Posts: 2564 From: Netherlands Registered: Nov 2001
posted 01-21-2012 02:48 AM
The Apollo 15 crew is photographed at Patrick AFB on June 10, 1971, after flying a record number of 125 weightless parabolas in the KC-135 airplane behind them. On similar flights the numbers ranged from 60-80. Al Worden is holding a banner stating 125 parabolas were flown. He is flanked by Dave Scott on the left and Jim Irwin on the right. At far left is pilot Oleg Komarnitsky (1938-2010). His son Alek provided the photo.
Posts: 231 From: Northampton UK Registered: Nov 2009
posted 01-21-2012 07:24 AM
This photo shows the pride everyone participating in the Apollo programme took. They all did their bit and Alek must feel very proud of his father.
Posts: 1571 From: Atlanta, GA, USA Registered: Feb 2007
posted 01-21-2012 07:34 AM
Does Worden still have the banner - pretty historic stuff here (nudge wink).
Posts: 809 From: Ontario, Canada Registered: Oct 2010
posted 01-21-2012 08:28 AM
That says a lot about the KC-135.