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From: Titusville, FL USA
Registered: Feb 2005

posted 11-15-2012 08:06 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for KSCartist   Click Here to Email KSCartist     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Prior to his launch, I asked NASA astronaut Kevin Ford if he might help with a little tribute to Wally Schirra. He enthusiastically agreed so I emailed him the art for the Sigma 7 50th anniversary patch and asked that he take a photo of it with Suni Williams. Suni is a Captain in the U.S. Navy, like Schirra was, and was serving as commander of the ISS during the Sigma 7 50th Anniversary.

On Wednesday (Nov. 14) I received this photo from the ISS. Suni is shown in the Cupola with her Soyuz spacecraft behind her. She will return to Earth with her crewmates Yuri Malenchenko and Akihiko Hoshide this weekend after 125 days aboard the ISS. She wrote:
It's an honor to be part of the space program with Wally Schirra.
A wonderful tribute to a space pioneer by a fellow Naval Aviator.


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From: Sandpoint, ID, USA
Registered: Mar 2003

posted 11-15-2012 07:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dss65   Click Here to Email dss65     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A wonderful tribute, indeed, to a one-of-a-kind guy.

irish guy

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From: Kerry Ireland
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posted 11-16-2012 08:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for irish guy   Click Here to Email irish guy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
We were in Florida the week Wally died,and visited the Astronaut Hall of Fame where we saw this tribute to the great gentleman.


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From: CA.
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posted 11-16-2012 05:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SkyMan1958   Click Here to Email SkyMan1958     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I love that in the picture Suni is holding there's a turtle orbiting the earth. Apropos of that, here's a picture of Deke Slayton's turtle club pins...

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