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Dave Clow
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posted 04-23-2012 06:14 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dave Clow   Click Here to Email Dave Clow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm interested to learn who was present at the launch-day breakfasts for all U.S. flights, particularly Mercury through Apollo. Is anyone aware of whether the lists were kept?

garymilgrom
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posted 04-23-2012 07:00 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for garymilgrom   Click Here to Email garymilgrom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Dave, I think you want to know who breakfasted with the flight crew, otherwise you're going to get geeks like me posting their launch day breakfasts at KSC's Meet an Astrounaut program - like me before STS-120.

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moorouge
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posted 04-23-2012 07:57 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for moorouge   Click Here to Email moorouge     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Glad you're interested in the US flights. The early Russian cosmonauts had a 2 pint enema before their missions.

Headshot
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posted 04-24-2012 06:58 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Headshot   Click Here to Email Headshot     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
For the very early flights, you could look through the PAO (Public Affairs Office) transcript of each flight. I believe most of them are available on-line.

During the countdown, the Public Affairs Officer provided a narrative of how the count was progressing and would usually discuss the pre-flight breakfast, the menu, and the attendees because little else was happening at that point in the count.

Usually the back-up crew did not attend the breakfasts during Gemini counts because they were busy in the White Room at Pad 19.

moorouge
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posted 06-05-2012 08:58 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for moorouge   Click Here to Email moorouge     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I cannot help with other launches, but for Gemini 5 the meal was attended by the crew (obviously), Drs Minners and Tubbs, and Schirra, Stafford and Slayton.

Breakfast consisted of orange juice, fillet mignon steak, scrambled eggs, toast, grape jelly (jam) and coffee.

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