HISTORY OF MANNED LUNAR SPACECRAFT.
SIGNED BY TWELVE APOLLO ASTRONAUTS.
BROOKS, C.G., J.M. GRIMWOOD and L.S. SWENSON. Chariots for Apollo: A History of Manned Lunar Spacecraft. NASA SP-4205. Washington: GPO. 1979. xvii, 538 pp. 10 x 7 inches. Cloth.
Describes the development and construction of the Apollo Command and Service Modules by NASA and North American Aviation. The evolution of NASA's lunar mission architecture dictated the developments of the Lunar Module whose construction task was awarded to Grumman Aircraft of Bethpage, Long Island, New York. Progress and results from actual spacecraft flights are covered including unmanned missions, the first manned flight of Apollo 7 commanded by Wally Schirra, and the first manned flight of the Lunar Module on Apollo 9. The three lunar flights of Apollo 8, 10, 11 are described in the context of how all the previous efforts enabled these flights to be successfully completed.
SIGNED and INSCRIBED with their individual Apollo flight number(s) by: ALAN BEAN, GENE CERNAN, WALT CUNNINGHAM, CHARLES M. DUKE, GORDON COOPER, RICHARD GORDON, FRED HAISE, EDGAR MITCHELL, TOM STAFFORD, AL WORDEN and WALLY SCHIRRA on the frontispiece verso. SIGNED by BUZZ ALDRIN on the frontispiece photograph of him walking on the lunar surface.