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Author Topic: 033:23:00 SPAN is such a Lady Killer...  (Read 2243 times)

Offline RobatRobot

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033:23:00 SPAN is such a Lady Killer...
« on: August 01, 2023, 03:50:59 pm »
https://apolloinrealtime.org/13/?t=033:23:00&ch=46

SPAN tells his baby to stop watching murder mysteries or reading spooky stories in PlayBoy. Then complains about his alarm not getting him up early enough and not getting a proper debrief.

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Re: 033:23:00 SPAN is such a Lady Killer...
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2023, 01:38:47 pm »
Beautiful find there. The SPAN guy (who's voice sounds familiar) was complaining about how he's "been awful busy running around doing 15 million things" [33:24:02] and later "we got three or four little ditties going on with the spacecraft".

If he's busy at 33:24 I wonder how he'll feel in 24 hours?

The clip is also culturally significant and interesting [somewhat reminds me perhaps a bit of the scene where Miss Scott calls General Turgidson in the war room, at the end of which Turgidson tells Scott to be sure and say her prayers].

I don't think it's possible to determine the precise "spooky story" that the woman was reading, but in theory it might be possible to figure out the James Cagney "murder mystery" she was watching on April 12, 1970 in which Cagney has "knives." This would have been broadcast at about 9:00 PM in Florida.
« Last Edit: August 05, 2023, 02:14:18 pm by kendradog »

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Re: 033:23:00 SPAN is such a Lady Killer...
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2023, 09:15:27 am »
https://apolloinrealtime.org/13/?t=114:13:21&ch=16

Hi @Kendradog, I believe it may be Neil B. Hutchinson.

Here he is again but this time moonlighting at CSM EECOM's station heroically explaining why he's going to be late home because he's been up all night running power-up simulations with Ken Mattingly.