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Old 11-07-2019, 11:30 AM
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Cool Buzz Aldrin's PhD thesis on manned orbital rendezvous

"Line-of-sight guidance techniques for manned orbital rendezvous" MIT, 1963.

13.32MB PDF download link available from MIT web page here :-
https://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/12652
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Old 11-07-2019, 11:42 AM
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This is gold!

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In the hopes that this work may in some way contribute
to their exploration of space, this is dedicated to the crew
members of this country' s present and future manned space
programs. If only I could join them in their exciting endeavors.
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Hi Marc,

It's a wonderful dedication!

I also love the very last line in the paper, at the end of the brief biography.

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Originally Posted by Major Edwin Aldrin
Major Aldrin, known to many under the nickname "Buzz,', is a
member of Sigma Gamma Tau and Tau Beta Pi.
More like, soon to be known by just about everyone in the world as "Buzz"
and about to become one of the most courageous historical figures of all time.
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