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heng44
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posted 10-20-2017 02:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for heng44   Click Here to Email heng44     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

Chief of the Astronaut Office Al Shepard leads Gemini 6 astronauts Wally Schirra and Tom Stafford from the crew quarters in the Manned Spacecraft Operations Building at Cape Kennedy to a waiting car, which will take them to the suiting trailer at Pad 16 for a dress rehearsal. Tony Broadway, manager of the crew quarters, holds the door open while "guardette" Ursula Neill sits at her desk. Following Schirra and Stafford is security chief Charles Buckley.

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posted 10-21-2017 07:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Headshot   Click Here to Email Headshot     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I like this picture.

Ed, do you know if it was taken in October 1965 (before the Agena failure) or December (before the rendezvous with Gemini 7)?

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posted 10-21-2017 09:54 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for heng44   Click Here to Email heng44     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The picture was taken October 7, so before the Agena failure.

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posted 10-21-2017 12:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Wehaveliftoff   Click Here to Email Wehaveliftoff     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This is a great photo as it shows the expressions on all their faces and feelings at that moment, which seem alive, even today.

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posted 10-22-2017 07:50 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 413 is in   Click Here to Email 413 is in     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great photo, Ed. You just don't see Buckley very often!

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posted 10-25-2017 08:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jonnyed   Click Here to Email Jonnyed     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I think I'm in love with Ursula.

Ken Havekotte
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posted 10-25-2017 09:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ken Havekotte   Click Here to Email Ken Havekotte     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Enjoyed the photo, Ed, and it looks like a happy or joking Al Shepard at the time.

But just for the record, Tony Broadway, holding the door open, wasn't the astronaut office manager at the Cape during the Gemini and Apollo program years.

The crew quarters at KSC was headed by Harold (Hal) Collins (Deke Slayton's assistant) during those years and Broadway was the supervisor of the entire building facility that housed crew quarters, known as the Manned Spacecraft Operations Building (also known as the O&C Building).

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posted 10-26-2017 12:34 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for LM-12     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The photo does not seem to match the floor plan of the crew quarters.


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Nice shot of the original Gemini 3 prime crew, Shepard and Stafford!

Ursula looks like she's giving someone a heads-up, "Al's coming out, and he's smiling."

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posted 10-26-2017 08:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jonnyed   Click Here to Email Jonnyed     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Anyone know what the second phone on the desk would have been for? Straight to security?

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posted 10-27-2017 03:14 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for heng44   Click Here to Email heng44     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Ken Havekotte:
Tony Broadway, holding the door open, wasn't the astronaut office manager at the Cape during the Gemini and Apollo program years...
Thanks for the info, Ken.

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