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Robert Pearlman
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posted 01-19-2005 11:51 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
In addition to Buzz Aldrin (previously noted on Sightings), several active astronauts will be staffing NASA's exhibit at the "Celebration of Freedom" event today (4:00pm - 6:00pm) at the Ellipse across the street from Constitution Hall in Washington, DC. They are Scott Altman, Franklin Chang-Diaz, Roger Crouch, Anna Fisher, Michael Foale, Paul Richards and Carl Walz.

thump
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posted 01-19-2005 01:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for thump   Click Here to Email thump     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Holy Cow! Hope the snow doesn't scare them off! Anybody in the area, see you there! I'll be in the black overcoat and red shirt!

Robert Pearlman
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posted 01-19-2005 05:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
In addition to Aldrin - during a tribute to the astronauts led by "Apollo 13" actor Gary Sinese - Gene Cernan, Dick Gordon, Jack Schmitt and Al Worden were brought on stage. (MSNBC's coverage was limited, so I did not see if any of them spoke.)

DavidH
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posted 01-20-2005 10:52 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for DavidH   Click Here to Email DavidH     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Washington Post on comments by Rep. Tom Feeney (R-FL) about Buzz Aldrin at inaugural events yesterday:
Feeney lauded Aldrin as the second man to walk on the moon, following " Neil Young." Huh? Certainly he meant Neil Armstrong?

"We have an official position: I did not intend to say that it was Buzz Aldrin and Neil Young who were the first two men on the moon," Feeney told us yesterday. "Number two, we are printing a full retraction. And number three, it was David Crosby who I intended to say was one of the first men on the moon."

Scott
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posted 01-20-2005 11:37 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott   Click Here to Email Scott     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hey, at least he didn't say the third crew member was "Judy Collins"!

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posted 01-20-2005 06:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for H E Pennypacker   Click Here to Email H E Pennypacker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Harvest Moon? I have a heap of rare Neil Young stuff available if anyone here is interested in trading for any space extras they may have...

thump
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posted 01-21-2005 09:54 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for thump   Click Here to Email thump     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I did attend this event, but did not stick around for any of the program, so missed Buzz, Al et al. Was able to get 3 items signed by Mike Foale, 1 by Paul Richards and 1 by Carl Walz, Roger Crouch was also there at the time but did not need any auto's from him. Unfortunately missed Anna, Franklin and Scott, they had to leave early for flights. The exhibit actually opened around 1:00, I got there around 4:15, and the exhibit closed @ 4:45. All in all, great time and added 5 litho's to my collection!

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