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From: Vancouver, WA, USA
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posted 05-21-2014 05:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Headshot   Click Here to Email Headshot     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Does anyone remember a sixteen page newspaper supplement, put out by North American Aviation, describing the Saturn V and the Apollo 4 mission? It was in color and printed on semi-slick magazine paper.

I recently ran across two copies, one from the Chicago Tribune and the other did not have the name of the newspaper, but was printed on high quality paper that has not yellowed over the years. It appears to have been included in the 5 November 1967 Sunday newspaper, prior to Apollo 4's launch. It had a title, "The First of the Big Shots."


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posted 04-29-2023 08:31 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for perineau   Click Here to Email perineau     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I remember a while back someone was looking for the newspaper supplement about Apollo 4 titled "First of the Big Shots." I've come across a pdf document and would be happy to send a copy via email.

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Jack A. Kozak

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posted 05-02-2023 11:19 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jack A. Kozak   Click Here to Email Jack A. Kozak     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If you have a subscription to, you will find it in the October 1, 1967 Chicago Tribune. It starts on Page 141, but is in black and white.

Space Cadet Carl

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posted 05-03-2023 03:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Space Cadet Carl   Click Here to Email Space Cadet Carl     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
"First Of The Big Shots" was included as a Sunday edition supplement by many major newspapers across the United States in the days before the launch of Apollo 4. Ours arrived tucked inside either The Detroit News or The Detroit Free Press.

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