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Apollo-Soyuz
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posted 07-03-2012 09:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Apollo-Soyuz   Click Here to Email Apollo-Soyuz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Space Cover of the Week, Week 168 (July 3, 2012)

Space Cover #168: Shuttle Crew Escape Sled Tests

The Space Cover of the Week commemorates the Shuttle Crew Escape Sled tests. Before the Approach and Landing Tests (ALT) flights of the Orbiter Enterprise were flown, a series of sled tests were conducted to test the ejection seats to be used during the ALT flights as well as the Orbitial Flight Tests (OFT). These tests, nine in all, were conducted between December 1, 1976 and May 5, 1977 at Holloman AFB, New Mexico.

These covers were serviced by Stan Henderson of 3-Muscateers Cachets. The covers were autographed by Sled Test Manager, USAF Captain Jerry Brewer.

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John Macco
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micropooz
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posted 07-04-2012 06:12 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for micropooz   Click Here to Email micropooz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Cool covers, John! I had never seen those before...

stevedd841
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posted 07-06-2012 06:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for stevedd841   Click Here to Email stevedd841     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
John, great covers from Rockwell International, and very pertinent as your selection for Space Cover(s) of the Week. Great job!

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