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dom
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posted 05-14-2007 04:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dom   Click Here to Email dom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've just read something to the effect that fashion designer Pierre Cardin was allowed to wear Neil Armstrong's Apollo 11 moonsuit for a magazine cover in the early 1970s!!!

Apart from that there's no more information...anyone know anything else about this strange one?

Dom

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posted 05-14-2007 04:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for FutureAstronaut   Click Here to Email FutureAstronaut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I just did a search. This is what I got.

"My dream was one day to go on the moon. I was the only man in the world walking in this costume," he says, dragging out an old magazine, its front cover a picture of the designer wearing the suit that Neil Armstrong had worn to land on la luna."

Source: http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2003/08/01/1059480531338.html

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posted 05-14-2007 04:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dom   Click Here to Email dom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks Mike!

The gist of the thing I read was that Cardin's greatest pride in life was wearing the Apollo suit for a magazine photoshot...other than that I don't know anymore.

Maybe someone might remember that particular magazine cover!

Anyone?

Matt T
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posted 05-14-2007 05:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Matt T   Click Here to Email Matt T     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Jodrell Bank visitor centre had a big enlargement of that photo in their exhibition last time I visited. Maybe drop them a line?

Cheers,
Matt

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