Randy Treadway

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About Randy Treadway

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  • Birthday 02/14/1956

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    Parrish, FL USA
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    World's Fairs, of course!
  1. Deke Slayton's couch is now on exhibit at the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame. John Glenn's "training couch" is now on display in the Smithsonian out at Dulles. The rooskies did the same thing for Soyuz. Here they're pouring the cast around their cosmonaut.
  2. NASA says that plastic casts were made of each astronaut in order to mold personalized couches, to minimize the g-forces on the body. Alan Shepherd, checking his "fit". Other than Corporal Klinger, does anybody recognize these Mercury program names? Must have been backup crew.
  3. A long-time friend of mine in Florida recently shared this picture of himself at Expo 67, in the U.S. Pavilion. He recalls that they were told that this was John Glenn's actual flown-in-space command chair. And in the photo you can see the name Glenn stenciled onto the arm rest. I searched online and found a photo showing four chairs of the same design, lined up next to each other with people sitting in them for photos. Comments?
  4. Ever wonder where they kept the Wells Fargo "Beatles" armored car when it wasn't in use? (we have a few photos of it moving around the Fairgrounds- making it's "rounds". It's in this picture. The building it's parked at has a sign that says "World's Fair Service Building". Right next to the sawtooth building in the railyards.
  5. They still have the Cinerama screen and can put it in place in one day to show original Cinerama films. The new projection equipment is capable of multiple formats including Cinerama. https://www.cinerama.com/Technology.aspx
  6. The new screen is curved, but I have no idea how it compares to the curvature of the original.
  7. I found an article that said when the Microsoft guy Paul Allen paid to refurbish and modernize the Seattle theater a couple of years ago (saving it from demolition), they converted to a 4K digital laser projection system. https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=/amp/www.geekwire.com/2014/sneak-peek-cineramas-high-tech-upgrade-creates-one-worlds-top-movie-expericnes/amp/&ved=0ahUKEwjQqujG1crQAhVL8WMKHb9aChwQFgiJAjAk&usg=AFQjCNEyXjEDxs1htXfMocY-bMkGWRLJrQ&sig2=7Nd3T62r5FISe23ySfPlOQ
  8. I went for a walk in Seattle this past week, turned the corner, and there it was- the Cinerama theater. Mike is our resident Cinerama expert and can fill us in on the history.... maybe even a then-and-now comparison.
  9. Headless Woman at the '39 NYWF. Does anybody know what's going on here.... and are they trying to demonstrate some scientific principle or something?
  10. Wow- we've been searching for info on this car off and on for years!
  11. We have seen a picture inside the building where lost kids were kid while waiting on their parents to "find them". That building was directly across the perimeter road from the Monorail maintenance shed. See the last 40 seconds of this film footage.... https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=2512&dat=19640221&id=JDtIAAAAIBAJ&sjid=BwENAAAAIBAJ&pg=2417,5464115&hl=en Can't resist sharing this old sign from the Lincoln Park Zoo. LOL
  12. On arrival in Utah in early 1966, still with the Glide-a-Ride logo on the side. (I'm looking for a better version of this photo).
  13. I just came across this. It says one Glide-a-Ride Tram went to Utah after the World's Fair, and the price was $5,000. http://lagoonhistory.com/project/lagoon-and-the-fair-part-iii-the-worlds-fair/ Here is a picture of it at "The Lagoon". They left the dog on the front. :D
  14. Cleveland... Cleveland The "trailer" at least looks like a mod of the same streamliner truck/trailer combo that White was exhibiting right there at the Great Lakes Expo.