Collins | Michael

Liftoff: The Story of America’s Adventure in Space

First Edition | First Printing



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Signed by Apollo 11 Command Module Pilot, Michael Collins, the first edition of Liftoff: The Story of America’s Adventure in Space.

Octavo, xi, 288pp. Gray hardcover, black spine. Stated “first edition 1988” on copyright page, with a full number line. Two stamps removed using whiteout on title page, below signature. In the publisher’s dust jacket, $25.00 on front flap, shelf wear to covers, bright illustrations. Includes paperwork from RR Auctions. Signed by Michael Collins on the title page, with “Gemini 10” and “Apollo 11” below signature.

Michael Collins (1930-2021) was an American astronaut and a retired United States Air Force Major General. He served as the Command Module Pilot for NASA’s Apollo 11 mission in July 1969, during which Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to land on the Moon. Collins remained in lunar orbit aboard the Command Module while Armstrong and Aldrin explored the lunar surface. Prior to his time at NASA, Collins was a test pilot and an Air Force pilot. He later held various administrative positions within NASA before retiring from both the Air Force and NASA in 1970. Collins authored several books and continued to advocate for space exploration until his passing on April 28, 2021.

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Location Published

New York


Grove Press


First Edition, First Printing

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Very Good

Jacket Condition

Near Fine


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