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canyon42
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posted 04-19-2014 09:37 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for canyon42   Click Here to Email canyon42     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by YankeeClipper:
Can anyone decipher the meaning of Tom BLFSPKT and Gene's A.T.D.A. Locator in these Gemini 9 hatch door gag signs?
Well, the ATDA was the Agena target vehicle ("Augmented Target Docking Adaptor," or some such thing). Dunno about the sign on the left.

David Carey
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posted 04-19-2014 09:50 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for David Carey   Click Here to Email David Carey     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Have a look at this for a description and more background.

I'd never heard of it/him but apparantly a reference to Joe BLFSPKT, a 'hard-luck cartoon character'.

PeterO
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posted 04-19-2014 10:13 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for PeterO   Click Here to Email PeterO     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This posting explains the sign.


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