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MERCURY SEVEN BOOK COLLECTION. Six books signed by astronauts.

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Estimate: US$1,000 - US$1,500
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MERCURY SEVEN BOOK COLLECTION. Six books signed by astronauts. Six SIGNED books, including works authored by the Mercury Seven astronauts and Mercury photo books. The books are variously SIGNED by Scott CARPENTER, Gordon COOPER, and/or Wally SCHIRRA. Books included with this lot: 1) Carpenter, Scott, et al. We Seven . New York: Simon and Schuster, 1962 . Firsthand accounts and the behind-the-scenes of Project Mercury, told by the Mercury Seven themselves. SIGNED and INSCRIBED by Scott CARPENTER, Gordon COOPER, and Wally SCHIRRA. 2) Gurney, Gene . Americans in Orbit, the Story of Project Mercury . New York: Random House, 1962. One of the earliest publications on Project Mercury that notes early rocketry and Soviet space efforts with an emphasis on U.S. astronaut training and flights up to John Glenn's Friendship 7. SIGNED and INSCRIBED by Scott CARPENTER, Gordon COOPER, and Wally SCHIRRA. 3) Myrus, Don. Keeping Up with the Astronauts: The Story of Man's Greatest Adventures in Outer Space including the John Glenn and Scott Carpenter Flights. New York: Grosset and Dunlap, 1962. Contains rarely seen photographs and covers the rigors of astronaut training and the procedures to fly a Mercury mission. SIGNED by Scott CARPENTER. 4) The Earth-Orbiting Flights of Astronaut Carpenter. NASA, 1962. With direct comments from Scott Carpenter on the Firefly phenomenon. SIGNED and INSCRIBED by Scott CARPENTER. 5) Astronaut M. Scott Carpenter, Aurora 7 . Washington: GPO/NASA for the Manned Spacecraft Center, 1962. Over 70 photographs and captions on the prime pilot of Aurora 7. SIGNED by Scott CARPENTER. 6) The Six Orbits of Sigma 7, Walter M. Schirra's Space Flight, October 3, 1962. Washington: GPO/NASA for the Manned Spacecraft Center, 1963. Featuring photographs of Schirra's training, launch, mission, and recovery, as well as his White House visit to President Kennedy. SIGNED by Wally SCHIRRA.

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: One Giant Leap: Celebrating Space Exploration 50 Years after Apollo 11
Date of the auction: 18 Jul 2019
Address: Christie's
New York