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Gunter Wendt, 1924-2010

Gunter Wendt, one of the driving forces of the American space program, passed away earlier this week at age 85. Wendt was the pad leader at Kennedy Space Centre throughout the Mercury and Gemini days, the last face that astronauts saw before heading into space. Always concerned with the safety of his astronauts, Wendt earned the nickname “pad fuhrer” due to his thick German accent and firm rules. He was one of most endearing characters in Tom Hanks’ HBO miniseries “From the Earth to the Moon”. more details here: http://www.collectspace.com/news/news-050310a.html

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Scott Young

Manager of Science Communications and Visitor Experiences

“Scott is the Planetarium Astronomer at the Manitoba Museum, developing astronomy and science programs. He has been an informal science educator for thirty years, working in the planetarium and science centre field both at The Manitoba Museum and also at the Alice G. Wallace Planetarium in Fitchburg, Massachusetts. Scott is an active amateur astronomer and a past-President of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada.”