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divemaster
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posted 01-29-2005 03:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for divemaster   Click Here to Email divemaster     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wally's site is finally finished and has the Wally Schirra seal of approval. You can see it at http://www.wallyschirra.com

Your comments are welcomed. A special "Thank You" to all of those that contributed to the effort. With any luck, a lot more will be added in the months to come.

Cheerz!
Tracy

mensax
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posted 01-29-2005 03:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mensax   Click Here to Email mensax     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wally Schirra is a national treasure. You have provided a great service to us all Tracy. Thank you.

Noah

divemaster
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posted 01-29-2005 04:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for divemaster   Click Here to Email divemaster     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
"National treasure" is an excellent choice of words. I'm glad you like it.

I'll also give the SpaceCraft Films Apollo 7 DVD a plug. I wish I had some of that information while I was writing code. An excellent source of info, too!

Cheerz!
Tracy

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posted 01-29-2005 05:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ed Krutulis   Click Here to Email Ed Krutulis     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Tracy,

Bravo !!!

ED

bruce
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posted 01-29-2005 08:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bruce   Click Here to Email bruce     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Excellent! Great job Tracy and thank you Captain Skyray!

Best,
Bruce

divemaster
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posted 01-29-2005 10:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for divemaster   Click Here to Email divemaster     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
With any luck, I hope to shoot a ton of video based on the questions that everyone has sent over the last few months. If the reaction to his site continues to be positive, I think that Wally would be amiable to expanding the site in this way. I know that he's already getting good feedback from his peers. So, we'll all sit back and keep our fingers crossed.

The entire point of the site is to read about Wally from Wally's point of view, not the way NASA has chosen to portray him. Write the legacy in his own words.

Cheerz!
Tracy

divemaster
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posted 01-29-2005 11:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for divemaster   Click Here to Email divemaster     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A special thanks to Mark Gray of SpaceCraft Films, who gave us permission to use the Apollo 7 DVD trailer on Wally's site. It's been added to the Schirra's Space page.

Cheerz!
Tracy

Rob Joyner
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posted 01-30-2005 01:08 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rob Joyner   Click Here to Email Rob Joyner     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wow! Verrry impressive! Tracy, you have done an absolutely wonderful job on Wally's site! I would not be surprised at all to hear soon that other astronauts have contacted you about creating their sites as well.
Good luck and thanks for all your hard work.
Rob

icarkie
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posted 01-30-2005 03:40 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for icarkie   Click Here to Email icarkie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great site
WELL DONE.

I smiled at the Star Wars type credits at the bottom.
again well done.
Ian

ColinBurgess
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posted 01-30-2005 04:18 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ColinBurgess   Click Here to Email ColinBurgess     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Tracy, as the nerdie guy in "October Sky" would have said: "Prodigious!!!!"

Well done,

Colin

nasamad
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posted 01-30-2005 07:10 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for nasamad   Click Here to Email nasamad     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

Great site Tracy, love the videos built into the pages.

Adam

divemaster
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posted 01-30-2005 08:57 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for divemaster   Click Here to Email divemaster     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It appears that everyone likes the videos!

We really wanted to make this a video intensive site and intend to add more clips in the months to come. Please feel free to e-mail me with any questions or ideas that you would like to see on video [or audio] for the site. I think that Wally will get a big kick out of a list of questions from the cS gang.

Send them to me at divemaster@pobox.com or wowie@wowiewebdesign.com

Cheerz!
Tracy

[Keep those cards and letters coming in, Folks! I'm forwarding all of your comments to Wally and his agent]

Aztecdoug
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posted 01-30-2005 10:51 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Aztecdoug   Click Here to Email Aztecdoug     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I know this is nonsense, but, it would be fun to see him tearing it up in an old vintage Corvette with his long aviators scarf flapping in the breeze!

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Kind Regards

Douglas Henry

Enjoy yourself and have fun.... it is only a hobby!
http://home.earthlink.net/~aztecdoug/

FFrench
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posted 01-30-2005 12:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for FFrench     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Aztecdoug:
I know this is nonsense, but, it would be fun to see him tearing it up in an old vintage Corvette with his long aviators scarf flapping in the breeze!


Hi Doug,

Did you spot that you are in one of the photos on the site?

FF

Aztecdoug
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posted 01-30-2005 02:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Aztecdoug   Click Here to Email Aztecdoug     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by FFrench:
Hi Doug,

Did you spot that you are in one of the photos on the site?

FF


Yup! My tail end actually snuck into two of the images. I guess I get 15 minutes of fame x 2!

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Douglas Henry

Enjoy yourself and have fun.... it is only a hobby!
http://home.earthlink.net/~aztecdoug/

divemaster
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posted 01-30-2005 03:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for divemaster   Click Here to Email divemaster     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
commonly referred to as backing into a web site.

Spacepsycho
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posted 02-14-2005 04:36 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Spacepsycho   Click Here to Email Spacepsycho     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hey Tracy,

I just went on to Wally's website you made for him and it's great. Thanks for including a couple of pics from the Burbank show of my son & me with Wally.

Wally is really an amazing person and I'd love to see more 1st hand stories of his posted.

Thanks, Ray

Scott
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posted 02-14-2005 08:14 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott   Click Here to Email Scott     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hey that's a great site, Tracy.

Gilbert
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posted 02-14-2005 08:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gilbert   Click Here to Email Gilbert     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Tracy,
Great job as usual.

divemaster
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posted 02-17-2005 10:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for divemaster   Click Here to Email divemaster     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Glad you all like it. Keep those cards and letters coming in!

Also, just made a "slight" adjustment to the Turtle area, as something special is in the works.

There will be an addition to Schirra's Space over the weekend

Cheerz!
Tracy

divemaster
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posted 02-18-2005 07:29 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for divemaster   Click Here to Email divemaster     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
New information about Ed Buckbee's and Wally's new book "The Real Space Cowboys" has been posted on the "Schirra's Space" page of Wally's site.

Cheerz!
Tracy

[and in answer to the next question, no, I don't know any more about signings, release dates, or content]

farthestreaches
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posted 02-18-2005 02:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for farthestreaches   Click Here to Email farthestreaches     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I think it's safe to say that Farthest Reaches will be offering signed copies of "The Real Space Cowboys" though no other details are available at this particular time. Anyone interested may email to be put on a list I'm just beginning to compile. More information will be forthcoming.......

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Steve Hankow
http://www.farthestreaches.com

divemaster
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posted 03-15-2005 06:06 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for divemaster   Click Here to Email divemaster     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I see that Rob has posted an interview with Wally onto the CollectSpace site.

I had the pleasure of being on a conference call with Wally, Ed Buckbee and Gerry Morton about 10 days back discussing the "Turtle" part of The Real Space Cowboys book. Apparently, it was Gerry who started Wally with the turtle club. Wally was the High Potentate, Gerry was the Low Potentate. Some of the funniest stories I've ever heard. The book should be a real hoot. I'm begging them to put some of their stories to video as they're that much more funny when you hear them directly out of their mouths. If you think this is a good idea, let me know.

Also, they're working on a limited edition Turtle Club membership signed by the High Potentate himself. The card and the book would be identically signed and numbered in a short run [don't remember if I mentioned that here before]. So, you, too can be a turtle IF you know the answers to the four questions. Then, with great pride, you can walk up to Wally and say "Are You a Turtle, Wally?' and wait for the correct response! Otherwise, drinks are on him.

Cheerz!
Tracy

Rizz
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posted 03-17-2005 12:34 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rizz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
WOW

Just went to the Appearance page and saw among many heros of spaceflight, none other than my son Blake.

What a very cool honor that is!

That was a great moment for my son. They were both sportin' their Aloha shirts in Burbank.

Thanks so much Wally & Tracy, and you too Steve.

I still can't get over it.

My son will have to wait until morning when he wakes up for school to check it out.

What a treat that'll be.

He was looking for something around the house tonight, to bring to his class tomorrow for show-n-tell.

A BIG MAHALO to you guys!

Rizz

divemaster
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posted 03-17-2005 10:21 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for divemaster   Click Here to Email divemaster     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You may not recognize my face...


Rizz
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posted 03-17-2005 02:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rizz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by divemaster:
You may not recognize my face...


Sure I do - I just didn't know who those other guys were.

Rizz

John K. Rochester
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posted 03-17-2005 02:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for John K. Rochester   Click Here to Email John K. Rochester     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I was just looking at the Autograph section ..the photo of Wally in the 'Vette with the Aviator Scarf.. is the scarf a roll of toilet paper, or are my 52 year old eyes playing tricks on me??

divemaster
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posted 03-17-2005 08:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for divemaster   Click Here to Email divemaster     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I think I recall reading that it was a roll of gauze from sick bay

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