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1 I Aim at the Stars, The Werner von Braun Story (Dell Movie Classic Comic No. 1148)
NY Dell Publishing 1960 Original Pictorial Wraps Very Good No Jacket Comic Book 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Unpaginated. Original pictorial wraps. Illustrated, comic book style, in color by Jack Sparling. Film tie-in of the same title by Columbia Pictures, starring Curt Jurgens and Victoria Shaw. The verso of the front cover is an advertisement for the film with five b&w stills from the film. Essentially a propaganda piece explaining to young aspiring American rocketeers why von Braun was a hero and not just a former Nazi. Very slight overall creasing. No inscriptions or tears throughout. Slight browning to the text. 
Price: 6.00 USD
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2 Allaway, Howard The Space Shuttle At Work
Washington D.C. NASA 1979 First Edition. Original Pictorial Wraps Very Good No Jacket 
76pp. Illustrated. One large folding plate. Front cover foxed. Size: 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Price: 15.00 USD
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3 Blagonravov, A.A., et. al. (eds.) Soviet Rocketry, Some Contributions to its History
Jerusalem Israel Program for Scientific Translations 1966 First English Edition Original Printed Wraps Very Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
204pp. 1st English Language Edition, published for NASA on behalf of the publisher. Translated from the Russian by H.I. Needler. Original gray printed wraps. Illustrated. Charts. All edges of the text block foxed. Very light foxing to the wraps. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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4 Branigan, Thomas L. (ed.) TRW Space Log, Spring 1967, Vol. 7, No. 1
Redondo Beach TRW Systems Group 1967 Original Pictorial Wraps Near Fine No Jacket 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
60pp. Stapled pictorial wraps (wrap around cover by Allan J. Dougherty. Illustrated. Articles include, "Propulsion for Space: The Nuclear Rocket" by F.C. Schwenck & P.G. Johnson, "U.S. Launch Vehicle Families", "Results of Space Research: The Moon", "Apollo Landing Sites", "Condensed Log of 1967 Space Projects", "Box Score of U.S. Spacecraft Launches", and "Spacecraft Totals." Very light soil to the front cover. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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5 Glorioso, Kelly L. (ed.) Journal of Military Ordnance, July 2000, Vol. 10, No. 4
Darlington Kalmbach Books 2000 Original Pictorial Wraps Near Fine No Jacket 
58pp. Illustrated. Articles include: Ex-Warsaw Pact Armor, Dutch Air Defense and Command Frigate, Canadian Pint-Sized Self-Propelled Anti-Tank Gun, Rooivalk, M 12 photo essay, Mowag 10x10 Command and Sensor Vehicles, The Tupperware Tank, Jordanian Special Operations Vehicle, Arjun: India's Indigenous Tank Program. Only traces of wear. Size: 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
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6 Glorioso, Kelly L. (ed.) Journal of Military Ordnance, March 2000, Vol. 10, No. 2
Darlington Kalmbach Books 2000 Original Pictorial Wraps Very Good No Jacket 
58pp. Illustrated. Articles include: Weapons of Mass Destruction Primer, Canadian Naval Forces, Quartermaster Corps Armored Car Development, Son of Scud, Russians in Grozny, Molnia Russian Lightning, T2 5 Series Armored Jeeps, Wer'Wolf MK 2, Modernizing the OPFOR, Quad Tilrotor, and much more. Tear at the top staple. Size: 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Price: 10.00 USD
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7 Glorioso, Kelly L. (ed.) Journal of Military Ordnance, November 1999, Vol. 9, No. 6
Darlington Kalmbach Books 1999 Original Pictorial Wraps Near Fine No Jacket 
58pp. Illustrated. Articles include: C-2A Greyhound, Tomorrow's Aircraft Carrier, The US Army T9 5 Medium Heavy Tank Series, Arisgator, Testing Chicom AFV's in Australia, the Japanese Navy 59 years after Pearl Harbor and much more. Size: 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
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8 Hickam Jr., Homer H. Rocket Boys
NY Delta 2000 Reprint. Original Wraps Very Good No Jacket Signed by Author
368pp. Illustrated. This copy inscribed and signed by the author on the title page. A fantastic coming of age and true-life story set in West Virginia during the space race. Follows the adventures of a rag tag group of teens that worked to build a flying rocket and get their ticket out of the coal mines. Hickam ended up working for NASA. This is the basis for the movie, October Sky starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Laura Dern. Price in grease pencil on the front wrap. One crease to the front wrap. Size: 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Price: 20.00 USD
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9 Isaacson, Jeffrey A. & David R. Vaughan Estimation and Prediction of Ballistic Missile Trajectories
Santa Monica Rand 1996 First Edition. Original Printed Wraps Very Good No Jacket 
70pp. Illustrated with diagrams. Stain to the front cover. Minor scuffing to the back cover. Size: 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Price: 15.00 USD
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10 Lowry, Peter & Field Griffith Model Rocketry, Hobby of Tomorrow
Garden City Doubleday & Co. 1972 Second Printing Original Cloth Good Good Ex-Library 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
152pp. 2nd Printing. Original cloth. Illustrated. Drawings by Ritchie Lowry. Charts. Interesting since both of the authors were teenage enthusiasts who were flying rockets out of their basement lab before the hobby took off. Here, they advocate strongly for the safer kits. Ex-library with the usual markings. Corners bumped and rubbed through. Lacking the back endpaper. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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11 Macknight, Nigel (ed.) Space Year 1991: The Complete Record of the Year's Space Events
Osceola Motorbooks International 1990 First Edition. Original Pictorial Wraps Very Good No Jacket 
176pp. Illustrated. Covers various space shuttle launches, two Soviet Soyuz manned missions, two Voyager missions, MUSES-A, Pioneer missions, cometary explorers, Magellan, Galileo en route to Jupiter, unmanned missions and more. The head of the spine is tattered. Size: 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Price: 10.00 USD
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12 Stine, G. Harry Earth Satellites and the Race for Space Superiority
NY Ace Books 1957 First Edition Original Wraps Very Good No Jacket Book 
191pp. + 1pp. ad. Illustrated. Ace Book D-239. Text browned. A pretty tight copy. Vintage paperback original. Size: 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall 
Price: 6.00 USD
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13 Stine, G. Harry Handbook of Model Rocketry
NY John Wiley & Sons 1994 Sixth Edition, Ninth Printing Original Pictorial Wraps Near Fine No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
349pp. 6th Edition, 9th Printing. Original pictorial wraps. Illustrated. The standard reference work on the subject, still useful. Traces of creasing. 
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14 Williams, Guy R. The World of Model Aircraft
Secaucus Chartwell Books 1973 First American Edition. Original Cloth Near Fine Very Good 
256pp. Illustrated. Decorative endpapers. Interestingly, this includes a chapter on model rocketry. One corner gently bumped. Some residue to the back panel of the jacket. Size: 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Price: 15.00 USD
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