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cosmos-walter
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posted 07-08-2012 10:00 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cosmos-walter   Click Here to Email cosmos-walter     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Each space shuttle astronaut had a list of all items which were approved to be taken into space in his or her personal preference kit (PPK).

Obviously, members of ISS resident crew presented some mementos to space shuttle astronauts during short-time visits to ISS. Was the shuttle astronaut obliged to write a list of these items? I could imagine, there might have been some kind of revised PPK list for the flight back to earth. Are these lists available for public?

Robert Pearlman
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posted 07-08-2012 12:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Based on the few shuttle PPK manifests I have seen, they were not revised during or post-flight to reflect anything returned from the International Space Station.

Anything the station crew would have gifted them would have appeared on either their own PPK manifests or on other inventory lists when the items were launched.

For the space shuttle PPKs that flew after 2001, the federal code provided for release of the manifest "following [a] postflight inventory" on request of the press or public through NASA public affairs. As the space shuttle program is now over, it would likely require a Freedom of Information Request and might be referred to history archive.

cosmos-walter
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posted 07-08-2012 04:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cosmos-walter   Click Here to Email cosmos-walter     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Robert, Thank you for your help. I did a Freedom of Information Act Request.

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