Original official NASA news release press kit for Mercury-Redstone 3, 38 pages, 8 x 10.5, April 26, 1961, signed on the cover sheet in black felt tip, “Alan Shepard, MR3 Pilot.” The press kit is divided into eleven sections detailing the first manned Mercury sub-orbital flight. In fine condition, with expected wear including a couple rusty paperclip marks. Consignor notes that this was signed at a private signing in the mid-1990s at the US Astronaut Hall of Fame in Titusville, Florida; this is the only known signed example of this press kit. From the collection of aerospace memorabilia specialist Ken Havekotte. Pre-certified Zarelli Space Authentication.
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