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TRS
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From: Wellington, New Zealand
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posted 05-19-2009 04:15 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for TRS   Click Here to Email TRS     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Nice to see that the first attempted auction of one of these was snubbed by all but one bidder and ended up being passed in without selling. Looks like even if there are sellers without ethics out there who are going on to auction sites after being asked not to for the good of the community the community won't 'buy in' to it.

Bodes well for the future.

Joel Katzowitz
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From: Marietta GA USA
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posted 05-19-2009 07:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Joel Katzowitz   Click Here to Email Joel Katzowitz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I received my order of three medallions several weeks ago.

Let add my thanks to Robert for making this possible.

Did anyone ever determine how many were produced and what shuttle mission the artifact flew on?

NAAmodel#240
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posted 05-21-2009 09:01 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for NAAmodel#240   Click Here to Email NAAmodel#240     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
William O'Donnell (NASA HQ PAO 1962-82) lives in a retirement home in Alexandria, VA. I sent him one of the coins and he was thrilled. Robert's deal for us has spread to others who are grateful. Thanks, Robert.

cfreeze79
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posted 05-21-2009 05:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cfreeze79   Click Here to Email cfreeze79     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I too "spread the wealth" by giving one of the medallions to a NASA "brat" who's father and brother were both test pilots... Givers gain!

Robert, any info on which mission the flown metal flew?

Robert Pearlman
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posted 05-21-2009 07:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Happy to hear that everyone is happy with the medals! I'm glad we were able to arrange this opportunity, and may have another to share our members soon.

With regards to the medal's flown metal, I've asked, but NASA has said that they do not want the specific flight to be made public.

teopze
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posted 05-23-2009 08:31 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for teopze   Click Here to Email teopze     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yuppi, finally got my package here in Helsinki. One thing puzzles me though: If only the box is supposedly "Made in China" than why is the sticker so proudly stuck AFTER the medallion was put inside.

Anyway, these are great medallions indeed, I just hope there will be more!

Joel Katzowitz
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From: Marietta GA USA
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posted 05-23-2009 08:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Joel Katzowitz   Click Here to Email Joel Katzowitz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Did anyone ever find out how many medallions have been produced?

spaceman
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posted 05-28-2009 06:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaceman   Click Here to Email spaceman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The medals were available for sale at both the KSC Visitor Complex and Astronaut Hall of Fame gift stores last week. I can't see how any action can be taken regarding resale. I think NASA would prefer not to see prices escalating out of all proportion. If enough have been produced/released to the public this will not be the case.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 06-10-2009 05:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Joel Katzowitz:
Did anyone ever find out how many medallions have been produced?
There were exactly 5,592 medals produced.

There will not be a second minting, however there will be a second NASA 50th Anniversary flown-metal medal of a similar but different design. And again, as directed by NASA, we will have the opportunity to offer this medal to our readers and members in the future.

No other details are available at this time, but as the plans come together, you will learn about them first on collectSPACE.

MichaelD
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posted 06-12-2009 09:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MichaelD   Click Here to Email MichaelD     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That's great news! There will be another coin sometime soon. This time I will not miss it! Thanks for the heads up.

bthumble
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posted 07-13-2009 03:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bthumble   Click Here to Email bthumble     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I just called the Johnson Space Center gift shop and they have a few of these in stock. Just ordered a couple for myself. Thought I would put the word out in case anybody else was interested.


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