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Author Topic:   NASA engineer Sam Beddingfield (1933-2012)

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From: New York, NY USA
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posted 06-17-2012 05:28 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for LM1   Click Here to Email LM1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote


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From: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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posted 06-21-2012 01:16 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ozspace   Click Here to Email ozspace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am a member of the Space Association of Australia, among other activities, we produce a weekly radio program on community radio, 88.3 Southern FM. The show has been of air continuously for 20 years. Andrew Rennie is the shows' producer and presenter and I along with others contribute material for each show. Andrew traveled to Florida in 2010 to witness STS-131 and I was there for STS-132.

While at the Space Walk of Fame Andrew conducted a series of interviews with Sam, including a walking tour of the museum.

We were saddened to hear of Sam's passing and would like to share these interviews, which can be found through the following links, which were broadcast this week in tribute to Sam Beddingfield

  • Sam Beddingfield - How he was persuaded by Gus Grissom to join NASA, why he was given NASA employee number 4, and his experiences working on the Mercury, Gemini, Apollo and Space Shuttle programs. Listen or download (21 min 17 s - 19.6 MB)

  • Sam Beddingfield - Sam guides us on a tour of the Space Walk of Fame Museum in Titusville. Sam has anecdotes about the Atlas Centaur Firing Room, the Apollo-Soyuz project, and the Mercury, Gemini, Apollo and Shuttle Rooms. Listen or download (29 min 33 s - 27.7 MB)
Vale Sam


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From: Seekonk, Mass., USA
Registered: May 2003

posted 06-21-2012 10:42 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ringo67   Click Here to Email ringo67     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
When I was visiting the U.S. Space Walk of Fame after the STS-131 launch in April 2010 a Japanese film crew was doing a piece on the impact of the end of the Shuttle program on he local economy.

The crew filmed some B-roll of Sam Beddingfield talking to me about some of the exhibits. Ironically, he had just given me the same tour about 30 minutes earlier.

I'd love to see it, or get a copy of it, especially since Sam's death. If anyone has seen video of him talking to an overweight guy with a mustache and a "College" T-shirt, please let me know. Thanks!

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