"In the annals of mankind, there has never been an expedition as well documented scientifically and photographically as Apollo": First edition of Man's Greatest Adventure; Signed by the first American to travel into Space, Alan Shepard
Man’s Greatest Adventure.
Allen, Lawrence [Alan Shepard].$400.00
Item Number: 81102
Washington: B R M Selah Corporation, 1974.
First edition of this historic book of photography documenting the eleven missions of the Apollo Program carried out by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration(NASA) between 1963 and 1972. Signed by the first American astronaut to travel into space, Alan Shepard, on the title page. Quarto, original illustrated boards, illustrated with full-color photographs throughout, foreword by commander of the Apollo 13 mission, Jim Lovell. Fine in a near fine dust jacket.
The Apollo program, also known as Project Apollo, was the third United States human spaceflight program carried out by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), which accomplished landing the first humans on the Moon from 1969 to 1972. First conceived during Dwight D. Eisenhower's administration as a three-man spacecraft to follow the one-man Project Mercury which put the first Americans in space, Apollo was later dedicated to President John F. Kennedy's national goal of "landing a man on the Moon and returning him safely to the Earth" by the end of the 1960s, which he proposed in an address to Congress on May 25, 1961.