Space News
space history and artifacts articles

Messages
space history discussion forums

Sightings
worldwide astronaut appearances

Resources
selected space history documents

Websites
related space history websites

  collectSPACE: Messages
  Space Places
  Stafford Air&Space: "Ask General Stafford" exhibit

Post New Topic  Post A Reply
profile | register | preferences | faq | search

next newest topic | next oldest topic
Author Topic:   Stafford Air&Space: "Ask General Stafford" exhibit
Stafford Air&Space
New Member

Posts: 8
From: Weatherford, OK USA
Registered: Mar 2013

posted 07-08-2013 09:36 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Stafford Air&Space   Click Here to Email Stafford Air&Space     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Stafford Air and Space Museum is currently developing a new interactive exhibit that allows guests to select a question on a screen and General Thomas P. Stafford will then appear and answer the question! There will be a list of different questions and the General will have an answer for each one! So, we want to know from all of you if you could sit down with the General, face to face, what question would you like to ask him?

Thank you for your questions, this will help us greatly in developing a list of questions to present to the General and have him answer. We will be taking your questions for this week only! We are very excited to hear your questions for General Stafford!

David Carey
Member

Posts: 287
From:
Registered: Mar 2009

posted 07-08-2013 10:29 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for David Carey   Click Here to Email David Carey     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great idea - perhaps unanswerable but here's one question that came to mind last time I visited:

"There is a lot to take in here - could you pick a couple of your favorite items on display and describe what makes them particularly special to you and the museum?"

LM-12
Member

Posts: 809
From: Ontario, Canada
Registered: Oct 2010

posted 07-08-2013 10:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for LM-12     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
General Stafford, could you describe for us the rough ride you experienced during the translunar injection burn on Apollo 10?

At what distance did you first spot the Gemini 7 spacecraft from Gemini 6A, and how close did you get during the rendezvous?

Could you talk about the docking bar mirror and your view of the EVA by Gene Cernan on Gemini 9A?

Stafford Air&Space
New Member

Posts: 8
From: Weatherford, OK USA
Registered: Mar 2013

posted 07-09-2013 09:50 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Stafford Air&Space   Click Here to Email Stafford Air&Space     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great questions! We really want to hear from everyone and what they would ask General Stafford. His missions include Gemini 6A, Gemini 9A, Apollo X, and Apollo Soyuz Test Project.

Tom
Member

Posts: 1275
From: New York
Registered: Nov 2000

posted 07-09-2013 04:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tom   Click Here to Email Tom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
General Stafford... can you describe the differences of launching on a Saturn V versus a Saturn IB? Thank you!

4allmankind
Member

Posts: 715
From: NJ
Registered: Jan 2004

posted 07-09-2013 05:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 4allmankind   Click Here to Email 4allmankind     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'd be curious to ask the General how long into the GT9 EVA did it take him to realize there was a serious problem. Did he want to call off the rest of Cernan's EVA before the ground did?

Ronpur
Member

Posts: 211
From: Brandon, Fl
Registered: May 2012

posted 07-09-2013 05:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ronpur   Click Here to Email Ronpur     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
General: With the differing atmospheres in Soyuz and Apollo, did it have any effect on your abilities to function? As in more energy in the pure oxygen versus the Soyuz atmosphere.

Tom
Member

Posts: 1275
From: New York
Registered: Nov 2000

posted 07-09-2013 07:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tom   Click Here to Email Tom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
General Stafford... in hindsight, do you ever regret not making yourself available to fly on one of the last moon landing missions?

Greggy_D
Member

Posts: 629
From: Michigan
Registered: Jul 2006

posted 07-09-2013 07:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Greggy_D   Click Here to Email Greggy_D     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Who was the best crew member you ever flew with during one of your space missions?

onesmallstep
Member

Posts: 508
From: Staten Island, New York USA
Registered: Nov 2007

posted 07-10-2013 09:12 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for onesmallstep   Click Here to Email onesmallstep     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Even though the LM ascent stage, Snoopy, on your Apollo 10 mission was 'short-fueled' (that is, not capable of achieving orbit after liftoff and rendezvous with the CM), did you or do you still have any regrets coming so close to the lunar surface yet not landing?

Also, the differences between a Titan launch and one on the Saturn V, sometimes referred to by some as the 'old man's rocket' due to its low-g load on the crew?

bwhite1976
Member

Posts: 145
From: belleville, IL USA
Registered: Jun 2011

posted 07-10-2013 01:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bwhite1976   Click Here to Email bwhite1976     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
General Stafford: You flew four diverse missions with different goals. Is there one that stands out as your favorite? I would imagine Apollo 10 would be hard to surpass, but the linkup with the Soyuz on ASTP and the first rendezvous are also big milestones.

ZeroG
New Member

Posts: 7
From: St. Louis, MO., USA
Registered: Apr 2013

posted 07-10-2013 05:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ZeroG   Click Here to Email ZeroG     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It's a great honor to be able to ask this question, General Stafford!

I would like to know in detail your experience and feelings aboard Snoopy with lunar module staging incident on Apollo 10.

Stafford Air&Space
New Member

Posts: 8
From: Weatherford, OK USA
Registered: Mar 2013

posted 07-11-2013 10:42 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Stafford Air&Space   Click Here to Email Stafford Air&Space     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thank you all for your questions! We will continue to take your questions while we begin compiling them for the exhibit development! Keep asking!

LM-12
Member

Posts: 809
From: Ontario, Canada
Registered: Oct 2010

posted 07-11-2013 10:58 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for LM-12     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Will the interactive feature be on your museum website?

Stafford Air&Space
New Member

Posts: 8
From: Weatherford, OK USA
Registered: Mar 2013

posted 07-11-2013 04:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Stafford Air&Space   Click Here to Email Stafford Air&Space     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
At this time, no, the exhibit will only be featured inside the museum. However, we are in talks of including some of the Q&As on the website.

Thanks for asking!

Jurg Bolli
Member

Posts: 520
From: Albuquerque, NM
Registered: Nov 2000

posted 07-12-2013 07:38 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jurg Bolli   Click Here to Email Jurg Bolli     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Do you ever dream about spaceflight?

rjurek349
Member

Posts: 805
From:
Registered: Jan 2002

posted 07-12-2013 09:10 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for rjurek349   Click Here to Email rjurek349     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
General: you were instrumental in convincing NASA and the engineers to place a TV camera on space missions... not an easy task at the time. The color TV transmissions from Apollo 10 broke world records for audience numbers, and it helped us all to "go along for the ride." I'd be interested to know: why were you so passionate about this topic, and who did you work with to make it a reality?

Larry McGlynn
Member

Posts: 805
From: Boston, MA
Registered: Jul 2003

posted 07-12-2013 07:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Larry McGlynn   Click Here to Email Larry McGlynn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
General, How cold is it in Space?

All times are CT (US)

next newest topic | next oldest topic

Administrative Options: Close Topic | Archive/Move | Delete Topic
Post New Topic  Post A Reply
Hop to:

Contact Us | The Source for Space History & Artifacts

Copyright 1999-2012 collectSPACE.com All rights reserved.


Ultimate Bulletin Board 5.47a





advertisement