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Guenter Wendt - The Padleader

 

Guenter Wendt was a German-American engineer noted for his work in the U.S. manned spaceflight program. An employee of McDonnell Aircraft and later North American Aviation, he was in charge of the spacecraft close-out crews at the launch pads for the entire Mercury and Gemini programs (1961–1966), and the manned phase of the Apollo program (1968–1975) at the Kennedy Space Center (KSC). His official title was Pad Leader.

In NASA documentary films, Wendt appears as the bespectacled, thin man in a bow-tie and white cap and coat, usually standing near the hatch, clipboard in hand; or bending over seated crew members, pulling their safety harnesses snug for launch.  I was honored to have known him and proud to be able to offer the following autographed photos of "The Padleader", authentically handsigned specifically for Farthest Reaches. 

 

 



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photos measure 8x10 unless specified otherwise

Portrait of the Padleader hand signed and inscribed by Guenter Wendt.

 

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$54.95 


 

With Liberty Bell 7 (MA-4) pre flight.  Hand signed and inscribed by Guenter Wendt

 

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$49.95
 

 

Being playful with John Glenn following MA-6 scrub

 

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$49.95

 

Conferring  w/ John Glenn.  Hand signed and inscribed by Guenter Wendt

 

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$49.95
 

John Glenn loading during MA-6 training.  Hand signed and inscribed by Guenter Wendt

 

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$49.95
 

Scott Carpenter during preparations for his MA-7 flight.  Hand signed and inscribed by Guenter Wendt

 

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$49.95

 

Guenter and Wally Schirra discussing his upcoming Mercury flight.  Hand signed by Guenter Wendt.

 

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$49.95
 

With Wally Schirra at time of his GT-6 scrub.  Hand signed by Guenter Wendt. 

 

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$49.95

 

Apollo 11 Countdown Demontration Test (CDDT).  Hand Signed by Guenter Wendt.

 

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$49.95
 

Apollo 11 Training with crew visible inside capsule.  Hand signed by Guenter Wendt.

 

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$54.95

 

 

Apollo 13 - A very close call !  Awesome inscription hand signed by Guenter Wendt.

 

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$54.95
 

 

Apollo 14 Gotcha!  A classic moment with a wonderful incription by Guenter Wendt.


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$54.95
 

Guenter with Charlie Duke during Altitude Chamber Test.  Hand signed by Guenter Wendt.

 

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$49.95
 

 

 

Guenter with John Young  during Apollo 16 training.  Hand signed by Guenter Wendt.

 

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49.95
 

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