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Manned Space Flight  Experiments Symposium: Gemini Missions III and IV
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Manned Space Flight Experiments Symposium: Gemini Missions III and IV

By National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Washington DC. Washington DC: NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Very Good. 1965. 1st Edition. Softcover. This is a stapled document with corner bumps, light creasing and soil to illustrated paper covers; a few numbers written in the top margin of the front cover and Table of Contents. Tight and square, pages are otherwise clean and bright. Original paper covers. . The published results of a symposium held in Washington, DC on October 18-19 1965, reporting the results of in-flight experiments conducted on Gemini Missions III and IV. According to the Foreword, this symposium was the first of a planned series. The results of fourteen experiments were reported, including papers on geo-astronomical observations, synoptic photography, inflight exerciser and phonocardiogram, bone demineralization, reentry communication, simple navigation, and more. Illustrated with graphs, drawings, and photos. . 4to 11" - 13" tall. 236 pages. B0 .

$180.00

Description of Gemini Experiments, Flights GT-3 through GT-7
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Description of Gemini Experiments, Flights GT-3 through GT-7

By Gemini Systems Engineering Directorate, Office Of Manned Space Flight

Washington DC. Washington DC: NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1964. 1st Edition. Softcover. This is a stapled oblong gray-green booklet. Several notes are jotted on the front cover, by different hands. Binding is tight, pages are clean. . This is an early report on the Gemini program, focussing on the planned experiments to be conducted. The experiments are described only, no results are here given. The printed date on the booklet is April 13, 1964, which precedes by some months the Gemini GT-3 through GT-7 flights. Stapled to the title page are two documents. The first is from William C. Schneider, Deputy Director of the Gemini Program, and is dated May 12, 1964. The letter notes that this is a preliminary plan and solicits recommended changes, comments, or corrections. The distribution list for the report appears at the bottom of the letter; all together 260 copies were distributed (including 5 copies to Werner von Braun). The second document is a one page 8.5 x 14 inch yellowed photocopy of the Experiment Schedule, with a 8/14/64 and other notes handwritten on the photocopy. The schedule includes the source of each experiment: the Department of Defense, several NASA departments, and several others. Scarce even without the additional documents, this is a unique piece of early NASA and space exploration history. . Oblong 8vo 8" to 9" tall. 79 pages. D0 .

$500.00

Gemini Midprogram Conference, Including Experiment Results (NASA Sp-121)
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Gemini Midprogram Conference, Including Experiment Results (NASA Sp-121)

By NASA & Gilruth, Robert R.

Houston, TX. Houston, TX: NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Near Fine. 1966. 1st Edition. Softcover. Slight curl and faint creasing to corner of front cover; slight curl to corner of first several pages. Tight and square, pages are clean and bright. This is NOT an ex-library book, nor is it a reprint. . This is a set of conference proceedings, from a conference held February 23-25, 1966, in the Manned Spacecraft Center, Houston. The conference presented a summary of the Gemini Program to date with emphasis on the first seven missions. The objectives of Gemini were: to subject man and equipment to space flight up to two weeks in duration; to rendezvous and dock with orbiting vehicles and to maneuver the docked combination by using the target vehicle's propulsion system; to perfect methods of entering the atmosphere and landing at a preselected point on land. The papers presented at the conference treat spacecraft and launch-vehicle description and development, mission operations, and mission results; and the results of experiments performed. . 4to 11" - 13" tall. 443 pages. B0 .

$355.00

Project Gemini:  Technology and Operations : a Chronology (SP-4002)
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Project Gemini: Technology and Operations : a Chronology (SP-4002)

By Grimwood, James M

Washington DC. Washington DC: NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Near Fine. 1969. 1st Edition. Softcover. A couple of light stains to top page ends, small red stain to back cover, all minor. Tight and square, pages are clean and bright. . A complete chronology of events of NASA's Gemini space project. This is the original softcover first edition of the chronology report, a trade paperback with blue and white paper covers. This copy is SIGNED by the author and INSCRIBED to Mel Grotberg, who was evidently an archivist for Johnson Space Center documents. Book is a first edition, not a reprint. Scarce in this condition. . NASA historical series Series. 4to 11" - 13" tall. 308 pages. Signed by Author. B0 .

$205.00