Posts: 2564 From: Netherlands Registered: Nov 2001
posted 03-03-2010 09:55 AM
In keeping with the semi-quarantine for the Apollo 11 mission, Bill Taub has his blood tested prior to taking pictures of the prime crew one day before launch. Administering the blood test in the KSC Medical Operations Laboratory is Cheryl Tuchman.
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Posts: 933 From: South Bend, IN United States of America Registered: Apr 2002
posted 03-03-2010 04:24 PM
Boy, this, again, just shows "you" how much "we" got juiced up on the "headlines" of the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo days and paid attention to the BIG stuff going on... often overlooking all the "little" details and people doing their jobs everyday to get this all done.
No wonder the astronauts thank their support people on earth whenever they get the chance to do so from orbit, even these days!
Thanks, Mr. Taub, for so MANY great photographs!
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posted 03-14-2010 12:29 PM
There was a nice obituary in the Washington Post today on Bill Taub.
Bill Taub, 86, a self-taught NASA photographer who documented the country's major aeronautics and space-flight events from 1958 to 1975, including the missions that sent the first men into orbit and onto the moon, died Feb. 20 at Doctors Community Hospital in Lanham. He had pneumonia and multiple organ failure.
Though he was rarely credited by name, Mr. Taub took nearly every official picture of the astronauts who led the nation's early forays into space and played a central role in shaping public perception of NASA's work. He was often the only photographer with access to training sessions and closed engineering meetings during the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo missions, and his images showed the anxiety of those who orchestrated the space program's first-ever feats. In one photograph, taken immediately after the launch of the Saturn booster, a throng of NASA personnel crane their necks in anticipation and apprehension...
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Posts: 946 From: Staten Island, NY Registered: Jun 2007
posted 03-14-2010 12:56 PM
Thanks Mike. And thanks to Bill Taub for letting us all be on the inside.