New York: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1994. Later printing. Half black cloth and blue paper over boards with titling in silver on spine. SIGNED "James Lovell" on bookplate affixed to half title page. 6" x 9", pp 1-378 with 16 pp of black and white photos and ticket from signing event taped in. Inside and out this book is as new. James Arthur Lovell Jr. (Mar 25, 1928) was an astronaut in both the Gemini and the Apollo program. His legacy includes being the commander of the Apollo 13 mission, memorialized in the movie by the same name, En route to the moon, their craft encountered a critical failure, but with creative and heroic control they on behalf of the crew and mission control they were able to safely return to Earth. Lovell received both the Congressional Space Medal of Honor and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. He notched many space firsts; first of three to fly to the Moon twice and first person to fly in space four times. Fine / fine. Item #739
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