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lewarren
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From: Houston, TX, USA
Registered: Aug 2001

posted 03-03-2003 01:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for lewarren   Click Here to Email lewarren     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hello everyone!

I went to "An Evening With John Glenn" at the Chabot in Oakland, CA last night.

There, I met a man who worked for North American/Downey as a test pilot. When NA got the contract for Apollo, this man became a simulator tester. As he describes it, he was one of 5 pilots who tested out procedures in the simulators when Astronauts weren't available.

During his career, this man probably met all the Astronauts in the Apollo, Skylab, and Apollo-Soyuz programs.

He had with him a 1st edition copy of "We Seven" in pretty good shape. The page edges looked a little worn, and the dust jacket has seen better days, but the spine and cover were almost like new. But here's the cool part; it was signed by:

Don Lind
Alan B Shepard, Jr.
Charles Conrad, Jr.
Dick Gordon
Dave Scott
Donn Eisele
Walter Cunningham
Roger B. Chaffee
Wally Schirra
Ed White
Gus Grissom
John Young
Ron Evans
Tom Stafford
Bill Pogue
Paul Weitz
Michael Collins
James Lovell
Frank Borman
Neil Armstrong
Buzz Aldrin
Alan L Bean
Vance Brand
Al Worden
Joe Kerwon
Joe Engle
Ken Mattingly
Rusty Schweickart
(and now John Glenn)

on one page, and on the classic picture of the Mercury 7 in their silver suits:

Deke Slayton
Gordon Cooper
Gus Grissom
Alan Shepard
Wally Schirra
(and now John Glenn)

This man was able to get John Glenn to add his signature to the book in 2 places.

This nice fellow thought that maybe the book was worth $500

Eep.

Myself and another listmember informed him that he should keep the book in a safe place because it is worth a LOT more than that.

He is not interested in selling, but was curious about how much this item was worth.

Anyone care to estimate it's worth?

[This message has been edited by collectSPACE Admin (edited March 03, 2003).]

Joe Davies
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From: UK
Registered: Jun 2000

posted 03-03-2003 02:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Joe Davies   Click Here to Email Joe Davies     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The chap should get on an aeroplane and go see Mr Scott Carpenter at a book signing to complete the Mercury 7!!

Value is hard to estimate, depends on how its signed etc, but has to be upwards of 5 thousand.

apollo11lem5@aol.com
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posted 03-03-2003 03:17 PM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wow......That is one fantastic signed book !! I have never seen one like that !! If he does not wish to cross the POND to get Scott Carpenter.....I have a copy of " WE SEVEN" signed by Carpenter alone. I would gladly trade him even for his book. I will even pay the postage for both books !! I have a big heart !! LOL.....IN MY DREAMS!!! Donald

bruce
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From: Fort Mill, SC, USA
Registered: Aug 2000

posted 03-03-2003 08:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bruce   Click Here to Email bruce     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
$500 nothing! I'd give him $525 for it (plus shipping - oh yeah, I charter a flippin' plane to fly it home!). Did this guy have body guards with him? Dangerous to be out and about with something like that.

Wonderful eye candy!

Bruce

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