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Michael Collins
Carrying the Fire : An Astronaut's Journeys by Michael Collins (1974, Hardcover)
Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1974. Condition: Very Good. The book and dust jacket are in very good to very good-plus condition. Details below. CARRYING THE FIRE An Astronaut's Journeys By Michael Collins First Bookshop is pleased to offer a first edition, first printing of "Carrying the Fire," written and signed by Michael Collins. Collins, an astronaut onboard for Gemini 10 and Apollo 11, autographed his book at a private event on July 22, 2019. "Carrying the Fire" may be the best written and most personal account leading up to and including the Apollo 11 mission to land on the moon. Collins describes his training, his dangerous days as a test pilot, his colleagues in the space program, his ride with astronaut John Young on Gemini 10, and his experience as Apollo 11 pilot with Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, the first to walk on the moon. First Bookshop tries hard to offer extras with our signed works. "Carrying the Fire" comes with an ironclad guarantee that the signature is authentic or your money back; a certificate of authenticity (COA) from Novaspace in Tucson verifying the signature as genuine; an archival and removable Brodart covering that helps protect the dust jacket from dirt and spills; and two photos of Collins signing our books. All of our books, including "Carrying the Fire," are well-packaged, bubble-wrapped and shipped in a box. Collins, approaching 90 years old, applied his signature and wrote "Apollo XI CMP" underneath on the title page. ("CMP" stands for command module pilot.) He didn't personalize "Carrying the Fire" to anyone. One of the premier pilots of … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: first-bookshop [Houston, Texas, United States]
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