end-papers but it is not terribly unsightly and the overall condition of the Read more Show Less

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1971 Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 0874741122. From the preface: "This book deals with the origin, course of development, and results of the first American earth ... satellite project, one of several programs planned for the International Geophysical Year. Primarily an analysis of the scientific and technical problems in this pioneering venture in the exploration of outer space, the text also examines the organization of an undertaking bound hy an inexorably fixed time limit, discusses briefly the climate of American opinion both before and after the launchings of the first Russian Sputniks, and concludes with a somewhat cursory evaluation of what the satellite program contributed to human knowledge." From Wikipedia: "Project Vanguard was a program managed by the United States Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), which intended to launch the first artificial satellite into Earth orbit using a Vanguard rocket as the launch vehicle from Cape Canaveral Missile Annex, Florida. In response to the surprise la Read more Show Less

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  • ISBN-13: 9780874741124
  • Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press
  • Publication date: 4/28/1971
  • Pages: 310

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