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heng44
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posted 02-21-2009 03:15 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for heng44   Click Here to Email heng44     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

Forty years ago today, the Apollo 9 crew was one week away from their scheduled launch into earth orbit. This photo shows commander Jim McDivitt holding a 150-foot long telegram signed by 10,500 residents from his hometown Jackson, Michigan, wishing him and his crew goodluck. The telegram stretches all the way to the top of the Command Module Simulator, where it is held by Al Worden, a member of the support crew and also from Jackson.

Ed Hengeveld

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posted 02-21-2009 05:22 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for East-Frisian     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It seems, that he read it with interest.

icarkie
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posted 02-21-2009 07:50 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for icarkie   Click Here to Email icarkie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
He might be checking for spelling mistakes

KSCartist
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posted 02-21-2009 08:16 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for KSCartist   Click Here to Email KSCartist     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Actually it looks like a list of collectSPACE members. Maybe he's reviewing it to see who's been naughty and who's been nice for SpaceFest.

Tim

Hart Sastrowardoyo
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posted 02-21-2009 09:40 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That might be a wish list of autographs handed him. McDivitt: "Hmmmm.... Jimmy wants a WSS, signed in blue Sharpie. Dana wants a business suit portrait, black ink, mission numbers. Randolph wants no inscription. Juno wants a Gemini suit portrait in my green pen. And I see here Mr. Xyzys wants 25 lithos signed, obstensibly for his classroom?!"

ea757grrl
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posted 02-21-2009 10:01 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ea757grrl   Click Here to Email ea757grrl     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
"Spider, this is Houston. We've got a few changes to the flight plan we want to give you...."

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posted 02-21-2009 10:47 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for APG85     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wonder what became of that...?

Henk Boshuijer
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posted 02-21-2009 02:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Henk Boshuijer   Click Here to Email Henk Boshuijer     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What happened to these Command Module Simulators? Are they somewhere in a museum?

Henk Boshuijer

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Originally posted by Henk Boshuijer:
What happened to these Command Module Simulators?
Great question! Never thought of that.

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posted 02-28-2009 01:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for R.Glueck   Click Here to Email R.Glueck     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What would you give to slip into that simulator today, and try out flying part of the Apollo stack?

The LEM simulator is at Cradle of Aviation in Garden City, New York, but I don't think it is operable in any extent.

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