1962 TECHNICAL PAPERS on MANNED SPACE FLIGHT w/ JOHN GLENN SPACE FLIGHT REPORT
PROCEEDINGS of the NATIONAL MEETING on MANNED SPACE FLIGHT (Unclassified Portion). Published by the Institute of the Aerospace Sciences, New York,1962.
The meeting took place in St. Louis, Missouri, on April 30 - May 2, 1962. It was cosponsored by the Institute of the Aerospace Sciences and National Aeronautics and Space Administration "NASA". (In 1963 the Institute of the Aerospace Sciences merged with the American Rocket Society to form the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics "AIAA")
A collection of 34 technical papers and reports related to early manned space flight, many illustrated with b&w drawings, photographs, charts and graphs. The reports include: Design for Manned Space Flight, The X-15 Program, Mercury Spacecraft Systems, Control Systems for Manned Earth-Lunar Spacecraft, The Restricted Three Body Problem, Survival Aspects of the Lunar-Landing Mission, Meteoroid Effects on Space Exploration, and Many More.
Of special note is the PILOT'S FLIGHT REPORT, by JOHN H. GLENN, JR. It is his report on the famous February 20, 1962 Mercury Flight that circled the earth. The report is 14 pages long, consisting of 8 pages of double column text and 6 pages of b&w photographs. The report is on pages 296-309
Softcovers, 8.5x11 inches, 318 pages.
FAIR condition: Ex the LOCKHEED MISSILE & SPACE COMPANY (LMSC), Palo Alto, California, with the Company's ink stamp on the inside front cover and title page, an ink stamp on the front cover that says: "Discarded from LMSD Library" (Lockheed Missile & Space Division Library), a checkout label, shelving numbers and some other library marks here and there. Ex-lib aside, the covers have 1 inch of splitting at the bottom of the spine, creased corners, and some edge wear; internally there is a light crease to the upper corner of the pages, otherwise they are tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked. A complete, solid, used copy with a cool ex-library provenance.
Note that among the four people whose names are handwritten on the checkout label is Gevarter, likely William B. Geverter, NASA engineer and author of several books on Artificial Intelligence, who checked out the book in 1964. The other three last names are Plaskett, Douman, and (N?) D. Alexander. Might be interesting to research those individuals.
A rare collection of technical papers relating to early manned space flight, including the John Glenn report.