Apollo 11 Moon Landing 50th Anniversary

SamR

Joined Mar 19, 2019
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Walter Cronkite was a HUGE space fan and had an offshore big-game fighting chair mounted on top of one of their large vehicles so he could watch the takeoff from outside instead of the bunker. A buddy of mine was an RCA Engineer on the project and had to monitor some instruments outside and could see Walter strapped into his chair behind him. Upon launch, he said they were lying on the ground and were literally bouncing up and off the ground from the vibrations. When things settled down a bit he looked back and Walter and the chair were gone. The sound vibration had caused the chair to collapse the vehicles roof and Walter and the chair ended up inside.
 
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