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Cap'n Crunch
Tue Dec 11 2018, 03:09PM

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Thanks to NSA, Dave and Skier for sharing your collections. My former father-in-law had his on display at his home in Santa Maria where he ended his career in the 80's working for North American at Vandenberg. He was in at the beginning of our aerospace effort and my first wife has pictures of herself as a child in a pool at Coco Beach (circa 1953) being carried around on the shoulders of Werner Von Braun! Thanks for the memories.

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Dave™
Tue Dec 11 2018, 03:44PM

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Cap'n Crunch wrote ...

... and my first wife has pictures of herself as a child in a pool at Coco Beach (circa 1953) being carried around on the shoulders of Werner Von Braun! Thanks for the memories.


That's special. I did meet him once but it was at a presentation my Dad took me to when I was in High School. Needless to say I wasn't carried around on his shoulders...

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Skier
Tue Dec 11 2018, 04:15PM

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Yep those patches bring back memories for sure. I had mine stashed in a box in the closet and thanks to this thread I had a reason to pull them out The company I worked for made high pressure fittings and seals used on the Space Shuttle. All orders were 100% inspected and had to have a source inspector from Martin Marietta come to or plant and buy it off and they would give us the stickers. I was hoping they would be worth a ton of money to help me retire, but checked googled to see how rich I am, and sadly they're only worth about a buck a peice.

Will U.S.A. ever have a manned space program again? I read that it is not necessary anymore to have humans aboard because robots can do just about everything and it's not worth the risk. Maybe Trump's Space Force will have a cool new shuttle again. I'd be all for it because human space flight inspires us gives us all something to root for and all be on the same team.
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Tue Dec 11 2018, 04:32PM

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This original NRO observation satellite (Key Hole 10, aka MOL/Manned Orbiting Laboratory) was intended to be manned with observers looking at the ground thru telescopes.

They later learned robots are more reliable...




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doo·hick·ey
Wed Dec 12 2018, 11:46PM

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I 'Spaced' it responding to this thread. Those are super stellar collections. I have my collection buried in one of our back-forty sheds and will dig ‘em out sometime.

Kind of off topic: Anybody shop at Norton Sales Google Maps images on Laurel Canyon Blvd? Bestest-Hugest-Junkyard of Industrial/Aerospace equipment. My company had an account there, tried to be there every couple months. When I could, I steered away from the full price industrial, electrical and science catalogs.

I was at Western Filter (now Donaldson) Valencia, CA back in '98-'09 ..made their brochure:


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Polar Orbit
Thu Dec 13 2018, 02:48PM
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I wasn't a collector like the rest of you. All I have is a Shuttle coffe mug I bought at Marshall SFC in 1986, and the CDR document presentaion for the SRM boosters from late 1987. I though I kept more of the computer FEM models, but managed to lose them.
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Lumbe® Jill
Thu Dec 13 2018, 06:32PM

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I don't have patches or stickers or mugs, but this is a photo of my kids sitting with Tracy Caldwell right before she left for her astronaut training. The picture is sitting in the window of the ISS. Tracy was in my y research group in grad school and use to babysit for me from time to time. Funny thing is that's a picture of a picture of a picture




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Wow, awesome picture from the past Rsters! Ive never seen your kids when they were youngins!

Lumbe® Jill wrote ...

I don't have patches or stickers or mugs, but this is a photo of my kids sitting with Tracy Caldwell right before she left for her astronaut training. The picture is sitting in the window of the ISS. Tracy was in my y research group in grad school and use to babysit for me from time to time. Funny thing is that's a picture of a picture of a picture






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shovelheadkevin
Jan 21 : 10:45pm
Back in '15. The best since I've been out here {Dec. 1985...} was back in 1993.............even snowed out the Atlanta NASCAR race......tho I kept saying they could have had the race, but on snowmobiles! lol

Polar Orbit
Jan 21 : 10:20pm
Hey shovelhead, when was that? I lose track of the years.

shovelheadkevin
Jan 21 : 10:12pm
And "Snowjam" was fun!
I think I posted some pics here from what we got. I'm about 45miles NE of Atl.

shovelheadkevin
Jan 21 : 10:10pm
Speaking of chains...PO just pulled mine!
As a former BB/UTH resident I always lmao at they way folks down here panic if they forecast 4 flakes and a sleet pellet.
What the hell milk, bread and TP have to do with surviving winter is IDK, but you can guarantee that the shelves will be empty! lol
Then.....there's the driving/lack of driving skills. That's another gut buster of a laugh-fest!
I rode a Harley chopper to Chad's almost daily in the snow w/no probs. Have done the same here in NE Ga and folks look at me in amazement {or is that speechless for my insanity? lol}
Now I'm old and have stepped out of the saddle and have a 4x4 Ford Ranger. They're forecasting possible snow here this weekend....bring it on! My Ranger and our winch are looking to make some extra $$$.

Fordawgg
Jan 21 : 09:52pm
Is there a lot of ice on the road this morning was a little bit by boulder bay n the lake

Polar Orbit
Jan 21 : 09:46pm
Was it about three years when Atlanta got 2 to 3 inches of snow and it paralyzed the city for a week?

Quakes
Jan 21 : 09:42pm
I always feel a pain in my left side before an earthquake.

yz4me
Jan 21 : 09:34pm
Ssj....very true somehow we all managed to drive fairly safely no matter when you saw a plow or didn’t.

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Benny (N6BWX)
Jan 21 : 09:04pm
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Benny (N6BWX)
Jan 21 : 09:02pm
So true SSJ, someone sneezes and we got us a mess on our hands! It's just the increase in population and resulting traffic...

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SSJ2012
Jan 21 : 08:31pm
Funny how back in 80s and 90s the plows would rarely go down your street, 75% of residents own a 2wd. People like my dad who would lie to chain control and tell them our used bald tires were snow rated. No traction control on cars, and yet everyone still got around. 38 and 18 backway never had chain control stations... back then R2 got rolled out only when the was over 6in. Crazy how times have changed.

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Jan 21 : 08:14pm
We had family up for the weekend and left about 5 o’clock went through fine scan done 330 and it took us a little over two hours. Actually not as bad as I expected. That’s what you get for traveling on these holiday weekends, next year my husband and I are going to take the Tuesday off also so we can miss this traffic!

yz4me
Jan 21 : 07:43pm
Sounds more like people who either past the limits of their skills or their automobiles. Both accounts in the chat box made it down successfully so obviously it CAN be done.



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