Y'herd thisun? 

“'for national security and the social and economic well-being of the Nation'. This is what has been lost to the space program and it began and ends with science being the all consuming reason for having a space program that is now the core value at NASA.”

from The Outstretched Empty Hand of American Space Efforts by Dennis Wingo

Kennedy Astronaut Encounter 2010-12-31 Sam Gemar

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old shuttle tracks

One of the all-time most amazing reasons to visit the Kennedy Spaceflight Center is that on most days you can just walk in and sit down and hear - and speak WITH - actual legendary Astronauts.

The sessions are done in a full AV auditorium where there are plenty of cameras... all turned off far as I can tell.

I've never seen anyone govt or private passing vids or auds around, so I recorded this and here it is for you. If you want a higher quality version, let me know.

Kennedy Space Center Astronaut Encounter Dec 31 2010

Sam Gemar, Shuttle STS-38 (November 15-20, 1990), STS-48 (September 12-18, 1991), and STS-62 (March 4-18, 1994)

Flash Video.

Gemar official JSC bio page:

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