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FFrench
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posted 04-25-2008 10:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for FFrench     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I just spent half a day at this great museum, and wanted to bring it to the attention of others, as it really is somewhat of an undiscovered gem. I knew that they had the Apollo 7 spacecraft, worth a visit in itself, but didn't know they had so much else - Donn Eisele's Apollo training spacesuit, Borman's Apollo 8 flown snoopy cap, a Dyna Soar wind tunnel model, Walt Cunningham's ambassador of exploration moonrock, the watch he wore in space, Skylab exercise bike and pressure trainer backups, and many other Apollo training gloves, helmets, etc.... and that is not to mention all the aircraft too, of course. It's a really impressive display and well worth a look.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 04-25-2008 11:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'll second Francis' recommendation. I had the pleasure of touring the museum last year and intend to return sometime soon.

Here are a few photos from my visit:

Larry McGlynn
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posted 04-26-2008 05:28 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Larry McGlynn   Click Here to Email Larry McGlynn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I will third that recommendation.

I was there in March of this year. They also have a SR-71 Link cockpit simulator. It is a very nice museum to spend a day in and well worth the visit.

Ray Katz
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posted 04-30-2008 04:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ray Katz   Click Here to Email Ray Katz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Robert, your second photo is of my collection of Apollo 1 items on loan to the Frontiers of Flight Museum. It includes Gus Grissom's ID badge from North American Aviation and Walt Cunningham's schematics of the command module.

I also had a memo regarding medical tests planned for pre- and post-flight; Wally Schirra had written "NO!" on it in red marker. I'm told that shortly before he died, Schirra visited the museum and laughed at his own grumpy notes...

By the way - I've updated my site about space exhibits; you can now post comments and rate museums...

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