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Lot 113. Gordon Cooper. (1927-2004). American astronaut, one of the original Mercury 7 pilots in the Mercury program, the first manned-space effort by the United States. The story of the Mercury astronauts is portrayed in the film The Right Stuff (1983), in which Cooper was played by Dennis Quaid. Cooper is also the last American astronaut to orbit the Earth for an entire mission by himself; however, he wasn’t the last U.S. astronaut to reach space alone.

Signed book: Leap of Faith. An Astronaut’s Journey into the Unknown. By Gordon Coopeer. With Bruce Henderson. Hard cover, 6x9, jacket $25 with price intact. Illustrated. New York: HarperCollins. 277 pages, indexed. First edition with full number line. Signed in black ink title page.

In very good condition with slight edge wear to jacket. Dust jacket protected in a fresh removable acid-free mylar protector.

MB. $35. Est. $150

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