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cspg
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posted 02-04-2015 03:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Project Mercury and Badges of the Mercury Era
by Steven Kovachevich
Project Mercury and Badges of the Mercury Era presents a unique look at the people, procedures, and facilities that made Project Mercury a reality told from the perspective of the badge.

Badges, small insignificant pieces of paper, plastic and metal that were present at, and witness to, the historic events surrounding mankind's first venture into outer space. Presented in checklist format, well illustrated with custom artwork and full color foldout pages that detail the people, procedures and facilities that enabled the Free World's first manned orbital flight.

Project Mercury and Badges of the Mercury Era offers an in-depth and unprecedented presentation of the Mercury Control Center, the heart of flight operations, as it was in the early 1960s.

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posted 02-05-2015 05:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Joel Katzowitz   Click Here to Email Joel Katzowitz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Has anyone read, seen, or purchased the Project Mercury and Badges of the Mercury Era book?

I visited their website and it has a lot of interesting Project Mercury documents and graphic content available for download, but I never saw anything pertaining to badges. I sent them an email but have yet to get a reply.

I'd definitely purchase the book but for 50 bucks I'd like to verify the contents first. Thanks.

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posted 02-06-2015 12:21 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for J.L   Click Here to Email J.L     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have a copy and give it a big thumbs up. Superb design and content.

Joel Katzowitz
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posted 02-06-2015 07:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Joel Katzowitz   Click Here to Email Joel Katzowitz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks J.L.

But does it contain information on Mercury era badges?

Jurg Bolli
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posted 02-06-2015 01:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jurg Bolli   Click Here to Email Jurg Bolli     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Plus, what is the content? Can anybody provide a table of content?

J.L
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posted 02-07-2015 12:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for J.L   Click Here to Email J.L     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here's a look at some of the pages:

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Joel Katzowitz
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posted 02-08-2015 08:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Joel Katzowitz   Click Here to Email Joel Katzowitz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks J.L.

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posted 02-09-2015 05:03 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This looks really neat!

Joel Katzowitz
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posted 02-09-2015 08:31 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Joel Katzowitz   Click Here to Email Joel Katzowitz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I just ordered the book. According to the email I received, the books are printed and assembled on demand. Consequently it could take a week or more to get it shipped. The initial run will be limited to 100 copies.

Joel Katzowitz
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posted 02-13-2015 08:23 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Joel Katzowitz   Click Here to Email Joel Katzowitz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The book arrived yesterday and I've only had time to give it a cursory look, but what I saw was impressive. The design (old school loose ring binders with tabs), execution and content all look great. I'm looking forward to taking a deeper dive into the content.

Steven Kaplan
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posted 02-13-2015 09:06 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Steven Kaplan   Click Here to Email Steven Kaplan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My copy ordered last weekend arrived, and I echo Joel’s comments. The use of the rings, tabs and foldouts seems to recall the checklists and manuals associated with early manned programs. As a long time badge collector, I look forward to reading it.

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posted 02-14-2015 01:14 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for jjknap   Click Here to Email jjknap     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
How many pages is it?

Joel Katzowitz
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posted 02-14-2015 07:34 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Joel Katzowitz   Click Here to Email Joel Katzowitz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The book is about 200 pages with a number of them being foldouts. It contains a lot of photos, illustrations, and diagrams along with copy.

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posted 02-21-2015 12:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jjknap   Click Here to Email jjknap     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I just ordered a copy.

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