Posts: 3514 From: Netherlands Registered: Nov 2001
posted 07-31-2021 02:51 AM
Gemini 9 pilot Charlie Bassett (left) and his backup Gene Cernan (right) discuss the Astronaut Maneuvering Unit with USAF Project Officer Ed Givens in December 1965. Several months later Bassett had died in a T-38 crash and Givens had been selected as an astronaut. Cernan replaced Bassett on the Gemini 9 crew.
Posts: 2101 From: Sydney, Australia Registered: Sep 2003
posted 07-31-2021 07:09 AM
Haven't seen this amazing photo before, Ed, and of course Ed Givens died in a car accident just five months after we lost the crew of Apollo 1. Had history been kinder, all three of the astronauts in this photo would doubtless have flown to the moon.
Posts: 1020 From: Vancouver, WA, USA Registered: Feb 2012
posted 07-31-2021 10:37 AM
Great photo Ed! Never seen it before today.