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To Rule the Night: The Discovery Voyage of Astronaut Jim Irwin: Irwin, Jim; William A. Emerson Jr. To Rule the Night: The Discovery Voyage of Astronaut Jim Irwin: Irwin, Jim; William A. Emerson Jr. To Rule the Night: The Discovery Voyage of Astronaut Jim Irwin: Irwin, Jim; William A. Emerson Jr.

To Rule the Night: The Discovery Voyage of Astronaut Jim Irwin

Irwin, Jim; William A. Emerson Jr.

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ISBN 10: 0879810246 / ISBN 13: 9780879810245
Editorial: U.S.A.: A. J. Holman Co., 1973
Condición: Near Fine Encuadernación de tapa dura
Librería: Gambits Collectibles (Colorado Springs, CO, Estados Unidos de America)

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A. J. Holman, 1973. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. 1st Edition. Here you have a very solid copy of the FIRST EDITION of 'To Rule The Night' by James Irwin. The dust jacket is non-price clipped and is in good condition. This is rare FIRST EDITION . James Irwin was one of the 19 astronauts selected by NASA in April 1966. He also served as a member of the astronaut support crew for Apollo 10, the first mission to carry the full Apollo stack to the moon, and was the dry run for the first manned moon landing. He then served as backup lunar module pilot for the second moon landing mission, Apollo 12. Apollo 15 Between July 26 and August 7, 1971 – as the Apollo 15 Lunar Module Pilot (LMP) – Irwin logged 295 hours and 11 minutes in space. His Extra-Vehicular Activity (EVA) on the Moon's surface amounted to 18 hours and 30 minutes of the mission time (an additional 33 minutes was used to do a stand-up EVA by opening the LM's docking hatch to survey the surroundings and take photographs). Irwin's mission was more science-based than previous missions, which meant that he received intensive geological training to meet the demanding nature of the J-Mission profile. This extra training is credited with allowing him to make one of the most important discoveries of the Apollo era: the Genesis Rock. Apollo 15 landed in the Moon's Hadley-Apennine region, noted for its mountains and rills. Since this was a J-Mission, it meant that they would spend more time on the moon than previous missions, to allow for three EVAs. As well, Irwin was the first automobile passenger on the moon, since he was not the driver of the Lunar Roving Vehicle (LRV) carried along for this mission in the Lunar Module (LM) Falcon's Descent Stage. Irwin's stay on the Moon was just under three days at 66 hours and 54 minutes. A patch cut by Irwin from the backpack abandoned on the Moon during the Apollo 15 mission was auctioned at Christie's in 2001 for $310,500 in a consignment of material from Irwin's estate that garnered "a combined $500,000". Irwin attributed his time in space to lead to a strong devotion to God. He left NASA and started a ministry called High Flight. Irwin died in 1991. This book represents a monumental part of history. N° de ref. de la librería 0000968

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Título: To Rule the Night: The Discovery Voyage of ...

Editorial: U.S.A.: A. J. Holman Co.

Año de publicación: 1973

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro:Near Fine

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Good

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Edición: 1st Edition

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