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Título: To Rule The Night
Editorial: A. J. Holman
Año de publicación: 1973
Condición del libro: Near Fine
Condición de la sobrecubierta: Good
Edición: 1st Edition
Here you have a very nice solid NF copy of the FIRST EDITION of 'To Rule The Night' by James Irwin. The dust jacket is non-price clipped and is in good to very good condition. This is rare FIRST EDITION especially in this condition. 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 rilles. 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 ABE-3437001317
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