copyright 1962; M. Scott Carpenter; L. Gordon Cooper, Jr.; John H. Glenn, Jr.; Virgil I. Grisson; Walter M. Schirra, Jr.; Alan B. Shepard, Jr.; and Donald K. Slayton; Simon and Schuster publishers, New York; hardbound; very good condition with unmarked pages; dust jacket very good.
The pioneer astronauts who took America into space tell their personal stories about the challenges they faced, their fears, joys, friendships & successes. Chosen from hundreds of crackerjack pilots for their fitness, intelligence & courage, the original Mercury Seven astronauts risked their lives to cross the space frontier. In We Seven they take readers behind the scenes to show them their training, technology & teamwork, & to share personal stories, including the lighter moments of their mission. They bring readers inside the Mercury program, even into the space capsules themselves.
We Seven straps you in with the astronauts & rockets you along for the ride. Share Alan Shepard's exhilaration as he breaks thru the earth's atmosphere. Endure moments of panic with Gus Grissom when his hatch blows, stranding him in the open sea. Race with John Glenn as he makes split-second life-or-death maneuvers during reentry, & feel his relief when he emerges safe but drenched with sweat. Despite such heroism, Project Mercury was more than the story of individual missions. It defined the manned space flight program to come, from Gemini thru Apollo. In We Seven America's original astronauts tell us first hand about the space program they pioneered, and share with us the hopes of the USA at the dawn of a new era.