Topic: Air Force interview with James Irwin (1966)
Robert Pearlman Editor
Posts: 38690 From: Houston, TX Registered: Nov 1999
posted 01-19-2018 04:14 PM
A collectSPACE member brought this video to my attention. Presented by PeriscopeFilm, a 1966 interview conducted by the U.S. Air Force with James Irwin and his parents upon his selection with NASA's fifth group of astronauts.
Posts: 1062 From: Sandpoint, ID, USA Registered: Mar 2003
posted 01-19-2018 07:47 PM
Very fun and interesting. Thanks, Robert!
Jurg Bolli Member
Posts: 856 From: Albuquerque, NM Registered: Nov 2000
posted 01-19-2018 10:36 PM
I agree, very nice. I have never seen this.
Posts: 2781 From: Belfast, United Kingdom Registered: Feb 2002
posted 01-21-2018 02:49 PM
I think he would have been well satisfied, if he had known in 1966 that he would be the 8th man on the Moon!
Posts: 1221 From: Staten Island, New York USA Registered: Nov 2007
posted 01-22-2018 08:40 AM
Irwin's career and life has always been fascinating, not least of which because of his later hunt for Noah's Ark. He almost lost his leg following a plane crash in 1961, and he is one of only two astronauts to have flown aircraft in the 'Blackbird' family: Irwin the YF-12, and shuttle pilot Jim Halsell the SR-71.
Posts: 1536 From: Birmingham AL Registered: Aug 2010
posted 01-22-2018 10:56 AM
Thanks for sharing that with us.