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Father, son NASA history captured in two photos

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  1. ChiefIlliniCake

    July 13th, 2011

    April 1981…we had a new President named Reagan, the hostages were finally freed, and bold new era in space exploration had begun…an era brimming with hope!

    July 2011…feh, not so much.

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  2. My2Cents

    July 13th, 2011

    Photo staged? Who cares! It’s a great shot.

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  3. Diann

    July 13th, 2011

    Wow. That’s something nice to treasure.

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  4. TooMuchTime

    July 13th, 2011

    I can remember when STS-1 landed at Edwards AFB. American flags everywhere, people proud of their country and its achievements. The American-hating libtards were in a foul mood.

    Now, they’re running the show…

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  5. Jenny

    July 13th, 2011

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  6. Jarhead Cracka

    July 13th, 2011

    STS-1; I was a Sgt in the Marines leading an Electronics Maint Workcenter; I cut the crew loose an hour early so we could all go watch history being made on TV with the Shuttle launch.

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  7. Erving Littlefeather Jackson De La Cruz

    July 13th, 2011

    That there be history.

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  8. GRIZZ

    July 13th, 2011

    His t-shirt has held up well.

    Obviously doesnt have the union label

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  9. norman einstein

    July 13th, 2011

    Very nice. The kid was pretty high-tech to have a video camera back then, even though it’s the size of a toaster.

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  10. Ernst1776

    July 13th, 2011

    Wow, what a GREAT picture. Pure Americana!

    “Overly obvious and overtly opportunistic”.
    Please Jenny I find it neither. It’s just a plain old ‘now and then’ photo.

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  11. jclady

    July 13th, 2011

    What a great experience for a father and son to share!

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  12. twellsy

    July 13th, 2011

    It’s great whether staged or not. This is true history, but not with a happy ending. Think about it. What drove this country forward in the 60′s and 70′s? Maybe we wouldn’t be here perusing the internet if not for the science back then.

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  13. Cracker Annie Mouse

    July 13th, 2011

    I love this picture, who cares if it’s staged? I think it’s a great banner for the US. And over a million people went to see this last launch, I think that was great, too.

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  14. Boobie the Rocket Dog

    July 13th, 2011

    That’s neat.

    What happened to the type?

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