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space1
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From: Danville, Ohio, USA
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posted 02-24-2014 02:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for space1   Click Here to Email space1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I wanted to share a recent addition to my collection: the Communications Carrier Assembly (Snoopy cap) hardware worn by Gene Cernan on Apollo 17.

It took a lot of research to go from raw artifact find to the discovery and documentation of its historic heritage. I had to pinch myself when I found out its history!

The photo shows the headset as well as X-ray images of each earphone, telling more of its story. More details on the web page.

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John Fongheiser
Historic Space Systems

garymilgrom
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From: Atlanta, GA, USA
Registered: Feb 2007

posted 02-24-2014 03:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for garymilgrom   Click Here to Email garymilgrom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Congratulations John. A beautiful piece, and your website does a good job of describing the parts and their provenance.

Charlie16
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From: Italy
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posted 02-24-2014 04:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Charlie16   Click Here to Email Charlie16     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great artifact John. Thanks for sharing the history.

Rick Mulheirn
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posted 02-24-2014 06:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick Mulheirn   Click Here to Email Rick Mulheirn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
An awesome bit of history John but then... so is the rest of your stunning collection.

joe bruce
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posted 02-24-2014 07:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for joe bruce   Click Here to Email joe bruce     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wow John great find!

space1
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From: Danville, Ohio, USA
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posted 02-25-2014 05:09 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for space1   Click Here to Email space1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for all the kind words. I'm glad I was able to have a part in finding this artifact's place in history.

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