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Robert Pearlman

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posted 05-06-2014 01:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote's Leonard David recently spoke with Apollo 17 lunar module pilot Harrison Schmitt about the future of U.S. space exploration, but in closing asked what was next for the former astronaut and Senator. Schmitt replied:
I have been busy trying to integrate the scientific output from my Apollo 17 experience with what came out of the work we did on Apollo 17, scientifically, with the actual mission sequence of what took place.

But I want to do more than that; tell not just what happened on the moon, but also something I call 30 days in counting – before our launch. This includes our training, how we interacted with mission control, the en route systems work that we had to do, plus getting all the scientific observations clearly distinguished from operations ... even working on a broken fender on our moon rover. I'm writing something that is really a diary, but to also try to make it interesting and readable.

Leonard David: That sounds like the most documented of all the Apollo landings on the moon?

If I finish it. It's huge. It is probably five books, at least!

David C

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posted 05-06-2014 01:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for David C     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well all I can say is that I sure hope he finishes it.


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posted 05-06-2014 03:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for BA002   Click Here to Email BA002     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sounds great! I would really love to read his account. And perhaps get my book signed as well. Ah, wouldn't that be something!


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posted 05-08-2014 03:34 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for freshspot   Click Here to Email freshspot     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That would be a great addition to our understanding of the mission.


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posted 05-08-2014 05:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Headshot   Click Here to Email Headshot     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This sounds awesome. Can't wait to put in my pre-order!

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