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New York: Simon and Schuster, 1962. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. 352 pages. Illustrated endpapers. Illustrations (some in color). Index. Cover has wear, chips, tears and soiling. Derived from a Kirkus review: The Astronauts are our new heroes, "part pilot, part engineer, part explorer, part scientist, " They're also, organization men supreme, sounding remarkably alike. The book presents the seven essaying why they joined Project Mercury (the reasons embrace pride in country and in self), the meaning of teamwork and training, the physical and psychological exams (almost all make sub rosa cracks re headshrinkers), and, most important, a full-scale record of the preparations for and enactment of the first sub-orbital and orbital take-offs by participants Shepard and Grissom, Glenn and Carpenter. It's the latters' accounts which prove the most exciting and exemplary, especially the Friendship 7 flight. So for all the Redstone, Atlas, Canaveral, NASA details and all the challenges and courageous responses shown. The book is a rewarding revelation.
Norwalk, CT: The Easton Press, 1997. Collector's Edition, Number 1103 of 3000. Hardcover. , 352 pages. Frontis (color). Illustrations. (some in color). Index. Removed from original shrinkwrap for cataloguing. The Easton Press's books are known for their elegant covers. Each book has the following features: Bound in genuine leather; Spine accented with 22 kt gold; Printed on archival paper; and Gilded page edges. The special contents of this edition were copyrighted in 1997 by The Easton Press. Facsimile signatures of Scott Carpenter, Gordon Cooper, and John Glenn on front cover. Authentic signatures of Carpenter, Cooper and Glenn are on the Collector's Edition page above the number of the limited edition. Laid in are Certificates of Authenticity signed by Carpenter and dated 6 Nov., 1996, Cooper and dated 13 Nov 96, and Glenn dated 12-4-96 . Each signature was witnessed, Cooper's by Susan Cooper. The certificate indicated that the Authors received 25 additional unnumbered copies over and above the 3000 individually numbered copies. The Certificates are also signed by Roy S. Pfeil, Publisher. Thus, there are two Carpenter. Cooper, and Glenn autographs each! Also laid in is an unattached Easton bookplate.
Orlando, Florida: Harcourt, Inc., 2002. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xiii, , 370 pages. Illustrations. Signed by both co-authors on the title page. Handwritten note from Kris Stoever (the daughter of Scott Carpenter) is laid in. Publisher's promotional material also laid in. Includes Prologue; Epilogue; Notes; Acknowledgments; and an Index. Part 1 covers Earth; Part 2 covers Sky; and Part 3 covers Stars. The book also contains Epilogue, Notes, Acknowledgments, and Index. Scott Carpenter, with his daughter, Kris Stoever, clears up all lingering questions about his flight, while telling the history of an amazing frontier family and the strength of the American pioneer spirit. Malcolm Scott Carpenter (May 1, 1925 – October 10, 2013) was an American naval officer and aviator, test pilot, aeronautical engineer, astronaut, and aquanaut. He was one of the Mercury Seven astronauts. Carpenter was the second American (after John Glenn) to orbit the Earth and the fourth American in space, after Alan Shepard, Gus Grissom, and Glenn. Carpenter became a naval aviator, flying a Lockheed P-2 Neptune with Patrol Squadron 6 (VP-6) on reconnaissance and anti-submarine warfare missions along the coasts of Soviet Union and China during the Korean War and the Cold War. In 1954, he became a test pilot. He was backup to Glenn during the latter's Mercury Atlas 6 orbital mission. Carpenter flew the next mission, Mercury-Atlas 7, in the spacecraft he named Aurora 7. Due to a series of malfunctions, the spacecraft landed 250 miles (400 km) downrange from its intended splashdown point, but both pilot and spacecraft were retrieved.
New York: St. Martin's Griffin, 2000. First St. Martin's Griffin Edition [stated]. First Printing [stated]. Trade paperback. xii, 356 pages. Illustrations. Index. Cover has slight wear and soiling. Corners of several pages creased. Eugene Andrew Cernan (March 14, 1934 – January 16, 2017) was an American astronaut, naval aviator, electrical engineer, aeronautical engineer, and fighter pilot. During the Apollo 17 mission, Cernan became the eleventh person to walk on the moon and, as he re-entered the lunar module after Harrison Schmitt on their third and final lunar excursion, is the last person to have walked on the Moon. Cernan traveled into space three times; as pilot of Gemini 9A in June 1966, as lunar module pilot of Apollo 10 in May 1969, and as commander of Apollo 17 in December 1972, the final Apollo lunar landing. Cernan was also a backup crew member of the Gemini 12, Apollo 7 and Apollo 14 space missions. In 1999, with co-author Donald A. Davis, he published his memoir The Last Man on the Moon, which is about his naval and NASA career.
Washington, DC: American Astronautical Soc. 1969. First Paperbk? Edition. First? Printing. 257, wraps, illus., covers somewhat worn and soiled, pencil erasure on title page An American Astronautical Society publication. Proceedings of American Astronautical Society Seventh Goddard Memorial Symposium, March 4-5, 1969, Washington, DC. Science and Technology Series, Volume 21. Concluding luncheon address was by Dr. Wernher von Braun.
Arlington, VA and Daytona Beach, FL: Aerospace Industries Association of America and the Center for Aviation & Aerospace Leadership and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, 2011. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Trade paperback. xxii, 295,  pages. Illustrations (Figures and Tables, some in color). Chapter Endnotes. Acronyms and Other Terms. Glossary. Appendix This is the first joint publication of the Aerospace Industries Association of America and the Center for Aviation & Aerospace Leadership and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. The jointly agreed to share their considerable resources to produce an authoritative report on the industry. They adopted a "systems view" of the industry to enhance the ability of policymakers, manufacturers, and operators at all levels to comprehend the many factors that influenced the industry and to ultimately improve decision-making.
Alexandria, VA: Time-Life Books, 1999. Second printing [stated] for all three volumes. Hardcover in a slipcase. Three volume set in a slipcase (with minor wear). Volume I is entitled One Giant Leap (368 pages, Illustrations--many in color, Index). Volume II is entitled The Odyssey Continues (256 pages, Illustrations--many in color, Index). Volume III is entitled Lunar Explorers (336 pages, Illustrations--many in color, Index). Andrew L. Chaikin (born June 24, 1956) is an American author, speaker and science journalist. He is the author of A Man on the Moon, a detailed description of the Apollo missions to the Moon. This book formed the basis for From the Earth to the Moon, a 12-part HBO miniseries. From 1999 to 2001, Chaikin served as executive editor for space and science at Spacedotcom. From 2008 to 2011, he was a faculty member for Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana. In 2013, he wrote and performed the narration on a NASA video re-creating the taking of the famous Earthrise photo during the Apollo 8 mission. His book A Man on the Moon: One Giant Leap states that he worked at the NASA/Caltech Jet Propulsion Laboratory on the Viking program.
New York: Abrams, 2008. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. 279,  pages. Endpaper maps. Illustrations (some in color). Index. Foreword by James Cameron. DJ has some wear, soiling, and a scratch at the back. Andrew L. Chaikin (born June 24, 1956) is an American author, speaker and science journalist. He is the author of A Man on the Moon, a detailed description of the Apollo missions to the Moon. This book formed the basis for From the Earth to the Moon, a 12-part HBO miniseries. From 1999 to 2001, Chaikin served as executive editor for space and science at Spacedotcom. From 2008 to 2011, he was a faculty member for Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana. In 2013, he wrote and performed the narration on a NASA video re-creating the taking of the famous Earthrise photo during the Apollo 8 mission. His book A Man on the Moon: One Giant Leap states that he grew up in Great Neck, New York, and, while studying geology at Brown University, worked at the NASA/Caltech Jet Propulsion Laboratory on the Viking program.
New York: HarperCollins, 1994. First Edition. First Printing. 386, illus. (some color), figures, reading list, index, library stamps inside rear flyleaf & on fore-edge crossed out in marker DJ in plastic sleeve, library stickers on DJ and plastic sleeve crossed outin marker. The author worked for five years as a senior scientist with theHubble Space Telescope project, from 1987 to 1992.