"Clark McClelland" Add to Address Book



Sun, 10 Jul 2005 09:44:28 -0400




[FOTZ] Emailing: Clark in Columbia 1992.jpg

Glenn (Walsh) and team: (Open the attached photo). Please present this honorable plea and photo to the Pittsburgh City Council.


I was born and raised in the city on three rivers and am very proud of its history and people. I will forever be a citizen of Pittsburgh.

My late friend, Astronaut James Irwin, Apollo 15 moon walker lived on Mount Washington during his earlier years and spoke of his deep love and respect for OUR home town. Space Shuttle veteran, Astronaut Jay Apt (Former director of the Carnegie Museum) was trained in his teen years at Buhl Planetarium. I know, I taught him. Astronaut Judith Resnik, my good friend who died in the Space Shuttle Challenger accident in 1986 was also a temporary resident of Pittsburgh and graduated from Carnegie-Mellon University.

I know thousands that have also been educated in the halls of this wonderful, unique architectural structure, Buhl Planetarium and the Zeiss Projector. I express my very sincere hope that the Buhl Planetarium of Science be designated an Historic Landmark in OUR beloved city of Pittsburgh.

Today (13 July 2005) I will be at the Kennedy Space Center to once again proudly see my teammates being launched into space with the Space Shuttle Discovery. We lost many of our fellow astronauts in 1967, 1986 and in 2003. What better timing would it be than today to designate the Buhl Planetarium a place of space science, a hallowed place of honor in Pittsburgh?

With Sincere Respect,

Clark C. McClelland, former ScO, Space Shuttle Fleet, Kennedy Space Center, Florida