Orlando, FL: Harcourt, Inc. 2002. First Edition. Half blue paper with white mottled paper over boards and titling in silver. SIGNED "Scott Carpenter" on title page. 6" x 9", pp. xii 4-370 with 16 pp of black and white photos. As new book in similar DJ, no blemishes noted. Malcolm Scott Carpenter (May 1, 1925 – Oct 10, 2013), began his career as a naval aviator and was chosen by NASA to be one of the original seven Mercury astronauts. He followed John Glenn as the second American to circumnavigate the earth. Following a controversial re-entry and landing he never returned to space. His cultural contributions were as the voice of mission control communicating with Glenn on his historic flight. Carpenter spoke to his friend and fellow astronaut; "Remember John, this was built by the low bidder" and "Godspeed, John Glenn" Fine / fine. Item #740
"The sensation was so exhilarating, his report to the ground was more of a spontaneous and joyful exclamation than the routine report he had expected to make." (p 237).