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Not just an ordinary guy, this is Al "I possess the largest space collection in existence" Bishop, is deeply connected with the secret space programs of the early 1960's.
Originally posted by DJW001
reply to post by SayonaraJupiter
What could be so special about those envelopes/stamped covers that Chris Kraft went so far as to fire 3 astronauts?
They went to the Moon on taxpayer money.
And free Corvettes. But Chris Kraft only gets upset when the A15 astronauts are smuggling stamp covers. Maybe Chris Kraft was upset because the astronauts were getting so many good kickbacks and he wanted in on the Howard Hughes money action.
How long were those envelopes held in custody by NASA? 20, 30 years?
The stellar camera, on the other hand, has a 3-inch (76-mm) focal length, f/2.8 lens. The format is 1¼ inches x 1 inch on 35-mm film and the stellar coverage is a 24° cone with flats. Exposure time for the stellar camera is 1.5 seconds fixed. Film capacity for the stellar camera is 510 feet (155.4 metres) compared to the 1,500 feet (460 m) capacity for the metric camera. The critical interlock angle between the metric and stellar cameras is 96°. Correspondingly, the laser altimeter is mounted with transmission and receiving optical axes parallel to those of the metric camera.