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RE: STS-2: 25 years ago....
« Reply #40 on: 11/04/2006 06:47 PM »
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Nice shirt ;)

Hehe...hey, it was 1981, and he was probably making a statement about being a "country boy!"
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Re: STS-2: 25 years ago....
« Reply #41 on: 11/05/2006 01:31 AM »
Wow, is that the same John Denver who is no longer with us?

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Re: STS-2: 25 years ago....
« Reply #42 on: 11/05/2006 03:39 AM »
Yep...a very big fan of the space program, and always wanted to fly on the Shuttle. (Listen to the words of his song "Flying For Me" written in tribute to the Challenger crew.)
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Re: STS-2: 25 years ago....
« Reply #43 on: 11/05/2006 05:02 AM »
What a great thread. Thanks to all that contribute.

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RE: STS-2: 25 years ago....
« Reply #44 on: 11/09/2006 03:22 PM »
Final STS-2 Launch photo's

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RE: STS-2: 25 years ago....
« Reply #45 on: 11/09/2006 09:17 PM »
And before any two bit blog site gets any ideas, that first of the three images is not from the ISS ;)

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Re: STS-2: 25 years ago....
« Reply #46 on: 11/10/2006 12:10 AM »
Beautiful images and history.

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RE: STS-2: 25 years ago....
« Reply #47 on: 11/14/2006 10:15 AM »

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RE: STS-2: 25 years ago....
« Reply #48 on: 11/14/2006 10:17 AM »

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RE: STS-2: 25 years ago....
« Reply #49 on: 11/14/2006 10:19 AM »

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RE: STS-2: 25 years ago....
« Reply #50 on: 11/14/2006 10:36 AM »

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RE: STS-2: 25 years ago....
« Reply #51 on: 11/14/2006 10:37 AM »
The final STS-2 images from my collection..

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Re: STS-2: 25 years ago....
« Reply #52 on: 11/14/2006 01:08 PM »
I was watching the video posted in the NSF forum about the first four shuttle flights, I do remember them and the atmosphere was so different then to now. Thanks for the photos.

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Re: STS-2: 25 years ago....
« Reply #53 on: 11/14/2006 04:01 PM »
Terrific collection Jacques, thanks again for sharing it with us :-) Looking forward to more ;-)

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RE: STS-2: 25 years ago....
« Reply #54 on: 03/18/2008 01:58 AM »
Hi guys, I found this thread looking for any audio on the STS-2. I was there at the VAB, right next to the count down clock. I am a photographer and took some incredible images. I also recorded the audio but unfortunately it was lost (or misplaced) when I asked someone 16+ years ago to do a video of my transparencies along with my audio. Thankfully I got the slides back-but not the audio. So, I finally had them scanned and put on a CD to do a slide show. Imagine how I felt looking over these images again-it all came back! The clicking of the hundreds of cameras and the whoops of laughter as Columbia took off for it's second voyage. The ground shook! I literally wanted to put my hand on my heart and sing "God Bless America", it was that moving. I cried too. Now I have to figure out how to post an image. Anyone want to help?Thanks, Kim

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RE: STS-2: 25 years ago....
« Reply #55 on: 03/18/2008 05:09 AM »
Kim, posting an image is easy. When you reply to a message, just above 'submit' you will see the option 'attach a file after posting'. Tick that box and then click 'submit'. In the next screen you can choose an image stored on your computer and post it with your message. Easy!
I would love to see your images.

Ed

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Re: STS-2: 25 years ago....
« Reply #56 on: 03/19/2008 05:19 PM »
Was the FSS red back in the day, or is that just the age of the prints?

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Re: STS-2: 25 years ago....
« Reply #57 on: 03/19/2008 06:40 PM »
I do love the pics of Engle and Truly in their helmets and goggles. Being a collector of WW2 flying gear, I see the leather helemt appears to be an A-11 and the kahki cloth helmet appears to be an ANH-15. Both are wearing AN-6530 goggles. I can't tell what kind of leather jackets they are wearing. Since their gear is of WW2 vintage, the SPAD model is out of place!

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Re: STS-2: 25 years ago....
« Reply #58 on: 03/20/2008 07:18 AM »
It was red...

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Re: STS-2: 25 years ago....
« Reply #59 on: 03/20/2008 11:33 PM »
I was in 2nd grade when she flew that morning. My folks let me stay home to watch the launch on tv. I remember the tv coverage lasting all morning. I think Morton Dean did a report on the RMS--and the operator used a trainer to grasp a piece of paper in his hand with it.

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