Date registered: Sep 2004
Vehicle: 2014 E250 Bluetec 4-Matic, 1983 240D 4-Speed
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Now that is a real job! I was one of those kids highly influenced by the Space Program, listening to the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo missions on a 6 transistor radio in my pocket and an ear bud in elementary through high school, and then on German TV in the evenings. I was skiing in the Austrian Alps at Christmas the year of the Apollo 8 mission (1968), and I went up to the hotel at the half way station up the mountain to watch the Christmas Eve (Eastern Time) broadcast from lunar orbit that went on near midnight local time in Lech, Austria. I skied down the mountain when it ended, a run of several miles of skis on slope. By moonlight, completely alone. It was pretty cool as the moon was either full or pretty near full (edit, just checked, it was just approaching first quarter, but at about 10,000 feet and completely clear it was bright enough to ski back down to the valley at a good clip without any problems seeing my way).
Had I been blessed with a real set of eyes I might have tried to join up. Anyway, seeing the pictures was really great! Thanks. jim
Last edited by JimSmith; 10-01-2007 at 07:28 PM.