SHARMAN, Helen and John K. GILBERT (editor). Juno Mission. Hatfield: The Association for Science Education (1992-3).
4to. Original ring binding; pp. 68 with text diagrams; with clear plastic portfolio containing 62 photographic slides, apparently unpublished elsewhere, showing the interior of Mir, the cosmonauts and shots of the Earth from space; fine.
First and only edition. This account of the 1991 mission to the Mir space station by Helen Sharman, the UK's first person in space, was intended as an educational resource for schools, universities and any other group with access to a slide projector. The numbered slides follow a course accompanied by explanations, questions and points of discussion in the text volume. Sharman describes the Juno Mission, cosmonaut training and the Soyuz and Mir spacecraft in great detail.
This is a vanishingly rare item. We have been able to find no auction or library records of this publication, and the photographs, which range from the awe-inspiring to the intimate, have not been seen elsewhere.