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Durant, Frederick III (1916-2015) Statements by Presidents of the U.S. on International Cooperation in Space, Signed and Notated Copy.

 
Auction: Books & Manuscripts - 3103T Location: Marlborough Date / Time: May 31, 2018 10:00AM

Description:

Durant, Frederick III (1916-2015) Statements by Presidents of the U.S. on International Cooperation in Space, Signed and Notated Copy. Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1971, octavo stapled pamphlet signed and inscribed by Durant on September 24, 1971, with two sections marked in Durant's hand, one with marginal note, the other section with marginal lines of emphasis added by Durant, stapled, some foxing to cover, with photocopied support material.

N.B. Frederick Durant was a key advisor to the U.S. military, intelligence, and civilian space-flight programs of the 1950s and 60s. He served as president of the American Rocket Society in 1953 and president of the International Astronautical Federation (IAF) from 1953 to 1956. During the 1950s he worked for several different aerospace organizations, including: Bell Aircraft Corp., Everett Research Lab, the Naval Air Rocket Test Station, and the Maynard Ordnance Test Station. He later became assistant director of astronautics for the National Air and Space Museum of the Smithsonian Institution, in Washington, DC, helping to launch the modern facility millions of visitors tour each year.

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Bell Aircraft Corp., Frederick III, B. Frederick Durant, Washington, DC, United States