Posts: 337 From: the Netherlands Registered: Aug 2000
posted January 27, 2010 07:45 AM
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...
Posts: 1036 From: Ossian IN USA Registered: Oct 2007
posted January 27, 2010 09:25 AM
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.
Posts: 98 From: Topmost, Ky. USA Registered: Nov 2002
posted January 27, 2010 04:36 PM
This is great. I'm lucky enough to have ABC, NBC and CBS on video. Now DVD.
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Posts: 1566 From: Bellevue, NE, USA Registered: Aug 2007
posted January 27, 2010 09:51 PM
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.