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TRS
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From: Wellington, New Zealand
Registered: Mar 2003

posted 04-15-2006 12:14 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for TRS   Click Here to Email TRS     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi there

I've completed what I think is the list of all of the Apollo-era astronauts who were either flown, backup, support crews or capcoms for:
Apollo 7-17, Skylab, and ASTP

Thanks to those who have helped out with my hunting by sharing information through board responses or being in touch personally.

Here's the list - I'm always glad to hear from anyone who might spot an omission!

Aldrin
Allen
Anders
Armstrong
Bean
Bobko
Borman
Brand
Bull
Carr
Cernan
Chapman
Collins
Conrad
Cooper
Crippen
Cunningham
Duke
Eisele
England
Engle
Evans
Fullerton
Garriott
Gibson
Givens
Gordon
Haise
Hartsfield
Henize
Irwin
Kerwin
Lenior
Lind
Lousma
Lovell
Mattingly
McCandless
McDivitt
Mitchell
Musgrave
Overmyer
Parker
Peterson
Pogue
Roosa
Schirra
Schmitt
Schweickart
Scott
Shepard
Slayton
Stafford
Swigert
Thornton
Truly
Weitz
Worden
Young


Thanks again! Updated to cover on and off-line comments.

Cheers

Craig

[This message has been edited by TRS (edited April 18, 2006).]

ColinBurgess
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posted 04-15-2006 05:48 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ColinBurgess   Click Here to Email ColinBurgess     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ed Givens was on the support crews for both Apollo 1 and Apollo 7 before he died.

Ken Havekotte
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From: Merritt Island, Florida, Brevard
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posted 04-16-2006 07:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ken Havekotte   Click Here to Email Ken Havekotte     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
How about See as backup command pilot for GT-5, and Bassett for original GT-9 prime crew, White for prime crew GT-4, Williams as backup pilot for GT-10, Chaffee prime crew first Apollo, and may have some others later as time permits.

Matt T
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From: Chester, Cheshire, UK
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posted 04-17-2006 02:57 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Matt T   Click Here to Email Matt T     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You might consider including the 2TV-1 and LTA-8 test crews in your Apollo round up, as both 'missions' were solely in support of the Apollo program.

This would allow you to add John Bull to the list.

Cheers,
Matt

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TRS
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posted 04-18-2006 06:15 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for TRS   Click Here to Email TRS     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for all these (and the off-lines as well). I've updated to cover the corrections.

The project is a signed Apollo programme item I purchased in 1999 with 21 signatures on it and the common links between all those who signed was the flown, backup, support, or capcom activities in their time as astronauts. I've been working to complete out the complete group using either in-person or commercial signings or index cards where that isn't possible.

Ken, thanks for the additions - I have thought long and hard about the Apollo 1 crew and eventually decided that as none were already on the item and the liklihood (and cost) of finding three signed index cards for Grissom, White, and Chaffe made it unrealistic.

Matt - I wasn't familiar with the "missions" you identified but some quick internet research taught me something new! One of the things I love about this piece is that it encourages me to keep learning as it covers more than just the "well-known-flown" astronauts and the more I find out about the people who played a part the more I come to appreciate the programme itself. Thanks for adding another piece ot the puzzle for me - Bull is now included on the list.

I'll keep updating as I find more - and thanks for taking the time to look in and contribute to the thread.

Cheers

Craig

[This message has been edited by TRS (edited April 18, 2006).]

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