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LM-12
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posted 12-05-2013 07:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for LM-12     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This inscription was left inside the Apollo 11 Command Module near the sextant in the lower equipment bay:
Spacecraft 107, alias Apollo 11, alias "Columbia."
The Best Ship to Come Down the Line.
God Bless Her.
Michael Collins, CMP

Robert Pearlman
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posted 12-05-2013 07:57 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Michael Collins' inscription inside Columbia is further discussed as part of this topic describing the inscription left by the STS-132 crew inside space shuttle Atlantis.

LM-12
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posted 12-05-2013 08:01 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for LM-12     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This inscription on the Apollo 12 Command Module was signed by all three crewmembers:
Yankee Clipper sailed with Intrepid to The Ocean Of Storms, Moon November 14, 1969

mikej
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posted 12-26-2013 07:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mikej   Click Here to Email mikej     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have a clearer shot of the Apollo 12 inscription on my website.

space1
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posted 12-27-2013 05:10 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for space1   Click Here to Email space1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This was not intended as an inscription, but it certainly serves as a testament to endurance.

This is part of a NASA post-flight inspection photo showing the Ground Elapsed Timer section of the Gemini VII control panel. Borman and Lovell have tabulated the completion of each day of their historic 14-day mission, with exclamations of relief and triumph at the end.

Unfortunately this sub-panel is inverted in the current display at NASM Udvar-Hazy Center, with the Ground Elapsed Timer rotated to display correctly.

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John Fongheiser
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posted 12-27-2013 07:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Headshot   Click Here to Email Headshot     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Does any reader know when Conrad, Gordon and Bean made the inscription on the command module?

dabolton
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posted 12-27-2013 10:31 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for dabolton   Click Here to Email dabolton     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The design and paint color in that photo looks so much like a US Navy ship.

robsouth
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posted 12-27-2013 11:55 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for robsouth     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Does anyone have a photo of Cooper's drawing inside the Gemini V spacecraft?

Ken Havekotte
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posted 12-27-2013 01:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ken Havekotte   Click Here to Email Ken Havekotte     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here is another, but for Apollo 7/CM-101; "Good Show, Wally Schirra (signed)."

The Apollo spacecraft inscription asked in a prior post for Apollo 12 was already noted by LM-12.

I've got one or two more that I'll have to locate and report back as time permits.

Bram
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posted 12-29-2013 10:48 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bram   Click Here to Email Bram     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I would love to see more post flight cockpit pictures of the capsules. Any idea where to find them?

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