SIGNED BY 13 ASTRONAUTS AND ONE COSMONAUT. VON BRAUN, WERNHER and FREDERICK I. ORDWAY III. History of Rocketry and Space Travel. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell, 1966.
Lot 1302
SIGNED BY 13 ASTRONAUTS AND ONE COSMONAUT. VON BRAUN, WERNHER and FREDERICK I. ORDWAY III. History of Rocketry and Space Travel. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell, 1966.
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Von BRAUN, WERNHER AND FREDERICK I. ORDWAY III Von BRAUN, WERNHER AND FREDERICK I. ORDWAY III Von BRAUN, WERNHER AND FREDERICK I. ORDWAY III Von BRAUN, WERNHER AND FREDERICK I. ORDWAY III
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SIGNED BY 13 ASTRONAUTS AND ONE COSMONAUT.
VON BRAUN, WERNHER and FREDERICK I. ORDWAY III. History of Rocketry and Space Travel. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell, 1966. xi, 244 pp. 11 x 9 inches. Original pictorial spine and left side cover onlay over handcrafted mission leather, lettered in blind.

A thousand years of rocketry is described with the lure of traveling to other worlds. The efforts of Tsiolkovsky, Goddard, Oberth, and others are described, and the rapid development of the A4 (V2) rocket by Germany during World War II. The steps to the modern age of space exploration are covered, including actual flights until 1966. Current plans for the future Apollo moon landings are described.
SIGNED and INSCRIBED with their individual space flight(s) by: BUZZ ALDRIN, ALAN BEAN, GENE CERNAN, WALT CUNNINGHAM, CHARLES M. DUKE, RICHARD GORDON, FRED HAISE, EDGAR MITCHELL, TOM STAFFORD, and AL WORDEN. SIGNED by WALLY SCHIRRA and SCOTT CARPENTER. SIGNED by ALEXEI LEONOV (the first man to walk in space) and INSCRIBED "Voshkod 2, Soyuz 19 – ASTP."
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