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PROJECT MERCURY. Four books signed and inscribed by astronauts.

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Estimate: US$700 - US$900
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PROJECT MERCURY. Four books signed and inscribed by astronauts. A collection of books that covers flight results, chronology, and the full history of project Mercury. Two of the four books are SIGNED and INSCRIBED by Gordon COOPER, Scott CARPENTER, and/or Wally SCHIRRA. Books included with this lot: 1) Results of the First United States Manned Orbital Space Flight, February 20, 1962 . Washington: 1962. Chapters include spacecraft systems, flight control and plan, recovery operations, astronaut preparation, performance, and pilot’s flight report, including a full air-to-ground radio transmission transcript in one of four appendixes. Illustrated. 10 by 8 inches, 204 pp. Original light blue printed wrappers. 2) Mercury Project Summary Including Results of the Fourth Manned Orbital Flight, May 15 and 16, 1963 (NASA SP-45). Washington: NASA, 1963. Chapters include a project overview, spacecraft and systems development, Redstone and Atlas launch vehicle performance, flight operations, worldwide network, aeromedical observations, and Gordon Cooper’s fight summary report, including as well a full air-to-ground radio transmission transcript in one of five appendixes. SIGNED and INSCRIBED by Gordon COOPER. Illustrated. 10 by 8 inches, 444 pp. Original blue printed wrappers. 3) Project Mercury, A Chronology (NASA SP-4001). Washington: NASA, 1963. A full month by month to day by day account of all major events that occurred during the Mercury Program starting from 1944 until June 1963. Over 60 illustrations and charts. 10 by 8 inches. Original purple printed wrappers. 4) Swenson, Loyd S., et al. This New Ocean, A History of Project Mercury (NASA SP-4201). Washington: NASA, 1966. The first of the NASA special publication history series on manned flight. Chapters include NACA to NASA, specifications for a manned satellite, the space race beginning, sub-orbital flights, orbital fights, and overall project results. SIGNED and INSCRIBED by Scott CARPENTER, Gordon COOPER, and ADDITIONALLY SIGNED by Wally SCHIRRA. Over 80 illustrations and charts. 10 by 8 inches, 681 pp. Original blue cloth.

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