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Buel
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posted 10-03-2013 07:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Buel   Click Here to Email Buel     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
After recently reading Gene Kranz' brilliant 'Failure Is Not An Option' I am very intrigued to know whatever happened to Paul Johnson, who apparently helped Gene immensely during his first few weeks at Mercury Control.

Does anyone have any idea, please?

Buel
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posted 10-12-2013 02:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Buel   Click Here to Email Buel     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I take it still no one has any idea?

Sy Liebergot
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posted 10-13-2013 03:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Sy Liebergot   Click Here to Email Sy Liebergot     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Gene Kranz recently told me: "Paul Johnson worked for WECO... I saw him several years ago but can't remember where."

Buel
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posted 10-18-2013 11:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Buel   Click Here to Email Buel     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sy, thank you for that. I have recently emailed you, please may I ask if you received this? Thank you in advance.

Buel
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posted 10-18-2013 12:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Buel   Click Here to Email Buel     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Unfortunately I think I have found that Mr. Johnson passed away in 2004. I hope I am wrong.

Sy Liebergot
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posted 10-19-2013 05:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Sy Liebergot   Click Here to Email Sy Liebergot     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Chris Kraft's best recollection: "I believe he is the Paul Johnson who worked with us. Western Electric was a part of the Bell Labs contingent at the Cape. Paul came to the Cape and taught us how to use communicator language. It was during our first simulations there — not sure Kranz was with us yet but at any rate we had not flown a mission when he arrived to teach us how to talk." I believe it's important to remember those early pioneers.

Buel
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posted 10-20-2013 02:18 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Buel   Click Here to Email Buel     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Sy Liebergot:
I believe it's important to remember those early pioneers.
100% agree! Thank you so much for that.

RIP Paul Johnson.

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