Very Good / Very Good. Item #003521
New York: NASA / Grove Press, 1988. Stated First Edition with full numberline. Signed by Michael Collins on full title with inscription "All the best to Vera from Mike Collins."
Octavo; 288pp. Illustrations by James Dean throughout. Illustrated dust jacket with original $25.00 price; book in gray paper- and black cloth-covered boards with silver lettering to spine. Jacket lightly rubbed along edges and nudged at spine ends, but with no chips or tears. Boards are sturdy and square. Opens easily to signature, but binding is secure. Paperclip impression at top of a few pages, else unmarked.
Collins's account of the space program, including his own Gemini and Apollo missions as well as almost 20 pages devoted to analysis of the Challenger explosion two years prior. Reviews praise Collins and the book for his explaining of the science behind it all in a clear and readable style.