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LM-12
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posted 12-24-2013 01:40 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for LM-12     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This plaque, which has the names of the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo astronauts, was presented by Neil Armstrong to the President at the Western White House in 1974.
In making the presentation, Armstrong said "Mr. President, you have proclaimed this week to be United States Space week in conjunction with the fifth anniversary of our first successful landing on the Moon. It is my privilege to represent my colleagues, the crewmen of projects Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, and Skylab, and the men and women of NASA, and the hundreds of thousands of Americans from across the land who contributed so mightily to the success of our efforts in space in presenting this plaque which bears the names of each individual who has had the privilege of representing this country" in a space flight.
Can you make out all the signatures?

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posted 12-24-2013 08:51 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for garymilgrom   Click Here to Email garymilgrom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here's what I can see. I added LM-12's Charlie Duke.

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posted 12-24-2013 09:00 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for LM-12     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Charlie Duke is below Alan Shepard. Neil Armstrong is to their left.

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posted 12-24-2013 09:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Jim Irwin below and to the left of Duke.

Not sure but it looks like Grissom below Aldrin and Edward White II below McDivitt. And, Al Worden to the left of Irwin.

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posted 12-24-2013 09:34 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for LM-12     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I think that is Ron Evans below Aldrin.

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posted 12-24-2013 09:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for garymilgrom   Click Here to Email garymilgrom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Bill Pogue to the left of Lovell?

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posted 12-24-2013 10:00 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That would be Stafford left of Lovell.

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posted 12-24-2013 10:11 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for LM-12     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Jack Swigert and Fred Haise between Bean and Roosa. The sequence is right.

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posted 12-24-2013 11:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by LM-12:
I think that is Ron Evans below Aldrin.
Agree.

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posted 12-24-2013 02:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for LM-12     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here is another view of the plaque.

This transcript of the ceremony indicates that the plaque would be placed in the White House.

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posted 01-03-2014 04:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for LM-12     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Skylab is mentioned in the remarks, but I do not see any Skylab signatures, apart from Conrad and Bean.

The remaining signatures look like Gus Grissom between Duke and Carpenter, Wally Schirra below Carpenter, Donn Eisele below Cunningham, Bill Anders and Rusty Schweickart below Bean, and Ed Mitchell below Worden.

My count is 34 signatures on the plaque. MR-3 to Apollo 17.

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