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RIP Wally Schirra

POSTED BY: CLJOHNSTON108
UPDATED: Thursday, May 24, 2007 16:53
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Thursday, May 3, 2007 9:35 AM

CLJOHNSTON108



Wally Schirra, the only astronaut to have flown Mercury, Gemini and Apollo missions, has died at 84.

http://www.cnn.com/2007/TECH/space/05/03/schirra.obit/index.html



http://www.wallyschirra.com/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wally_Schirra

He was played by Mark Harmon in the From the Earth to the Moon episode "We Have Cleared the Tower".
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/From_the_Earth_to_the_Moon_%28HBO%29

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Saturday, May 5, 2007 5:42 PM

REYNOLDSFAN34


Thank you for posting this. The Original Seven Astronauts were my first heroes, and I loved them and even have a letter back from Mr. Schirra when I wrote to him years ago. He and all of them paved the road to the stars, for sure. Great guy.

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Tuesday, May 8, 2007 6:10 PM

FUTUREMRSFILLION


Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward I’ve climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth
of sun-split clouds, —and done a hundred things
You have not dreamed of—wheeled and soared and swung
High in the sunlit silence. Hov’ring there,
I’ve chased the shouting wind along, and flung
My eager craft through footless halls of air....
Up, up the long, delirious, burning blue
I’ve topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace
Where never lark nor even eagle flew—
And, while with silent lifting mind I’ve trod
The high untrespassed sanctity of space,
Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.






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"We don't fear the reaper"

FORSAKEN original


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Tuesday, May 8, 2007 7:22 PM

DANNIISUPERNOVA


You are totally dogging my man Gus Grissom! He was in all three and he died in Apollo 1!

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"You know that's gonna fall off."
-----Nathan Fillion (to me while drunk)

How are ships unlike food?
1. If you try it and don't like it, you don't have to do it again.
2. You can have as much as you want, when you want.
3. Cravings can be very specific.
I mean, hello it's not as if there's 'ship police?

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Tuesday, May 8, 2007 7:37 PM

MOOSE


Apollo 1 didn't fly.

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Wednesday, May 9, 2007 11:22 AM

CYBERSNARK


Clear skies, spacer.

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We applied the cortical electrodes but were unable to get a neural reaction from either patient.

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Thursday, May 24, 2007 4:45 PM

PEULSAR5

We sniff the air, we don't kiss the dirt.


Quote:

Originally posted by FutureMrsFIllion:
Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward I’ve climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth
of sun-split clouds, —and done a hundred things
You have not dreamed of—wheeled and soared and swung
High in the sunlit silence. Hov’ring there,
I’ve chased the shouting wind along, and flung
My eager craft through footless halls of air....
Up, up the long, delirious, burning blue
I’ve topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace
Where never lark nor even eagle flew—
And, while with silent lifting mind I’ve trod
The high untrespassed sanctity of space,
Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.






---- plus ca change, plus c'est la meme chose

Bestower of Titles, Designer of Tshirts, Maker of Mottos, Keeper of the Pyre, Owner of a too big Turnippy smelling coat with MR scratched in the neck (thanks FollowMal!)

I am on The List. We are The Forsaken and we aim to burn!
"We don't fear the reaper"

FORSAKEN original




Wow, that's my favorite poem.

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Thursday, May 24, 2007 4:53 PM

FOLLOWMAL



FMF- thank you.

I love that poem.

It still makes me cry. Good tears...

Rest in peace, Mr. Schirra.

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