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mark plas

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posted 01-27-2010 07:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mark plas   Click Here to Email mark plas     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
From November 12, 1981, ABC News coverage of the second space shuttle launch. Reporting from the Kennedy Space Center: David Hartmen.

Some great comments from Gene Cernan, Jack Schmitt and Deke Slayton...


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posted 01-27-2010 09:25 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Delta7   Click Here to Email Delta7     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wow. Hard to believe that was over 28 years ago. I remember it like yesterday.

It's even more daunting to think anyone born on that day could now be in a position to become an astronaut themselves at age 28, as an active military pilot, engineer or scientist.


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posted 01-27-2010 04:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kking   Click Here to Email kking     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This is great. I'm lucky enough to have ABC, NBC and CBS on video. Now DVD.

Jay Chladek

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posted 01-27-2010 09:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jay Chladek   Click Here to Email Jay Chladek     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
STS-2 has a special place for me as it was the first launch I watched on live TV. When STS-1 flew, I was on a Cub scout campout and while my dad did have a portable black and white TV and watched the launch, he didn't wake me up to do the same. For this one, since it was a school day we got to watch it on the TV and it was great.

Fun seeing Gene, Jack and Deke there. Funny how Geno mentioned his less then stellar helicopter flight many years earlier.

After going to KSC at various times since 2004 (and one visit in 1988) it is nice to see what things have stayed the same (a lot) and what has changed (not much). I didn't exactly know where I was in 1988, so I didn't entirely know exactly where the Saturn V and 1B were displayed in relation to the press site and the VAB, but now I can see them in this footage. Seeing the last Saturn V LUT sitting next to the VAB is certainly a bonus as well.

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