Americans in Orbit, The Story of Project Mercury. New York: Random House, 1962. 190 pp. Illustrated, 9 by 6 inches. Original cloth.
SIGNED and INSCRIBED: "SCOTT CARPENTER, Aurora 7; GORDON COOPER, Faith 7" and "WALLY SCHIRRA, Σ7" on the frontispiece featuring the astronauts in front of an F-106 jet.
Includes a brief history of rocketry, unmanned space exploration, and current Soviet space efforts. Major emphasis is on U.S. astronaut tests, training, and flights through John Glenn's Friendship 7.