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Offline Phillip Clark

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David Rickman has died
« on: 06/01/2015 03:56 am »
Followers of the Soviet-era space programme will be saddened to learn that David Rickman died suddenly on May 28th.   An e-mail announcing his death has been posted via the FPSPACE mailing list by his widow.

David was most active in his analyses and information-gathering of the Chelomei manned space programme: the Proton-K and UR-700 launch vehicle programmes and their associated manned lunar missions (circumlunar and direct landings on the Moon respectively), as well as the Almaz and TKS programmes.

His passing is a great loss to followers of the Soviet/Russian space programme.
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Re: David Rickman has died
« Reply #1 on: 06/01/2015 06:34 am »
I remember that he was a frequent poster here until relatively recently.

He will be missed.

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Re: David Rickman has died
« Reply #2 on: 06/01/2015 11:47 am »
Very sad news.

He surely will be missed.

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Re: David Rickman has died
« Reply #3 on: 06/01/2015 03:37 pm »
Reste In Pace

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Re: David Rickman has died
« Reply #4 on: 06/01/2015 05:46 pm »
Rest In Peace.

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Re: David Rickman has died
« Reply #5 on: 06/01/2015 09:37 pm »
He will be missed. RIP Capt. David.

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Re: David Rickman has died
« Reply #6 on: 06/01/2015 10:52 pm »
Sad news, indeed!
Rest In Peace.

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Re: David Rickman has died
« Reply #7 on: 06/02/2015 01:15 am »
Rest in Peace :(
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Re: David Rickman has died
« Reply #8 on: 06/02/2015 04:13 pm »
R.I.P.  :'(

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Re: David Rickman has died
« Reply #9 on: 06/03/2015 08:43 am »
David's enthusiasm for the manned Chelomei bureau projects and the LK lunar lander was infectious. He had a keen eye for detail and it's a real pity that he wasn't able to complete the projects he was working on. Rest in peace, David. 

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Re: David Rickman has died
« Reply #10 on: 06/03/2015 10:44 am »
Rest in peace...  :(

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Re: David Rickman has died
« Reply #11 on: 06/05/2015 09:30 pm »
R.I.P.

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Re: David Rickman has died
« Reply #12 on: 06/07/2015 02:51 am »
In memory of David
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Re: David Rickman has died
« Reply #13 on: 06/26/2015 06:27 am »
Oh no! I was aware he had health issues via his Facebook page, but this is very sad and unexpected news :(
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Re: David Rickman has died
« Reply #14 on: 06/26/2015 07:13 am »
Very sorry to hear that. My thoughts go out to his family and friends.

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