Shepard, Alan, Slayton, Deke, Moon Shot: The Inside Story of America's Race to the Moon. Atlanta: Turner Publishing, 1994. First Edition, Signed by Alan Shepard on title page. Introduction by Neil Armstrong. Original blue hardcover boards with silver titles to spine. Original dust jacket. New archival black slipcase.
Presented is a first edition printing of Moon Shot: The Inside Story of America's Race to the Moon, written by Alan Shepard and Deke Slayton. The first American to travel to space, Alan Shepard signed the full title page in black felt-tipped ink. The book was published by Turner Publishing in Atlanta, Georgia in 1994. The book is presented in its original boards and dust jacket. It is complete with an introduction by astronaut Neil Armstrong and is illustrated with 32 glossy pages of black and white photographs.
Moon Shot provides the never-before-told story of the bravery and teamwork that made the journey to the Moon possible. Shepard and Slayton, part of the pioneering space program from the beginning, tell this fascinating inside perspective. The book references the Cold War's Space Race, in which the United States and the Soviet Union competed to gain dominance in outer space exploration. Their book offers readers a personal look at the Apollo mission that made history from two of the brave men who first ventured into space.
Alan Shepard was America’s first man in space. After serving as chief of the Astronaut Office, he returned to space on the Apollo 14 mission and logged nine hours exploring the Moon. In 1974 he retired from both NASA and the Navy, where he held the rank of rear admiral. Deke Slayton, also one of the original seven NASA astronauts, was assigned to fly the second orbital mission. Grounded by an irregular heartbeat, Slayton stayed on to supervise the astronaut corps, and his dedication was rewarded in 1972 when he was restored to flight status. Slayton was the docking module pilot of the 1975 Apollo–Soyuz Test Project. The flight culminated in the first meeting in space between American astronauts and Soviet Cosmonauts. He remained with NASA until his retirement in 1982.
CONDITION:Very good condition. Octavo, in original blue hardback boards with silver embossed titles to the spine. Original dust jacket, with a price-clipped front flap and some scuffing to the rear panel of the jacket. Alan Shepard has signed this printing on the title page, in black felt-tipped ink. 383 pages. Book is presented with a new archival black slipcase, with an inlaid photograph of Mercury 7 astronauts on the front. Book dimensions: 6 1/2"W x 9 1/4"H x 1 1/4"D. Slipcase dimensions: 6 5/8"W x 9 5/8"H x 1 7/8"D.