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Apollo 12 pre-launch, Some shots from a VIP tour of KSC, August 1969
ilbasso
post Jul 28 2008, 01:50 AM
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This thread had me going back through some of my dad's slides from when he toured KSC in August 1969. I thought you'd enjoy these - which have never been seen publicly before!!!!!


The ascent stage of Intrepid, the Apollo 12 lunar module


The base of the first stage of the Saturn V. S-IC-7 at the top of the picture identifies this as the Apollo 12 Saturn V. Note that the fairings just above the fins have been removed. These fairings covered retro rockets that were fired when the first stage separated from the second stage.


The Apollo 12 Saturn V stack, viewed from above.


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post Aug 1 2008, 03:47 PM
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If you're counting Skylab, both backup crews included a few other people who didn't fly until Shuttle. The Skylab 2 backup crew was Rusty Schweickart (CDR), Bruce McCandless (PLT, or Pilot) and Story Musgrave (SPT, or Science Pilot). The backup crew for Skylabs 3 and 4 was Vance Brand (CDR), Don Lind (PLT) and Bill Lenoir (SPT). Yes, there were only two backup crews for the three Skylab flights.

Of those backup crewmen, Schweickart had already flown in Apollo, on Apollo 9. Brand flew in an Apollo on the Apollo-Soyuz flight. The other four did eventually fly in the Shuttle, McCandless waiting an eternity for his first flight (selected along with moonwalkers Mitchell, Irwin and Duke in 1966, Bruce didn't fly until 1984). Then again, he was the astronaut involved in the AMU jet backpack project, so he waited to fly until the AMU was ready, and became the first person to fly it. But McCandless does have his own place in history, as the CapCom during the Apollo 11 EVA.

-the other Doug


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- ilbasso   Apollo 12 pre-launch   Jul 28 2008, 01:50 AM
- - nprev   ...OOO...AHHH...and I mean that sincerely!...   Jul 28 2008, 03:21 AM
- - ElkGroveDan   QUOTE (ilbasso @ Jul 27 2008, 05:50 PM) T...   Jul 28 2008, 03:51 AM
|- - ilbasso   QUOTE (ElkGroveDan @ Jul 27 2008, 10:51 P...   Jul 28 2008, 12:53 PM
|- - Airbag   QUOTE (ilbasso @ Jul 28 2008, 08:53 AM) T...   Jul 29 2008, 02:15 AM
- - ilbasso   A few more from the same batch: A view of the hig...   Jul 28 2008, 04:10 AM
- - lyford   WOW! Thank you for posting these....   Jul 28 2008, 06:23 AM
- - climber   Yesterday night I started watching the Apollo 15 c...   Jul 28 2008, 06:31 AM
- - ilbasso   Wow, that's great! I hadn't thought a...   Jul 29 2008, 02:44 AM
- - ilbasso   Pictures of the tour of KSC will be coming up tomo...   Jul 29 2008, 03:40 AM
- - ilbasso   Now, can you identify these?   Jul 29 2008, 03:47 AM
- - ilbasso   and how about these?   Jul 29 2008, 03:50 AM
- - nprev   ....wow!!! Okay, another reason I got...   Jul 29 2008, 04:27 AM
- - mchan   Hound Dog, V1, Snark, Rascal (sez it right there),...   Jul 29 2008, 05:09 AM
- - ilbasso   OK, so now we hop on the tour bus for Launch Compl...   Jul 29 2008, 05:24 PM
- - ilbasso   Once inside the VAB, we see the low bay: The bot...   Jul 29 2008, 05:29 PM
- - ilbasso   Now we leave for some of the other buildings at th...   Jul 29 2008, 05:38 PM
- - ilbasso   And finally: The CSM translation and docking simu...   Jul 29 2008, 05:54 PM
- - djellison   I'd feel the need to go 'hmm- too many ima...   Jul 29 2008, 06:00 PM
|- - ilbasso   QUOTE (djellison @ Jul 29 2008, 02:00 PM)...   Jul 29 2008, 07:39 PM
- - PDP8E   Jonathan, What was your father's job? Not man...   Jul 29 2008, 07:59 PM
- - ilbasso   My dad was a design engineer for ... well, let...   Jul 29 2008, 08:48 PM
- - Tesheiner   > Wish I had been there to see this in person...   Jul 29 2008, 08:49 PM
|- - ilbasso   QUOTE (Tesheiner @ Jul 29 2008, 04:49 PM)...   Jul 30 2008, 12:51 AM
- - Airbag   Those pictures of the CSM and LM simulators and as...   Jul 30 2008, 01:10 AM
|- - ilbasso   QUOTE (Airbag @ Jul 29 2008, 09:10 PM) Th...   Jul 30 2008, 03:25 AM
|- - nprev   QUOTE (ilbasso @ Jul 29 2008, 08:25 PM) T...   Jul 30 2008, 03:30 AM
- - nprev   For real. I've never seen the like before, eve...   Jul 30 2008, 01:59 AM
|- - Airbag   nprev, you will *really* like this DVD set: ...   Jul 30 2008, 02:44 AM
- - ilbasso   For me, the astounding juxtaposition is seeing tha...   Jul 30 2008, 02:45 AM
|- - dvandorn   QUOTE (ilbasso @ Jul 29 2008, 09:45 PM) F...   Jul 30 2008, 04:26 AM
|- - stevesliva   QUOTE (dvandorn @ Jul 30 2008, 12:26 AM) ...   Jul 30 2008, 04:52 PM
- - nprev   Well, the old adage is 'spit & baling wire...   Jul 30 2008, 02:50 AM
- - mchan   Adding my thanks for sharing those photos. Offici...   Jul 30 2008, 06:52 AM
- - edstrick   "...and we no longer have the technology to d...   Jul 31 2008, 09:46 AM
- - SpaceCat   Jonathan, let me add my thanks for sharing- I...   Aug 1 2008, 05:13 AM
- - dvandorn   I just wanted to say again how appreciative I am o...   Aug 1 2008, 06:01 AM
- - ilbasso   I think it was in the discussion doc about the sim...   Aug 1 2008, 01:01 PM
- - dvandorn   If you're counting Skylab, both backup crews i...   Aug 1 2008, 03:47 PM


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