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heng44
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posted 08-17-2018 12:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for heng44   Click Here to Email heng44     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

The Apollo era Astrovan, a converted Clark Cortez motorhome, made its debut on August 14, 1968, when it ferried the suited Apollo 7 crew a short distance from the Manned Spacecraft Operations Building to the Flight Crew Training Building at KSC. It was driven by Steve Tatham of KSC Security. This particular van was last used for STS-6 in 1983.

bklyn55
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posted 08-17-2018 01:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bklyn55   Click Here to Email bklyn55     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Anybody know where it is now?

heng44
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posted 08-17-2018 01:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for heng44   Click Here to Email heng44     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I believe it is displayed at KSC.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 08-17-2018 01:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It displayed in the Apollo/Saturn V Center at Kennedy Space Center, adjacent to the tail end of the of the rocket.

mikepf
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posted 08-17-2018 03:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mikepf   Click Here to Email mikepf     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That's a great photo. I love this type of subject. I haven't been posting here much lately but this seems like a good time to throw out one of my periodic THANK YOU for your Photo of the Week efforts. They are much enjoyed and appreciated!

heng44
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posted 08-18-2018 04:33 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for heng44   Click Here to Email heng44     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks Mike.

randy
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posted 08-18-2018 09:00 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for randy   Click Here to Email randy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Brings back some fond memories of when I was there.

Jacques van Oene
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posted 08-20-2018 09:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jacques van Oene     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I photographed the inside of the astrovan...

Jonnyed
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posted 08-22-2018 07:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jonnyed   Click Here to Email Jonnyed     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for the photo of the inside. Pretty spacious and stylish!

heng44
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posted 08-23-2018 09:25 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for heng44   Click Here to Email heng44     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This was the inside view in August 1968.

LM-12
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posted 08-23-2018 09:36 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for LM-12     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
In the first photo, is that Apollo 7 launching in the background?

heng44
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posted 08-23-2018 11:33 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for heng44   Click Here to Email heng44     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
No, that's the Astrovan antenna. The photo was taken August 14.

Jonnyed
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posted 08-23-2018 07:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jonnyed   Click Here to Email Jonnyed     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
In the interior photos, what's that area in the immediate left foreground... an equipment locker or equipment space?

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