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  2. Interesting photo and there doesn't appear to be any adult nearby who is the least bit interested or even aware of those two climbing on that thing.
  3. Again, wow.
  4. Yesterday
  5. Hint - he works cheap.
  6. Bill, thanks for the Thor Delta info and reference. I made a correction to the text. Bet I can guess who helped the research!
  7. A fan's story: Yes! I got up, threw myself into a borrowed ride with literally 2 minutes notice, no ticket and no way home, grabbed the latest Wall documentary/concert ready from yesterday's non-signing event, withstood a deluge of rain on the line...but managed to get the DVD signed large in silver w/o getting it wet! The 12"x12" flat seemed a truly bad choice in the rain - the DVD had a plastic bag so that was that. I said "Thank you, Mr. Waters" 3 times, but he was yelling about eBay. Someone, perhaps right after me, tried to get two and Waters just drove off. Maybe he did 12 all together. I then waited for it to dry and started working on getting home safely. Got to hear a good chunk of soundchecks too - Breathe, Welcome to the Machine and some bits of others. Saw this show the night before, was comped floor but I took one row off the floor to see the Battersea Power Station fully. Pictures soon It will go nicely alongside my signed Gilmour DVD!
  8. Let's go to Expo and climb on things! We can start at the Austria pavilion. After we warm up on the big wooden sculpture that stone one looks mighty interesting.
  9. They did perform at the Pepsi Cola Pavilion at Hemisfair '68.
  10. The Voladores were such a big hit at the Mexico pavilion in NYC. I am surprised they were not replicated at the Mexico pavilion in Montreal.
  11. And the capsule in the first photo above was Scott Carpenter's Aurora 7 spacecraft which was displayed at the fair in 64. I believe in 1965 the flown Gemini 3 capsule was also on display in the Space Park briefly. Correction: It was Gemini 4 and it appeared at the Fair in August, 1965 GEMINI CAPSULE ARRIVES AT FAIR; Space Craft to Be Open for Visits at 2:30 P.M. Today PERMISSIONS By PHILIP H. DOUGHERTY (); August 04, 1965, , Section , Page 17, Column , words [ DISPLAYING ABSTRACT ] The public got its first look at the heat-scarred Gemini 4 yesterday, when the spacecraft arrived at the World's Fair.
  12. You sure find some obscure goodies, Wayne!
  13. That Mercury capsule atop the rocket was real, and had been used in a test of that escape rocket system. The last one was a Thor-Delta combination. It's now on display at the Goddard Spaceflight Center in Maryland: Want to guess who helped them trace it's history?
  14. Well said, Jim.
  15. Sometimes it feels like 10% of the photos in my collection are of the Mexican aerial acts. They were very popular.
  16. Last week
  17. This popular pavilion put on some enthusiastic performances on its front stage. Eastern emphasis with a mariachi flavor. Realistic facial features. Reminds me of a guy I knew in high school. One of the most spectacular shows in the fair. The piper climbed the pole via an encircling rope "ladder," and tootled his flute . . . . . . While four men fell backward off the top and unwound from the pole, spinning upside down. At the last moment the players uprighted themselves for touchdown. Finally, the musician descended by one of the ropes. The audience was wowed by the performance. Recalls a similar show I witnessed many years later at the Tulum Mayan ruins in Mexico.
  18. Mercury space capsule. Gemini space capsule with attached service module. No place to be standing when these Roman candles were lit! A view from the business end of a Saturn rocket. Mercury and Gemini capsules ready to roar. The Mercury capsule was equipped with a disposable emergency rocket in case something went wrong during liftoff. Can anyone identify this project? The nearby sign was labeled "Scientific" something-or-other. The payload looks like a Harry Potter magic wand. (It was a Thor Delta launch vehicle---see comment and reference, below)
  19. Actually only the Gemini Titan II and the Mercury Atlas remain. They were refurbished and rededicated in 2004. The Saturn V "boat tail" remained for many years, but did not survive the test of time and many years of bird's nests! The Mercury Capsule that was mounted atop the Atlas for many years was replaced with a replica, and the original is now on display inside the Hall of Science since it is indeed an actual flown capsule from an early unmanned test.
  20. Some of the original rockets are still there today just outside of the Hall of Science.I believe they went through a refurbishment in the late 90`s.
  21. The X-15 rocket plane made it to the edge of space. Tiros Weather satellite. Mariner II. Mariner IV. Ranger 7.
  22. Wonderful photos, Ralph. I wish I had seen this pavilion.
  23. Oh, I didn't read the fine print. Sorry.
  24. Both of the last two scenes represent the era of the Tokugawa Shogunate, I think. The dominate figures represent Samurai warriors. It's rather interesting to consider that this pavilion was built just eighteen years after the end of the Second World War and the bombing of Hiroshima. At the same time the pavilion was in operation, Japan was hosting the 1964 Olympic Summer Games. This all speaks volumes about Japan's remarkable progress and its ability to reinvent itself after an incredibly disastrous war. And it speaks volumes about the post War cooperation and alliance between the USA and Japan.
  25. The fronting architecture is reminiscent of ancient Japan. Japan's impressive industrial capacity was on display. That's Mount Fujiyama in the background. Model of the Nissho Maru. At 132,200 tons, it was the largest tanker of its time. An imposing warrior nobleman, probably a samurai. An important procession. Perhaps in the carriage is the emperor or other high-ranking person.
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