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Robert Pearlman
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posted 07-12-2007 11:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

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STS-120 is the 23rd shuttle mission to the International Space Station, and will launch "Harmony", an Italian-built U.S. multi-port module for the station.

Attired in training versions of their shuttle launch and entry suits, the STS-120 crew pose for a formal portrait. From the left are astronauts Scott E. Parazynski, Douglas H. Wheelock, Stephanie D. Wilson, all mission specialists; George D. Zamka, pilot; Pamela A. Melroy, commander; Daniel M. Tani, Expedition 15 flight engineer; and European Space Agency's (ESA) Paolo Nespoli. Image credit: NASA

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posted 07-12-2007 04:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ea757grrl   Click Here to Email ea757grrl     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Really been looking forward to this crew portrait -- thank you, Robert!

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posted 07-13-2007 07:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for NavySpaceFan   Click Here to Email NavySpaceFan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great picture!!! I like the subtle reflection of the shuttle on their helmet visors.

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posted 07-13-2007 08:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Greggy_D   Click Here to Email Greggy_D     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by NavySpaceFan:
Great picture!!! I like the subtle reflection of the shuttle on their helmet visors.

Good eye! I didn't notice that.

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Maybe I'm wrong, but I think it's first time where an astronaut have two flights numbers like this: STS-121 & STS-120 for Stephanie Wilson.

It's funny because she flew in STS-121 before STS-120... Maybe her third flight will be STS-119 (not scheduled actually).

When she will autograph, she will inscribe STS-120, STS-121 or STS-121, STS-120?

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posted 09-19-2007 06:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by LadyCosmos:
Maybe I'm wrong, but I think it's first time where an astronaut have two flights numbers like this: STS-121 & STS-120
Susan Helms, Jim Voss and Yuri Usachev flew on STS-101 and STS-102.

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Oh, yes, I forgot them...

But in this chronology : 121 / 120 ...

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Oh, yes, I forgot them... / But 102 was for Expedition 2 launch. They aren't return by the same flight

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posted 09-20-2007 06:32 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for taneal1   Click Here to Email taneal1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Pam Melroy has stated that she "just barely" met the minimum height requirement for a pilot astronaut. Anyone know what her actual height? It isn't in her NASA bio...

Thanks!

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posted 09-20-2007 07:16 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for KSCartist   Click Here to Email KSCartist     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Lady Cosmos-

Don't forget Pete Conrad and Dick Gordon who flew on Gemini 11 and Apollo 12. Although numbers are in chronological order, two different programs.

Tim

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posted 09-20-2007 02:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mike Z   Click Here to Email Mike Z     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Minimum Requirements for Pilot Astronaut

(Height between 64 and 76 inches) over 5 foot 4 inches

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posted 09-20-2007 03:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for WAWalsh   Click Here to Email WAWalsh     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by taneal1:
Pam Melroy has stated that she "just barely" met the minimum height requirement for a pilot astronaut. Anyone know what her actual height? It isn't in her NASA bio...
Makes you wonder if anyone on the crew with an odd sense of humour snuck into the simulator early one morning and placed a thick copy of the Houston yellowpages on the commander's seat in order to help her look over the instrument panel.

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posted 09-20-2007 07:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Lou Chinal   Click Here to Email Lou Chinal     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Being the same size as Gus Grissom I have been "given" quite a few copies of yellow pages over the years. Another good one is blocks of wood taped to the rudder pedals.

Lady Cosmos- Don't forget Mike Collins, Gemini 10, Apollo 11.

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One positive sign I have noticed is that there seems to be virtually no fuss over the fact that Melroy is only the second woman to command a US space mission. There may be more attention on this fact as the launch approaches, but it is a positive sign that no one is making a big deal out of it.

She's not a female pilot, she's a pilot.

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posted 10-08-2007 12:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for tegwilym   Click Here to Email tegwilym     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by capoetc:
She's not a female pilot, she's a pilot.
Good comment!

So, I guess Nancy Curry (if she was a pilot) would be too short to see over the panel? Not sure how tall she is, but maybe she had very tall crewmates.

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posted 10-09-2007 02:51 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cIclops   Click Here to Email cIclops     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by capoetc:
One positive sign I have noticed is that there seems to be virtually no fuss over the fact that Melroy is only the second woman to command a US space mission.
This is most likely due to the known lack of interest in anyone or anything that is second rather than a sudden enlightenment.

Exactly, it's hard to see how she could not be female.

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posted 10-09-2007 03:39 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaceman   Click Here to Email spaceman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi, astronauts too short to see out of the window could use booster seats,

Nick
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o.k it seemed funny when I thought of it... you know astronauts, boosters etc.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 10-09-2007 05:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by capoetc:
One positive sign I have noticed is that there seems to be virtually no fuss over the fact that Melroy is only the second woman to command a US space mission.
It's still early for such articles to appear, but they are coming.

I took part in semi-private interviews with both Peggy Whitson and Pam Melroy, and based on the questions that were asked, it is almost a certainty that articles are in the queue that focus on the coincidence of two female commanders, the lack of other female commanders, the differences in style exhibited by female commanders, etc.

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Be careful Robert, that's getting dangerously close to the question of whether there are any innate differences between male and female com-man-ders

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Robert Pearlman
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posted 10-19-2007 09:25 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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It's still early for such articles to appear, but they are coming.
USA Today: Missions mark giant leaps for womankind

Houston Chronicle: For 2 astronauts, rendezvous with women's history

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There is one funny bit I heard related to the Clayton Anderson exhibit at the museum in Ashland. On the night before it opened, Clayton's immediate family (including his wife and kids) were invited to check it out. One humorous bit I heard about second hand was that with Expedition 16 and STS-120, his wife said that Clayton should be used to having a woman in charge again.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 10-21-2007 01:38 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Space Flight Awareness STS-120 Poster

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posted 10-21-2007 10:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for capoetc   Click Here to Email capoetc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very impressive poster!

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