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Aldrin, Jr., Colonel Edwin E. "Buzz" and Wayne Warga.
Return to Earth.
A Very Good plus copy with some sunning to board edges a light foxing to the top edge of the text block in a Near Fine, unclipped dj with a nick to one corner. Signed by Aldrin on the front flyleaf.

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Shepard, Alan & Deke Slayton.
Moon Shot: The Inside Story of America's Race to the Moon. Introduction by Neil Armstrong.
A Fine tight copy in a Near Fine bright price clipped dust jacket. Inscribed "To Chuck, Alan Shepard" on titlepage. On October 4, 1957, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik I, and the space race was born. Desperate to beat the Russians into space, NASA put together a crew of the nation’s most daring test pilots: the seven men who were to lead America to the moon. The first into space was Alan Shepard; the last was Deke Slayton, whose irregular heartbeat kept him grounded until 1975. They spent the 1960s at the forefront of NASA’s effort to conquer space, and Moon Shot is their inside account of what many call the twentieth century’s greatest feat—landing humans on another world. Collaborating with NBC’s veteran space reporter Jay Barbree, Shepard and Slayton narrate in gripping detail the story of America’s space exploration from the time of Shepard’s first flight until he and eleven others had walked on the moon.

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[Apollo Space Program] Hurt, Harry, III; Entrekin, Morgan (editor).
For All Mankind.
A Fine tight unread copy in a Fine, bright unclipped dust jacket. Between December 1968 and December 1972, twenty-four men voyaged to the moon. For All Mankind presents a dramatic and comprehensive account of what President John E Kennedy called "the most hazardous and dangerous and greatest adventure on which man has ever embarked." For All Mankind is based on exclusive interviews with the Apollo astronauts, the most comprehensive and revealing firsthand accounts of space travel ever assembled. In their own words, the astronauts share the sights, sounds, thoughts, fears, hopes, and dreams they experienced during their incredible voyages. In a compelling narrative structured as one trip to the moon, Harry Hurt recounts all the drama and danger of the lunar voyages, from the anxiety of the astronauts' prelaunch procedures through the euphoria of touchdown on the lunar surface.

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[Astronaut Memoir Signed] Carpenter, Scott; Stoever, Kris.
For Spacious Skies: The Uncommon Journey of a Mercury Astronaut.
A Fine tight unread copy in a Fine bright dust jacket. Signed by Astronaut Carpenter. Scott Carpenter was one of seven Project Mercury astronauts who took part in America's burgeoning space program in the 1960s. He writes candidly of the pioneering science, training, and biomedicine of early space flight and tells the heart-stopping tale of his famous spaceflight aboard Aurora 7. He shares stories from the earliest days of NASA and, for the first time ever, Carpenter's own account of his controversial flight and splashdown.

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[Astronaut Memoir] Cunningham, Walter.
The All-American Boys: An Insider's Candid Look at the Space Program and the Myth of the Super Hero.
A Near Fine tight copy with one slightly bumped corner in a Near Fine unclipped dust jacket with one short tape-repaired edge tear. Cunningham was a member of the Apollo 7 crew that mapped future landing sites for the first moon landing in 1969. He provides an inside look at the making and unmaking of America's astronaut corps.

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[Astronaut Memoir] Irwin, James B.
To Rule the Night. The Discovery Voyage of Astronaut Jim Irwin.
A Near Fine copy with previous owners stamps on the flyleaf in a Very Good dust jacket with edgewear, closed edge tears and two chips missing from the heel of the spine. This copy is inscribed by astronaut Jim Irwin. Irwin walked on the Moon on during the Apollo 15 mission in 1971 and manned the Lunar module "Falcon" for 18 hours on the Moon's surface. As a result of his Apollo experience, Irwin underwent a devout religious experience that until he wrote this book he was not allowed to publicly discuss. "As we flew into space," Irwin writes, "we had a new sense of ourselves, of the earth, and of the nearness of God. I sensed the beginning of some sort of deep change taking place inside of me," Irwin died in 1991 of a heart attack.

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[Astronaut Photograph] Mitchell, Edgar.
Photograph of the Moonwalker on the Moon. Signed By Mitchell.
This color photograph of Mitchell standing on the Moon is signed by Mitchell and measures 20 inches by 16 inches. Fine condition, shrinkwrapped. Mitchell served as lunar module pilot on Apollo 14 and became the sixth person to walk on the Moon. Along with flight mate Alan Shepard, Mitchell deployed and activated scientific equipment and experiments on the lunar surface where they collected almost 100 pounds of lunar samples for return to Earth.

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[Astronaut Signature] Cernan, Eugene with Don Davis.
The Last Man on the Moon: Astronaut Eugene Cernan and America's Race to Space.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine bright unclipped dust jacket. This copy is signed by Cernan. Eugene Cernan was the 12th and last man to walk on the moon as the commander of Apollo 17, the last scheduled manned mission to the moon. Cernan and fellow astronaut Jack Schmitt activated a base of operations on the moon from which they completed three highly successful excursions to nearby craters and the Taurus mountains, making the moon their home for over three days. This last mission to the moon established several new records for manned space flight.

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[Astronaut Signature] Glenn, John with Nick Taylor.
John Glenn: A Memoir.
A Fine copy in a Fine unclipped dust jacket. This copy is signed "John Glenn" on the front flyleaf. John Glenn was the first astronaut to orbit the Earth. Nearly four decades later, as the world's oldest astronaut, his courage reveted a nation. But these two historical events only bracketed a life that covers the sweep of an extraordinary century. John Glenn's autobiography spans the seminal events of the twentieth century. It is a story that begins with his childhood in Ohio where he learned the importance of family, community, and patriotism. He took these values with him as a marine fighter pilot during World War II and into the skies over Korea, for which he would be decorated. Always a gifted flier, it was during the war that he contemplated the unlimited possibilities of aviation and its frontiers. We see the early days of NASA, where he first served as a backup pilot for astronauts Alan Shepard and Gus Grissom. In 1962 Glenn piloted the Mercury-Atlas 6 Friendship 7 spacecraft on the first manned orbital mission of the United States. Then came several years in international business, followed by a twenty-four year career as a U.S. Senator-and in 1998 a return to space for his remarkable Discover mission at the age of seventy-seven.

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[Astronaut Signature] Irwin, James B.
To Rule the Night. The Discovery Voyage of Astronaut Jim Irwin.
A Near Fine tight copy with tape shadows to the flyleaf in a Very Good plus unclipped dust jacket with edgewear to the spine. This copy is Inscribed and signed by astronaut Jim Irwin on the half title page; his business card is laid in. Irwin walked on the Moon during the Apollo 15 mission in 1971 and manned the Lunar module "Falcon" for 18 hours on the Moon's surface. As a result of his Apollo experience, Irwin underwent a devout religious experience that until he wrote this book he was not allowed to publicly discuss. "As we flew into space," Irwin writes, "we had a new sense of ourselves, of the earth, and of the nearness of God. I sensed the beginning of some sort of deep change taking place inside of me," Irwin died in 1991 of a heart attack.

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[Astronaut Signature] Mitchell, Edgar with Williams, Dwight.
The Way of the Explorer: An Apollo Astronaut's Journey Through the Material and Mystical Worlds.
A Fine copy in a Fine unclipped dj. Inscribed by astronaut Mitchell on the half-title page. Apollo 14 astronaut Mitchell offers a vision in which technology and intuition are harmonized in pursuit of a more advanced consciousness. When Mitchell was hurtling back to earth after walking on the moon in 1971, he had a profound sense that all things are interconnected and that the universe is an intelligent process with which we need to link up. We hear how Mitchell began a career as a fighter pilot in the years following WW II, switched to NASA with the hope of being part of the new space program, and came to know the legendary Wernher von Braun, whom he believes was a true visionary rather than a Nazi opportunist. Mitchell tells how, while returning to earth, he carried out a private ESP experiment that seemed to yield positive results. Subsequently, he founded the Institute of Noetic Sciences, in order to test paranormal phenomena scientifically. He offers us a tour of Western thought from Aristotle to Newton, arguing that intuition and science were divorced until the advent of Einstein and quantum physics. We hear a lot about synchronicity, left and right brain, and the concept that psychic events are quantum exchanges in the brain that link us with the larger world. From "Kirkus".

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[Astronaut Signature] Shepard, Alan & Deke Slayton.
Moon Shot: The Inside Story of America's Race to the Moon.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine bright unclipped dust jacket. Alan Shepard Signed bookplate on the half title. On October 4, 1957, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik I, and the space race was born. Desperate to beat the Russians into space, NASA put together a crew of the nation’s most daring test pilots: the seven men who were to lead America to the moon. The first into space was Alan Shepard; the last was Deke Slayton, whose irregular heartbeat kept him grounded until 1975. They spent the 1960s at the forefront of NASA’s effort to conquer space, and Moon Shot is their inside account of what many call the twentieth century’s greatest feat—landing humans on another world. Collaborating with NBC’s veteran space reporter Jay Barbree, Shepard and Slayton narrate in gripping detail the story of America’s space exploration from the time of Shepard’s first flight until he and eleven others had walked on the moon.

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[Astronaut Signature] Shepard, Alan & Deke Slayton.
Moon Shot: The Inside Story of America's Race to the Moon.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine bright unclipped dust jacket. Alan Shepard has signed a bookplate afixed to the half title. Astronauts Shepard and Slayton tell the compelling story of America's race to the Moon, beginning in 1961 when Shepard became the first American to fly in space and ending on July 20, 1969 when Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk on the Moon. The roots of the first Moon landing are found in the Mercury Program where seven astronauts lead the way to the first Moon landing and those that followed.

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[Astronaut Signed Card with photo] Carpenter, M. Scott.

This signed card measures approximately 6.5" x 3.5" and is Signed, "Best Wishes--M. Scott Carpenter Mercury Astronaut." Together with a black & white photograph of Carpenter in his space suit outside of NASA's Mercury Control Center. Original mailing envelope included.Scott Carpenter was one of America's original seven Project Mercury astronauts. He was the fourth American in space, orbiting the Earth three times on May 24, 1962 aboard the Project Mercury capsule Aurora 7, for a total of four hours and 55 minutes. In this photograph he is wearing his Project Mercury lapel pin. Carpenter later became an oceanologist, exploring the depths of the Pacific Ocean.

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[Astronaut Signed Document] Cernan, Gene and Ron Evans.
Agreement on the Rescue of Astronauts, the Return of Astronauts and the Return of Object Launched into Outer Space. A Facsimile
This facsimile document, printed by Seymour Kessler, reproduces the 10 Articles concerning the return and rescue of astronauts and space craft and was agreed to by the three signatory countries: the U.S., Great Britain and the USSR. It also has a First Day of Issue stamp commemorating The First Man on the Moon with two postmarks. Document measures 16.5" x 10.5", is folded once and is in Fine condition. Though not called for, this item is Signed by Apollo 17 astronauts Eugene Cernan and Ron Evans.

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[Astronaut Signed Document] Schmitt, Harrison H.
Treaty on Principles Governing the Activities of States in the Exploration and Use of Outer Space, including the Moon and Other
This facsimile document, printed by Seymour Kessler, reproduces the 17 Articles concerning the use and exploration of space and was agreed to by the three signatory countries: the U.S., Great Britain and the USSR. It also has a First Day of Issue stamp commemorating the US space program with postmark from Kennedy Space Center, Fl Sept 29, 1967. Document measures 16.5" x 10.5", is folded once and is in Fine condition. Though not called for, this item is Signed by Apollo 17 astronaut Harrison Schmitt.

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[Astronaut Signed Letter] Grissom Virgil "Gus".
Typed Letter Signed by Viril "Gus" Grissom.
This typed letter to a collector of space material is written on NASA letterhead and dated August 18, 1961. The text reads: "Dear___, Thank you for your congratulations and thoughtfulness. Your reaction as a fellow American has been most heart-warming to me. I am very proud to have been a part of this step in our space program. I am happy to send a photograph as you have requested. Very Truly Yours, Signed Virgil I Grissom." Virgil "Gus" Grissom was the second American astronaut in space, aboard Mercury-Redstone 4 named Liberty Bell 7. It was a 15 minute and 37 second suborbital flight on July 21, 1961. The flight was successful, but the spacecraft sank shortly after splashdown. Grissom wrote this letter 4 weeks later. Grissom returned to space aboard Gemini 3 on March 23, 1965, which became the first manned Gemini flight. The flight, with fellow astronaut John Young, orbited the Earth three times. Grissom was chosen, with astronauts Edward H. White II and Roger B. Chaffee, for the first manned Apollo mission in 1967. On January 27, 1967, during a routine training exercise on the launching pad, a fire in the command module of Apollo 1 killed all three astronauts. Signed "Virgil I. Grissom." Authentic Grissom signatures are rare in any form. A Near Fine copy. Together with a card Signed by Betty Grissom and two small color photographs, one of a flatbed jalopy with Liberty Bell 7 painted on it that was part of parade in Grissom's hometown the day he went into space and a snapshot of Grissom's home where he grew up in Mitchell, Indiana.

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[Astronaut Signed Photograph] Carpenter, M. Scott.
Signed Photograph of Astronaut of Scott Carpenter.
This official NASA black and white photograph of Scott Carpenter in civilian clothes measures 8" x 10" and is Signed, "Best Wishes. M. Scott Carpenter." Scott Carpenter was one of America's original seven Project Mercury astronauts. He was the fourth American in space, orbiting the Earth three times on May 24, 1962 aboard the Project Mercury capsule Aurora 7, for a total of four hours and 55 minutes. In this photograph he is wearing his Project Mercury lapel pin. Carpenter later became an oceanologist, exploring the depths of the Pacific Ocean. The last Mercury mission was flown by Gordon Cooper on May 15-16, 1963,Photograph is in Near Fine condition with shallow indents to one edge, not affecting the image.

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[Astronaut Signed Photograph] Cooper, Jr., Leroy Gordon.

Black & white 8 x 10 photograph is in Near Fine condition with shallow nicks to one edge, not affecting the image. Signed "Leroy G. Cooper, Jr." Cooper is seen wearing the Project Mercury lapel pin.L(eroy) Gordon Cooper, Jr. (1927-2004) was chosen as an original Mercury astronaut in April 1959. He piloted the Faith 7 spacecraft, the last Project Mercury flight, on a 22-orbit mission (May 15-16, 1963). In so doing he became the first American in space for more than a day (34 hours and 19 minutes). In 1965, Cooper and Charles Conrad flew on Gemini 5 (August 21-29, 1965), making the longest flight in space (120 orbits in 190 hours) which proved that men could remain in space long enough to travel to the moon and back. Cooper later served as back up command pilot for Gemini 12 and back up Commander for Apollo 10 until retiring from NASA and the Air Force in 1970. Gordon Cooper died on October 4, 2004, at his home in Ventura, California, at the age of 77.

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[Astronauts] Hansen, James R.
First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong. The Authorized Biography.
A Fine tight unread copy in a Fine bright unclipped dust jacket. Signed by the author James Hansen. When Apollo 11 touched down on the moon’s surface in 1969, the first man on the moon became a legend. In First Man, Hansen explores the life of Neil Armstrong. Based on over fifty hours of interviews with the intensely private Armstrong, who also gave Hansen exclusive access to private documents and family sources, this “magnificent panorama of the second half of the American twentieth century” is an unparalleled biography of an American icon. In a riveting narrative filled with revelations, Hansen vividly recreates Armstrong’s career in flying, from his seventy-eight combat missions as a naval aviator flying over North Korea to his formative transatmospheric flights in the rocket-powered X-15 to his piloting Gemini VIII to the first-ever docking in space. These milestones made it seem, as Armstrong’s mother Viola memorably put it, “as if from the very moment he was born—farther back still—that our son was somehow destined for the Apollo 11 mission.”

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[Edward Teller] Blumberg, Stanley A. and Gwinn Owens.
Energy & Conflict: The Life and Times of Edward Teller,
A Fine tight copy in a Near Fine price-clipped dust jacket with light edge wear to the spine edges. This copy is inscribed by Edward Teller on the front flyleaf and also laid-in is a small photograph of Teller that he has signed. In this 1976 biography of Edward Teller, father of the hydrogen bomb, the authors present exclusive interviews, memorabilia, and photos provided by Teller. and delves into each stage of his life and career. The controversial Teller spearheaded America’s effort to build the hydrogen bomb, and then testified against Robert Oppenheimer in his security clearance trial. The book explains his early persecution by the Hungarian communists, then the Nazis in Germany. His role in the Manhattan Project is described in detail. Also portrayed is the development of the H-bomb, including descriptions of its evolving design. Teller’s life after the H-bomb is shown to a limited extent, with government surveillance of his activities and his despair over the limited test ban treaty as two of the highlights. The book offers a detailed and comprehensive view of Edward Teller. Though objective, the biography emphasizes the interviews with Teller and does not always fully treat the opinions of his critics.

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[Gemini Astronauts] Carpenter, Scott, L. Godon Cooper, John H. Glenn et al.
We Seven. By the Astronauts Themselves.
A Near Fine copy with a discreet owner name in a Near Fine price unclipped dust jacket with a short tear at the lower edge of the front fold. This book is the personal narrative of the original seven Project Mercury astronauts--Scott Carpenter, Gordon Cooper, John Glenn, Gus Grissom, Alan Shepard, Deke Slayton and Walter Schirra-- who individually describe their training regimen and recount their space travels. Carpenter, Schirra and Shepard would eventually each walk on the Moon while Glenn became the last of the group to make a space flight. Illustrated with photographs. This copy includes a card inscribed by Carpenter that reads: "Best wishes, M. Scott Carpenter Mercury Astronaut."

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[Signed Astronaut Memoir] Bean, Alan with Andrew Chaikin.
Apollo: An Eyewitness Account by Astronaut/Explorer Artist/Moonwalker Alan Bean.
A Fine copy in a Fine unclipped dust jacket. Inscribed by Astronaut Alan Bean. This is astronaut Bean's personal record of a unique period in the history of exploration; he was the lunar module pilot for Apollo 12 and eventually the fourth man to walk on the moon. He is also a man with great artistic talent and his paintings in this volume show the impact his space travels had on him.

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[Signed Astronaut Memoir] Cunningham, Walter.
The All-American Boys: An Insider's Candid Look at the Space Program and the Myth of the Super Hero.
A Very Good copy with a small scuff to the front board with the boards bound upside down in a Very Good unclipped dust jacket with one short tape-repaired edge tear. Cunningham was a member of the Apollo 7 crew that mapped future landing sites for the first moon landing in 1969. On October 11, 1968, he occupied the lunar module pilot seat for the eleven-day flight of Apollo 7 - the first manned flight test of the third generation United States spacecraft. With Walter M. Schirra, Jr., and Donn F. Eisele, Cunningham participated in and executed maneuvers enabling the crew to perform exercises in transposition and docking and lunar orbit rendezvous with the S-IVB stage of their Saturn IB launch vehicle; completed eight successful test and maneuvering ignitions of the service module propulsion engine; measured the accuracy of performance of all spacecraft systems; and provided the first effective television transmission of onboard crew activities. The 263-hour, four-and-a-half million mile shakedown flight was successfully concluded on October 22, 1968, with splashdown occurring in the Atlantic - some eight miles from the carrier ESSEX (only 3/10 of a mile from the originally predicted aiming point).He provides an inside look at the making and unmaking of America's astronaut corps. This copy is signed: "Walter Cunningham Apollo 7".

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[Signed Astronaut Memoir] Schirra, Walter M., Jr. and Richard N. Billings.
Schirra's Space.
First Printing. A Fine tight copy in a Very Good plus dust jacket with some light edge wear. This copy is inscribed by Schirra: "Happy Landings____, Wally Schirra." Schirra is the only astronaut to have participated in all three of NASA's pioneering space programs: Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo. Schirra was the first man to rendezvous with another space vehicle. In this first-person narrative, Schirra provides a chronicle of an important era in American history and space exploration. Schirra died in 2007 of a heart attack.

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[Signed Astronaut Photo] .
Astronaut [Charlie} Duke collects Lunar Samples on Moon.
A Near Fine color NASA photograph with a small pin hole at the tope edge. This image measures 8 x 10 inches and is inscribed by Duke. Astronaut Charles M. Duke, lunar module pilot of the Apollo 16 lunar landing mission, is photographed collecting lunar samples at Station No. 1 during the first Apollo 16 extravehicular activity at the Descartes landing site. This picture, looking eastward, was taken by Astronaut John W. Young commander. Duke is standing at the rim of Plum crater. The parked Lunar Roving Vehicle can be seen in the left background.

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[Space Program for Young Adults] Newlon, Clarke.
Famous Pioneers in Space.
A Fine tight copy in a Near Fine unclipped dust jacket with some light edge wear. Inscribed by the author. This book is part of the "Famous Biographies for Young People" series and provides the stories of seventeen pioneers of the international space program including Robert Goddard, Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, Theodore Von Karman, Hermann Oberth, James Van Allen, Bernard Schriever, as well as chapters on the early cosmonauts, early US astronauts and Manned Spacecraft of the Future. Astronaut Wally Schirra is pictured on the cover.

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[Space Program] Alexander, Tom.
Project Apollo: Man to the Moon.
A Near Fine copy with slight fading to the head of the cloth spine in a Very Good plus unclipped dust jacket with slight edge wear. Review copy with author photo laid-in. The author has laid out the history of the Apollo moon project as called for by President John F. Kennedy promising in 1961 to put a man on the moon in ten years. Mr. Alexander accents the peculiarly American quality of our space effort by contrasting its sophisticated science with its "quiet tinkering and junkyard gadgetry". Between chapters (in lyric italics) runs an imaginative preconstruction of the first flight in practice, all the way and back, which is a piece of striking story-telling. With some wryness, the author spends a chapter assessing the Russian program and compares single-minded Russian technology with the diffusiveness of ours.

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[Space Program].
Major General Holger N. Toftoy: Photographs.
This small black and white photograph of General Toftoy measures approximeately 2.5" by 4" . In addition, there is a supplied second black & white photograph of Toftoy with four other members of the Army Ballistic Missle Agency which includes Hermann Oberth and Werhner von Braun. Included with the photographs is a piece of paper signed by Toftoy. In 1944, Toftoy became Chief of the Army Ordnance Technical Intelligence teams assigned to Europe to seek out and evaluate captured enemy Ordnance weapons and equipment. During this time a series of historic events occurred that have had a profound effect upon the U.S. missile and apace programs. The technical intelligence teams were asked to make a full report on and send home specimens of two of the most spectacular German weapons of the war, the V-1 and V-2 rockets. These weapons were developed by a group of scientists under direction of Dr. Wernher von Braun at Peenemunde. While the search was underway for these rockets an assistant to Toftoy, MAJ James P. Hamill, made contact with Dr. von Braun and members of the Peenemunde team who had retreated to the Harz Mountains in advance of the Allied armies. Toftoy knew the U.S. Army was planning to add guided missiles to its weapons program. He first cabled, then went personally to Washington to recommend that the German scientists be brought to the U.S. for interrogation and possible employment. By September 1945, the first group of scientists, including von Braun, had arrived in the U.S. Toftoy was then transferred back to Washington and assigned responsibility for direction of the Army guided missile program. In 1952, Toftoy was assigned to Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, as Director of the Ordnance Missile Laboratories, which was responsible for planning, technical control and supervision of what had become the nation-wide Army guided missile and rocket development program. Within two years, Redstone Arsenal had become recognized as one of the Army's most important technical centers, and General Toftoy, first as a Brigadier General, then as Major General in command of Redstone Arsenal, had laid the foundation of today's huge complex.

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[Test Pilot Signed Photograph] Simons, David G.

This 8 x 10 black & white photograph of Simons show him inside a balloon capsule wearing his flight suit and is Signed "David G. Simons, Lt. Col. USAF MC." Together with a typed letter on USAF School of Aerospace Medicine stationary thanking the recipient for requesting an autographed picture and is Signed, David G. Simons."Lt. Colonel David Simons was one of three men involved in Project Manhigh to determine the effects of high altitude elements on future space travelers. Project Manhigh was established in December 1955 to obtain scientific data on the behavior of a balloon in an environment above 99 percent of the earth's atmosphere and to investigate cosmic rays and their effects on man. Three balloon flights to the edge of space were made during the program: Manhigh I to 97,000 feet, by Capt. Joseph Kittinger on June 2, 1957; Manhigh II to 101,516 feet by Maj. David Simons on Aug. 19-20, 1957; and Manhigh III to 98,000 feet by Lt. Clifton McClure on Oct, 8, 1958. The pressurized capsule on display at the museum was used by Maj. Simons on his 32-hour flight to 101,516 feet, thereby establishing an altitude record for manned balloons. Including the pilot and scientific equipment carried aboard, the total weight of the Manhigh II gondola was 1,648 pounds. At maximum altitude, the balloon expanded to a 200-foot diameter with a volume in excess of 3,000,000 cubic feet

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