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Old 07-28-2008, 05:34 PM   #29
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I read on the NASA site that at one time they were thinking of retiring the Astro Van Airstream. They were to replace it with an S.O.B.
It seems though that the Fliers themselves really liked the old Airstream. So it was saved from retirement, and it is still in service shuttling the flight crews to and from the launch pad, when they are suited up.
This brings up the question, I wonder if any of our astronauts, famous or not own Airstreams.
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Old 07-28-2008, 06:16 PM   #30
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the salesman at George Sutton RV in Eugene who sold us our AS has a picture on his wall of Eddie Vedder from Pearl Jam in front of his, I think he uses it as his "office"
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Old 08-16-2008, 10:09 AM   #31
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I've got a picture of what is supposed to be Howard Hughes' Trailer. I looks like it could be a custom airstream, but he could well have had his own airplane company build it.
I just took about 30 photos yesterday of what the owner claims is an Airstream customized for Howard Hughes. It appears to be an International 31 converted into a fifth-wheel and painted with Argosy colors. There is no builder's plate that I could find. Judging from the fancy control panel inside, I could believe the Hughes connection.

It is in pretty bad shape now and has been "re-customized" by one or more shade-tree mechanics, but the original modifications were very professional and obviously very, very costly. For instance, there appears to be two Onan generators and there is a complex hydraulic system driving big leveling jacks.

I'm guessing it may have been used as a deer camp most recently.
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Old 08-17-2008, 06:34 AM   #32
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...and you took 30 pictures and did not even post one?
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Old 08-17-2008, 07:06 AM   #34
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How about Frank Yensan? I hear he's a pretty famous guy...
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one of the most famos users was NASA. Mr brother (the rocket scientist) rode in it at the Cape
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Old 08-17-2008, 09:51 AM   #36
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...and you took 30 pictures and did not even post one?
Look for a possible future article in Airstream Life, that's why. If that doesn't pan out, then photos will be posted here.
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Old 08-17-2008, 12:44 PM   #37
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How about Frank Yensan? I hear he's a pretty famous guy...
I have been told that I am infamous, that is very different than famous.
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I read somewhere that Brad Pitt had a classic Airstream moho nicknamed "The Love Sub." Also, Lance Armstrong has one...
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Don't forget Rikki Rokket (drummer for the rock band "Poison"). He is an active member of the Air Forums (#7821) and has a 19' Bambi.
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Famous people who have owned Airstreams.

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Arthur Godfery
Fatty Arbuckle
Gene Shepard
Lawrence Welk
Ben Blue
Joe Lewis
Joe Bolton
Veronica Lake
Gale Storm
Anne Jefferies
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Leo G Carol
Manny, Moe & Jack (shared)
Jack Cones
Jame Gumb
Ed Gein
Billie Thomas
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Maurice Jarre
Andy Devine
Rufe Davis
Edgar Buchanan
Gunilla Freeman Hutton
Slim Pickens
Gertrude Hoffman
Virginia Christine
Randy Whipple
Ann Southern
Jonathan Harris
Bill Mumy
Veda Ann Borg
Walter Pidgeon
Sterling Haydin
We have a quorum...proceed with the voting please...
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Keith Carradine owns a 34' Classic. It's sitting in our shop right now.
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