posted on May, 26 2018 @ 04:00 PM
This mans passing just reminded me of my uncle Don's contributions to NASA and the legacy he created. My Uncle Don did 4 years in the AF and then
went to work for Rockwell. He eventually ended up working for NASA working first in Huntsville Alabama, and then Houston, Texas. He then ended up in
Titusville, Florida, where he was the dude that closed the hatch on the Apollo missions among other things. He was there form the beginning and my
Aunt Betty has a treasure trove of memorabilia from 30 years of service. He was also the coach of the baseball team and he has patches cut off every
spacesuit from every mission. My cousins have birthday cards, signed by every single astronaut throughout the years. Every time I visit her, I dig
out all the albums and re-live her experiences of all the launches, parties, and excitement of one of Americas greatest legacies.
RIP Mr. Bean....and RIP Uncle Don.