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john250":3ang0axm said:
Some will have to google that name. I watched him circle the earth.

So did I. The thing that I remember, it was such a thrill for mom. It really impressed her. She would have been about 40.
 

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My grandmother swore it was hoax to trick the Russians. She also thought professional wrestling was real.

Yes, he was a very brave man.
 

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My grandmother swore it was hoax to trick the Russians. She also thought professional wrestling was real.

Yes, he was a very brave man.

I have a cousin who at 79 still says me did not land on the moon.
 

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On troop ship mid Pacific, watched 2 passes, as shooting star across sky, with communication out of
Australia over ship com speaker. Will never Forget !!
 

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Dad and I would watch him and we all,so could see sputnik, the whole family would watch the launches at 6:00 in the morning on the news then dad figured out they showed the same film at 6:00 pm.
I never dreamed that I would get to work on the mobile launch platform that they used on a lot of the launches and also the shuttles.
 

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RIP and while we're at it, let's raise a glass to the women astronauts, like Jerrie Cobb, who trained long and hard but were barred from space flights due to the attitudes of the day. See eg https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerrie_Cobb
(Unfortunately, one of those who lobbied against their participation was John Glenn).
I always admired him but was disappointed a few years back when they decided to take an older astronaut into space to study the effects on an older person; there was a groundswell of support to take up one of the women who had been denied the opportunity previously; instead, John Glenn took the spot. Would have admired him more had he righted his previous mistake.
 

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Margonme":12algwmq said:
Bigfoot":12algwmq said:
My grandmother swore it was hoax to trick the Russians. She also thought professional wrestling was real.

Yes, he was a very brave man.

I have a cousin who at 79 still says me did not land on the moon.

With all due respect Ron, I think your cousin must be "touched" in the head.
 

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melking":2snkxn93 said:
Margonme":2snkxn93 said:
Bigfoot":2snkxn93 said:
My grandmother swore it was hoax to trick the Russians. She also thought professional wrestling was real.

Yes, he was a very brave man.

I have a cousin who at 79 still says me did not land on the moon.

With all due respect Ron, I think your cousin must be "touched" in the head.

Oh, I knew that. Lol
 

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