Very rare original bracket-bound NASA manual entitled “Apollo 13, Change of Shift Briefings and Press Conferences,” dated between April 6-16, 1970, 8.5 x 11 x 2.25, signed on the front cover in black ink by the four flight directors: “Milt Windler, Maroon Flight, Apollo 13,” “Eugene F. Kranz, ‘White’ Flight,” “Gerry Griffin, Gold Team Flight Director,” and “Glynn S. Lunney, ‘Black’ Flight.” The cover is also signed by Apollo astronaut Jim McDivitt, who served as the mission’s program manager. The manual consists of a total of 31 changes for shift briefings and press conferences, which include: Medical Status Briefing, Experimenters’ Briefing, Skylab Briefing, Prelaunch Press Conference, Post Launch Press Conference, Ken Mattingly Press Conference, Space Station Briefing, Space Shuttle Briefing, Space Tug Briefing, NASA Administrator Briefing, S-IVB Impact Briefing, Space Suit Briefing, Deke Slayton’s Press Conference, Reentry Hardware Briefing, Neil Armstrong’s Press Briefing, and Post Recovery Press Conference. In fine condition. A rare, detailed, and up-to-the-minute account of the invaluable efforts made by so many to bring the crew of Apollo 13 back safely to Earth.
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