Apollo Command Module Lithium Hydroxide Canister signed by Apollo 13 Astronauts Jim Lovell and Fred Haise
In 1989 I was invited to Washington DC to take part in the 20th Anniversary of the first lunar landing. I spent a week at the National Air and Space Museum training to carry on Christa McAuliffe's dream to educate people on science and the space program. Since then I have given many talks to thousands of students and adults around the country about the past, present, and future of our space program. I also have:
SPACE MEMORABILIA COLLECTION
At the 2013 annual Astronaut Scholarship Foundation Dinner in Cape Canaveral (from left) with the late Jack King- NASA Chief of Public Information 1960-1971, Gene Cernan- Commander of Apollo 17 (last man to walk on the Moon), Bob McMillan, Dick Gordon- Gemini and Apollo 12 Astronaut, Dee O'Hara- Nurse to the Astronauts 1961-1967
Replacement Window for the Russian Mir Space Station
Landing Gear Indicator and Altimeter from the Russian Buran Space Shuttle
Russian Sokol Space Gloves
Experiments with toys in the NASA Microgravity Aircraft
Russian Radio Communication Headset
Moon Boot signed by one Astronaut from each of the six Lunar Landing missions.
Thruster Panel from a Russian Soyuz Descent Module
Channel 19 Fox Morning Show
Left: Former Astronaut Mike Massimino (STS-109, 125) at launch pad 39-A Next: Former Canadian Astronaut Julie Payette (STS-96, 124) in the NASA Media Center Next: Former Astronaut Eileen Collins who became the first Woman Space Shuttle Pilot (STS-63, 84) and first Women Space Shuttle Commander (STS-93) and flew as Commander in the first mission following the Columbia accident (STS-114) Right: Former Astronaut Tom Jones (STS-59, 68, 80, 98) in front to the Atlantis at KSC.
Left: The late Janice Voss Next: My version of STS-83 patch Next: Floating in microgravity Right: Post Flight STS-83 Crew and Support
The Space Shuttle Atlantis takes off from launch pad 39A on mission STS-135 on July 8, 2011, headed for the International Space Station. This is the final launch for the Atlantis and closes out 30 years with the space shuttle program. The Atlantis is now on display at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor's Center
Back row: Ellison Onizuka, Christa McAuliffe, Greg Jarvis, Judy Resnik
Front row: Mike Smith, Dick Scobee, Ron McNair
Russian Orlan EVA Space Suit Glove
If you would like for me to come speak to your group or organization, please e-mail me at RMCM51L@AOL.COM with the information and contacts. The presentation fee is only $20.00 plus any travel expenses. I will wear my blue NASA flight suit, show many of my space artifacts, answer questions, and speak about any of the following topics:
Navigation Unit from a Russian Soyuz Spacecraft.
-Become a Commercial Pilot
-Flown over 15 different types of aircraft
-Obtained annual press accreditation to KSC for 10 years
-Seen many space shuttle launches from the press site at KSC
-Visited many NASA centers around the country
-Produced an award winning television series about space
-Met and interviewed many Apollo and Space Shuttle astronauts
-Collected many space items, autographs, and memorabilia
-Worked and trained with NASA astronauts and Russian cosmonauts
-Flown on the NASA microgravity aircraft
-Attended Space Camp in both Alabama and Florida
-Worked in the Television and Film Industry in Los Angeles
-Produced 3 award winning films and several television programs
-Been on the set for the filming of "From the Earth to the Moon"
-Been featured on ABC, CBS, NBC, and FOX television
Back row: David Brown, Laurel Clark, Mike Anderson, Ilan Ramon
Front row: Rick Husband, Kalpana Chawla, William McCool
Joystick from the Russian Buran Space Shuttle
Space Shuttle HRSI Thermal Insulation Tiles
1- Former Astronaut Robert Crippen who was the pilot for Columbia's maiden flight in 1981 2- Astronaut Cady Coleman just back from spending 6 months on the International Space Station 3- STS-90 Astronauts Commander Rick Searfoss and Mission Specialist Kay Hire 4- Astronaut Mike Fink who served two missions on the International Space Station 5- Actor Seth Green 6- Former NASA Astronaut and now Chief Astronaut Engineer for Space Exploration Technologies (Space X), Garrett Reisman.
-Going to the Moon: The Apollo Program
-The Space Shuttle Program
-The International Space Station
-The Next Step- the Future of Manned Space Exploration
-Flying Airplanes; Hobby or Career
-Producing and Directing for TV and Film
In memory of the crews of STS-51L Challenger and STS-107 Columbia
Be sure to scroll down to see my Space Memorabilia Collection
Piece of the Space Shuttle Columbia Mid-deck Floor signed by six Columbia Space Shuttle Pilots
In 1995 I was honored to work with astronauts of STS-83 and fly on the NASA microgravity aircraft to do experiments on the combustion module for the Columbia MSL-1 mission. The other astronauts were Jim Halsell, Susan Still, Janice Voss, Dale Thomas, Greg Linteris, and Roger Crouch.
Top row from left: Vance Brand (Apollo-Soyuz), Walt Cunningham (Apollo 7), Charlie Duke (Apollo 16), Ed Mitchell (Apollo 14), Al Bean (Apollo 12), Paul Weitz (Skylab), Fred Haise (Apollo 13)
Bottom Row from left: Dave Scott (Apollo 10,15), Buzz Aldrin (Apollo 11), Bob McMillan, Jim Lovell (Apollo 8,13), Al Worden (Apollo 15)
STS-135 THE LAST SPACE SHUTTLE MISSION
I have been collecting space memorabilia for over 30 years. Below are some of the items I have acquired from both the US and Russian Space Programs
US EVA Space Glove signed by Spacewalking Astronauts Story Musgrave and Tom Jones
Left: Former Astronaut Fred Gregory (PLT STS-51-B, CMDR STS-33 and STS-44) at the Apollo/Saturn V Center at KSC. Next: Former Astronaut Story Musgrave who flew as Mission Specialist on 6 Space Shuttle Missions having flown on all 5 Space Shuttles. Next: Astronaut Leland Melvin who flew as Mission Specialist on STS-122 and STS-129. Right: STS-83 and 94 Mission Specialist Roger Crouch. Roger and I flew on the NASA Microgravity Aircraft during training for STS-83.
Soyuz Attitude Thruster Panel