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Item 5146 - Historical Origins of the George C. Marshall Space Flight Center Publication Catalog 550 (Apr 2019)

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Rare yellow staple-bound NASA manual entitled "Historical Origins of the George C. Marshall Space Flight Center" by David S. Akens, presented by the Historical Office of the George C. Marshall Space Flight Center and dated December 1960, approximately 150 pages, 8 x 10.5, with a foreword by Wernher von Braun stating, in part: "We hope that this volume will help acquaint others with the historical beginning and traditions of the Marshall Space Flight Center…Our group was once a part of the U.S. Army's famed Army Ballistic Missile Agency at the Redstone Arsenal; now our responsibilities have been turned away from the military and focused on the fascinating problems of the exploration and scientific investigation of space." The chapters are as follows: Historical Highlights, Prior to Redstone Arsenal, At Redstone Arsenal, The Army Ballistic Missile Agency, The Transfer to NASA, and Organization and Missions. In very good to fine condition, with creasing to covers.

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