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Item 4101 - Wally Schirra Signed Souvenir Typescript Catalog 538 (Oct 2018)

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Souvenir typescript entitled "I've Got a Fire in the Cockpit: The Tragedy of Apollo One," a passage from the book Moon Shot: The Inside Story of America's Apollo Moon Landings, one page, 8.5 x 11, no date. In part: "The life-support system was caving in on itself, melting, bursting, collapsing. Cooling fluid spewed through the capsule. In the atmosphere of now-blazing oxygen and soaring temperature the cooling fluid poured forth like water from a hose, only it was flammable and it, too, burst into flames and sprayed its own fiery torrent across the cabin. And yet, incredibly, the astronauts functioned as the well-drilled team they were. Immersed in flames curling along under their bodies, splashing against their transparent visors, wrapping about their torsos, the astronauts attempted to perform their emergency duties…The lives of Gus Grissom, Roger Chaffee, and Ed White had been snuffed out in eight-and-one-half-seconds." Signed at the conclusion in black ink by Schirra. In fine condition.

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