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    Kevin W. Kelley [Editor]: The Home Planet Book Signed by Thirty-Nine Astronauts and Cosmonauts, Directly from the Personal Collection of Astronaut Rusty Schweickart, Signed and Certified. (Reading, Massachusetts: Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, 1988). Foreword by Jacques-Yves Cousteau and Preface by Russell L. Schweickart. First edition with dust jacket. A gorgeous oversized (10.25" x 14.25") book featuring a collection of 150 superb examples of space photography with accompanying text by the multi-national members of the Association of Space Explorers. Schweickart was the founder and past president of the Association of Space Explorers (ASE), a non-profit professional and educational society of astronauts and cosmonauts currently totaling over 350 members from thirty-five countries, all who have completed at least one earth orbit in space. "ASE's mission is to provide a forum for professional dialogue among individuals who have flown in space, support space science and exploration for the benefit of all, promote education in science and engineering, foster greater environmental awareness, and encourage international cooperation in the human exploration of space." (from their website www.space-explorers.org) This book was their first publication. Schweickart has signed in gold on the beautiful color frontispiece: "Rusty Schweickart/ Enjoy!/ From my Personal Collection". Excellent condition.

    Tipped onto the first free endpaper is a special sheet bearing the autographs of the thirty-nine ASE members in attendance at the fourth Planetary Congress, held in Sofia, Bulgaria on October 5, 1988. An alphabetized list of the signees follows: Vladimir Aksyonov (Soyuz 22, Soyuz T-2); Alexander Alexandrov (Soyuz TM-5); John-David Bartoe (STS-51-F); Patrick Baudry (STS-51-G); Scott Carpenter (Mercury 7); Walter Cunningham (Apollo 7); John Fabian (STS-7, STS-51-G); Mohammed Faris (Soyuz TM-3); Bertalan Farkas (Soyuz 36); Yuri Glazkov (1939-2008) (Soyuz 24); Georgi Grechko (Soyuz 17, Soyuz 26, Soyuz T-14); Zhugderdemidiyn Gurragcha (Soyuz 39); Georgi Ivanov (Soyuz 33); Sigmund Jähn (Soyuz 31); Vladimir Kovalyonok (Soyuz 25, Soyuz 29, Soyuz T-4); Aleksander Laveykin (Soyuz TM-2); Aleksei Leonov (Voskhod 2, Apollo-Soyuz Test Project); Oleg Makarov (1933-2003) (Soyuz 12, Soyuz 27, Soyuz T-3); Yuri Malyshev (1941-1999) (Soyuz T-2, Soyuz T-11); Ulf Merbold (STS-9, STS-42, Soyuz TM-20); Ernst Messerschmid (STS-61-A); Rodolpho Neri (STS-61-B); Wubbo Ockels (STS-61-A); Robert Overmyer (1936-1996) (STS-5, STS51-B); Donald Peterson (STS-6); Dumitru Prunariu (Soyuz 40); Yuri Romanenko (Soyuz 26, Soyuz 38, Soyuz TM-2); Stuart Roosa (1933-1994) (Apollo 14); Valeri Rozhdestvensky (Soyuz 23); Nikolai Rukavishnikov (1932-2002) (Soyuz 10, Soyuz 16, Soyuz 33); Svetlana Savitskaya (Soyuz T-7, Soyuz T-12); Rusty Schweickart (Apollo 9); Vitali Sevastyanov (1935-2010) (Soyuz 9, Soyuz 18); Georgi Shonin (1935-1997) (Soyuz 6); Anatoly Solovyev (Soyuz TM-5, Soyuz TM-9, Soyuz TM-15, STS-71/Soyuz TM-21, Soyuz TM-26); Gherman Titov (1935-2000) (Vostok 2); Igor Volk (Soyuz T-12); Taylor Wang (STS-51-B); Boris Yegorov (1937-1994) (Voskhod 1). A key to signature identification will be included with this lot.


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