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SpaceDust
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posted 12-02-2012 09:03 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SpaceDust     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I was going through some old photos and I ran across these that I’m hoping someone can help me identify the people that are in them.

The first photo I took on July 19, 1979, while at Mission Control in Houston. I know the gentleman in the middle is Gene Kranz, but who are the other two men?

The next set of photos of Max-Q, were taken on August 28, 1999 while visiting during one of the Johnson Space Center’s open houses. I know it’s Susan Helms on keyboard and I think it is Jim Wetherbee on drums. Who are the rest of them?

I know you cS'ers can help me out and your help would be much appreciated. Thanks.

Skylon
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posted 12-02-2012 09:32 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Skylon     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
One of the guitars is Dan Burbank. I think that's Carl Walz standing with what looks like a tambourine. The woman in black and white (I presume the singer) looks like it could be either Lisa Nowak or Tracy Caldwell.

Rob Joyner
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posted 12-02-2012 12:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rob Joyner   Click Here to Email Rob Joyner     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hoot Gibson on guitar at far left? Certain that's Burbank and Caldwell up front.

East-Frisian
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posted 12-02-2012 12:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for East-Frisian     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The blonde guitar player on the left might be Pinky Nelson.

pokey
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posted 12-02-2012 09:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for pokey   Click Here to Email pokey     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The band photos are a combination of Max Q and the Rockit Scientists. The Rockit Scientists band is made up of astronaut trainers and possibly flight controllers. The fella on the far right is a rendezvous instructor that I know is in the Rockit Scientists. Assuming the fella on the far left is with the same band.

Either both groups were playing separately at this event and they decided to combine forces later on for some good music or some of the Rockit Scientists were filling in for Max Q members that were out of town.

chappy
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posted 12-03-2012 02:33 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for chappy   Click Here to Email chappy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It's Burbank, Caldwell, Walz, and I think its Julie Payette behind Caldwell and also I think its James Wetherebee on the drums because he's a drummer on MaxQ before so that my guess...

SpaceDust
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posted 12-05-2012 10:58 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SpaceDust     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks to everyone that responded here to my request for identifying these people. It does seem the jury is still out on two of them, but at least I’m further ahead then what I was. Thanks again everybody.

ASCAN1984
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posted 12-05-2012 04:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ASCAN1984   Click Here to Email ASCAN1984     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
In the first photo I may be crazy but the guy on the left may be Hank Hartsfield.

Tony Guidry
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posted 12-05-2012 05:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tony Guidry   Click Here to Email Tony Guidry     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Having attended all the JSC Open House Events between 1996 and 2001 and having taken plenty of photos and video, I remember this particular performance quite well since it was probably the only one where I did not recognize all of the band members. I agree that the two guitar players on either end were not regular Max Q members. The regular members (Left to Right) were Dan Burbank on guitar, Carl Walz, Jim Wetherbee on drums, Tracy Caldwell and Susan Helms on keyboard. Quite a talented group!

brianjbradley
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posted 12-07-2012 02:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for brianjbradley   Click Here to Email brianjbradley     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
In the first two shots, the guitar player on the left next to Dan Burbank looks like Mark Lee to me. Could be wrong.

Sy Liebergot
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posted 12-10-2012 08:30 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Sy Liebergot   Click Here to Email Sy Liebergot     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Send me a hi-res file of the first photo and I'll try to ID the three.

SpaceDust
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posted 12-11-2012 12:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SpaceDust     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks Sy! I've emailed you three photos.

BMckay
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posted 12-11-2012 05:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for BMckay   Click Here to Email BMckay     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Jim Wetherbee on drums. Alan Fox (non-astro rendezvous instructors) on bass. Not sure who's on the black Les Paul - might be Bill Todd a simulation supervisor (sim supe, for short).

Need higher res to be sure

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