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    Signed by Scott Carpenter, Gordon Cooper, Wally Schirra, and Chris Kraft.

    John Catchpole. Project Mercury (Signed by Carpenter, Cooper, and Schirra) NASA's First Manned Space Programme. John Catchpole. Chichester, UK: Springer - Praxis Publishing, [2001]. Octavo. xv, 485 pages. Multiple black and white illustrations throughout the text. Index. Publisher's illustrated glossy boards lettered on the covers and spine in black, white and orange. Gray endpapers. Inscribed on the front free endpaper and the title page. Slightly bumped corners and rubbed spine. Altogether a tight and near fine copy.

    This works explores the impact of the Mercury project technologically, socio-politically, and in personal human experiences.

    Signed by: "Scott Carpenter" (Malcolm Scott Carpenter, May 1, 1925) who was selected in 1959 to participate in Project Mercury. "Gordon Cooper" (Leroy Gordon Cooper, Jr., March 6, 1927) who was one of the seven original astronauts in Project Mercury. "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. "Chris Kraft" (Christopher Columbus Kraft, Jr. February 28, 1924) was an engineer and manager at NASA and played a major role in instituting the Mission Control operation.


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