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heng44
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posted 02-02-2013 01:00 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for heng44   Click Here to Email heng44     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

The 1966 astronaut selectees from Edwards AFB pose in front of an F-104 on April 6, 1966. Left to right: Fred Haise, Ed Mitchell, Charlie Duke, Al Worden and Joe Engle. Thanks to Tony Landis for the photo.

mark plas
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posted 02-02-2013 07:25 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mark plas   Click Here to Email mark plas     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Right place right time

robsouth
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posted 02-02-2013 09:15 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for robsouth     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great pic Ed.

moorouge
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posted 02-03-2013 02:11 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for moorouge   Click Here to Email moorouge     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just a curious observation and of no great consequence, but I wonder if there is some hidden psychological significance in the fact that the only moon walkers in the picture are both standing with their right foot forward?

Tom
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posted 02-03-2013 08:58 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tom   Click Here to Email Tom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
...and the the ones scheduled to walk on the Moon, but did not, are wearing jackets.

nasamad
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posted 02-03-2013 12:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for nasamad   Click Here to Email nasamad     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
And the ones not wearing overalls have belts on their trousers!!

robsouth
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posted 02-03-2013 01:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for robsouth     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
And the ones that are in the Air Force are not in the Navy.

413 is in
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posted 02-03-2013 01:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 413 is in   Click Here to Email 413 is in     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
And the only one to fly on Apollo 13 is not wearing a hat.

micropooz
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posted 02-03-2013 03:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for micropooz   Click Here to Email micropooz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
And if you digitize the photo, then play the 1's and 0's backwards, it says "Paul is dead"...

Joel Katzowitz
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posted 02-03-2013 04:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Joel Katzowitz   Click Here to Email Joel Katzowitz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
... and the only guy wearing brown shoes used to live next door to my cousin. Really.

Steve Procter
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posted 02-03-2013 04:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Steve Procter   Click Here to Email Steve Procter     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
And of course this is the original line up of the Foo Fighters...

Fezman92
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posted 02-03-2013 05:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fezman92   Click Here to Email Fezman92     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
...and if you digitize the photo you can see in the reflection of the bottom of the plane the Hollywood set...

ASCAN1984
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posted 02-03-2013 05:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ASCAN1984   Click Here to Email ASCAN1984     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just started reading "Falling to Earth" so this photo interests me so much. Wonderful choice.

star61
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posted 02-05-2013 08:00 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for star61   Click Here to Email star61     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
And the way most experienced pilot in the group didn't fly Apollo at all..!

Delta7
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posted 02-06-2013 07:32 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Delta7   Click Here to Email Delta7     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I believe Bill Pogue, Stu Roosa and Ken Mattingly were also based at Edwards at that time.

albatron
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posted 02-06-2013 12:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for albatron   Click Here to Email albatron     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
And I have one of these completely signed.

astro-nut
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posted 02-14-2013 06:44 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for astro-nut   Click Here to Email astro-nut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A fantastic photo!! Thanks for sharing.

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