The Inside Story of America's Race to the Moon
Signed (by Shepard), 1st Edition, 10th Printing
Signed copy of Moon Shot, The Inside Story of America's Race to the Moon. The book is signed on a book plate by astronaut Alan Shepard, who passed away in 1998.
On May 5, 1961, Shepard became an American hero when he embarked on a 15 minute flight to the edges of space, then successfully splashed down into the Altantic Ocean, as the entire nation focused on his mission.
This feat made Shepard the second person and first American in space. Ten years later, he commanded the Apollo 14 mission, and he was the fifth person to walk on the Moon.
This book is from my personal collection. The book is signed on a bookplate, no inscription except for the signature. It is unread and has been on a shelf. There is some light wear to the jacket. The spots that appear on the image of the bookplate are glue showing through.