Gene Kranz's personally-owned and -used Saturn Data Summary Handbook, 4.5 x 7.25, 130 pages, dated October 1, 1965. Published by Douglas Missile & Space Systems Division and prepared by Logistics Support, the handbook is divided by four tabs, "S-IV," "S-IVB/S-IB," "S-IVB/S-V," and "Appendix," and provides detailed illustrations and technical data summaries for the Douglas-produced Saturn S-IV and S-IVB stages of the NASA Apollo program, with the latter stage including information on the S-IB and S-V vehicles. Kranz has added his surname to the first page of the handbook in black felt tip. Housed in its attractive original Douglas binder. In fine condition, with some soiling to right side of signed page. Accompanied by a signed letter of authenticity from Kranz, in part: "The Saturn Data Summary Handbook…comes from my personal space memorabilia archives. I kept this handy for quick reference throughout the Apollo program as it contained a wealth of useful information…It should serve as a constant reminder of not only our accomplishments during this period but of the personal sacrifice that allowed us to forge a path from the Earth to the Moon and beyond."
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