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John Charles
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posted 07-18-2004 12:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for John Charles     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am hoping some of the experts here can help me with some X-20 Dyna-Soar identification issues on Rob Godwin's DVD.

In the (silent) pressure suit cockpit fit check footage, can someone tell me (in order) who the pilots are (I got Grissom, Schirra, Armstrong, Knight and maybe Wood, but I cannot match the other faces with those in the group photo in the book)?

Second, can someone identify the pressure suit variants (I got the silver Mercury suit that Grissom--and Knight?--wore, but there are at least two others that I don't recognize)? (I haven't gone to Kozloski yet--apologies if it is in there.)

Third, can someone provide some or all of the dates for the fit checks shown in the footage? Rob found a date of Dec. 6 or 7, 1961 for the Grissom fitcheck, and sometime in FY1962 for Armstrong and Schirra. The sessions look like they took place on different days.

Finally, can someone confirm the appearance of a very young George W.S. Abbey, in uniform, in the background of some of the Grissom scenes?

Thanks in advance!
John Charles
Houston, Texas

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