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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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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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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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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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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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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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Lumber Jill ⭐
Mar 26 : 02:45pm
You feel sorry for HIS family having to relive this?! What about his victims? They were victimized twice... once by him and once by parents that were too star- struck to acknowledge what was going on. They live with it constantly, every day.

Mar 26 : 12:06pm
I'd want my day in court RMG. I wouldn't "pay off people spreading lies about me". But I digress.. He was a talent for sure, but deceased or not, regardless of how much time has passed, should be responsible for their actions while alive. I don't subscribe to the coddling of anyone who has done wrong. Not saying he did, but the 200 million and 20 accusations kinda raises an eyebrow..

Mar 26 : 11:40am
If I had the money, I can see paying off people who were spreading lies about me rather than go through a very public defense of every single item. I have not seen "Leaving Neverland" and probably never will, because I think it is inappropriate to publicly drag someone's name through the mud [again] so long after they are gone.

I feel really sorry for his children and other family members and close friends who have to keep reliving this.

The question I have about all the alleged victims... where were their parents when all this was happening? Did they not suspect something? Or was hanging with a rich guy more important than wondering what was happening with your kid?

Mar 26 : 11:00am
Those with power and money take advantage of lots of people. Why would MJ pay 200 million dollars in settlements in 20 cases? I wouldn't if I were innocent. would you? Just saying...

Mar 26 : 10:22am
While MJ had some serious issues I have never believe child molestation to be one of them. Were there kids he wanted to 'befriend' that didn't get what they wanted and felt let down? Likely. Lots of people take advantage of those with power and money.

Mar 26 : 09:37am
I understand the appearance of guilt. I won't try to convince anyone with a few simple words.

My close friend cooked at Neverland and lived there. I ineracted with him a half dozen times and catered a huge event.

This October, I met his therapist at a 2 week convention in Lake Arrowhead. She goes after child abusers, but said Michael wasn't one.

Who's to know the truth...

Mar 26 : 08:48am
Radha, the "Leaving Neverland" program was rather forceful. It blew me away with how many people immediately changed their opinions about MJ just from that one documentary. Those 2 men did seem genuinely hurt and the way they went into such detail was what made a lot of people believe them. It was very conflicting for me because all these years, MJ was seen as a sensitive, childlike, and sympathetic person who wanted to have a childhood he never had. I would safely say that I've been on the fence about "Leaving Neverland."

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Mar 26 : 08:33am
MJ was a good guy, don't believe everything you read. My friends worked for him too.

Cap'n Crunch
Mar 26 : 07:14am
CK - Speaking of Thriller, my friend was MJ's road manager and did the tour in Japan. His daughter was one year old at the time and they have a pic of MJ holding her and posing for the camera. Talk about creepy!

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Amazing talent....dubious character...judge them both separately.

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