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NASA Honors Apollo Astronaut Donn Eisele
« on: 10/18/2007 01:49 pm »
Oct. 18, 2007

David E. Steitz
Headquarters, Washington
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Steve Vinik/Scott Medvin
Broward County Libraries, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - NASA will honor the late astronaut retired Air
Force Col. Donn F. Eisele with the presentation of an Ambassador of
Exploration Award for his involvement in the U.S. space program.
Eisele's wife Susan Eisele-Black will accept the award at 4 p.m. EDT
on Tuesday, Oct. 23 at the Broward County Library, 100 South Andrews
Avenue in Fort Lauderdale. Eisele-Black chose the library as the
location to display the award.

NASA is giving the Ambassador of Exploration Award to the first
generation of explorers in the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo space
programs for realizing America's vision of going to the moon. NASA
also is recognizing several other key individuals who played
significant roles in the early space programs.

The award is a moon rock encased in Lucite and mounted for public
display as inspiration to a new generation of explorers who will help
us return humans to the moon and eventually on to Mars and beyond.
The award is part of the 842 pounds of samples collected during the
six Apollo lunar expeditions from 1969 to 1972.

In 1968, Eisele was the command module pilot for the 11-day flight of
Apollo VII with fellow astronauts Walter M. Schirra, Jr., and Walter
Cunningham. Cunningham is expected to attend Tuesday's ceremony. For
Eisele's complete biography, visit:

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For information about NASA and agency programs, visit:

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RE: NASA Honors Apollo Astronaut Donn Eisele
« Reply #1 on: 10/19/2007 04:36 pm »
Good for him, he deserves it after he got shafted by his commander's actions, which ruined his carrer and that of Cunningham
NASA- Returning to the moon (when politicians quit slashing our budget)

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Re: NASA Honors Apollo Astronaut Donn Eisele
« Reply #2 on: 10/20/2007 07:44 pm »
I'm sure Deke and Wally are laughing hysterically