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Jeff Ollenburger
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posted 04-02-2004 11:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jeff Ollenburger   Click Here to Email Jeff Ollenburger     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
To collectSpace friends:

As they say on the radio, long time listener...first time "posting"...so be kind.

Many of you have followed the thread started by Steve Smith, a wonderful volunteer for the Cosmosphere, regarding a cS gathering this June in Kansas. Steve and I have been working off-line to put something special together for this event, as the Cosmosphere would like to show its appreciation for all the great support we get from cS. So, while I have some "bad" news, I think I'll be able to cushion the blow.

The original date of June 12/13 will not work for us for a variety of reasons. However, we have scheduled this gathering on the weekend of June 26. The change was necessary for several reasons, but the most important is that we are pleased to announce that Captain Dick Gordon will be at the Cosmosphere that weekend and will include a presentation on Saturday for Cosmosphere members and "special guests" i.e. you all.

Now, you all should be members of the Cosmosphere, but we'll still show you a good time even if you choose not to be. We are also working on some tours of our storage and restoration facilities and perhaps a few other surprises.

I know Steve may plan other activities surrounding this event, but the Cosmosphere portion will be during the day on Saturday, June 26. Details will follow as appropriate.

Please join us in June in Hutchinson, Kansas and I look forward to meeting many of you.

Best regards,
Jeff Ollenburger
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posted 04-02-2004 12:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That is great news, Jeff! A big thank you to Steve, yourself and the Cosmosphere staff for arranging this opportunity for collectSPACE readers and Cosmosphere members!

I hope many here will consider attending, especially if you have not yet had the chance to see the Cosmosphere for yourself. I certainly plan to be there...

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posted 04-02-2004 12:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for STEVE SMITH   Click Here to Email STEVE SMITH     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Needless to say the Kansas Geekfest is now set for the weekend of Friday/Saturday/Sunday 6/25,26,27/04.
I'll be posting more as the Cosmosphere and I and Captain Gordon co-ordinate plans.

Sorry if this is a conflict of travel time. I'll still be happy to host anyone wanting to come up the weekend of 6/12-13/04.

My house in NW Wichita is open to everybody, and I'll be glad to pick up at airport, chaueffer, and lead carpools, etc. I'm only a few miles from airport and about 40 minutes from Cosmosphere. There are motels near me and also near Cosmosphere in Hutchinson. I'll work at getting special rates if there is interest.

Hope everybody can bring along show and tell from your collections, and also for trading/selling/buying.

This is going to be so good and so much fum. Feel like I'm in hog heaven.

I believe you all will be very, very impressed by Cosmosphere whether first visit, or a return visit.

Jeff and Cosmosphere, thanks so much.

Please advise by separate email to myself, or by posting here if you're coming, when, and how many.

Life is good.

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posted 04-02-2004 02:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Sy Liebergot   Click Here to Email Sy Liebergot     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm really sorry that I couldn't make my visit to the Cosmosphere coincide with the Geekfest dates. I hope to meet some of you at the Cosmosphere 4/23-4/25.
Sy

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posted 04-02-2004 03:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rob Sumowski   Click Here to Email Rob Sumowski     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Dear Jeff:

Welcome to collectSPACE. It's about time you began posting. We're glad to have you!

And what an incredibly kind thing to do! Steve has long been an integral member of our group and a good friend to many, many of us. We're thrilled that you two could put your heads together on this for all of us.

This is just terrific news. I'll do my best to make the drive up from Georgia, and probably drag along a few of our Georgia space pals as well.

Okay Jeff, you're in the gang now, pal...we expect to hear from you on a regular basis!

Thank you!

Rob Sumowski
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I'll make the trip up..should be fun...25-27 Jun actually works better for me as well.

Brian
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posted 04-02-2004 04:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MrSpace86   Click Here to Email MrSpace86     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I want to go! The only thing is that I'm not a member of the Cosmosphere, so does that mean I can't get tours of the storage and restoration facilities?? I went to space camp twice, does that count?

-Rodrigo

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posted 04-02-2004 05:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for sts205cdr   Click Here to Email sts205cdr     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm definitely going to try to make it out for this event! It'll be my second visit to the Cosmosphere, I went to the weekend camp there in 2002. Thanks Steve, Jeff, & Robert!

--John

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Thanks to Steve for organizing this event! I had the chance to meet Steve in person last weekend at Dick Gordon's table. Steve is a really nice guy and is enthusiastic about our hobby. I look forward to Steve's event and plan on attending at least one day.

Patrick Franklin

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I'm a member of Omniplex here in Oklahoma City...The membership I have is suppose to be usable at other science centers around the country and I believe the Kansas Cosmosphere is one of them..Will see you guys in June!!

Brian
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posted 04-03-2004 09:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mdmyer   Click Here to Email mdmyer     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You guys will not be disappointed with the Cosmosphere. I made my first visit there in 1985 and I still visit on a regular basis. I went to the Cosmosphere three times in 2003 and I have already been there once this year.

I must say that the Cosmosphere has done a great job with the Gemini 6 restoration. The Cosmosphere has two flown Gemini on hand now and I think it is Gemini 6 that they are working on. Gemini 10 is setting in the museum and right now you can walk right up to it and touch it. Gemini 10 is wrapped in plexiglass but you can get right up next to it. I saw Gemini 6 twice in 2003 in the restoration room. Both times the Gemini was facing the viewing glass and I could see the front and the right side of the spacecraft. The doors were removed but I could not see inside the spacecraft. When I visited two weeks ago it was setting with the heat shield facing the viewing glass. The markings on the heat shield were very interesting, I hope they were orginal and not added during the restoration. The spacecraft was also tilted just enough that you could see the instrument panel. The panel and the inside of the Gemini looked great.

I wish I could join you guys for geekfest but as luck would have it I will be out of town that weekend but there is good news to that also. We will be on a two week family vacation and we will be spending a week in Washington DC. While I will miss the Cosmosphere visit I will be visiting the National Air and Space Museum for the fist time.

Hope you guys enjoy the Cosmosphere.

Mike Myer
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by STEVE SMITH:
[B]Needless to say the Kansas Geekfest is now set for the weekend of Friday/Saturday/Sunday 6/25,26,27/04.

Congratulations on this asto-enounter Steve. I should have loved to attend. Unfortunately, my airline tickets have already been purchased, based upon the origninal dates, and I can't change them now.

Should others be in the same position, perhaps a Geekfest warmup will be possible on the weekend of the 12th, 13th?

Any chance of visitors on the 12th seeing some of the Cosmoshpere behind the scenes stuff, or is that reserved for the actual event only?

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posted 04-14-2004 03:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for STEVE SMITH   Click Here to Email STEVE SMITH     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Several of you have asked off line if there will be a charge for Captain Gordon's autograph.

No there will not!!

Cosmosphere will have a signing after his address Saturday afternoon 6/26/04. It is asked that we not overwhelm him with multiple requests, and that common courtesy be exercised to allow the line to move, and all to enjoy his visit and be inspired by visiting with an astrounaut.

We hope to have time for separate meeting with CS members.

Jeff Ollenburger (CEO of Cosmosphere) says he will post more in the near future regarding the events of the weekend. Right now they are concentrating on Sy's visit weekend after this.

Sy, I'll have to miss your visit dad gum it. Leave me a sample of your BS chilli.

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posted 04-14-2004 10:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for STEVE SMITH   Click Here to Email STEVE SMITH     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Some additional thoughts on above.

Given the free autograph opportunity, and its equivalent value, you might consider Cosmosphere CEO Jeff Ollenburger's offer that attendees consider becoming members. Go to www.cosmo.org and click "Membership". There are several ranges of pricings and privilges. I think you'll find them attractive and fair. It help support this tremendous non=profit attraction.

Some attractions during the weekend. at the IMAX theater will be a NASCAR show, and "Island of the Sharks". At the planetarium, there is a show produced by our Planetarium director called "We really did go to the Moon" that counters the conspiracy folks. I believe this group might like it. Let me or Jeff know if you'd like to see it, and it can be scheduled. Perhaps Captain Gordon might watch it with us, and comment. Wouldn't that be interesting. Or perhaps Captain Gordon might watch NASCAR with us. He's a tremenous fan, and a big sport fan in general.

Rick, can you come give color commentary on the IMAX film? Maybe they will let you touch something! (With adequate security of course).

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To Mike Myer and any others visiting Washington D.C. Don't miss the new air and space museum in Virginia located at Dullus airport. Also knowen as Steven F. Udvar - Hazy Center. It is brand new, beautiful and full of great Items. I'v been 4 times and love it more each time I go. Just a thought Mike. Enjoy your visit.

Robert

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Thanks for the heads up on that. I will keep it in mind. I have changed my motel reservations and we have the option of staying in D.C. for 6 nights instead of 5 so maybe I will be able to visit that museum.

Mike

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Methinks this event sounds too good to pass up, particularly since I'm always complaining that all the good meet-ups and "shows" are on the East or West coast. See you all in Kansas!

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I will see everyone in Kansas as well at the end of June, but y'all don't forget that this weekend is the Oklahoma Aerospace Expo in Weatherford,OK. General Stafford will be attending and I'll be there set up with the Challenger Learning Center exhibit...

Brian Sandeen
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posted 04-28-2004 03:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jeff Ollenburger   Click Here to Email Jeff Ollenburger     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Tentative Schedule for Saturday, June 26

To help in everyone's planning, I wanted to post our working agenda for the cS day at the Cosmosphere. Again, Steve Smith might have other things scheduled for Friday and Sunday, but the events at the Cosmosphere on Saturday will look like this:

8:00 a.m. to 9:30 - We will open an hour early to allow for "on your own" museum time for early arrivals.

9:30 to 11:30 a.m. - Welcome, Tours begin of collections department, restoration facilities (on-site and off-site) and exhibit fabrication areas.

11:30 to 1:00 p.m. - Lunch on own (an organized cS gathering might be recommended by Steve)

1:00 to 2:30 p.m. - Roundtable discussion on issues related to collecting, care and preservation of artifacts and various topics.

3:00 to 4:30 p.m. - Presentation by Capt. Dick Gordon followed by autograph session.

5:00 p.m. - cS day at the Cosmosphere offically ends but museum will remain open unti 9:00 p.m. for continued tours, IMAX and Planetarium viewings, etc...

Again, the schedule may change a bit as it approaches, but we will try to stick to the basic outline here. I hope this helps in your planning, and I look forward to meeting many of you in June.

Best regards,
Jeff Ollenburger
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posted 04-28-2004 04:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for space1   Click Here to Email space1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This is becoming a must-do event. I will certainly plan to attend.

Jeff, I hope you will forgive me if I talk excessively about exhibits and simulators I could build for you...

Looking forward to a great time.

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posted 04-28-2004 06:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for STEVE SMITH   Click Here to Email STEVE SMITH     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
As I get a feel for you will be here Friday 6/25/04, and Sunday 6/27/04, and Saturday night 6/26/04, we'll see what we can organize at my house or elsewhere
Will also orgazinze a lunch activity. Robert, any ideas?

Please advise on line if you're coming, and how long you'll be here, and if driving or flying. Or maybe better to contact me off line. I'll co-ordinate. and offer assistance to all.

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Steve..I will be driving up..It's not that far from Oklahoma City...

Brian
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posted 04-30-2004 11:22 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jeff Ollenburger   Click Here to Email Jeff Ollenburger     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Updated Information Regarding cS Day

In response to several questions from some of you planning to attend, I thought I'd better post some information to help in your planning.

We will have tables set up in the main room where we will be based out of for the day for anyone wishing to bring items to display or materials to hand out, etc...They will be standard 8' tables, so don't bring your favorite collection of F1 Engines : ) We will lock the room when not in use.

Costs for the day....we will treat you all as members for the day and make the Hall of Space Museum available to you on Saturday at no charge. The tours, presentations, etc..will also be our compliments. You will be on your own for meals and other things you wish to do while at the Cosmosphere (IMAX, Planetarium and other venues and of course gift store purchases).

If you have specific questions, please feel free to email me directly at jeffo@cosmo.org. I'll reply as soon as I'm able.

Looking forward to the event.

Jeff

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How will you know we are Collectspace members? I think we need some sort of pass or ID that says we are members of CS. Just a suggestion.

-Rodrigo

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We could do something like what the original 7 did when they went to the hotel where they were to be briefed. They all used the same name (I don't remember now what it was). We could each go to the admission counter and say, "Hi, I'm Robert Pearlman."

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I'm planning to be there at least for Saturday.

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Got motel reservations made..See everyone in June...

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Originally posted by MrSpace86:
How will you know we are Collectspace members? I think we need some sort of pass or ID that says we are members of CS. Just a suggestion.
-Rodrigo


Everyone needs to get a CS tshirt--
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Well..due to an unfortunate circumstance (My wife is scheduled to work....AGAIN!!!) I'm now not going to be able to attend the get together at the Cosmosphere... I hope everyone has good time...

Brian
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posted 06-15-2004 07:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for STEVE SMITH   Click Here to Email STEVE SMITH     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just a reminder that this is just over a week away (Saturday 6/26/04).

It is now officially posted on Cosmosphere's website www.cosmo.org.

Captain Gordon will be speaking at 3:00 PM, and other activities are scheduled per earlier posts on this site.

As previously noted, autographs will be free, and the Apogee Book on A12 will be on sale for possible autographing. (FW, there should be one for you)

If you could, drop me a line off line confirming if you're coming, and if you'll be there more than Saturday. We're trying to get an idea of the body count. I'd like to get together Friday. Sunday, and Saturday evening.My house is available, and I'll be glad to help however possible.

Robert, if you're reading this, I hope you're feeling better quickly. Looking forward to seeing you.

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For those of you coming this weekend, or looking for another reason, note that Cosmosphere is having a return appearance by Lt. Col.(USAFRet) Gil Luloff. Gil was an SR-71 Blackbird Pilot and has some fascinating stories.

He will be speaking at 2:00 PM Sunday 6/27/04.
His appearance is complimented by the actual SR-71 Blackbird hanging in Cosmosphere entrance lobby.

For more information, go to www.cosmo.org.

Hope to see many of you this Saturday and this weekend.

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I'm also planning to take along a desktop version of the Gemini Docking Simulator for all to enjoy. I'm struggling a bit to bring all the pieces together in time, but it should be presentable. See here for a preview.

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I had surgery done on me on Wednesday to remove my appendix, so I won't be able to attend I was looking forward to it so much. Oh well, I hope many pictures are posted of stuff you normally don't see on regular tours. I hope you all have a great time.

-Rodrigo

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Unfortunately, I cannot attend.
I am on call this weekend and cannot leave town. I hope everyone that attends has a safe and fun trip. We Kansans are proud of the Cosmosphere. Enjoy!
Tahir

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If someone who is there can get me an autograph, it'd be appreciated...

Brian
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Steve and fellow cSer's
I'm waving my hands and sending a smile from the NW! Wish I was there to meet all of you and bite one of those famous Burnt Ends! Looking forward to the Pics and the Stories!

Wackenly Yours,

Sheila

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I'm also looking forward to the pictures. Gotta be a fun weekend and a chance for all to visit a great museum. Steve is a first class guy and will be a wonderful host. You will all get a chance to make new, lasting space friendships.

Regards to all, Garry

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I was at the event yesterday and I must say it was truly an outstanding day. Everybody at the Cosmosphere was fantastic!! They went totally out of their way to make the day very special. The behind the scenes tours were amazing. All the artifacts they have there are mind blowing. Seeing the scoop from Surveyor 3, Michael Collins' Gemini 10 suit, and many, many other priceless pieces was awesome. Getting a private meeting with Dick Gordon was also a big thrill. Needless to say, if anybody on this site has never been to the Cosmosphere, you're definitely missing out. It's a great place and all space fans must see it. Many thanks to Jeff, Jim, and Kiersten at the Cosmosphere for a truly wonderful day!!!

Mike Middleton

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I also went to the event and had a GREAT time. The staff of the Kansas Cosmosphere - Jeff, Jim , Kiersten went above and beyond to make this a memorable event. Steve Smith did a great job bringing this together as well. We were a small group, but as Mike mentioned, we got a behind the scenes tour of the facility and off campus storage buildings, private meeting with Dick Gordon and some good information/roundtable discussion on storing and preserving space collectibles. THANKS again, Jeff, Jim and Kiersten!

I highly recommend to visit the Cosmosphere and support them by becoming a member.

Patrick Franklin

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What a great day! Thanks to Steve and the Cosmosphere team for making it happen.

I'm glad I got to meet some fellow collectors, and I hope to meet more on other occasions. (We need more hardware collectors to show up next time )

I did take along a few items of hardware for show and tell. One was an Apollo rotation control. Good thing, too. Capt. Gordon was able to use it to demonstrate the operation of the microphone switch while gripping the handle firmly.

Lots of great memories. Thanks again for a dream day.

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