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posted 11-19-2011 02:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for heng44   Click Here to Email heng44     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

Astronauts Haise and Fullerton walk from the Shuttle Enterprise at Edwards Air Force Base following a successful 5-minute 34-second unpowered mission during the third in the series of Approach and Landing Tests free flights on September 23, 1977. The Boeing 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft that launched them is flying overhead.

Ed Hengeveld


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posted 11-19-2011 02:37 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for East-Frisian     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sigh! that were good old days.


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posted 11-19-2011 05:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for astro-nut   Click Here to Email astro-nut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Another great photo-thanks for sharing!


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posted 11-19-2011 05:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mach3valkyrie   Click Here to Email mach3valkyrie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It's always good to see photos involving the shuttle ALT flights. I watched on TV the first free flight on August 12, 1977. I tuned in to ABC News quite by accident, and watched the entire thing. Too bad I had no VCR.

Thanks for sharing this one!


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posted 11-21-2011 03:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for machbusterman   Click Here to Email machbusterman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great photo... Such a pity that Freddo never got to fly the Shuttle after the ALT program. And Gordo Fullerton. Hope he continues to make progress health-wise!

Both guys were so friendly towards collectors over the years!


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posted 11-21-2011 05:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for carmelo   Click Here to Email carmelo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I like the white NASA "worm" on blue.

Bob M

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posted 11-22-2011 03:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bob M   Click Here to Email Bob M     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
For those interested in autographs, here is a cover postmarked at Edwards, CA for that third Enterprise ALT Free Flight on September 23, 1977, and autographed by the crew of Haise and Fullerton. Yes, both guys were very friendly towards collectors and great about autographing for many years.

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