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heng44
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posted 10-25-2013 02:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for heng44   Click Here to Email heng44     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

At the Kennedy Space Center's Apollo/Saturn V Center, the 1998 astronaut candidate class (group 17) line up for a photo during a tour of facilities at KSC on September 27, 1999. Towering over them is the business end of the Saturn V with the five F-1 engines, providing a nice sense of scale. Thanks to Bob McLeod for the photo.

randy
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posted 10-25-2013 03:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for randy   Click Here to Email randy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for the great photo. Brought back a lot of very fond memories from when I was there at the AHOF in 2001.

mach3valkyrie
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posted 10-27-2013 10:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mach3valkyrie   Click Here to Email mach3valkyrie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Business End of the Saturn V indeed! Nice angle.

ASCAN1984
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posted 10-28-2013 04:54 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ASCAN1984   Click Here to Email ASCAN1984     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
In some ways, quite a sad photograph to look at with Alan Poindexter and Patricia Hillard Robertson sadly no longer with us. A lot of big players as well in ISS construction and long duration spaceflight such as Garrett Reisman. Think if memory servers Neil Woodward was the only one who never flew. Why was their class named "The Penguins"?

Hart Sastrowardoyo
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posted 10-28-2013 11:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I believe it was Reisman who told me that the previous class wanted to call them the Dodos. They didn't mind being named after a flightless bird, but it was going too far to be named after one that was extinct....

KSCartist
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posted 10-28-2013 11:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for KSCartist   Click Here to Email KSCartist     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
...and since the previous Class was named the Sardines, they chose a flightless bird that eats fish.

Tom
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posted 10-28-2013 05:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tom   Click Here to Email Tom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by ASCAN1984:
Think if memory servers Neil Woodward was the only one who never flew.
Woodward and Hillard Robertson never had the opportunity to fly.

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