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Author Topic: 018:17:15 Steve Bales caught snoozing??  (Read 98 times)

Offline Naraht

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018:17:15 Steve Bales caught snoozing??
« on: April 04, 2021, 08:11:54 am »
https://apolloinrealtime.org/13/?t=018:17:15&ch=20

Retro calls Steve Bales in the middle of a very quiet night shift:

"Just to see if you're on the loop there. Looked like you might have been snoozing."

Bales' only response is: "Really? Oh."

I think he might have been! He was apparently notorious for oversleeping unless someone called him a couple of hours before his shift started.
« Last Edit: April 04, 2021, 09:55:28 am by Naraht »

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Re: 018:17:15 Steve Bales caught snoozing??
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2021, 06:32:36 pm »
Similarly, a prank about sleeping in was played on someone during Apollo 11 countdown as well:
https://apolloinrealtime.org/11/?t=-02:27:02&ch=34

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Re: 018:17:15 Steve Bales caught snoozing??
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2021, 03:43:14 am »
I've read that his fellow controllers played back some of the Bales wake-up call tapes, for amusement value, so I'm hoping that at least one of them turns up in these hundreds of thousands of hours of recordings!