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garymilgrom
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posted 06-07-2012 04:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for garymilgrom   Click Here to Email garymilgrom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by LM-12:
Three future moonwalkers can be seen in NASA photo KSC-66P-122.
Would that be Neil, Dave and Alan?

golddog
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posted 06-07-2012 11:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for golddog     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yep.

LM-12
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posted 01-28-2013 03:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for LM-12     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There is this early article on the Gemini suit-up trailer in the Space News Roundup issue dated October 14, 1964:

"Gemini Astronauts Will Use Mobilehome To Suit-up, Check Out At Launch Site"

LM-12
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posted 02-22-2013 11:58 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for LM-12     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Gemini press kit has a timeline of launch day events including activities at the suiting-up trailer:
T-3 hours, 15 minutes
Crew leaves quarters.

T-3 hours, 5 minutes
Crew arrives at ready room on Pad 16. During the next hour, the biomedical sensors are placed, underwear and signal conditioners are donned, flight suits minus helmets and gloves are put on and blood pressure is checked. The helmets and gloves are then attached and communications and oral temperatures systems are checked.

T-2 hours, 15 minutes
Purging of suit begins.

T-2 hours, 4 minutes
Crew leaves ready room.

T-2 hours
Crew arrrives at 100-foot level.

T-1 hour, 30 minutes
Crew enters spacecraft.

spacedaughter
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posted 03-21-2014 11:34 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for spacedaughter     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I believe the guy in the photo is Jerry Ellzey, one of the new (like me) Gemini biomed systems engineers at that time. Gene Thomas was our leader as he had the job during Mercury.
I am Jerry Ellzey's daughter, I will ask him if this is him in the picture. It doesn't look like him to me.

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posted 03-27-2014 08:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for LM-12     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This still photo from a Gemini 10 newsreel shows the NASA crew transfer van and security vehicles traveling on the "BARTON FREEway" between the suiting-up trailer at Pad 16 and launch Pad 19.

A "BARTON FREEway" sign was located near the fence, and can be seen in the photo between the crew transfer van and the black security vehicle. The suiting-up trailer is off-frame to the right.

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posted 04-10-2014 09:29 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for spacedaughter     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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I will ask him if this is him in the picture.
I asked my dad (Jerry Ellzey) if this was him and this was his response:
That is not me. I had a flat-top hair cut at that time and the astronauts look like the ones for Gemini 4, which is not a mission I worked on. Bob Sieck was in the same Biomedical Section that I was in during the same time.


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