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john ffoulkes
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posted 07-02-2003 03:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for john ffoulkes   Click Here to Email john ffoulkes     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi, I am new to this site. Has anyone heard any rumours yet, as to which astronauts may be appearing at this show in November.

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Welcome john, i am still on a high from Dr. Bluford and meeting up with Rob, Nick, Ollie and Andy Carson (hi guys). as for autographica i believe we are looking at 2 or possibly 3 Russians which are more or less finalised but as for the American astronauts just rumours of a couple of previous appearers (i think Mitchell and was it Carr ??)just keep checking the website.

i presume everyone will be going to Coventry if not i may be able to help with photos if required. mark.

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posted 07-02-2003 07:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for andrewcarson   Click Here to Email andrewcarson     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi John,

Current situation as I understand, is Ed Mitchell, Dick Gordon, three Cosmonauts...still active...
and a guest who we would all love to meet from the original seven.....but its difficult to assess who will attend...Paul Tibbets was listed last time but had to drop out..due to ill health.

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Andrew

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posted 07-03-2003 06:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gary Knapp   Click Here to Email Gary Knapp     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I spoke to a representative of Sportizus who are one of the owners of Autographica.This conversation took place at the Northampton show.He indicated that Charlie Duke was a possibility and Dave Scott might be approached as he lives in England these days.I asked if Buzz Aldrin was a possibility and was told that this wasn't a viable proposition and therefore unlikely.

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posted 07-03-2003 06:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for andrewcarson   Click Here to Email andrewcarson     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi Gary,

Charlie Duke has been mentioned before...but has not attended yet.I personally would like to see him visit the show.

Dave Scott lives in the UK...but due to the fee he ask`s for...is a non-starter for this event. He was approached for the May event...

It would be nice to see Buzz Aldrin...but again another expensive proposition I think...

Regards,

Andrew

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posted 07-04-2003 02:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Paul Littler   Click Here to Email Paul Littler     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
When I ordered my tickets on the phone for Autographica in Northampton in May I spoke to one of the organisers who said they came within a whisker of getting Valentina Tereshkova for Northampton. He said they were still trying to get her for Coventry. He also mentioned Mitchell and Gordon so I tried Mitchell on his discussion group and this is what he said.....

Capt. Mitchell I hear a welcome rumour you may be visiting the UK in the Autumn (Fall) to attend a convention. Please tell me this is true?

Yes, it is tentatively planned. Don't have the date on my calender, but late Oct or Nov as I recall. I will have it firmed up in the next few weeks, most likely.
Edgar Mitchell 26 May 2003

Keep your fingers crossed
Paul

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posted 07-04-2003 02:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for john ffoulkes   Click Here to Email john ffoulkes     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks to all who have replied. We will just have to wait and see I guess. For anyone interested I was sitting at Al Wordens table at Autographica, Northampton and was the person who had the photo taken of Rachael Robbins sitting on his lap at the end of the meal qwhich was a bit of innocent fun.

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posted 07-04-2003 05:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Frederic Janik   Click Here to Email Frederic Janik     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by john ffoulkes:
For anyone interested I was sitting at Al Wordens table at Autographica, Northampton and was the person who had the photo taken of Rachael Robbins sitting on his lap at the end of the meal qwhich was a bit of innocent fun.

John, that was one of the highlights of the weekend

Frederic Janik

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posted 07-04-2003 05:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for andrewcarson   Click Here to Email andrewcarson     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi,

I remember seeing a post from Alex Panchenko...he had tried to get Valentina to sign some stuff for him ...but met with a flat refusal. If Autographica came close to getting her to attend that would be a major coup.

I have not heard that story before.
I feel that the line up will consist of the people reffered to in my previous post.
But it would be nice meet such an important Cosmonaut.

I note that with only full three months remaining before the show... nothing has been shown on the Autographica site yet

Regards,

Andrew

[This message has been edited by andrewcarson (edited July 18, 2003).]

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posted 07-18-2003 09:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Steve Procter   Click Here to Email Steve Procter     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just received the 'Sportizus'(company affiliated to Autographica)latest newsletter.

Confirms Coventry guests will include Ed Mitchell, Dick Gordon and Scott Carpenter.

Also for film buffs the world's most famous Carlsberg drinker Sir John Mills (work that one out!)

Looking forward already.

Steve

Sy Liebergot
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posted 07-18-2003 12:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Sy Liebergot   Click Here to Email Sy Liebergot     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm curious, how do the guest celebrities get invited to Autographica? Would this be a place for Apollo EECOM?
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posted 07-18-2003 12:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jm6662   Click Here to Email jm6662     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

You'd be made very welcome by us Brits. Hope you can make it.

ATB

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posted 07-18-2003 01:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for andrewcarson   Click Here to Email andrewcarson     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi Sy,

It would be great to see you appear at the show.
I visited the last show it was great meeting the Astronauts and Cosmonauts...they were brilliant with everyone...
Definatly a place for Apollo EECOM...
You could sell me your book, and sign some photographs for me...

Hope to see you there.

Regards,

Andrew

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posted 07-18-2003 02:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for rsynge   Click Here to Email rsynge     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Dear Sy

If you wanted to come to Autographica, it would be worth contacting Garry King who is the chief organiser. He can be contacted at:
garry@autografica.freeserve.co.uk

Hope you can make it - us Brits would love to see you there!

And to John F: what's planned to upstage Rachel Robbins then?! That was certainly a highlight of May's event!
All the best to everyone

Robert Synge.

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posted 07-18-2003 02:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Sy Liebergot   Click Here to Email Sy Liebergot     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks, Robert. I'll give him a shout.
Sy

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posted 07-18-2003 03:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for BMckay   Click Here to Email BMckay     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Any idea which cosmonauts?

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posted 07-18-2003 03:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Steve Procter   Click Here to Email Steve Procter     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi Sy,

I was going to reply to you about who to contact but some of my UK friends have beaten me to the draw.

It would be great to have you over. I think everyone who has made the trip over since the event started in 2000 has had a great time.

No cosmonaut names yet. When I spoke to Rex Hall I believe mentioned they were looking at 3. Usually the names are released nearer the time when travel arrangements visas etc are confirmed.

Incidentally the 22nd November is my birthday so it seems a good excuse to have a few beers with everyone!

Cheers

Steve

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posted 07-18-2003 04:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robonaut   Click Here to Email Robonaut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just a thought but if we would like to see Sy at Autographica why don't we contact the organisers and tell them we think he would be a good addition to the line up.

Best wishes
Rob Wood

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posted 07-18-2003 04:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for john ffoulkes   Click Here to Email john ffoulkes     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great news that at last we hopefully know the astronauts that are coming, with Scott being there it will encourage us all to attend. Yes it would be terrific if Sy could make it as well to this popular U.K. show.
Well Robert ,what could we do to upstage the Rachael Robbins photo.
How about Tippi Hedren sitting on Sy's knee if he comes over. Only joking Sy.
John

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posted 07-18-2003 06:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Sy Liebergot   Click Here to Email Sy Liebergot     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Go Team, Go!!
Sy

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posted 07-18-2003 07:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for David Stephenson   Click Here to Email David Stephenson     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi Sy,
would be great to have you over.You would have a very warm welcome.

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posted 07-30-2003 08:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dave sixsmith   Click Here to Email dave sixsmith     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
spoke to charlie duke at the d.c show said he was thinking of comming over to autographica next year with his wife dotty

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posted 07-31-2003 02:36 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for john ffoulkes   Click Here to Email john ffoulkes     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Dave,
That really would be good news for us U.K. collectors. Lets hope he does come over with Dotty, they would certainly be an attraction for next years show.

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posted 08-01-2003 04:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for rsynge   Click Here to Email rsynge     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Does anyone know if the rumour of Jack Lousma coming over is for real?
Hope so - he'd be a very welcome addition and someone we've not seen in the UK recently as far as I'm aware.

Robert

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Robert
He is listed on the CollectSpace "Sighting" site,along with Gordon, Mitchell and Carpenter. So yes it looks good.

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posted 08-15-2003 09:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Steve Procter   Click Here to Email Steve Procter     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Has anyone had trouble accessing the Autographica website lately? From both work and home I get a message Forbidden - Access denied from this server.

Is it just me?

Steve

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Hi Steve,

I have spoken to staff at Sportizus..part owner of Autographica.They have a problem with the server on the Autographica website..the guy who maintains the website is away at the moment and will fix the problem on his return.
I asked which Cosmonauts would be attending the show but they have yet to sort out who will be attending..they should have an idea next week perhaps.

Regards,

Andrew

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posted 08-15-2003 01:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Steve Procter   Click Here to Email Steve Procter     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi Andrew,

Garry from Autographica just posted a reply on the astronauts group explaining the situation. Said he will be updating the site then with details re. Jack Lousma's addition and 2 cosmonaut names.

Steve

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