1975 · [no place of publication stated]
by Scherer, Lee R. (Director, John F. Kennedy Space Center, NASA)
[no place of publication stated]: National Aeronautics and Space Administration [NASA], 1975. Wraps. Very Good. iii, 25 pages. 8 1/2 x 11, oblong. Stapledd pictorial wrappers. Front wrapper showing NASA TOURS bus operated by TWA with a launch vehicle on the right side. Small sticker for "NASA TOURS" lower right. Minor overall wear, a nice copy. Wraps. Issued and updated over the years, these brochures were what visitors to the NASA space center in Florida would get. This one we've dated to 1975 based on the Welcome message from Director Scherer (who was at NASA in this position from Oct. 11, 1971 until Jan. 19, 1975 and the narrative on page 18 which describes unmanned Spacecraft used by NASA. That page describes 24 unmanned launches planned for 1975 (18 from NASA facilities at the Cape and six from the Western Test Range).
The Kennedy Space Center handled launch operations for many vehicle launches and was the nerve center watching over the vehicles in flight.
A great piece of vintage space ephemera. Build a collection of various brochures over time and track the public image NASA projected to visitors to the Center.
(Inventory #: 28927)