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BMacKinnon
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posted 05-18-2011 03:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for BMacKinnon   Click Here to Email BMacKinnon     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Nice article on CNN! With a nice photo of Johnny Johnson!

If you ever have a chance to meet this man, he is a wealth of knowledge having been to almost every shuttle launch and being a former Deputy Commander at Cape Canaveral. He is also involved in the Apollo 1 Memorial foundation.

Not all space junkies gain access to the Kennedy Space Center during a launch by acquiring a press credential. Many fill launch-day volunteer positions.

Endeavour was John Johnson's 130th shuttle launch. He's missed only three.

"I think in our volunteer group, I think we're down to six now that are over 80 years old," Johnson said. "I've got a month and a half to go before I join the 80 group."

astro-nut
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posted 06-11-2011 01:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for astro-nut   Click Here to Email astro-nut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I always enjoy riding in Johnny's car and listening to him talk about the space program.

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