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  •  Corvette ~ astronaut's choice (o/t) (3+ / 0-)
    Alan Shepard showed up to space training in 1959 driving his '57 Chevy Corvette. After becoming the first American in space 50 years ago this very day, GM handed over the keys to a special 1962 Corvette as thanks for his bravery. And thus began a love affair between Astronauts and Corvettes.

    In the opening scenes of Apollo 13, Jim Lovell is shown driving one.  They still are the car of choice for aviators.  

    Note: At my garden store on Saturday, I saw a red corvette with a "NVLAV8TR" license plate and started laughing (my Dad always wanted one) -- and loved the bumper sticker: "He got elected twice. Get over it."

    Be sure you put your feet in the right place; then stand firm. ~ Abraham Lincoln

    by noweasels on Mon May 06, 2013 at 07:52:35 PM PDT

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