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NASA's love affair with Chevy Corvette rekindled by Epic Drives - Autoblog

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The history of the American space program is inextricably linked to the Chevrolet Corvette. It was the ride of choice for a number of astronauts, including many that were a part of the legendary Apollo program, which landed men on the moon. Neil Armstrong drove a Corvette, and six Mercury astronauts were Corvette owners as well. The crew of Apollo 12 ordered three identical C3 Stingrays.

Motor Trend's Arthur St. Antoine borrowed a new, seventh-generation Corvette and enlisted the help of Walt Cunningham, an astronaut on Apollo 7 and a big fan of America's sports car. The two travel from Kennedy Space Center in Florida to Johnson Space Center in Houston, talking space flight, Corvettes and what it takes to be an astronaut.

It really is a must-watch video for anyone that is still inspired and curious about space flight.
 

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The good old days when we used to have a space program.
 
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That video is awesome!
 

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Excellent video. My wife and I maintain an annual membership to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex and go 2 or 3 times a year just to be close to so much history.
 

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Excellent video. My wife and I maintain an annual membership to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex and go 2 or 3 times a year just to be close to so much history.
That's so cool. I used to work there when we had a manned space program. Had to trade in liquid field rocket propulsion system work for certifying airplanes. I'd love to get back to Merritt Island if they'd get things going again. Nothing like being able to watch all of the launches from your back yard.
 
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