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dom
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posted 01-08-2014 12:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dom   Click Here to Email dom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This new book about the N-1 booster looks very interesting! The publisher is now looking for early purchasers to help with the printing costs.

Three years in the making by an international team of experts in Russia, England and the US, this is a 235 page, full color, hardcover book that contains the complete history of the N-1, from its origins as a booster for missions to Mars and Venus to, the abrupt change with a directive from the highest levels of Soviet government to “beat the Americans to the moon!”

It is a complex book printed on coated stock with four-color-separations on each page and fold-out pages showing the missions and hardware details. Using the industry standard of setting the retail price at 8X the production costs (to allow for distributor and retailer markups), this book should sell for $79.95. I would like to be able to sell it for $39.95 to make it affordable to modelers and aerospace history buffs, but the only way to do that is to offset some of the production expenses. That's the purpose of this Kickstarter campaign.

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posted 01-08-2014 01:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Neat. Hats off to the video. Pity the Soviets failed. I love their designs.

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posted 01-08-2014 08:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jay Gallentine   Click Here to Email Jay Gallentine     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Magnificent animation!

Looks to be a great book. They've got my money.

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posted 01-09-2014 03:38 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for RobertB   Click Here to Email RobertB     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Isn't it strange that the Kickstarter is only mentioned here at the very last minute?

I mean, it seems like this site is made up of the book's primary audience

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posted 01-09-2014 04:40 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I agree that it is a bit strange. But I've passed the info along on this side of the Atlantic on the French Astronautics forum. Two have already contributed. And so did I.

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posted 01-09-2014 05:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for David C     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well I've pledged, fingers crossed.

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posted 01-09-2014 08:19 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for lordolsen   Click Here to Email lordolsen     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Now they also got my support!

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posted 01-09-2014 09:44 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by cspg:
I agree that it is a bit strange.

Even more so that the funding campaign started on Dec.15!

But they've got $1,100 to go (about $2,000 pledged since yesterday, I think).

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posted 01-09-2014 11:52 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for dom   Click Here to Email dom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Only three days to go and all they need now is less than $800.

Come-on, make this happen!

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posted 01-09-2014 02:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Oh, and thanks for posting this in the first place!

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posted 01-09-2014 03:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for DougS   Click Here to Email DougS     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just under $400 to go!

If you go to their Facebook page (ARA Press), under Photos they have some sample pages from the book.

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posted 01-09-2014 09:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The goal has been reached (and surpassed) with more than two days to go...

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posted 01-09-2014 10:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Lev M   Click Here to Email Lev M     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am in.

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posted 01-23-2014 01:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dom   Click Here to Email dom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
As official "investors" in this book I think anyone who ordered a copy should contact Jack to tell him to told-off on printing it until the colour-separation issue has been resolved with the printer.

We've waited years for a quality book on the N-1 and I'm sure we can all wait a few months longer to get a perfect product!

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posted 01-23-2014 01:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That's precisely what he says in his latest update (#13).

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posted 01-23-2014 01:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dom   Click Here to Email dom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well let's make it official!

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posted 01-24-2014 01:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dom   Click Here to Email dom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes, according to latest update he's sorting something out with the printer so hopefully we should have a perfect book in our hands sometime next month

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posted 01-25-2014 10:13 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Philip   Click Here to Email Philip     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Superb video and great to see a book dedicated to the N-1 history...

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posted 02-20-2014 04:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Blackarrow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Any further word about this book? Has it actually been printed yet?

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posted 02-20-2014 07:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for PeterO   Click Here to Email PeterO     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The current status is updated on the ARA Press Facebook page.

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posted 02-24-2014 03:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SpaceCadet1983   Click Here to Email SpaceCadet1983     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Happy to read the update! I'm looking forward to getting my hands on this book!

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posted 02-25-2014 02:48 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just when I thought I was getting allergic to cardboard boxes... He received quite a few!

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I am very excited about this book! I am so grateful I found out about it here.

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posted 03-12-2014 12:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for DougS   Click Here to Email DougS     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Received my copy yesterday. First thing I noticed was how well packaged it was!

After getting the box open, I was extremely impressed with the book!! Very very informative and the CG illustrations and the photos are superb!

Highly recommended.

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posted 03-13-2014 01:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for X-Plane Fan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Tried to order the book through the ARA Press website but received an error when attempting to add it to the cart. I tried using Firefox and Google Chrome and received the same error message, is there some way to order this elsewhere?

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posted 03-13-2014 04:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here's the message you can find on ARA Press:
The company that hosts this website has discontinued support for the shopping cart software that I use. My web guy and I are working as quickly as possible to get new software in place but it might require a whole new host and take a week or more.

In the mean time, if you would like to post an order, please send an e-mail to my direct address, jhagerty@juno.com with the items and shipping address, and I can take the order directly. Please DO NOT send credit card information by e-mail, we can work out the payment separately.

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Jack, thank you and everyone involved in producing such an outstanding reference on the Soviets' N-1 booster. As a former AFSPC resident expert on the Soviet manned spaceflight program and lifelong enthusiast on the topic, I can honestly say you have filled a major gap in our knowledge of such an interesting and yet, long-kept secret Soviet program. Thank you and your colleagues so much!

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posted 04-10-2014 12:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dom   Click Here to Email dom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Okay, got another Kickstarter update apologising for the long wait for this book. Who has received their copy, and who is still waiting (patiently) like me?

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posted 04-10-2014 03:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am waiting. Some people in France received theirs (one contributed to the book so maybe he was on the top of the list!).

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I'm still waiting. I contributed to the Kickstarter within the first couple of days of its opening, for what it's worth. It'll come, I'm not too worried.

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Believe me, it's well worth the wait!

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posted 04-27-2014 05:03 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for lucspace   Click Here to Email lucspace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Finally received my copy this weekend! Although light packaging resulted in bumped corners (which I find a shame especially with nice hard-bound books like this) and quite a number of the cgi images printed too dark to my taste, this is a great publication.

I think all the N-1 photos I know from online sources are reproduced in good quality and the amount of information on details of the N-1 are amazing.

Great work!

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I also received my copy yesterday (Kickstarter #38 of 215). A very nice volume.

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posted 05-09-2014 04:05 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Mine arrived today 5/9.

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Originally posted by Tom Dahl:
I also received my copy yesterday (Kickstarter #38 of 215).
How do you find out what number you are? I don't see it in my Kickstarter info. I've got to be near the end in any case, since I opted in with about two hours to go.

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My Kickstarter-originated book has a large plate of signatures pasted onto the first (otherwise blank) sheet just inside the front cover. That has a hand-written notation of the Kickstarter number, 38 in my case.

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Thanks, Tom. So I won't know where in the queue I am until I receive it

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posted 05-10-2014 04:00 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Mine has number #115 of 215.

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Finally got my copy today (153/215).

Despite the bumped edges (have they not heard of bubblewrap?), silly blank pages throughout and some badly reproduced photos it looks great!

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posted 05-13-2014 01:41 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Mine didn't suffer bumped edges (at least compared to the damages incurred by Amazon's packaging), but it's true that bubblewrapping the book wouldn't have hurt.

As for the "silly" blank pages, go to update #16 of the Kickstarter campaign, everything's explained.

And the badly reproduced photos (gee, I have to check that!), if the original were of poor quality, not much you can do to make look great!


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