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heng44
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posted 02-15-2013 03:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for heng44   Click Here to Email heng44     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

Shown at the NASA Flight Research Center in California are astronaut Rusty Schweickart (right) and Dr. James Roman, head of the center's Office of Biological Research. Schweickart spent eight days in a Gemini spacesuit (including his 29th birthday on October 25, 1964) for an extended evaluation of biomedical equipment. At FRC he made six flights in an F-104B Starfighter over a period of two days. He was then flown to Houston for a simulated mission in the Gemini simulator and he ended his long week with a simulated Gemini reentry in the centrifuge at Ames Research Center. Thanks to Tony Landis for the photo.

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mikepf
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posted 02-15-2013 05:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mikepf   Click Here to Email mikepf     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
With all those flying space rocks in the news, it's very appropriate for you to have a picture of Rusty today.

Philip
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posted 02-16-2013 04:16 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Philip   Click Here to Email Philip     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
For those who wonder why; Rusty Schweickart founded B612.

garymilgrom
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posted 02-16-2013 09:06 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for garymilgrom   Click Here to Email garymilgrom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Eight days in a suit! We forget the sacrifices these guys endured for the advancement of knowledge back when very little was known. Thanks Ed.

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