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    Scott Montgomery and Timothy R. Gaffney. Back in Orbit John Glenn's Return to Space. Signed by John Glenn. Scott Montgomery and Timothy R. Gaffney of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Dayton Daily News. Foreword by Mercury astronaut Scott Carpenter. Atlanta, Georgia: Longstreet, 1998. First printing, 1998. Inscribed by John Glenn. Quarto. 163 pages. Elegantly illustrated with color photographs throughout the text. Publisher's black cloth covers with the spine lettered in silver. Illustrated dust jacket designed by Burtch Bennett Hunter. Royal blue endpapers. Inscribed on the half-title page. Minor bumping to the corner, otherwise a near fine copy.

    Montgomery and Gaffney , both writers for the Dayton Daily News, authored this work on John Herschel Glenn (July 18, 1921) who was the third American in space and the first American to fully orbit the Earth and received the Congressional Space Medal of Honor. However, in this work the focus is upon his flight into space in 1998 at the age of 77 on the Space Shuttle Discovery, becoming the oldest person to fly in space. John Glenn signed the half-title page.

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