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Robert Pearlman
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posted 04-14-2005 10:05 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
From the Chicago Sun-Times:
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Now, the ex-astronaut [Lovell] is hoping another generation of space dreamers will be inspired -- this time by NASA memorabilia he is donating to the Adler to mark the lakefront institution's 75th year. The planetarium has commissioned a statue of Lovell and will become the new home of Lovell's Gemini 12 capsule.

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The tiny Gemini capsule Lovell shared with Edwin "Buzz'' Aldrin was launched in November 1966 and, after three days in space, plucked from the Atlantic. A little bigger than a Volkswagen Beetle, it has been in storage in Maryland and will be refurbished before being unveiled here, perhaps by September.


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quantumleap
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posted 04-14-2005 08:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for quantumleap     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I noted in the article that they said it will be going for refurbishment first. Anyone know where it might be going for this i.e. Kansas Cosmosphere or the Smithsonion's own facility?

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posted 04-15-2005 09:21 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Capcom1   Click Here to Email Capcom1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I talked them into letting me take a crack at it. Hey, I'm pretty handy with a soldering iron...AND I have a Shopvac!

Now, where can I chop out a hole for the subwoofer.....

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