"Apollo as a symbolic enterprise intended to represent to the world and to ourselves an image of the strength and vitality of the American nation": First Edition of Apollo: Ten Years Since Tranquility Base; Inscribed by the first man to walk on the moon, Neil Armstrong
Apollo: Ten Years Since Tranquility Base.
Armstrong, Neil. Edited by Richard P. Hallon and Tom D. Crouch .
Item Number: 81101
Washington, D.C: Smithsonian Institution Press , 1979.
First edition of this important collection of biographical accounts written by a variety of individuals responsible for the Apollo 11 spaceflight, which facilitated the first lunar landing. Quarto, original illustrated wrappers as issued. Illustrated with photographs throughout. Inscribed by Neil Armstrong on the half-title page, “To Mark – Neil Armstrong.” In very good condition with light rubbing to the extremities. Rare and desirable signed by Neil Armstrong.
On July 21, 1969, mission commander Neil Armstrong and pilot Buzz Aldrin became the first two men to walk on the moon. Armstrong and Aldrin spent two and a half hours together on the lunar surface and collected 47 pounds of lunar material to bring back to earth. The landing site, Tranquility base, has remained unvisited since their historic landing. Chapters of Apollo: Ten Years Since Tranquility include: Apollo: The Artist's View by James D. Dean, Operational Support for Apollo by Walter P. Flint, The Lunar Module by Gregory P. Kennedy, and The Apollo Program: A Chronology by Richard P. Hallion.