Posts: 503 From: Houston, Texas Registered: Aug 2002
posted 10-02-2017 04:19 PM
Posts: 1052 From: Sandpoint, ID, USA Registered: Mar 2003
posted 10-02-2017 06:36 PM
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Posts: 38277 From: Houston, TX Registered: Nov 1999
posted 10-07-2017 08:58 PM
The New York Times published an obituary for Joe Schmitt on Saturday (Oct. 7):
Mr. Schmitt accumulated an enviable collection of mementos, including a medal with Mr. Schmitt’s initials on it that Glenn gave him after taking it with him into space.
He also made a game-show appearance: He was a mystery challenger on “What’s My Line?” in May 1963, just days after he had suited up Gordon Cooper for the final Mercury mission. (The celebrity panel surmised that he was part of the space program but failed to guess his role.)
Posts: 118 From: Montclair, NJ, USA Registered: Apr 2010
posted 10-09-2017 12:32 PM
Joe Schmitt was featured and named on a Topps bubblegum trading card as part of the 1963 collector set titled Astronauts 3-D. This card pictures him working with Gus Grissom. Very rarely were non-astronauts actually identified on space related trading cards back then.
Posts: 803 From: Washington, IL Registered: Jan 2006
posted 10-18-2017 10:59 AM
Thank you for your dedication and excellence in suiting up our astronauts.
Posts: 506 From: Dublin, Ireland Registered: Mar 2011