Results of the What to Watch survey: The guy at the top beat the guy at the bottom.
Confession time: I can’t watch Apollo 13 and FTETTM interchangeably, I’ve realized, as I become enormously confused when ‘Frank’ stands up, waving a cigar around, and starts cracking wise in the middle of Lovell’s party. And everysingle time I start muttering about crappy characterization, until I remember that ‘Frank’ has morphed into Pete Conrad. An unlikely transformation which beats any achievement on the space program, surely?
Members of the Apollo 204 Review Board present Floyd Thompson with a certificate and plaque to thank him for his contribution.
From left to right is: Frank, D. Allen, John J Williams, J. Ross, A. Brown, George White, J. Newton, M.L. DuBost, E Barton Geer, Floyd Thompson, Ernest Swieda, Charles Strang, Max Gaget, Scott Simpkinson, George Malley, Robert Van Dolan, A. Swanson, J. Lansing and Robert Allnutt.
Back in 1969, Frank obviously didn’t have enough to do, so bought out this vinyl record of Sounds of the Space Age with National Geographic. Basically, 10 minutes of Frank narrating over ….well, sounds of the space age.
Interesting, given all the headlines last year of how they had discovered Neil had said “one small step for a man”, because had they listened to this, they would have known about it 45 years ago ;-).