Duke, Charlie and Dotty Duke. Moonwalker. Nashville: Thomas Nelson, Inc., 1990. Signed and inscribed by Charlie Duke on first free end page, First Edition, Original dust jacket and red hardcover boards.
This is a first edition of Moonwalker by Charlie Duke, written in conjunction with Dotty Duke. The book features Duke’s signature on the first free page with an inscription that reads: "To Susie Crouch, Aim high, Charlie Duke." The book was published in 1990 by Oliver Nelson out of Nashville, Tennessee.
Moonwalker offers Charles “Charlie” Duke's firsthand account of the events of the Apollo 16 mission. Duke served as Lunar Module Pilot during the mission. Apollo 16 aimed to answer broad questions about the Moon’s surface by inspecting sample materials, conducting experiments, and completing photographic tasks from lunar orbit. In this book, Duke goes into the technical details of the mission, and provides details of his private life and how the mission affected his family.
Duke was a fighter pilot, U.S. Air Force Officer, and astronaut. Duke was known even before he stepped foot on the Moon, as we was employed as a Mission Control specialist in Houston where the world heard Duke’s distinctive voice during the Apollo 11 Mission: “Roger, Twank...Tranquility, we copy you on the ground. You got a bunch of guys about to turn blue. We’re breathing again. Thanks a lot!” After Duke piloted the Apollo 16, he stayed with NASA and remained the back-up pilot for Apollo 17. Duke retired in 1976 and earned the Air Force Distinguished Service Medal, the Legion of Merit, and the NASA Distinguished Service Medal.
Very good, clean through. Dust jacket in near fine condition. Red hardcover boards as issued. 284 pp. Inscription in black ballpoint ink, legible and clean. Protective mylar wrap on the dust jacket.
Dimensions: 9 3/8"H x 6 1/2" W x 1 1/4"D.
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