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dtemple
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posted 05-14-2013 09:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dtemple   Click Here to Email dtemple     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just found this audio of the Apollo 1 prime and back up crews from a press conference at the Manned Spacecraft Center.

Tom
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posted 05-15-2013 06:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tom   Click Here to Email Tom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wow... very interesting press conference.

What surprised me most was the type of questions the press asked the crew.

One in particular was asked of Wally Schirra on his thoughts on not being assigned to the CSM/LM flight when his AS-205 mission was cancelled. He deferred the decision made on that to his boss... Deke Slayton.

dtemple
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posted 05-18-2013 12:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dtemple   Click Here to Email dtemple     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The reporters really seemed to have a good understanding of the mission goals. They must have actually done some research. I don't think the questioning would be like that today.

mach3valkyrie
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posted 05-18-2013 04:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mach3valkyrie   Click Here to Email mach3valkyrie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This fills some gaps in the story of Apollo 1.

Great to hear their voices in a cordial atmosphere. I like Walt Cunningham's response when the reporter asked about his looking "hungry".

Was this held in December 1966?

dtemple
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posted 05-18-2013 04:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dtemple   Click Here to Email dtemple     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
From the context of things said and the fact Schirra, Cunningham, and Eisele were assigned as the backup crew by that time, I believe the press conference had to have been in Dec. 1966.

heng44
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posted 05-18-2013 11:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for heng44   Click Here to Email heng44     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here are some photos that were taken at the press conference.

Fra Mauro
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posted 05-21-2013 08:03 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fra Mauro   Click Here to Email Fra Mauro     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It must have been tough to be on a dead-end backup crew and have to face the media.

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