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posted 02-09-2019 03:00 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for heng44   Click Here to Email heng44     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

Half a century ago this week, the Apollo 9 crew talked to the press about the details of their upcoming mission, scheduled for launch in three weeks. Command module pilot Dave Scott holds a LM model to visualise a maneuver, while lunar module pilot Rusty Schweickart and commander Jim McDivitt watch.


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posted 02-09-2019 05:22 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kite     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very nice seeing this photo of the only entire Apollo crew I have met, albeit seperately. All were all sociable and pleasant to talk to.

I have been fortunate to have met at least one member of each of the other ten flown crews which all those years ago I would never have thought possible. Thanks for showing Ed.

Rick Mulheirn

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posted 02-09-2019 05:48 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick Mulheirn   Click Here to Email Rick Mulheirn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I concur with Kite. As a young lad watching the Apollo missions on tv, these guys were almost "god like": out of reach for mere mortals like me... akin to movie stars. Over the years I too have been fortunate to meet all three in the photo and many of their Apollo counterparts. It is only a shame that such encounters are now fewer and farther between.

Ian Limbrey

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posted 02-09-2019 06:11 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ian Limbrey   Click Here to Email Ian Limbrey     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Meeting some of the Apollo astronauts in the UK was an amazing and unexpected experience for me. I met Dave Scott twice and had an instant connection with him as I had a boss in London who worked for him after he left NASA around 1980.

Mike Dixon

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posted 02-09-2019 01:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mike Dixon   Click Here to Email Mike Dixon     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Certainly took space photography to a new level in my opinion.

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