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Robert Pearlman

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posted 03-15-2007 10:41 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I haven't found a press release but the website for the National Space Club's Goddard Memorial Dinner includes the following:
The 50th Annual Dr. Robert H. Goddard Memorial Dinner, to be held in the Washington Hilton Ballroom on Friday, March 23, 2007, will feature The Honorable John Glenn as speaker... The award ceremonies will culminate with the presentation of the Goddard Memorial Trophy to Captain John W. Young, USN (Retired).
This is the second time the Space Club has honored Young with the Trophy: in 1982, the crews of STS-1 and STS-2 were awarded the honor.

According to the NSC website, tickets for this year's dinner are sold out as of Friday, March 9.


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posted 03-15-2007 05:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaceman1953   Click Here to Email spaceman1953     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I also see from the list that John H. Glenn got the award TWICE also!

Congrats to Commander Young!

Gene Bella
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posted 03-15-2007 07:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Blackarrow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
They couldn't have picked a better winner. John Young shares, with Tom Stafford and Gene Cernan, the record for the highest speed achieved by a human being (just before re-entry on Apollo 10). Also, I believe he holds (with the late Gus Grissom) the record for the fastest circumnavigation of the Earth (probably between the second and third orbits of Gemini 3). There's a good case for calling Captain Young "the fastest man alive." I suspect he would be too modest to acknowledge that, but as a test-pilot it surely must give him professional satisfaction.

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