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heng44
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posted 04-21-2007 05:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for heng44   Click Here to Email heng44     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

On September 20, 1972, astronauts Bob Crippen, Bo Bobko and Bill Thornton emerge from the vacuum chamber at the Johnson Space Center, where they participated in the 56-day Skylab Medical Experiments Altitude Test to evaluate procedures and equipment for use in the Skylab mission planned for the following year.

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icarkie
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posted 04-21-2007 06:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for icarkie   Click Here to Email icarkie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
No offence to Crip but he does look like Pavarotti in this shot .
Ian

MCroft04
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posted 04-21-2007 07:07 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for MCroft04   Click Here to Email MCroft04     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
But where's the cat? Hint: Read David Shayler's book "Skylab; America's First Space Station".

machbusterman
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posted 04-21-2007 11:10 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for machbusterman   Click Here to Email machbusterman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by icarkie:
No offence to Crip but he does look like Pavarotti in this shot .
Ian

He even has a passing resemblance to David Guest . Certainly they're not as "clean cut" as in the picture below.

Thanks again for sharing another great pic Ed!

Best regards, Derek

Hart Sastrowardoyo
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posted 04-21-2007 10:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by icarkie:
No offence to Crip but he does look like Pavarotti in this shot .
Ian

Actually, he looks like G.I. Joe. Wonder if Crip has a kung-fu grip?

Kirsten
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posted 04-22-2007 06:16 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kirsten   Click Here to Email Kirsten     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Pavarotti is much ... ahum ... bigger than that !

MCroft04
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posted 04-22-2007 09:03 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for MCroft04   Click Here to Email MCroft04     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by MCroft04:
But where's the cat? Hint: Read David Shayler's book "Skylab; America's First Space Station".

OK no one bit on this one, so here's the story in case you haven't heard it. Bob Crippen, Bo Bobko, and Bill Thornton noticed that the Skylab mockup used for their 56 day SMEAT test had lots of lint and all of it could not be vacuumed up, so they cleaned much of it with a pick up brush. Consequently they accumulated many "hairballs". So they decided to play a trick on the outside test conductors to make them think the crew was not alone in the chamber. They planned to have a family member help smuggle in some fast food meat free chicken bones which they would place on a used metal-tray along with several hairballs with a note saying how much the "cat" enjoyed the meal. Unfortunately, like the failed attempt by Al Bean and Pete Conrad to use a timer to take a photograph of the 2 of them together on the moon, the cat story never happened either (seems they were too busy). See David Shayler "Skylab: America's Space Station"-pages 160-161.

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