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Robert Pearlman

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posted 09-25-2003 08:30 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A who's who of space history has walked through the white room from Launch Complex 19.

Armstrong, Cernan, Borman, Schirra, Grissom. All of them, and more, were ushered through the 56-foot-tall structure into two-man Gemini capsules in the mid-1960s.

On Wednesday, the restored 46-ton structure was itself moved -- about 1,800 feet -- from a restoration area to the display area of the Air Force Space and Missile Museum at Cape Canaveral Air Station.


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posted 09-26-2003 07:01 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for tncmaxq   Click Here to Email tncmaxq     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sounds great! I am eager to see it. I remember those Gemini launches back when I was just 5 or 6 years old. That was where my interest in manned spaceflight began.

I had the privilege of seeing the white room back when it was being renovated in 1999. It must have been quite a huge task to have taken this long. Now I want to see other artifacgs on display, like one of the old Saturn 5 gantries. ;-) How fantastic would that be to see?

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