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Neil Aldrin
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posted 12-12-2012 01:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Neil Aldrin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
While in Hawaii I purchased a photograph (reprint) of Neil Armstrong getting off a Hawaiian Airlines plane. He is at the bottom of the stairs getting the traditional hug and kiss with a lei.

It looks to be from the mid to late 60's. I know it's not extremely valuable, but I have never seen this photo before and online searches reveal nothing.

Has anybody ever seen the photo and know the story behind it? Thanks.

Ken Havekotte
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posted 12-12-2012 02:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ken Havekotte   Click Here to Email Ken Havekotte     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Armstrong was in Hawaii as an astronaut capsule communicator assignment, before he flew in space, in March 1965 supporting the first manned Gemini spaceflight.

Also, didn't the First Man, along with first lunar landing crewmates Aldrin and Collins, make a short visit to Hawaii after their prime recovery ship (USS Hornet) returned from their Pacific splashdown impact area in July 1969?

Neil Aldrin
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posted 12-12-2012 10:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Neil Aldrin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for the info Ken.

If I can figure out how to post a photo here I can put up a picture (of the picture).

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Neil Aldrin
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posted 12-14-2012 08:36 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Neil Aldrin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Neil Aldrin:
If I can figure out how to post a photo here I can put up a picture (of the picture).

Glint
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posted 12-14-2012 09:52 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Glint   Click Here to Email Glint     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wow, he took off his glasses in preparation when he saw that one coming. What a priceless expression!

Neil Aldrin
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posted 12-14-2012 01:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Neil Aldrin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
He does appear a bit sheepish. Like "don't show this to Janet."

As much as I love Hawaii, that is not the standard greeting anymore.

Glint
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posted 12-14-2012 03:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Glint   Click Here to Email Glint     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Good thing he got it when he could because there was noone like that waiting and puckered up when he stepped off the ladder of the LEM.

Ken Havekotte
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posted 12-19-2012 05:24 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ken Havekotte   Click Here to Email Ken Havekotte     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just found out that Armstrong was again in Hawaii in late Jan. 1965 with fellow astronaut- buddies Collins, Schweickart, See, Bassett, Cunningham and Anders. All had arrived for a geological survey flight over the Hawaiian Islands. So that would be twice in 1965 (Jan. and March).

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posted 12-21-2012 04:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Neil Aldrin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That short hair was definately earlier than his Apollo 11 days.

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