"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.

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