Talk:David Leestma

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So I'm not completely sure if this guy warrents an article or not (I tend to believe that he does, but I like to include things). Irregardless of that fact, it is a copyvio (from http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/htmlbios/leestma.html ), and in the current state I believe should be deleted anyway. Lyellin 07:00, Jul 14, 2004 (UTC)

  • I believe that all the text on the Nasa site is public domain, and hence this is not a copyvio. Correct me if I'm wrong, of course. —Stormie 09:46, Jul 14, 2004 (UTC)
    • I think you are correct, Stormie. NASA website is public domain (as are most U.S. Federal Government websites.) Kevyn 10:09, 14 Jul 2004 (UTC)
  • Keep, but needs major rewrite/wikifying -- Ferkelparade 10:10, 14 Jul 2004 (UTC)
  • EEP. If NASA is public domain, then I retract completely, and heck, I might even re-write. Will be a good way to look busy at work. Sorry folks. Lyellin 10:53, Jul 14, 2004 (UTC)
    • if you look at many of the US astronauts on Category:Astronauts, the entries are drawn from the same source and wikified.Ianb 21:14, 14 Jul 2004 (UTC)
  • Keep, wikify. For future reference: is it reasonable to treat all astronauts with space-flight experience (there's about 450 - 500 of them) as notable? Ianb 13:04, 14 Jul 2004 (UTC)
    • That was my other thought in listing. I tend to think that being an astronaut is noteability enough, but I happen to love the space program, so I'm willing to admit my bias is large. Lyellin 13:38, Jul 14, 2004 (UTC)
      • As getting into space is an achievment itself, there's only a relative small number of people who have, and looking at Category:Astronauts there are 391 *nauts already listed, I think this is a reasonable proposal. Astronauts without flight experience (I believe there are quite a few) are a different matter though; and should commercial space travel ever take off (excuse the pun), this will no longer be the case. Ianb 21:09, 14 Jul 2004 (UTC)
  • Keep. This guy has flown three missions including on both Challenger and Columbia, logging between them over 500 hours in space, more than 350 orbits and a three and a half hour EVA. IMO he's of far more interest than many of the towns we list! Andrewa 10:46, 15 Jul 2004 (UTC)
  • Keep. He was featured in the IMAX film The Dream is Alive, which was widely screened; that should make him notable enough. Plus, his first flight was Challenger's last satellite deployment before it was destroyed. FZ 22:16, 15 Jul 2004 (UTC)
  • Keep. If any of you folks have better military decorations than The Distinguished Flying Cross, Legion of Merit, Defense Superior Service Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, and Navy Commendation Medal, and graduated 1st at Annapolis, I'll write an article about YOU, even if you don't have 500 hours in space. Chris the speller 17:39, 15 December 2005 (UTC)