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    Glen E. Swanson, editor. "Before This Decade Is Out..." Signed by Schirra, Cernan, Carpenter, Cooper, Scott, Stafford, and Cunningham. Personal Reflections on the Apollo Program. Edited by Glen E. Swanson. The NASA History Series. Washington, D. D.: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1999. First edition. Signed by seven people involved in the Apollo program. Octavo. xiv, 408 pages. Multiple black and white photographs throughout the text. Index. Publisher's light purple cloth covers with the covers and spine lettered in gilt. Illustrated dust jacket. Inscribed by multiple astronauts on the front free endpaper and the title page. A fine copy.

    This work collects significant oral histories of politicians, engineers, scientists, and astronauts regarding the Apollo program.

    Signed: "Wally Schirra" (Walter Marty Schirra, Jr. March 12, 1923 - May 3, 2007) who flew in all three of America's first space programs, Mercury, Gemini, and as commander of Apollo 7 in 1968. "Gene Cernan Apollo XVII" (Eugene Andrew Cernan March 14, 1934) flew in Gemini 9A, Apollo 10, and commanded Apollo 17 in 1972. "Scott Carpenter" (Malcolm Scott Carpenter, May 1, 1925) was selected in 1959 to participate in Project Mercury. "Gordon Cooper" (Leroy Gordon Cooper, Jr., March 6, 1927) was one of the seven original astronauts in Project Mercury. "Dave Scott Apollo 15" (David Randolph Scott, June 6, 1932) commanded Apollo 15 and walked on the moon. "Tom Stafford Apollo 10" (Thomas Patten Stafford September 17, 1930) piloted Gemini VI in 1965, commanded Gemini IX in 1966, and commanded Apollo 10 in 1969. "Walt Cunningham Apollo 7" (Ronnie Walter Cunningham, March 16, 1932) piloted Apollo 7 in 1968.


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