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moorouge
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posted 02-23-2010 01:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for moorouge   Click Here to Email moorouge     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Tom Stafford made seven trips to the launch pad for his three flights earning him the title of "The Elevator Astronaut." I haven't followed the shuttle launches too closely so - does he still hold the title?

WAWalsh
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posted 02-23-2010 01:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for WAWalsh   Click Here to Email WAWalsh     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Need to look it up, but I suspect Story Musgrave beats that number.

NavySpaceFan
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posted 02-23-2010 01:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for NavySpaceFan   Click Here to Email NavySpaceFan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Or Steven Hawley. He was tempted to wear a bag over his head on one of his missions so the orbiter would not recognize him.

WAWalsh
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posted 02-23-2010 01:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for WAWalsh   Click Here to Email WAWalsh     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Story Musgrave came to mind first, but Jerry Ross and Franklin Chang-Diaz each need one scrub in order to get to eight. Without checking, odds are it happened at least once to one or the other.

NavySpaceFan
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posted 02-23-2010 02:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for NavySpaceFan   Click Here to Email NavySpaceFan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Steve Hawley has 11 scrubs for his five missions, that's still the record.

moorouge
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posted 02-23-2010 03:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for moorouge   Click Here to Email moorouge     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks folks. Any advance on 11?

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