APOLLO PROGRAM VERNE, JULES. From the Earth to the Moon Direct in Ninety-Seven Hours and Twenty Minutes: And a Trip Round It. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1905.

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APOLLO PROGRAM
VERNE, JULES.
From the Earth to the Moon Direct in Ninety-Seven Hours and Twenty Minutes: And a Trip Round It. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1905.

Sold for US$ 3,825 inc. premium
APOLLO PROGRAM
VERNE, JULES. From the Earth to the Moon Direct in Ninety-Seven Hours and Twenty Minutes: And a Trip Round It. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1905.
8vo. Original red cloth. Illustrated.

SIGNED BY 10 APOLLO ASTRONAUTS, each with their mission(s) listed: Rusty Schweickart - Apollo 9 Lunar Module Pilot; Walter Cunningham - Apollo 7 Lunar Module Pilot; Tom Stafford - Apollo 10 Commander; Michael Collins - Apollo 11 Command Module Pilot; Al Worden - Apollo 15 Command Module Pilot; Dave Scott - Apollo 9 Command Module Pilot & Apollo 15 Commander; James Lovell - Apollo 8 Command Module Pilot & Apollo 13 Commander; Frank Borman - Apollo 8 Commander; Fred Haise - Apollo 13 Lunar Module Pilot; and Charlie Duke - Apollo 16 Lunar Module Pilot.
Jules Verne's 1865 vision of space travel a century before humanity would realize the dream was mentioned by Neil Armstrong before Apollo 11: "A hundred years ago, Jules Verne wrote a book about a voyage to the Moon. His spaceship, Columbia [sic], took off from Florida and landed in the Pacific Ocean after completing a trip to the Moon. It seems appropriate to us to share with you some of the reflections of the crew as the modern-day Columbia completes its rendezvous with the planet Earth and the same Pacific Ocean tomorrow."

Footnotes

  • JULES VERNE'S FROM THE EARTH TO THE MOON SIGNED BY 10 APOLLO ASTRONAUTS.
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APOLLO PROGRAM VERNE, JULES. From the Earth to the Moon Direct in Ninety-Seven Hours and Twenty Minutes: And a Trip Round It. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1905.
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