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    The most amazing assemblage of autographs Heritage has offered

    History of Manned Spaceflight Book by David H. Baker Containing Hundreds of In-Person Signatures, including All Twelve Moonwalkers (on One Page), Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, & Space Shuttle Astronauts, Cosmonauts, Stephen Hawking, Star Wars & Star Trek Actors, Aviation, and MORE. (New York: Crown Publishers, 1982). A large book carried all over the country by a collector seeking out and meeting the legends of Space Exploration and related fields over a period of many, many years. Below is a very partial list of the autographs included, listed by page. Please view the high-resolution photos on our website to pick out for yourself the many autographs not listed here. First edition, first printing. Hardbound, large quarto, 544 pages, heavily illustrated. Fair condition with honest wear from extensive travel, handling, and love. Included with the lot is the custom-fitted aluminum briefcase the owner made exclusively to carry this book.

    --Moonwalkers: Signatures of all twelve, as follows. "Neil Armstrong", "Buzz Aldrin", "Charles Conrad Jr", "Alan Bean/ Apollo XII/ Skylab II", "Alan Shepard", "Edgar Mitchell", "Dave Scott", "Jim Irwin/ Apollo 15", "John Young", "Charlie Duke", "Gene Cernan", and "Harrison H Schmitt/ Apollo 17".
    --Other Apollo Astronauts: Wally Schirra, Walt Cunningham, Frank Borman, Bill Anders, James Lovell, Rusty Schweickart, Tom Stafford, Michael Collins, Richard Gordon, Fred Haise, Stuart Roosa, and Ron Evans.
    --Mercury Seven Astronauts: Six have signed plus Betty Grissom (Gus's widow).
    --Astronauts and NASA Personnel: Paul Weitz, Hank Hartsfield, Joe Engle, Sonny Carter, Jerry Ross, Karl G. Henize, Bob Crippen, Richard Truly, Dick Scobee, Bob Overmyer, Guion Bluford, Joe Kerwin, Bruce McCandless II, Jerry Carr, Charles Bolden, Gene Kranz, and Vance Brand.
    --Notables: Dr. Stephen Hawking (thumbprint), Brian Jones & Bertrand Piccard, Bill Dana (José Jiménez), Chuck Yeager, Lucie Baines Johnson, Scott Crossfield, Dan Quayle, Paul MacCready, and Bill Nye (Science Guy).
    --Cosmonauts: Alexei Leonov. Valentina Tereshkova, and Valeri Kubasov.
    --Complete Crews: This page alone features all crewmembers of Apollo 8, Apollo 10, Apollo 11, Apollo 12, Apollo 14, Apollo 17, and Apollo-Soyuz (all five). With the signatures on later pages, we can include Apollo 9, Apollo 15, and Apollo 16. Missing only Donn Eisele and Jack Swigert for a complete Apollo-flown astronaut collection.

    FULL TITLE PAGE: Gary Sinise, Wally Schirra, and Walt Cunningham.

    COPYRIGHT PAGE: James McDivitt, Ken Mattingly, Jack Lousma, Al Worden, Vance Brand, Ed Gibson, Owen Garriott, June Lockhart, Joe Kittinger, Glynn Lunney, Paul Tibbets, and numerous Shuttle astronauts and notables.

    PAGE FIVE: Story Musgrave, Joe Allen, Guenter Wendt, Bonnie Dunbar, Byron Lichtenberg, Rhea Seddon, Robert "Hoot" Gibson, Guy Gardner, Dave Leestma, Jim Voss, Brewster Shaw, Ellen Ochoa, and numerous other astronauts and cosmonauts.

    PAGE SIX: Gene Roddenberry, Dick Covey, Bob Hope, Kenny Baker (R2-D2), Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca), James Drury, Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, Robert Picardo, Sergei Sikorsky, and numerous others.

    PAGE SEVEN: Brent Spiner, Levar Burton, Wil Wheaton, James Doohan, Rick Husband, Kim Poor, Janet Asimov, Mike Coats, Donald Holmquist, and numerous others.

    PAGES EIGHT & NINE: Bill Dana (José Jiménez), Eileen Collins, Sy Liebergot, Colonel "Scrappy" Johnson, and several others.

    LATER PAGES: Bill Anders (p.324), Jim Irwin (p.422), Gene Kranz (p.431), Tom Stafford, Alexei Leonov, and Valeri Kubasov (p.471), possibly others.

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2019
    14th-16th Thursday-Saturday
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