FOR SPACIOUS SKIES: The Uncommon Journey of a Mercury Astronaut. Scott Carpenter, Kris Stoever.

FOR SPACIOUS SKIES: The Uncommon Journey of a Mercury Astronaut

Norwalk, Connecticut: The Easton Press, 2002. Hardcover. Collector's Edition, signed by Scott Carpenter and Kris Stoever and accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity from the publisher. Memoirs of the fourth American in space. One of seven Project Mercury astronauts to take part in America's burgeoning space program in the 1960s, Carpenter (1925-2013) is best known for his 1962 three-orbit mission in the tiny Aurora 7 capsule, which suffered a series of malfunctions that caused the spacecraft to land 250 miles downrange from its intended splashdown point. Octavo. Full blue leather binding, with elaborate gilt stamping, four raised bands, moire silk endpapers, and a ribbon marker. A fine copy - as new, still sealed in the original shrink wrap. Fine. Item #70748

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