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  • tracknut
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    Since these are Astronauts should we consider them "out-of world" Class or "Universal"Class? lol

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  • gh
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    Money had an off-beat training method: he would jump with a ski boot on his lead leg

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  • MJD
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    >Sorry, I don't think of anybody after say, 1970
    >as an astronaut. At that point they all just
    >became guys who went up into space. Think of it
    >as big-A Astronauts (the pioneers) vs. little-a
    >astronauts.

    Tell that to the families of the 2 shuttles that were lost.

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  • Per Andersen
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    The 2 I had in mind were Ed White who came close to making the U.S. team in the 400H for the '52 Olympics. The other was Ken Money who might have been a "little a astronaut" compared to Grissom, Chaffee and White. However, he holds another distinction in addition to his 5th place in the H.J. in Melbourne. He was the last top 6 finisher in an Olympic H.J. competition to use the Western Roll.

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  • Guest's Avatar
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    >http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWSSpace/money.html

    Gary must not have seen this one. Canadian high
    jumper Ken Money, member of the '56 Oly team.<

    If you had carefully read the material on that page carefully, as well as the page that's linked to it, you would have seen that although he was an experienced pilot and was associated with the NASA program, Money never actually flew in space. The reference to him as an astronaut eas either an error, or a stretch of the word "astronaut" beyond its usual definition.

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  • Guest's Avatar
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    Sorry, I don't think of anybody after say, 1970 as an astronaut. At that point they all just became guys who went up into space. Think of it as big-A Astronauts (the pioneers) vs. little-a astronauts.

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    http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWSSpace/money.html

    Garry must not have seen this one. Canadian high jumper Ken Money, member of the '56 Oly team.

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  • Per Andersen
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    Yes, let's include Buzz Aldrin. I was not aware of him as being that good a vaulter.
    By world-class I meant somebody who can make Oly or W.c finals or be ranked top 10-20 in the world.
    Then we have at least 3 athletes/astronauts.
    Yes, Ed White is correct. He was one of the 2 I had in mind. The other would be harder since he is not an American. He was a field event guy and
    was an Olympic finalist. He is not a Russian or a Soviet!

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  • MJD
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    >The other astronaut was an Army
    >teammate who finished 4th in the NCAA and
    >competed in the OT. (Aldrin was neither an NCAA
    >scorer nor OT contestant.) Maybe that clue will
    >help somebody ID him.

    Ed White-400 hurdler who died on the launch pad in 67 at the Cape?

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  • gh
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    Wow! Wasn't aware of Edwin Aldrin as a vaulter. He didn't "rank"in the T&FN sense (i.e., make the World Rankings) but was =37th on the yearly list in '51.

    The other astronaut was an Army teammate who finished 4th in the NCAA and competed in the OT. (Aldrin was neither an NCAA scorer nor OT contestant.) Maybe that clue will help somebody ID him.

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    Buzz Aldrin - world-ranked vaulter in 1951 (13'8)
    (13'8 in the air wouldn't seem very high to an astronaut, would it?) dunno the other..

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    So by world class, you mean they made the finals at the OG or WC? That would be very impressive.

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  • Per Andersen
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    Which 2 world-class T&F athletes went on to become astronauts later in life?
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