By the Astronauts Themselves
Carpenter Cooper Glenn Grissom Schirra Shepard Slayton
First Edition. First Printing.
This is a must-read book on the early manned space flights. It is a first hand account, written entirely by the seven NASA Mercury Astronauts. Beside being test pilots, these men were also engineers dedicated to supervise special areas of the mission and the spacecraft.
In "We Seven" the Astronauts - one by one - write about their affection to flying and their previous career in aviation.
Then we follow their reports:
A Job for Everybody - Astronaut Donald K. Slayton
A Sharp Knife - Astronaut Leroy Gordon Cooper, Jr.
Some Séaches in the Room - Astronaut Walter M. Shirra, Jr.
Seven Miles of Wire and a Swizzle Stick - Astronaut John H. Glenn, Jr.
Our Cozy Cocoon - Astronaut Walter M. Shirra, Jr.
Some Fabulous Tricks of the Trade - Malcom Scott Carpenter
A Standing Start - Astronaut Donald K. Slayton
The Wheel - Astronaut John H. Glenn, Jr.
The One Unknown - Astronaut Malcom Scott Carpenter
The Three-Way Spin - Astronaut Virgil I. Grissom
What we do until the ship comes - Astronaut Alan B. Shepard, Jr.
Glitches in Time Save Trouble - Astronaut John Glenn, Jr.
Information about the first flights follows:
The First American - Alan B. Shepard, Jr.
The Trouble with Liberty Bell - Virgil I. Grissom
A Detailed Plan - John H. Glenn, Jr.
A Close Collaboration - Malcom Scott Carpenter
A Range around the World Alan B. Shepard, Jr.
The Mission - John Glenn, Jr.
The Confirmation - Malcom Scott Carpenter
Hardcover in the original dust jacket
375 Seiten / pages
good condition, with a namesticker from a previous owner
New York - 1962 - Simon and Schuster