July 20, 09:53 PM GMT
4,000 - 6,000 USD
From The Earth to the Moon. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1922
8vo. Publisher's illustrated red cloth, spine titled in gilt.
SIGNED ON THE FLY-LEAF AND HALF-TITLE BY TEN APOLLO ASTRONAUTS: "WALT CUNNINGHAM. APOLLO 7", "FRANK BORMAN. APOLLO 8 CDR", "DAVE SCOTT. APOLLO 16 CDR. APOLLO 9 CMP", "TOM STAFFORD. APOLLO X CDR. ASTP CDR", "BUZZ ALDRIN. APOLLO XI LMP", "JIM MCDIVITT. APOLLO 9 CDR", "JAMES LOVELL. APOLLO 13 CDR", "AL WORDEN. APOLLO 15 CMP", "CHARLIE DUKE. APOLLO 16 LMP", "MICHAEL COLLINS. APOLLO XI CMP".
Neil Armstrong mentioned "From the Earth to the Moon" during a television broadcast back to Earth from the spacecraft on July 23, 1969, the day before he and the rest of his crew mates returned to Earth. "A hundred years ago, Jules Verne wrote a book about a voyage to the Moon. His spaceship, Columbia [sic], took off from Florida and landed in the Pacific Ocean after completing a trip to the Moon. It seems appropriate to us to share with you some of the reflections of the crew as the modern-day Columbia completes its rendezvous with the planet Earth and the same Pacific Ocean tomorrow."