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From: Netherlands
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posted 09-25-2021 02:47 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for heng44   Click Here to Email heng44     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

"Come work for the space program," they said. "You will be part of the exciting journey to the stars." Clean-suited technicians and engineers in the Vertical Processing Facility clean room at KSC prepare TDRS-D for mating with its inertial upper stage during processing for STS-29.


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posted 09-25-2021 09:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for East-Frisian     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Don't trust the advertising.


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From: West Jordan, Utah USA
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posted 09-25-2021 02:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for randy   Click Here to Email randy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I guess technically he's still part of "the team."


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posted 09-25-2021 02:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Are you kidding? That is my retirement dream job!


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From: Dumfries, VA, USA
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posted 09-25-2021 05:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jonnyed   Click Here to Email Jonnyed     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
He does the vacuuming at work and the dishes when he gets home. Space-age living at it's best


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From: Irvine, CA USA
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posted 09-25-2021 05:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for NukeGuy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Reminds me of the Don Knotts movie "The Reluctant Astronaut" from 1967, where a janitor is launched into space to upstage the Launch of a dentist by the Soviets.


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posted 09-25-2021 08:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 328KF   Click Here to Email 328KF     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
STS-29 was the first shuttle launch I ever witnessed, so I saw this TDRS go into orbit! A week later, I was at Edwards AFB for the landing of Discovery, which was really cool. They switched to the paved runway due to winds, and we were all set up to watch a lakebed landing, so the final approach was at a distance.

Maybe as a consolation, the crew came up to our site a few hours after landing and gave some remarks, and a short time later, Discovery was towed right by us on the way to the mate/ demate device for her ride home.


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From: Ridgecrest, CA
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posted 09-25-2021 10:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for OV-105   Click Here to Email OV-105     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
When the Shuttle landed on runway 22 at Edwards the Dryden VIP site was farther away and had a worse view of the landing than the public East Shore viewing site. I got asked to work the Dryden Gift Shop for some landings and got see it from that side about 5 times. It was like gaveling a alcoholic work in a bar.

I spent more money in the gift shop than what they paid me, but I would do it again in a second. Those were some great times with some good friends I truly miss. Plus technically I guess I could say I worked for NASA during shuttle landings at Edwards. Lol

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