Planetary Grand Tour

JanHyde's picture

Viewing 60 Minutes a couple of Sunday's ago and the segment of Voyagers I and II, I recalled my meeting Gary Flandro at the old Salt Flat flying field in 1968. He was flying a beautifully built SE 5a Biplane. On a subsequent meeting of Gary in 1969 he mentioned that he was moving with his family to Pasadena, California to head up a group of scientists to accomplish a Planetary Grand Tour by way of sling shooting a satellite from planet to planet utilizing planetary gravity. And here was Gary Flandro flying a model air plane?

This is an interesting read of a modeler from our area.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gary_Flandro

Jan Hyde
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