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Auction archive: Lot number 47

X-15 BOOK SIGNED BY ARMSTRONG AND OTHERS

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US$0
Price realised:
US$2,500
Auction archive: Lot number 47

X-15 BOOK SIGNED BY ARMSTRONG AND OTHERS

Estimate
US$0
Price realised:
US$2,500
Beschreibung:

TREGASKIS, RICHARD. 1916-1973. X-15 Diary: The Story of America's First Space Ship. New York: E.P. Dutton & Co., 1961. First edition. 8vo, with dust jacket. SIGNED "With best regards Anne, Neil Armstrong" on free front endpaper, and also signed by other test pilots, including Joe Walker, John B. McKay, Joe Engle, Forrest S. Peterson and Major Robert White Provenance: With an inserted loose note from the recipient of the inscriptions, Anna P. Erickson, stating that she obtained the signatures while working as a travel coordinator for NASA at Edwards Air Force Base from 1961 to 1966. The North American X-15, powered by a hypersonic rocket was America's first space plane, meeting the criteria for space flight by traveling at an altitude above 50 miles. Three X-15s were built and 12 pilots flew them on a combined 199 flights. Naval aviator and later first man on the moon Neil Armstrong is the most famous among them. Joe Engle is the only living X-15 pilot, having also been one of the first astronauts in the Space Shuttle program.

Auction archive: Lot number 47
Auction:
Datum:
27 Sep 2017
Auction house:
Bonhams London
New York 580 Madison Avenue New York NY 10022 Tel: +1 212 644 9001 Fax : +1 212 644 9009 [email protected]
Beschreibung:

TREGASKIS, RICHARD. 1916-1973. X-15 Diary: The Story of America's First Space Ship. New York: E.P. Dutton & Co., 1961. First edition. 8vo, with dust jacket. SIGNED "With best regards Anne, Neil Armstrong" on free front endpaper, and also signed by other test pilots, including Joe Walker, John B. McKay, Joe Engle, Forrest S. Peterson and Major Robert White Provenance: With an inserted loose note from the recipient of the inscriptions, Anna P. Erickson, stating that she obtained the signatures while working as a travel coordinator for NASA at Edwards Air Force Base from 1961 to 1966. The North American X-15, powered by a hypersonic rocket was America's first space plane, meeting the criteria for space flight by traveling at an altitude above 50 miles. Three X-15s were built and 12 pilots flew them on a combined 199 flights. Naval aviator and later first man on the moon Neil Armstrong is the most famous among them. Joe Engle is the only living X-15 pilot, having also been one of the first astronauts in the Space Shuttle program.

Auction archive: Lot number 47
Auction:
Datum:
27 Sep 2017
Auction house:
Bonhams London
New York 580 Madison Avenue New York NY 10022 Tel: +1 212 644 9001 Fax : +1 212 644 9009 [email protected]
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