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Offline Naraht

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166:33:33 FIDO is asked where the splashdown parties are
« on: July 24, 2020, 02:28:42 am »
https://apolloinrealtime.org/11/?t=166:33:33&ch=20

Also: https://apolloinrealtime.org/11/?t=167:18:34&ch=20

With the Flintlock closed, everyone is wondering where the good splashdown parties are going to be, and for some reason they think FIDO Jay Greene might know. But he hasn't heard any inside information: all he knows is that there's a sign on the Nassau Bay Hotel across the street for 5pm.

It sounds like that's where they ended up, if you read the oral histories. It also sounds like they had a bit too much fun.

Thomas Sanzone: "The Nassau Bay Resort Motor Inn—a hotel on NASA Road 1—actually had an NBC news studio on the very top floor, so they could shoot across [the street] to show the Manned Spacecraft Center. I remember that the grand piano at the Nassau Bay Resort Motor Inn ended up in the swimming pool on the night of Apollo 11."

Jay Greene: "Apollo 11 was the big blowout with the fabled piano in the swimming pool. I wouldn’t know. I think I passed out before we got that far."

And you can find a picture of the place here: https://www.chron.com/neighborhood/bayarea/news/article/Nassau-Bay-NASA-vintage-photos-50th-anniversary-15085883.php

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Re: 166:33:33 FIDO is asked where the splashdown parties are
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2020, 01:16:41 pm »
There's another clip somewhere with a phone call where someone says that after Apollo 10 "If they lit a match anywhere in Clear Lake it'd cause an explosion"

Edit: I couldn't find the GET, but here's a recording of it:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/10vjm06-tLdtu-uerIxuWqc13OamqwaXR/view?usp=sharing
« Last Edit: July 24, 2020, 01:22:19 pm by bfeist »