NASA's Corvette Connection

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    NASA's Corvette Connection

    When you are shot into outer space strapped to a rocket for a living, you have a slightly different threshold for excitement than most people. So what kind of car do you drive when you come back down to Earth?

    For Alan Shepard, who was the first American to break free of the planet’s atmosphere on May 5th, 1961 the choice was almost obvious: a Chevrolet Corvette. The Navy test pilot owned a 1957 ‘Vette when he was chosen for the space program in 1959, one of 10 he would own over the course of his lifetime. After returning from his successful mission, General Motors President Ed Cole presented the national hero with a brand new 1962 Corvette, helping to kick off a relationship between astronauts and Corvettes that has lasted ever since.


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    Re: NASA's Corvette Connection

    It would be cool if GM could work this NASA link into a Corvette advertisement!

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    Re: NASA's Corvette Connection

    Quote Originally Posted by BlackGTP View Post
    It would be cool if GM could work this NASA link into a Corvette advertisement!
    No, That would work towards entrenching Government Motors.

    Do not forget NASA is a Federal government agency. There are many boring bureaucrats at NASA who do not go to space.. but fill forms.

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    Re: NASA's Corvette Connection

    Quote Originally Posted by BlackGTP View Post
    It would be cool if GM could work this NASA link into a Corvette advertisement!
    They kind of did that already...
    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bq6Nfjmic_4[/ame]

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    Re: NASA's Corvette Connection

    I thought Rockets were Oldsmobiles??? Rocket 88, Rocket 350.....

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