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The Return, Aldrin, Buzz and John Barnes
1 The Return
Aldrin, Buzz and John Barnes
New York Tom Doherty Associates 2000 0-312-87424-3 / 9780312874247 First Edition, First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket 
First Edition in clean unchipped dust jacket. Very clean glossy black boards with image of the earth on cover. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or marks. 301 pgs. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped - in perfect condition. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 009878

Price: 15.00 USD
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2 Extraterrestrial Civilizations
Asimov, Isaac
New York Crown Publishers 1979 0-517-53075-9 / 9780517530757 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
First Edition, first printing. Very clean blue boards with clean yellow cloth spine, dark blue stamped lettering on spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages are clean and bright, very faint dust speckling to edges. 282 pgs. with index. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Asimov analyzes the universe, life, and intelligence, basing his conclusions on the most recently available scientific findings. 8vo. Space Exploration. 016013

Price: 15.00 USD
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Black Hole - How an Idea Abandoned by Newtonians, Hated by Einstein, and Gambled on by Hawking Became Loved, Bartusiak, Marcia
3 Black Hole - How an Idea Abandoned by Newtonians, Hated by Einstein, and Gambled on by Hawking Became Loved
Bartusiak, Marcia
New Haven CT / London Yale University Press 2015 030021085X / 9780300210859 First Edition, Second Printing Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
Second Printing, SIGNED by the author in clean unclipped dust jacket. As new condition. Clean unfaded black boards with silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean blank endpapers. Inscribed and signed by author on half-title page: "To Carl, A fellow friend of the cosmos - Marcia Bartusiah - 2006." Illustrated with black and white photographs. 237 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 024606

Price: 30.00 USD
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4 Out There
Blum, Howard
New York Simon & Schuster 1990 0-671-66260-0 / 9780671662608 First Edition, First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket 
Very clean dark blue boards with ivory cloth spine, bright silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or bookplates. 300 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped and enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Paranormal. 008351

Price: 12.00 USD
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10:56:20PM 7/20/69 (The Historic Conquest of the Moon as Reported to the American People By CBS News Over the CBS Television Network), Columbia Broadcasting System
5 10:56:20PM 7/20/69 (The Historic Conquest of the Moon as Reported to the American People By CBS News Over the CBS Television Network)
Columbia Broadcasting System
New York Columbia Broadcasting System 1970 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Large book with original dustjacket (size: 10-1/2" x 11"). The embossed dust jacket represents areas of the lunar surface including the Sea of Tranquility where astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin became the first men to walk on the moon, July 20, 1969. Clean black cloth boards with blind-stamped title on cover. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean black endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. Illustrated in full color with images of live transmissions from the moon, text of CBS coverage of the event. Dust jacket has short closed edge tears, no chips, hint of very light soiling. Enclosed in archival quality removable mylar. 022140

Price: 100.00 USD
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6 Coming of Age in the Milky Way
Ferris, Timothy
New York William Morrow & Co. 1988 0-688-05889-2 / 9780688058890 First Edition, Third Printing Hard Cover Near FIne Very Good Jacket 
Clean black boards with black cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear, no remainder marks. Binding is tight & square, pages are clean. No names or writing inside. Decorated endpapers. Clean bright dustjacket has not been price clipped, has small (under 1") closed tear at bottom rear edge, tiny closed tear at flap fold. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Cosmology. 006370

Price: 10.00 USD
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John Glenn: A Memoir, Glenn, John with Nick Taylor
7 John Glenn: A Memoir
Glenn, John with Nick Taylor
New York Bantam Books 1999 0-553-11074-8 / 9780553110746 First Edition, First Printing Hard Cover Very Good+ Near Fine Jacket 
Dark blue boards with blue spine, silver lettering on spine. A few very faint water spots to front board, hint of slightest surface wear to spine corners. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 422 pgs. with index. Illustrated with photographs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, no fading. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Biography. 015537

Price: 12.00 USD
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The New Heavens, Hale, George Ellery
8 The New Heavens
Hale, George Ellery
New York / London Charles Scribner 1922 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Near Fine no dust jacket 
First Edition, First Printing (Published April, 1922). Clean light blue-gray boards with navy blue cloth spine, dark blue lettering on cover, gold lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean (very slight foxing to a few pages), with small previous owner name at top corner of front free endpaper, a beautiful custom bookplate on front paste-down. Frontispiece illustration (The Constellation of Orion (Hubble) with tissue guard. Numerous additional illustrations. Preface by the author. 88 pages. 025498

Price: 25.00 USD
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9 To Rule the Night: The Discovery Voyage of Astronaut Jim Irwin
Irwin, James B. With William A. Emerson, Jr.
A. J. Holman Co. 1973 Stated First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Clean unfaded black cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight, no cracking, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean gold endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. 251 pgs. + several pages of black & white photographs at end of book. Clean dustjacket is price clipped, has slight edge wear, short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Astronaut Jim Irwin relates the story of the scientific space voyage of Apollo 15, as well as unfolding the story of his own spiritual odyssey. 8vo. Space Exploration. 015754

Price: 25.00 USD
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To Rule the Night: The Discovery Voyage of Astronaut Jim Irwin, Irwin, James B.; Emerson, William
10 To Rule the Night: The Discovery Voyage of Astronaut Jim Irwin
Irwin, James B.; Emerson, William
Philadelphia / New York A. J. Holman Co 1973 0879810246 / 9780879810245 First Edition, Third Printing Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Jacket Signed
Third printing in unclipped jacket, SIGNED by author and astronaut James B. Irwin. Clean unfaded black cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Neatly penned inscription on front paste-down documents when and where the book was signed by Irwin. Signed "John Irwin" on the half-title page. 251 pages + 14 pages of glossy black and white photographs at rear of book. Jacket is clean, not price clipped (6.95 on front inside flap), slight edge wear and several very short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A thrilling account of astronaut James Irwin's journey to the moon - the voyage of Apollo 15 -- and his own spiritual odyssey and faith in God. 022918

Price: 100.00 USD
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11 Flight Into Space - The Facts, Fancies and Philosophy
Leonard, Jonathan Norton
New York Random House 1953 Stated First printing Hardcover Very Good+ near fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing. Very clean unfaded black cloth boards with silver saucer shape on cover, bright silver lettering on spine. No bumping, no wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean gray endpapers, with very brief previous owner inscription on front fixed endpaper (short one liner). 307 pgs. with index. Clean unfaded dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped (3.50 on front inside flap). Written by the science editor of TIME Magazine, authoritative book in its time which separated facts of space flight from theories and fictions, and discusses the possibilities for the future of space flight. 017622

Price: 50.00 USD
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The Hunt for Vulcan ...And How Albert Einstein Destroyed a Planet, Discovered Relativity, and Deciphered the Universe, Levenson, Thomas
12 The Hunt for Vulcan ...And How Albert Einstein Destroyed a Planet, Discovered Relativity, and Deciphered the Universe
Levenson, Thomas
New York Random House 2015 0812998987 / 9780812998986 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket Signed
First Edition, First Printing, SIGNED by the author, in clean unclipped dust jacket. As new condition. Dark blue boards with crisp white lettering on spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright with clean blank endpapers. Signed by the author on half-title page, "For Carl, with all best wishes - Tom Levenson." 229 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, not price clipped, enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 024609

Price: 40.00 USD
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Earth Shine, Lindbergh, Ann Morrow
13 Earth Shine
Lindbergh, Ann Morrow
New York Harcourt, Brace & World 1969 Stated First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Edition. Clean blue cloth boards with clean white cloth spine, brown lettering on spine. Slight fading to board edges, very light bump to one corner tip. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean blue endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. Illustrated with six color and eight black & white plates. 73 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket has a few tiny nicks and very slight edge wear, price clip to front inner flap (edge of price showing). Author's photo on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Anne Lindbergh and her husband were present at Cape Kennedy before and during the astronauts' first flight into the orbit of the moon and shared the astronauts' last meal on earth before the take-off. In this book, she speaks movingly of the meeting between two generations of explorers, turning back to the time when space-rocket research started. But her main contribution goes beyond eloquent and perceptive reporting. With poetic and moral imagination uniquely her own, she grasps the human implications in the scientific achievement. 7-1/4" x 9-1/4". Space Exploration. 015671

Price: 45.00 USD
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14 The Story of Jodrell Bank
Lovell, Sir Bernard
New York/Evanston Harper & Row 1968 Stated First Edition Hard Cover Near FIne Near Fine Jacket 
Clean yellow boards with dark blue cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Clean, photographically illustrated endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 265 pgs. with index. Illustrated with photographs. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, with slight wear at base of spine, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. The story of Jodrell Bank, the world's largest radio telescope. 8vo. Space Exploration. 010574

Price: 20.00 USD
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Comet, Sagan, Carl and Ann Druyan
15 Comet
Sagan, Carl and Ann Druyan
New York Random House 1985 Stated First edition Hardcover Near Fine near fine Jacket 
Stated First Edition in clean, unclipped jacket. Very clean black cloth boards with unchipped red and gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean color illustrated endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 398 pgs. with index. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. THE book on comets, written by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Carl Sagan and his longtime collaborator, Ann Druyan. Lavishly illustrated throughout with photographs and dozens of specially commissioned full-color paintings, with special focus on Halley's Comet. 018398

Price: 25.00 USD
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COMET, Sagan, Carl; Ann Druyan
16 COMET
Sagan, Carl; Ann Druyan
New York Random House 1985 0394549082 / 9780394549088 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Fine Near Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing, in clean original dust jacket. Clean black cloth boards with crisp metallic lettering on spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean color illustrated endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Beautifully illustrated. 398 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, not price clipped (27.50 on front inside flap), no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 023539

Price: 30.00 USD
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Countdown - The Story of Cape Canaveral, Shelton, William Roy
17 Countdown - The Story of Cape Canaveral
Shelton, William Roy
Boston Little, Brown & Co. 1960 Stated First Edition Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket Robert Curran, Illustrator 
Stated First Edition in unclipped original dust jacket. Clean bright orange cloth boards with yellow rocket shaped title box on cover, bright crisp yellow lettering on spine. No fraying, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean (small neatly penned previous owner name and address in corner of front free endpaper). With a Foreword by Major General D. N. Yates, USAF. Beautifully illustrated by Robert Curran. 185 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped (3.50 on front inside flap), a few short closed edge tears and very slight edge wear. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A living history of Cape Canaveral -- its pioneer launches and its future -- the great rockets and the details of life at Canaveral are beautifully pictured by an artist who also knows the Cape first hand, Robert Curran. 025479

Price: 30.00 USD
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