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post Dec 7 2011, 06:07 PM
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Before UMSF...
Before the Internet
In a world of land-line phones and TVs with just 4 channels, and plain old snail mail...
...There was SPACE WORLD magazine!

A received a nice present the other day - a Space World Magazine from May 1966 (45+years ago)
The editor-in-chief, Francis Bremmer, was THE quintessential space enthusiast of his time.
On page 49 of this issue, is the regular 'Lanchpad' feature, which is letters from the readers.

A 13 year boy in junior high school is asking for information on Project Gemini.
That would be me.

Mr. Bremmer promises to send 'all the material which has appeared in Space World on Gemini" (!!!!) He did.
I received a very fat and oversized manilla envelope with hundreds of pages on Project Gemini.
Apparently, they had old issues about and they actually tore out all the relevant pages and sent them off to this young boy!
(I am pretty sure I got A on that assignment).

Mine is the second letter. (you have to zoom, but it is readable)

Attached File  Spaceworld_may1966.pdf ( 414.06K ) Number of downloads: 437

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post Dec 16 2011, 06:05 AM
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Awesome, Karle. You are fortunate to have gotten a copy of your letter in print from so long ago. Surely your family will long treasure that piece of space exploration history that you made yourself a part of. I was 15 years old when you wrote that and I can certainly remember the excitement some of us youngsters felt as we witnessed those early explorers setting sail into the vast unknown. I was almost able to feel some of the excitement you must have experienced as you opened that fat, manilla envelope so many years ago. Some of the questions you asked as a 13 year old back then were rather insightful.

Thanks for helping me recall some of those heady days. smile.gif


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