Saturday, February 18, 2012

50 years...

Went to Kennedy for the 'On the Shoulders of Giants' presentation celebrating 50 years of Orbital Flight with the 2 remaining Mercury 7 Astronauts John Glenn and Scott Carpenter.

One of the earlier presentations was Cal Fowler who was a Launch Ops Manager for the Atlas rockets- He was joined by the Current Launch Ops Manager who talked about the current use of the Atlas rockets

The Mercury 7- Carpenter, Grissom, Glenn, Shirra, Shepard and Slayton

Was walking by when Glenn (and entourage)arrived and entered into a private event. I ended up oh 3-4 feet away...

Scott Carpenter- Mercury 4 (Aurora 7)

John Glenn- Mercury 3 (Friendship 7) and STS 95

Cal Fowler- Launch Ops Mgr

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