SIGNED and INSCRIBED on the title page: “CHARLES M. DUKE, Apollo 16 LMP; RICHARD GORDON, Apollo XII; FRED HAISE, Apollo 13; EDGAR MITCHELL, Apollo 14; and TOM STAFFORD, Gemini 6, 9, Apollo 10, ASTP.” ADDITIONALLY SIGNED and INSCRIBED on the preliminary blank: “SCOTT CARPENTER, Aurora 7; GORDON COOPER, Faith 7, GT-5, Apollo 10 B. U. (Back Up) CDR; WALT CUNNINGHAM, Apollo 7 and WALLY SCHIRRA, ∑7, GT 6, Apollo 7.”
The centuries of Man’s fascination with the Moon is described and illustrated with early stone sculptures, statues, and paintings. Nearly one hundred pages are devoted to the twelve years of the Space Age - Sputnik to Apollo 10 - having both iconic and rare photographs. Extensive details are provided on the Apollo 11 lunar landing flight which includes a large fold-out mission diagram of the flight from the Earth to the Moon and lunar surface photographs from this historic mission. Wernher von Braun authors a chapter titled: “A Step Toward Immortality” describing the significance of this historic mission. There are over 275 illustrations ending with the just released images from the second lunar landing - Apollo 12 - at the end of 1969.
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