Men from Earth
Norwalk, CT: The Easton Press, 1997. Collector's Edition. Limited Edition, Number 1103 of 3000. Leather bound. xxii, 312,  pages. Color Frontis Illustration. Illustrations References Notes. 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 signature of Buzz Aldrin on front cover. Authentic signature of Buzz Aldrin is on the Collector's Edition page above the number of the limited edition. Laid in is a Certificate of Authenticity signed by Buzz Aldrin and dated 11-20-96 and witnessed by Lois Aldrin and dated 11-20-96. The certificate indicated that the Author received 25 additional unnumbered copies over and above the 3000 individually numbered copies. The Certificate is also signed by Roy S. Pfeil, Publisher. Thus there are two Aldrin autographs! Also laid in is an unattached Easton bookplate. Buzz Aldrin (born Edwin Eugene Aldrin Jr.; January 20, 1930) is an American engineer, former astronaut, and Command Pilot in the United States Air Force. As Lunar Module Pilot on the Apollo 11 mission, he and mission commander Neil Armstrong were the first two humans to land on the Moon. Aldrin set foot on the Moon at 03:15:16 on July 21, 1969 (UTC), 9 minutes after Armstrong first touched the surface. One of his first missions was on Gemini 12 where he successfully proved that extravehicular activity could be performed by astronauts, spending over 5 hours outside the craft, thus paving the way for the Apollo program. In 1985, Aldrin proposed the existence of a special spacecraft trajectory now known as the Aldrin cycler. Aldrin's proposed system of cycling spacecraft makes travel to Mars possible using far less propellant than conventional means, with an expected five and a half month journey from the Earth to Mars, and a return trip to Earth of about the same duration on a twin-cycler. Condition: As new.
Keywords: NASA, Space, Astronauts, Project Gemini, Project Apollo, Moon, Apollo 11, Frank Borman, James Webb, Neil Armstrong, Edwin Aldrin, Lois Aldrin, Michael Collins, Cape Canaveral, EVA, Extra-Vehicular Activity, Spacewalk, Kennedy Space Center, Saturn V