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User997
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posted 08-11-2006 10:29 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for User997     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
After reading the previous subject about what astronauts smoked, and preference of brands; I had the same curiousity about drinking.

What alcoholic drinks did particular M-G-A astronaut's favor back in the day?

KC Stoever
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posted 08-11-2006 10:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for KC Stoever   Click Here to Email KC Stoever     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I think Carpenter favored scotch, American-style--on the rocks--in the 1960s.

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posted 08-11-2006 04:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for FutureAstronaut   Click Here to Email FutureAstronaut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I don't know how accurate it was, but in the movie version of "The Right Stuff", When Pancho did her little speech about the hot test pilots, and the dreamers, Gordo got a scotch. Was that true?

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kyra
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posted 08-11-2006 08:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kyra   Click Here to Email kyra     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Michael Collins seemed to favor Martinis, though he also liked beer and wine.

In stark contrast to todays astros, some of which don't even drink coffee...

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posted 08-11-2006 10:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for User997     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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In stark contrast to todays astros, some of which don't even drink coffee...

Yea, Mike Mullane had some great thoughts on that fact in his book! Wish I had his book in front of me and I'd give some quotes.

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Yea, Mike Mullane had some great thoughts on that fact in his book! Wish I had his book in front of me and I'd give some quotes.[QUOTE]

I'm on Chapter 3. I'll let you know when I come across something like that.


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kyra
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posted 08-12-2006 09:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for kyra   Click Here to Email kyra     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The quote that comes to mind is drinking coffee before lanch is to "Commit bladder suicide".

The reason I mention the coffee thing is some of today's astros do not even drink coffee in orbit - and this is a contrast to the MGA types that would have brought with something with kick - coffee or alcohol as soon as they were allowed (NASA never did give in to that Skylab was going to have wine but the Christian Women's Temperence Union made a protest with NASA. I'll never be sure how they got the clout to do that. It would be like having an Elks club stop an expressway project.)

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posted 08-19-2006 11:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hawkman   Click Here to Email Hawkman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
How about good ol' Tang!!!???

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