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SCHIRRA, WALTER "WALLY"
THE COMPLETE SET OF WALLY SCHIRRA'S OFFICIAL FLIGHT LOG BOOKS, DOCUMENTING HIS FULL CAREER AS A NAVY PILOT AND NASA ASTRONAUT. JANUARY, 1947- JUNE, 1969
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SCHIRRA, WALTER "WALLY"
THE COMPLETE SET OF WALLY SCHIRRA'S OFFICIAL FLIGHT LOG BOOKS, DOCUMENTING HIS FULL CAREER AS A NAVY PILOT AND NASA ASTRONAUT. JANUARY, 1947- JUNE, 1969
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SCHIRRA, WALTER "WALLY"
THE COMPLETE SET OF WALLY SCHIRRA'S OFFICIAL FLIGHT LOG BOOKS, DOCUMENTING HIS FULL CAREER AS A NAVY PILOT AND NASA ASTRONAUT. JANUARY, 1947- JUNE, 1969
Five volumes, 4 ½ by 7 inches. January 1947-February 1953; March 1953-January 1954; March 1953-September 1958; October 1958-May 1967 & June 1967-June 1969. Printed log books filled out and signed by Schirra in various colors of ink. Original buckram bindings, each titled "Aviator's Flight Log Book" to upper cover,  spines with manuscript titles and label. A variety of ephemeral material and photographs laid and tipped-in.  
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THE COMPLETE SET OF WALLY SCHIRRA'S OFFICIAL FLIGHT LOG BOOKS, METICULOUSLY MAINTAIND BY HIM OVER THE COURSE OF MORE THAN TWO DECADES, FROM HIS EARLIEST DAYS IN TRAINING THROUGH HIS FABLED CAREER AS A FIGHTER PILOT, A MILITARY TEST PILOT, AND ONE OF THE "ORIGINAL SEVEN" AMERICAN ASTRONAUTS. 

Schirra was the only one of the original seven to fly in all three pioneering space programs — Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo. Through the course of his career, he logged an impressive 295 hours and 15 minutes in space, including on Mercury-Atlas 8 (Oct. 1962) in which he became the fifth American in space and the third to orbit Earth; Gemini 6A (Dec. 1965), on which he achieved the first space rendezvous; and Apollo 7 (Oct. 1968), of which he was the commander and which was the first Apollo mission to carry a crew into space. 

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