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    T[homas]. A. Heppenheimer. Countdown Signed by Carpenter, Gordon, Bean, and Mitchell. A History of Space Flight. T. A. Heppenheimer. New York, Chichester, Weinheim, Brisbane, Singapore, Toronto: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., [1997]. Inscribed. Octavo. x, 398 pages. Illustrations throughout the text and four black and white photographic plates. Index. Publisher's blue board covers with the spine lettered in black. Illustrated dust jacket designed by Jose Almaguer and the photograph by Earl Young. Inscriptions on the front free endpaper and the title page. Minor discoloration to the bottom edge. Altogether a near fine copy.

    Thomas A. Heppenheimer (1947) is a prolific and respected writer on the subjects of planetary science, aerospace engineering, and celestial mechanics.

    Signed: "Scott Carpenter" (Malcolm Scott Carpenter, May 1, 1925) who was selected in 1959 to participate in Project Mercury. "Richard Gordon Apollo XII" (Richard Francis Gordon Jr. October 5, 1929) who commanded Apollo 12 in 1969, the second manned mission to land on the Moon. "Alan Bean Apollo 12" (Alan LaVern Bean, March 15, 1932) who was the fourth man to walk on the Moon when he piloted Apollo 12 in 1969. "Edgar Mitchell Apollo 14" (Edgar Dean Mitchell, September 17, 1930) who was the lunar module pilot of Apollo 14 in 1971, and was the sixth man to walk on the Moon.

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