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    Gemini 5 ABC News Space Operations Manual Originally from the Personal Collection of Mission Command Pilot Gordon Cooper. An "ABC News" binder containing 175+ pages (printed single side only) of detailed information that an ABC newsperson might need to reference. The August 1, 1965-dated introduction reads, in part: "You are now the proud owner of a space operations handbook... It is a permanent handbook, for use as long as A-B-C broadcasts space shots... Since many lf the listings herein are confidential, or difficult to obtain (like home telephones and special names and addresses) we'd appreciate it if you treat the book as you would your own wallet or address book... don't lose it..." Included with the lot is a typed letter signed from Elmer W. Lower, president of ABC News, to Mrs. Gordon Cooper, in part: "We at ABC News know that the GT-5 mission is a proud moment for you. We share your feelings. We thought it might be helpful to you to have a copy of the ABC News 'Space Operations Manual.'" Also included is a hand-drawn, mimeographed map of the streets around the Cooper home in El Lago showing camera and mobile unit positions. Very interesting. About fine overall condition with some minor staining on a few pages and normal wear.

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2010
    17th Wednesday
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