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From: Dundee,Scotland
Registered: Jul 2008

posted 09-29-2013 03:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for robert_l   Click Here to Email robert_l     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Most of the Apollo astronauts are descended from Scotland, the most famous of course is Neil Armstrong. In November 1969, Alan Bean took a piece of Bean tartan to the moon. This is now on display in the Houston's kilt shop in Paisley.

In Scotland, we don't just have clan tartans, we have district tartans and even football teams have there own. Any one can design a tartan.

Last year, when Dick Gordon came to Glasgow, the kilt shop in Paisley designed a special Apollo 12 tartan. There was an auction to buy it and I managed to win! After a considerable time designing with the help of Dick Gordon and Alan Bean they came up with a brand new tartan.


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From: CA.
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posted 09-29-2013 09:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SkyMan1958   Click Here to Email SkyMan1958     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

I wonder what freeze dried haggis would taste like...


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posted 09-29-2013 09:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MarylandSpace   Click Here to Email MarylandSpace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Congratulations on a great win! Go Raith Rovers, and have a wee doich and doris.


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From: Bromsgrove, England
Registered: Oct 2004

posted 10-01-2013 04:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ApolloAlex   Click Here to Email ApolloAlex     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Superb, looks great Robert.


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From: London, UK
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posted 10-02-2013 05:55 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for gliderpilotuk   Click Here to Email gliderpilotuk     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Originally posted by robert_l:
Most of the Apollo astronauts are descended from Scotland
Really? Harrison Schmitt? Stu Roosa? Rusty Schweickart? Jack Swigert? Gene Cernan?

Next you'll be telling us that Wernher von Braun was a Scotsman!

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