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BigWaveDave
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From: Waikoloa, Hawaii, USA
Registered: Jan 2002

posted 04-27-2004 01:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for BigWaveDave   Click Here to Email BigWaveDave     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just curious if anyone on CS was the winning bidder on item #975, Aurora Auction.
This item is an Adz stone from the Ice Age Adz quarry here on Mauna Kea, Hawaii(my backyard). It was carried on board STS-52 by Lacy Veach. The stone also came with a nice NASA photo of the stone floating in front of the Space Shuttle window, with the Big Island in the background. Can anyone tell me what NASA photo number this is and or where I can get a scan of it?
This piece has got to be the most expensive Shuttle flown item I have seen, and quickly rose out of my bidding abilities.
Any info would be appreciated and if you would like, please contact me offline.
Aloha all,
BIGWAVEDAVE

mensax
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From: Virginia
Registered: Apr 2002

posted 04-27-2004 06:57 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mensax   Click Here to Email mensax     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Dave,

Sorry to hear you missed out on this one. If ever there was a perfect match for you it was this item. What a great piece, it did get pricey... but how many of these babies flew?

I'm holding out for one just like that flew on a Mercury flight.

Congratulations to the buyer. You did well.

Noah

BigWaveDave
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From: Waikoloa, Hawaii, USA
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posted 04-27-2004 11:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for BigWaveDave   Click Here to Email BigWaveDave     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks Noah, I would really like to see that piece on display at the Onizuka Space Center here on the Big Island...I just didn't have the means ($) to make it happen.
Aloha

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