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Robert Pearlman
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NASA remembers Bill Taub

As NASA's first senior photographer, Bill Taub covered every major agency event from the beginning of the Mercury project through the end of Apollo.

"I had the privilege to be there to record it. I made sure I recorded it to the best of my ability, because I have a sense of history," said Taub in a 2006 interview.

Taub died on Feb. 20, 2010.


Credit: NASA TV

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Without doubt I have thousands of his photos in my files. They make me relive the past and I thank Bill Taub for recording history.

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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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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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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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Thanks Mike. And thanks to Bill Taub for letting us all be on the inside.

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