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#4643984 - 03/18/24 02:14 PM RIP Gemini/Apollo astronaut Tom Stafford  
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http://www.collectspace.com/news/news-031824a-nasa-astronaut-thomas-stafford-obituary.html

Another of the space heroes has left us. A true pioneer of spaceflight.

Go for eternal orbit!


In all my years I've never seen the like. It has to be more than a hundred sea miles and he brings us up on his tail. That's seamanship, Mr. Pullings. My God, that's seamanship!
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#4643985 - 03/18/24 02:20 PM Re: RIP Gemini/Apollo astronaut Tom Stafford [Re: semmern]  
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RIP


“Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you.”
#4643986 - 03/18/24 02:26 PM Re: RIP Gemini/Apollo astronaut Tom Stafford [Re: semmern]  
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Got this from the Wiki page for Stafford.


The irony and poignancy can't be overstated.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_P._Stafford#/media/File:Dmitry_Medvedev_12_April_2011-16.jpeg

Last edited by PanzerMeyer; 03/18/24 02:27 PM.

“Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you.”
#4643987 - 03/18/24 03:20 PM Re: RIP Gemini/Apollo astronaut Tom Stafford [Re: semmern]  
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The ranks of my childhood heroes grows thinner.

Rest in Peace Sir.

#4643989 - 03/18/24 05:09 PM Re: RIP Gemini/Apollo astronaut Tom Stafford [Re: semmern]  
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RIP, Mr explorer.


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