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fartner
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posted 02-08-2010 07:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for fartner   Click Here to Email fartner     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I found this Apollo 11 crew training picture. It looks for me Neil Armstrong is wearing optical eyeglasses. What do you think?

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posted 02-08-2010 11:02 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for nasamad   Click Here to Email nasamad     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Maybe they are early safety glasses or something, they look like pretty hefty frames. There's another shot from the same day on the Apollo Archive website where Collins and the engineer are also wearing glasses.

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posted 02-08-2010 11:09 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SpaceAholic   Click Here to Email SpaceAholic     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Maybe he was attempting to start a new fashion trend?

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posted 02-08-2010 11:22 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 413 is in   Click Here to Email 413 is in     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hey, those are flight controller glasses!

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posted 02-08-2010 11:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Delta7   Click Here to Email Delta7     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Armstrong: "WHOAH! That IS a big rocket!"

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"Would Mr Armstrong please report to squash court 3. Mr Armstrong to squash court 3, please."

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Walter Cronkite was an inspiration to us all!

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Looking on the HD copy of this picture, you cannot really see any diffraction typically associated with an optical glass. It should be even more apparent since it is seen at about 45 degrees from the focus axis.

So I doubt it being optical glasses.

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posted 02-12-2010 10:51 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ejectr   Click Here to Email ejectr     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
They're safety glasses of the time. Had a pair similar to them myself.

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