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USS Cusk Reunions - 2003

July 31st to August 4th, Cocoa Beach & Merritt Island, Florida

Reception, Cape Canaveral and Kennedy Space Center Tours & Lunch at the Capt. Houston's Home

The crew of the Cusk from 1966 to 1969 gathered in Merritt Island, Florida for some great times together.

 

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Swim Call at the Roselands

Orbital Processing Facility at Kennedy Space Center

Vehicle Assembly Building at Kennedy Space Center

Space Station Processing Facility at Kennedy Space Center

Lunch Pad 39B

Lunch at Sam & Dottie Houston's Home in Cocoa Beach

Dinner at Carrabba's Italian Restaurant

Cape Canaveral Tour

Swim Call (and Reception) at the Roselands, Thursday, June 31, 2003

Swim Call

John Troutman and Lee Krabill

help Sam Houston out of the

water after the dock collapses

(Photo courtesy of Zeke Zellmer)

Dottie Houston helps Dave Lawrence get

to safety after he falls off of his tube

(Photo courtesy of Zeke Zellmer)

Dottie Houston and Dave Lawrence

head for the shore

(Photo courtesy of Zeke Zellmer)

Rescued

A very wet Sam Houston smiles

after he is rescued from the canal

(Photo courtesy of Zeke Zellmer)

Jim Branske, John Troutman, Lee

Krabill & Claudia Blaha

(Photo courtesy of Zeke Zellmer)

Dottie & Sam Houston

(Before Swim Call)

(Photo courtesy of Zeke Zellmer

Lee Krabill assumes the Chef

duties

(Photo courtesy of Zeke Zellmer)

Jim Branske, Dennis Shultz and

Dave Lawrence

(Photo courtesy of Zeke Zellmer)

 

Tom Roseland, Paul & Valerie King

(Photo courtesy of Zeke Zellmer)

   

 

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Orbital Processing Facility (OPF) at Kennedy Space Center, Friday, August 1, 2003

Sunrise on the Beach

Jim Branske, Dave Duerr, Lee Krabill

and Bob Nelson meet for an early morning

walk on Cocoa Beach

(Photo courtesy of Lee Krabill)

USS Cusk's first and last Engineering Officers

John Troutman (last) & Zeke Zellmer (last) meet

in the lobby of the Double Tree Hotel

(Photo courtesy of Lee Krabill) 

Zeke Zellmer, Joni Krabill, Dave

Duerr, Paul King & Bob Nelson listen

to some information about the Shuttle's

preparation for launch.

(Photo courtesy of Tom Roseland) 

Sam Houston, John Troutman & Zeke Zellmer

just before the KSC tour

(Photo courtesy of Lee Krabill) 

Close up of the Shuttle's landing

gear

(Photo courtesy of Tom Roseland)

John Troutman being shown some of the

parts of the leading edge of the Shuttle's

wings

(Photo courtesy of Tom Roseland) 

Close up of Shuttle's tiles

(Photo courtesy of Lee Krabill)

Underside of the Shuttle's right wing

being worked on in the OPF

(Photo courtesy of Tom Roseland) 

Technician installing tiles on the

underside of the Shuttle's wing

(Photo courtesy of Tom Roseland)

A technician explains one of the tiles that

go on the Shuttle's underside

(Photo courtesy of Tom Roseland) 

Under the Shuttle's Nose Gear

(Photo courtesy of Tom Roseland)

 

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Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) at Kennedy Space Center, Friday, August 1, 2003

After a visit with Bob Kennedy, KSC

Director, the group pauses for a picture

outside his office in the Admin building

L to R standing - Paul & Val King, Joni

& Lee Krabill, Dave Duerr, Patrice Roseland

Bob Nelson, Tom Roseland, Zeke Zellmer,

Jim Branske & Claudia Blaha

Seated L to R - Sam & Dottie Houston

& John Troutman

(Photo courtesy of Courtney Roseland)

Both of the Solid Rocket Boosters (SRBs)

can be seen in the background, and some

spare SRB sections can be seen in the

right foreground inside the VAB

(Photo courtesy of Tom Roseland)

Shuttle Main Engine

(Photo courtesy of Tom Roseland)

Patrice Roseland, Dave Duerr &

Craig Jacobson inside the main area

 of the VAB

(Photo courtesy of Tom Roseland)

SRB Nose Cones in the VAB

(Photo courtesy of Tom Roseland)

Exterior of VAB

(Photo courtesy of Lee Krabill)

Interior of VAB

(Photo courtesy of Lee Krabill)

Pictures of Shuttle being assembled

on well inside VAB

(Photo courtesy of Lee Krabill)

Sign on outside of of VAB

(Photo courtesy of Lee Krabill)

     

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Space Station Processing Facility (SSPF) at Kennedy Space Center, Friday, August 1, 2003

Craig Jacobson explaining the Space Station

components in the Space Station Processing

Facility (SSPF) at KSC

(Photo courtesy of Courtney Roseland)

More information about past and future

payloads headed for the Space Station

(Photo courtesy of Tom Roseland)

Japan project being prepared for Shuttle

Launch to the Space Station

(Photo courtesy of Lee Krabill)

Inside the High Bay of the SSPF

where future Space Station components

are being readied for flight aboard the

Shuttle

(Photo courtesy of Tom Roseland)

Inside the High Bay at the SSPF

(Photo courtesy of Tom Roseland)

Under the Shuttle in the OPF

(Photo courtesy of Lee Krabill)

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Launch Pad 39B at KSC, Friday, August 1, 2003

Launch Pad 39B at KSC

(Photo courtesy of Courtney Roseland)

View of the VAB from Launch Pad 39B

(Photo courtesy of Tom Roseland)

Japan project being prepared for Shuttle

Launch to the Space Station

(Photo courtesy of Lee Krabill)

Mobile Launch Platform (MLP) and

the Flame Pit of Launch Pad 39B

(Photo courtesy of Tom Roseland)

Open launch pad gantry at Pad 39B

(Photo courtesy of Tom Roseland)

Saturn 5A Rocket Display

(Photo courtesy of Tom Roseland)

Hydrogen storage tank near Launch Pad

(Photo courtesy of Lee Krabill)

Group photo at Launch Pad 39B

(Photo courtesy of Tom Roseland)

Close up of Saturn V Engines

(Photo courtesy of Lee Krabill)

Astronaut launch pad emergency escape

lines and landing area

(Photo courtesy of Lee Krabill)

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Lunch at Sam & Dottie Houston's Home, Saturday, August 2, 2005

Jim Branske, Paul King, Claudia Blaha

& John Troutman on Sam & Dottie

Houston's back dock

(Photo courtesy of Courtney Roseland)

Dennis Schultz & Zeke Zellmer sharing a laugh

(Photo courtesy of Tom Roseland)

Sam Houston & Dave Duerr looking at some

Cusk memorabilia

(Photo courtesy of Tom Roseland)

Dave Duerr telling one of his stories to

Patrice Roseland & Bob Nelson

(Photo courtesy of Tom Roseland)

Group picture in the Houston's back yard

(Photo courtesy of Courtney Roseland)

John Troutman, Sam Houston & Lee Krabill

looking at some old Cusk photos

(Photo courtesy of Tom Roseland)

Greg King, John Troutman, Bob Nelson,

Jim Branske, Zeke Zellmer & Dave Duerr

in Sam Houston's back yard

(Photo courtesy of Lee Krabill)

Lee Krabill, Zeke Zellmer, Patrice

Roseland, Bob Nelson & Dennis Schultz

on Sam's back porch

(Photo courtesy of Tom Roseland)

Dave Duerr & Bob Nelson looking at

some Cusk picture books

(Photo courtesy of Courtney Roseland)

     

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Dinner at Carrabba's, Friday, August 1, 2003

Craig Jacobson and his family sit with

Zeke Zellmer & Bob Nelson

(Photo courtesy of Lee Krabill)

L to R - Val & Patrice Roseland, Tom

Roseland, Jim Branske, John Troutman,

Claudia Blaha, Dave Lawrence &

Courtney Roseland

(Photo courtesy of Lee Krabill)

Dave Duerr, Dennis Schultz &

Joni Krabill

(Photo courtesy of Lee Krabill

 

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Cape Canaveral Tour, U.S. Air Force Missiles and Space Museum, Monday, August 4, 2005

Lee Krabill, Dave Lawrence and

Zeke Zellmer listen to some history

of the early landing capsules in the

Missiles & Space Museum on

Cape Canaveral Air Force Station

(Photo courtesy of Tom Roseland)

Dottie Houston, Claudia Blaha, Zeke

Zellmer, Joni Krabill, Lee Krabill,

Val & Courtney Roseland looking

at the Chimpanzee astronaut display in

the Museum

(Photo courtesy of Tom Roseland)

Missiles on display at  Space

and Missiles Museum grounds

(Photo courtesy of Tom Roseland)

Launch complex control center

(Photo courtesy of Tom Roseland)

Launch Complex overview & history

(Photo courtesy of Tom Roseland)

Old launch gantry on museum grounds

(Photo courtesy of Tom Roseland)

Group photo at Launch Complex 14 Memorial

(Photo courtesy of Tom Roseland)

Cape Canaveral Lighthouse

(Photo courtesy of Tom Roseland)

Lunch at the Sub Base Green Room

(Photo courtesy of Tom Roseland)

In the Green Room at the Sub Base

(Photo courtesy of Tom Roseland)

Sam Houston reading the sign listing all

of the launches from Launch Complex 14

(Photo courtesy of Tom Roseland)

John & Claudia

(Photo courtesy of Tom Roseland)

 

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