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Flying Dutchman
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posted 12-16-2007 10:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Flying Dutchman   Click Here to Email Flying Dutchman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Does anyone has names of the closeout crew for STS-1?

Delta7
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posted 12-16-2007 02:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Delta7   Click Here to Email Delta7     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If memory serves me, Ellison Onizuka was a member of that team. Fred Gregory might also have been on it.

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posted 12-16-2007 04:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Delta7   Click Here to Email Delta7     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
From Onizuka's official NASA biography:

NASA EXPERIENCE: Selected as an astronaut candidate by NASA in January 1978, he completed a 1-year training and evaluation period in August 1979. He subsequently worked on orbiter test and checkout teams and launch support crews at the Kennedy Space Center for STS-1 and STS-2...

From Gregory's NASA bio:

NASA EXPERIENCE: Gregory was selected as an astronaut in January 1978. His technical assignments included: Astronaut Office representative at the Kennedy Space Center during initial Orbiter checkout and launch support for STS-1 and STS-2;...

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posted 12-16-2007 04:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jay   Click Here to Email Jay     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am a little confused about the original question. Are you referring to the Rockwell international closeout crew members in the white room, or the astronaut support crew of which Onizuka was a member of?

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posted 12-18-2007 01:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Flying Dutchman   Click Here to Email Flying Dutchman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
In fact, both...

kyra
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posted 12-21-2007 06:05 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for kyra   Click Here to Email kyra     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Loren Shriver was on the STS-1 close-out crew. In fact, he helped Young and Crippen get connected to the ejection seats.

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"The oxygen hoses to their masks had to be hooked up just right," Shriver said, adding that he ended up using pliers to wedge Crippen's hose into place to give him air. "That was, hopefully, my contribution to the success of that mission."

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