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LCDR Scott Schneeweis
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posted 04-11-2009 07:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for LCDR Scott Schneeweis   Click Here to Email LCDR Scott Schneeweis     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I recall the seller previously offering up this item (and the affiliated controversy) but cant find the original thread or resolution.

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posted 04-11-2009 07:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mikej   Click Here to Email mikej     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
3644175027: Flown SL-2 main parachute, back in December 2003.

He was initially arrested for possession of stolen property, but eventually cleared of charges.

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posted 04-11-2009 07:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The seller is the legal owner and has the right to sell the parachute. From our 2004 article:
A museum volunteer whose eBay sale of an Apollo capsule's main recovery parachute lead to his arrest for possession of stolen property, was cleared of all charges earlier this month, according to the district attorney in an interview with the Poughkeepsie Journal.

Whether Christopher Rogine of Red Hook, New York will retain ownership of the parachute however, still needs to be settled by an arbitrator, says his lawyer in the Journal.

Although we didn't file another story, Rogine was later identified as the legal owner.

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posted 04-11-2009 08:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for LCDR Scott Schneeweis   Click Here to Email LCDR Scott Schneeweis     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ah... thanks guys. This is a time when one wishes they had a little extra pocket change to support acquisition.

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posted 04-11-2009 10:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for historyinminiature   Click Here to Email historyinminiature     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Pool our money!!!!

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posted 04-12-2009 12:37 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for gliderpilotuk   Click Here to Email gliderpilotuk     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by historyinminiature:
Pool our money!!!!

And cut it into little bits?

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posted 04-12-2009 12:42 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Given how this particular parachute came to be in private possession...
...the museum asked if they would like these two parachutes, because they were going to shred them.
...I would hope that whoever purchased it now, if indeed it sells, would have the good sense of keeping it intact.

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posted 04-12-2009 01:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for tegwilym   Click Here to Email tegwilym     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That would make a whole bunch of nice laptop bags to go along with the Soyuz bags!

...although, I would agree that should be intact.

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posted 04-13-2009 08:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for LCDR Scott Schneeweis   Click Here to Email LCDR Scott Schneeweis     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by gliderpilotuk:
And cut it into little bits?
This is one artifact that will be safe from the scissors...

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posted 04-13-2009 08:47 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Are congratulations in order, Scott?

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posted 04-13-2009 08:51 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for benguttery   Click Here to Email benguttery     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This is an epic piece. Congrats to whomever. May I suggest buying your spouse some flowers?

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posted 04-13-2009 08:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for LCDR Scott Schneeweis   Click Here to Email LCDR Scott Schneeweis     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Affirm...

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posted 04-13-2009 09:27 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for space1   Click Here to Email space1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Congratulations, Scott! I'm glad you were able to pull it off.

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posted 04-13-2009 09:29 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for historyinminiature   Click Here to Email historyinminiature     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Scott, If you got her, way to go, now I'll be able to sleep at night knowing it will remain intact.

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posted 04-13-2009 11:32 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Congratulations Scott! So what are your plans for the parachute? Will you display it inside your home? Keep it packed? Loan it to a museum?

It is really a tremendous (pun intended) addition to your already impressive collection.

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posted 04-13-2009 11:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for LCDR Scott Schneeweis   Click Here to Email LCDR Scott Schneeweis     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
After it arrives, intend to bring it out to a local hanger, unpack and photodocument the artifact. Would like to establish contact with a conservator at NASM (or somebody proficient with preserving the textiles used in the chute) to come up with a storage gameplan. Downstream, a temporary institutional loan would not be out of the question (have a couple of artifacts on loan currently).

The realization struck me this morning that with the exception of a few heatshield slices, this will be the first complete flown Apollo artifact in the collection (the largest at least). An additional irony is that SL2 was an all Navy crew so I feel an especially strong connection to the chute.

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posted 04-13-2009 04:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Aztecdoug   Click Here to Email Aztecdoug     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Scott, I can't help but think of that Johnny Cash song "One Piece at a Time" when I think of you anymore...

That is soooo cool. Congratulations!

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posted 04-13-2009 05:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mjanovec   Click Here to Email mjanovec     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Aztecdoug:
Scott, I can't help but think of that Johnny Cash song "One Piece at a Time" when I think of you anymore...
Funny! Though the difference is that Scott's collection has "cost a dime" (and probably a fair bit more).

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posted 04-14-2009 07:30 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Lunar rock nut   Click Here to Email Lunar rock nut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by historyinminiature:
Scott, If you got her, way to go, now I'll be able to sleep at night knowing it will remain intact.

I'll bet the seller will sleep well also given the history of his dealings with this!

Awesome aquisition Scott congratulations.

Terry

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posted 04-14-2009 08:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for garymilgrom   Click Here to Email garymilgrom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Congratulations Scott - a beautiful addition to a fantastic collection.

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