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    Apollo Astronauts

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    From left to right: Charlie Duke (Apollo 16), Buzz Aldrin (Apollo 11), Walter Cunningham (Apollo 7), Al Worden (Apollo 15), Rusty Schweickart (Apollo 9), Harrison Schmitt (Apollo 17), Michael Collins (Apollo 11) and Fred Haise (Apollo 13). Felix Kunze/The Explorers Club
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    Re: Apollo Astronauts

    I saw a video of some conspiracy theory nutter confronting Buzz Aldrin and yelling, "You didn't land on the moon! You're a coward and a liar." Aldrin punched him.
    A great moment in the Apollo program.


    Gutsy men, operating on very thin margins of safety.

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    Re: Apollo Astronauts

    I've endorsed it here before, but "In the Shadow of the Moon" is a really fascinating documentary of these men and the Apollo program. My favorite interviews from it were from Michael Collins, and Gene Cernan
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    Re: Apollo Astronauts

    Apollo in real time.

    Tons of info. Cool site.

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    Re: Apollo Astronauts

    "Old dog - new tricks"

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    Re: Apollo Astronauts

    A one hour Nova episode "Apollo's Daring Mission" is on PBS right now. I've seen it before and as all Nova productions are - it's fantastic.

    If you get a chance to watch it - it's well worthwhile.
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    Re: Apollo Astronauts

    "Old dog - new tricks"

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    Re: Apollo Astronauts

    For me, watching in real time, Apollo 8, Jim Lovell, Frank Borman, William Anders was the one that effected me the most (in a positive way).

    Last edited by Bamaro; July 20th, 2019 at 06:37 PM.

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    Re: Apollo Astronauts

    "Old dog - new tricks"

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    Re: Apollo Astronauts

    Without a doubt, for the entire space program, Apollo 1 was the low point


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    Re: Apollo Astronauts

    Another hidden figure: Clyde Foster brought color to NASA


    Over three decades, he recruited hundreds of African Americans into the space program
    By Michael A. Fletcher July 8, 2019

    Clyde Foster came of age in Alabama in the 1950s, a place and time so oppressive for African Americans that a former Nazi rocket scientist stood out as a figure of racial moderation. Foster’s father worked at a Birmingham iron foundry, where the dirtiest, most backbreaking jobs were reserved for African Americans. Every day he would come home dog-tired, prompting his son to vow that he would earn a living using his mind, not his back. By itself, that was an audacious plan for a black man living in Alabama.

    Click on title above for rest of story. Nice article.
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    Re: Apollo Astronauts

    Quote Originally Posted by Bazza View Post

    Another hidden figure: Clyde Foster brought color to NASA


    Over three decades, he recruited hundreds of African Americans into the space program
    By Michael A. Fletcher July 8, 2019



    Click on title above for rest of story. Nice article.
    Thanks. He's well-known locally...
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    Re: Apollo Astronauts

    Quote Originally Posted by TIDE-HSV View Post
    Thanks. He's well-known locally...
    You're welcome - I figured you knew about him and thought this would be of interest for those who didn't know.
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