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Mike Isbell
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posted 05-18-2010 11:03 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mike Isbell     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Astronaut Don Lind celebrates his 80th birthday today. Selected as an astronaut in 1966, Dr. Lind made his only flight aboard STS-51-B in 1985. Later, Dr. Lind became a physics professor at Utah State University. Happy birthday Dr. Lind, may you have many more to come!

Delta7
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posted 05-18-2010 12:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Delta7   Click Here to Email Delta7     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The embodiment of patience! Shoulda walked on the moon on Apollo 20.

Happy Birthday!

randy
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posted 05-18-2010 01:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for randy   Click Here to Email randy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Happy Birthday Dr. Lind!

AstroAutos
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posted 05-18-2010 03:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for AstroAutos   Click Here to Email AstroAutos     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Have a good one, Dr. Lind!

Fezman92
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posted 05-18-2010 03:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fezman92   Click Here to Email Fezman92     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Happy Birthday Doc!

KSCartist
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posted 05-19-2010 05:39 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for KSCartist   Click Here to Email KSCartist     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hope your Birthday was wonderful. Wishing you many more.

chappy
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posted 05-20-2010 04:24 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for chappy   Click Here to Email chappy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Happy Birthday Don and enjoy your special day from all the British space buffs.

E2M Lem Man
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posted 05-20-2010 02:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for E2M Lem Man     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A great guy! I me5 him in Los Angeles at the Science Museum. He was a tourist, and was surprised that ANYONE would have recognized him.

Happy Birthday Brother Lind...

Henk Boshuijer
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posted 05-20-2010 05:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Henk Boshuijer   Click Here to Email Henk Boshuijer     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Happy Birthday Mr. Lind. You are one of my heroes.

issman1
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posted 05-21-2010 09:36 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for issman1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wasn't Don Lind also back-up for a mission to Skylab? All the best to him.

As is known, he didn't fly until 1985 on STS-51B. One thing I did read was that after the Challenger disaster, Lind was told by an SRB engineer that his launch came "three-tenths of a second" from catastrophe.

Does that mean it was at separation? Was STS-51B, STS-51C or STS-8 the closest prior to STS-51L (apologies for my morbid curiosity)?

Delta7
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posted 05-21-2010 09:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Delta7   Click Here to Email Delta7     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Lind was backup PLT for the second and third Skylab visits. He was also on standby with fellow backup crew member Vance Brand to fly a rescue mission to bring the second Skylab crew back home, because of thruster fuel leaks in their CSM. Of course, the mission ultimately wasn't required.

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