DescriptionSpace History Collection: Books (Twelve, Most Signed), Magazines, and NASA Publications. For those interested in reading about various aspects of the Space program (and with some space on their bookshelves). As follows.
Space by James A. Michener, signed by Richard Gordon (New York: Random House, 1982). First edition, second printing, with dust jacket. Signed on the back free endpaper in blue felt tip: "Richard Gordon/ Gemini XI Apollo XII/ Prime crew Apollo XVIII". Unusual form of his signature.
Mars 1999 by Brian O'Leary, signed by the author (Harrisburg: Stackpole Books, 1987). Second printing, with dust jacket. Signed on the front free endpaper: "To Richard/ Peace & joy/ Brian O'Leary/ 2-11-90 [with drawing]".
Failure Is Not an Option by Gene Kranz, signed by the author (New York: Simon & Schuster, 2000). Fourteenth printing, with dust jacket. Signed on the half-title page: "To Tom/ Aim High!/ Eugene Kranz".
The Unbroken Chain (three copies) by Guenter Wendt and Russell Still, signed by both (Ontario: Apogee Books, 2001). All first editions with CD Roms included. All signed on the title page by both.
Space Travel A History by von Braun, Orway, and Dooling, signed by Scott Carpenter (New York: Harper & Row, 1985). Fourth revised edition, with dust jacket. Scott Carpenter signature laid down to half-title page.
Space by Andrew Chaikin, signed by the author (London: Carlton Books, 2002). With dust jacket. Signed in silver on the half-title page.
The Moon Is Not Enough by Mary Irwin with Madalene Harris, signed by both (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1978). First edition, with dust jacket. Signed on the front free endpaper by both.
Biomedical Results of Apollo by Richard S. Johnson and others, signed by Johnson (Washington D.C.: NASA, 1975). Library binding. Signed on the front free endpaper with a lengthy inscription.
John H. Glenn Astronaut by Lt. Col. Philip N Pierce and Karl Schuen (New York: Franklin Watts, 1962). Third printing, ex-library.
The Race by James Schefter (New York: Doubleday, 1999). First edition, first printing, with dust jacket.
National Geographic: December 1969 "First Explorers on the Moon" full issue with "Sounds of the Space Age" flexi-disc still attached; March 7, 1966 School Bulletin full issue; and March 18, 1968 School Bulletin full issue.
NASA Facts: "Orbiting Solar Observatory"; "Biosatellite II"; "Saturn V"; and "Space Shuttle".
NASA: Technical Note D-1723 "Lunar Landing Propulsion Considerations" by K. R. Stehling; "What We've Learned About The Moon" paper; and EP-96: "Space Shuttle Emphasis for the 1970's"
From the family collection of the late Tom McFadden.
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