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posted 04-17-2014 05:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Skyguy48   Click Here to Email Skyguy48     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Let's kick this one about...

Back in the 60s when it was considered "normal" or even "cool" to smoke, we know that some of the Apollo guys smoked. Did any of them, or indeed Dee O'Hara, ever wonder if they would have suffered any kind of cigarette withdrawal on a lunar mission?

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posted 04-17-2014 07:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for sts205cdr   Click Here to Email sts205cdr     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Neil Armstrong smoked a pipe, at least. Even after he left NASA. I recall that when he was teaching at the U. of Cincinnati, he would occasionally leave his pipe and tobacco pouch (adorned with the Apollo II emblem) on a campus bench, or wherever, and it was always returned to him.


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posted 04-18-2014 12:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Blackarrow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Did anyone ever ask Al Worden how he coped?


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posted 04-18-2014 12:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Cozmosis22     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Cigarette smoking is as much, or more, a mental habit as it is a physical addiction. While on a mission the astronauts were completely involved intellectually and had no time to "take a smoke break".

Am sure that during spaceflight training they practiced going extended periods without smoking. Surely that helped prepare them for their lunar ventures.

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