CARPENTER DESCRIBES THE FIREFLY PHENOMENONSIGNED.
The Earth-Orbiting Flight of Astronaut Carpenter. NASA, 1962. 8 pp. 8 by 10 inches.
BOLDLY SIGNED by SCOTT CARPENTER on the front cover.
Illustrated with several fully captioned training, flight, and post-flight photographs. Direct comments from Carpenter include: "The launch was much easier, much smoother than I had been led to believe ... They (Fireflies) look like snow, like a small snowflake that's caught in an eddy, in a rising air current. They have random movements, they are brilliant more brilliant than any star ... Each time I hit the capsule a cloud of particles would fly off ... The capsule must be covered with frost, and that rap on the side would knock the frost off." His mission experiments and recovery are also described.