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R.I.P. MID


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#61    beale947

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 09:16 PM

RIP MID :( You were a beacon of rationality and a damn good person and debater. You will be sorely missed :(

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 09:23 PM

When you join a forum like this you don't realize in the beginning you are joining a family of sorts.  RIP MID.

I just love his words of wisdom under his avatar.

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 06:30 AM

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Thanks for the pointer in the Moon Thread Lilly.


Such a shock to the system. I, like The Source, just thought MID would always be here.
And, like so many here, I too learned much from MID. A great man, a man with not only a wealth of experience, but the kindness and good nature to share those experiences, and the knowledge he picked up along the way. I have many fond memories that I enjoyed sharing with my family this week when I told them of the sad news. Not only the great conversations, the debates, the wealth of information, the laughs, the sighs. I will never, ever forget him telling me of white knuckle moments in mission control, consuming far too much coffee and smoking way too many cigarrettes as they took men to the moon and back. How he was there for the Shuttle launches. The company he kept, as close as one can get to being there I always felt, and I will remain in his debt forever for enriching my life as he did. MID was the sort of man that could help a person restore one's faith in humanity on even the darkest of days. To me, NASA will always be merely a dream. MID took me as close to it as I imagine I ever could be.
Damn, I am going to miss him. I never met im in person, and I wish I could be there to see him off. It is amazing that someone who's face one never see's can still have such an impact on one's life. I guess the special people on this planet tend to leave a mark like that, and MID was up there with the best of them. I know as long as I remain alive, MID will remain alive in my memory, on the other side of the world from where he resided. That MID found, and spent so much time at UM was indeed all our good fortune.


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RIP and Godspeed MID. Thank you for everything.



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Posted 18 January 2013 - 01:07 PM

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I have spoken to MID's wife (via telephone) the funeral is tomorrow (Saturday). Perhaps we could all set aside a moment in our day to pay our final respect to our friend.

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 02:35 PM

View PostLilly, on 18 January 2013 - 01:07 PM, said:

I have spoken to MID's wife (via telephone) the funeral is tomorrow (Saturday). Perhaps we could all set aside a moment in our day to pay our final respect to our friend.

Nicely put and a nice gesture .. .. I didn't know you were a close friend of his too, I hope you are feeling ok Lilly..My heart goes out to all of you who were close to MID  I truly find this thread to be one of the most touching I have read in a while ..

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 04:20 PM

View PostLilly, on 18 January 2013 - 01:07 PM, said:

I have spoken to MID's wife (via telephone) the funeral is tomorrow (Saturday). Perhaps we could all set aside a moment in our day to pay our final respect to our friend.
We will make it so ! I too have talked to his wife and she`s been so supportive of us here at U/M and is going to give me a brief history and accomplishments of Mike.Look to the Moon when your needing a pick up and reminder of our great Men and women from NASA.

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 05:36 PM

Rest In Peace MID, and thanks to him for all that he shared with us.

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 08:49 PM

Aawww...RIP, MID.  My thoughs are with his family and friends

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 09:03 PM

View PostLilly, on 18 January 2013 - 01:07 PM, said:

I have spoken to MID's wife (via telephone) the funeral is tomorrow (Saturday). Perhaps we could all set aside a moment in our day to pay our final respect to our friend.

Thank you Lilly, I hope she's holding up okay.


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Posted 19 January 2013 - 12:24 AM

View PostDONTEATUS, on 18 January 2013 - 04:20 PM, said:

We will make it so ! I too have talked to his wife and she`s been so supportive of us here at U/M and is going to give me a brief history and accomplishments of Mike.Look to the Moon when your needing a pick up and reminder of our great Men and women from NASA.

Please do so, I would definitely like to know more about him.  I'm still kinda stunned, this just blindsided me today.  I haven't been here as long as many others but really liked his posts and his solid thinking, and was fortunate enough to interact directly with him a few times; he really added a lot to the camaraderie here.  It's definitely very sad, but I'm also very grateful to have made his acquaintance and, ha, see him in action doing one of the many things he excelled at when reading his debates.  And on a more personal level, to me it's a testament to him and his personality that I'm affected by the passing of someone who I've never met and know very little about, it just thoroughly demonstrates to me what a cool guy he was.  Fly on MID!!

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 02:51 AM

Lilly and Big D., please allow me to express my gratitude, as have others, for keeping us up to date. I like the idea of taking a moment for MID, would either of you happen to know when exactly his funeral is?

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 05:35 AM

I originally posted this in the "Did we land on the Moon" thread, but I'll repeat it here:

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Hello all. I wasn't even aware of this forum, or MID, until I read a post about MID's passing over at the ApolloHoax forum. I've read a good portion of his posts in this thread, and can see this forum has lost a very valuable and knowledgable member. My condolences to all of you who considered him a friend.



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Posted 19 January 2013 - 08:47 AM

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Dear MID -

So long we were adversaries, through our countless posts back and forth....and yet, now I'm lost for words.

I always looked forward to the talks we had over the years.

Peace to you, always


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Posted 19 January 2013 - 10:27 AM

I didn't personally know MID in the forums but all I've read here has me thinking of him as a man of strong character who had great faith in our capacity to reach to the stars and beyond.  So I offer this tribute from the opening theme of Star Trek Enterprise, for a man with "faith of the heart".


Edited by libstaK, 19 January 2013 - 10:27 AM.

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 03:14 PM

Thanks for posting that, libstak.

I took the time to reflect today, thinking back on our friend,...


Still cant believe it.

Edited by Hazzard, 19 January 2013 - 03:18 PM.

I still await the compelling Exhibit A.

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