Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    "The spacecraft bible"

    Maxime Faget, editor: Manned Spacecraft: Engineering Design and Operation Signed Book. Also edited by Paul E. Purser and Norman F. Smith, based on a series of lectures delivered at: NASA, LSU, Houston, and Rice. (New York: Fairchild Publications, Inc., 1964). Red cloth with dust jacket, 8.5" x 11", 497 pages. Signed on the half-title page: "Best Wishes to/ Robert Shaw/ 7-28-88/ M Faget". Known as the "Spacecraft Bible," this book provides "...a step-by-step coverage of the art and science of manned space travel from drawing board to blast-off... from landing on the moon to reentry into our atmosphere and recovery of the space capsule". Faget is a legend in this field as he co-designed the Mercury and Gemini spacecraft and worked on the Apollo and Space Shuttle designs as well. Scarce and desirable book, extremely rare signed by Faget. Very good.

    Shipping, Taxes, Terms and Bidding
    Calculate Standard Domestic Shipping

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    November, 2013
    1st Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 4
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 524

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    25% on the first $100,000 (minimum $14), plus 20% of any amount between $100,000 and $1,000,000, plus 12% of any amount over $1,000,000 per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2020 October 27 Domain Names Signature Auction - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    The department director has the heart of a true and highly knowledgeable collector with the business acumen of someone who has been not only successful but has decades of an impeccable track record
    David Greenburg,
    Chicago, IL
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2018 June 10 Arms & Armor, Civil War & Militaria Signature Auction - Dallas
    2018 June 10 Arms & Armor, Civil War & Militaria Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED $615,551