FIRST MEN IN SPACESIGNED.
BERGAUST, ERIK. First Men in Space. New York: Putnam's Sons, 1960. 47 pp. 10½ x 7½ inches. Original glossy boards.
Provides an informative description of NASA's recently-created Project Mercury, covering the selection of astronauts, space capsule development, rocket launch systems, and the initial primate flights. Includes over 40 rarely-seen photographs and diagrams of capsule tests, astronaut training, and equipment development.
SIGNED and INSCRIBED by SCOTT CARPENTER ("Aurora 7"), WALLY SCHIRRA ("[Sigma] 7"), and GORDON COOPER ("Faith 7") on the title page.