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ColinBurgess
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posted 07-01-2011 05:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ColinBurgess   Click Here to Email ColinBurgess     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am conducting a little research into the life and shortened NASA career of the late astronaut, John Sumter Bull, for a magazine article. If anyone out there has any biographical information other than what is commonly available on the 'Net, and particularly any interviews conducted with him, or quotes about him, I'd be very appreciative if a copy could be sent to me. You may contact me by clicking on the little stamped envelope logo at the head of my posting.

East-Frisian
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posted 07-02-2011 01:53 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for East-Frisian     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
To see that article later here, would be fine.

ColinBurgess
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posted 07-04-2011 09:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ColinBurgess   Click Here to Email ColinBurgess     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The article is being prepared for "Quest" magazine, and will cover the lives and accomplishments of the eleven pre-shuttle NASA astronauts who did not get the opportunity to fly into space, either through accidents or resignations from the astronaut corps.

I'm fairly well covered for the other ten guys, but I'd really like to have any ancdotal material by or about John Bull to help flesh out his story. The amazing Ed Hengeveld has already weighed in with some great photos of Bull, but so far I haven't heard from anyone else apart from some nice words of tribute supplied by Al Worden.

Anything at all on Bull would be greatly appreciated and acknowledged in the article.

moorouge
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posted 07-05-2011 01:11 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for moorouge   Click Here to Email moorouge     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Colin, you probably know this already. I recorded in the 1971 edition of my booklet 'Manned Spaceflight' that Bull was grounded because of asprin asthma and resigned in July 1968. In the 1968 edition I recorded that he was in the support team for Apollo 8.

ColinBurgess
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posted 07-05-2011 01:16 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ColinBurgess   Click Here to Email ColinBurgess     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thank you, yes. I have all the basics surrounding Bull's time as an astronaut, and the cause of his enforced resignation; it was more the little (harmless) untold stories about him that I am seeking. However I do appreciate your message very much.

East-Frisian
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posted 07-05-2011 04:55 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for East-Frisian     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
We on www.spacefacts.de have also very small notes about John S. Bull, and I guess, you already have this information.

ColinBurgess
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posted 07-05-2011 05:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ColinBurgess   Click Here to Email ColinBurgess     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes, I do, but many thanks.

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