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Robert Pearlman
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posted 01-25-2005 01:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Tuesday, January 25, 2005, 7-8:30 PM Pacific: Joe Lennox, author of "Vision for Space," will be the guest. Listeners can talk to Mr. Lennox or the host using toll free 1 (866) 687-7223, by sending e-mail during the program using dmlivings@yahoo.com or drspace@thespaceshow.com or chatting on AOL/ICQ/CompuServe Chat using the screen name "spaceshowchat."

The Space Show focuses on timely and important issues influencing the development of outer-space commerce and space tourism, as well as other related subjects of interest to us all.

The Space Shows broadcasts live on KKNW (AM 1150) in Seattle, Washington or through live streaming audio on Live365.com. Click here for live listening instructions.

"Vision For Space: The Winding Journey Through Life and The Space Program As Seen By An Ordinary Joe" can be purchased through Amazon.com. From the book's back cover:

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3-2-1, ignition, liftoff and my life changed forever.

On a wintry day in February 1962, John Glenn rocketed into space, stirring the dreams and imagination of a young boy. Reading everything I could find while saving and collecting countless space mementos became a passion and way of life.

While, the Lennox Space Museum began as a joint venture with my sister, after a little more than 10 years of fun filled adventures, I was operating solo. As the collection continued to grow, my thoughts turned to a career in the space program. Lacking the courage to even think about being an astronaut, I headed for aeronautical college with the goal of being a NASA flight controller.

Just as the plans for space missions don't always follow the normal flight plan, my goal of helping to send humans into space got derailed because of serious eye problems. Every mission has alternative strategies, though, and successes happen when you least expect them.

Vision For Space tells this motivating story as well as giving you an interesting review of space program history. It also describes the creation of my space museum--a museum that is now called "the largest private collection in the Country". Tales of witnessing an Apollo launch, getting a personal tour of the Space Shuttle, meeting astronauts and the completion of hair brained and wacky schemes will take you on the journey through my very lucky life--the journey of an ordinary Joe.


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posted 01-26-2005 09:11 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for capejeffs   Click Here to Email capejeffs     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Now this is a good thing -- a space radio show!! Enjoyed it last night, and I understand you can punch up a recording of the broadcast (and perhaps an archive?).
Hmmm, wonder when the COLLECTSPACE SHOW is going to start up!! After all, you DO have TV experience :-) . Thanks so much Robert a great day to you


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posted 01-28-2005 03:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for teachspace   Click Here to Email teachspace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm glad you enjoyed the radio program. I had a great time doing it. Thanks for listening.

Joe

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posted 01-28-2005 05:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ColinBurgess   Click Here to Email ColinBurgess     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Joe, for obvious geographical reasons I couldn't tune into your show here in Sydney, but I'm sure you did brilliantly well.

For those who may be unaware, Joe Lennox's book "Visions of Space" is simply wonderful, and I know many of you - like me - would find it fascinating reading, as he is basically one of us - an enthusiast, a devout collector, a space educator and visionary, a darned good writer, and someone who still thrills enormously to meeting people associated with our greatest adventure. I found Joe's book fascinating because, like me, his interest sprang from the Mercury flight of John Glenn, and just like me he began making clippings albums of Glenn's mission and subsequent flights. So I could really relate to Joe's book. If you haven't bought it, and I hope Joe will forgive me giving him a huge plug, it's a wonderful book and I cannot recommend it too highly.

Well done Joe - keep up the great work, and if I get to New York sometime soon I'd really like to be able to view your private space museum as described in your book - it sounds awesome!

Congratulations on the show and the book,

Colin

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Colin, good comments, about this book that brings nostalgia for many of us & that tells an interesting story. Colin, though, check www.thespaceshow.com . (by the way, do you know anything about 'aussie red wine'!!!). Joe, hope you didn't get TOO much snow in NJ recently. Working by the TC is something. I suppose your location was there in the tragedy?????? Now, Joe, the note I promised about clippings . . . .

ACTUALLY, I have a small privilege about the "clippings," in that all these great, front page, space banner headlines are full front & back page, and applicable portions of the full newspaper contents as well. So they're not clipped out, kind of makes for nicer handling in a way. I've continued the same full page approach, Joe, with my more modern archives, like Mars, the excitment of the ISS, etc (diverting a lot, and this isn't very "far back" history, but I was just remembering one of my favorite ISS mission's was 12/2000, the immense P6 space walks & assembly -- I was a little afraid those grandiose solar "sails" wouldn't extend & work, but sure was wrong! Wonder if their item 'dedicated to the carpenter' is still stuck atop the outside there).

Was going to say, Joe, actually I went in & outa little bit on your radio interview. Tell me if I've got you topped on a couple newspaper items: I have a couple precious papers from NASA'S PRE-MERCURY MOBILIZING at the cape. In the late 1950's!

GREAT CONGRATULATIONS & THANKS TO YOU, JOE, for the book, and for sharing your story with avid collectors. And welcome to collectSPACE as well.

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P.S. WHEN WILL THE PETITION START TO HAVE MR. PEARLMAN do some radio shows too. Would be great to get the message out, to have a few interviews with some of the other great collectors & individuals here.

(A reminder or clarification that Joe's book is available not only at WWW.IUNIVERSE.COM but at the major online sites like WWW.BOOKSAMILLION.COM )

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posted 01-31-2005 01:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by capejeffs:
P.S. WHEN WILL THE PETITION START TO HAVE MR. PEARLMAN do some radio shows too.

No petition necessary Bill, but thanks for the vote of confidence. I've been on The Space Show twice and will be returning again this May (date to be announced).

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posted 02-01-2005 09:12 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for teachspace   Click Here to Email teachspace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi Bill - thanks for the very nice words. Yes, you've topped me with those pre-Mercury clippings. That's great stuff you have.

I was there on 9/11. It was certainly a day that made you appreciate everything you had in life.

Robert, I'm glad to hear you'll be on "The Space Show" again. Please keep us posted with the details.

Joe

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posted 02-02-2005 12:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for capejeffs   Click Here to Email capejeffs     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
We - want - ROBERT!
We - want - ROBERT!
We - want - collectSPACE!
We - wa . . . . well, you get the point, on live365, he could do a monthly show or something, interview some nice collectSPACE members & tell about prize items, would be great, don't you think!

Well, anyway, Joe, aha, I got you! We'll have to bring the very earliest news items we have when we come up, maybe turn them over to you. (didn't mean pre-Mercury, by the way, I meant pre-Mercury-launch, building up for Mercury). Take care Joe, Bill.

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Just looking around, I see that Ben has a webcam link for the Atlas launch he'll be covering. And I'm still promoting Colin B's message under "Yesterday's Memorial to the Fallen."

But, Joe, will have to ask about 9-11. Now that sounds genuinely frightening, another incomprehendable disaster.

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Hi Bill,

Yes, 9/11 was quite freightening. As I looked out a window of our back-up office on Wall Street (about 3 blocks from the WTC) that morning, I actually thought to myself "you might die today". It was quite a sobering thought.

When I wrote about it in my book, I titled the chapter "Taking Pictures of Nothing" because that's what all the tourists do. They raise their cameras into the sky where the building used to be and take pictures of nothing. It's kind of strange.

Joe

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Interesting Joe. Well, I've been proccupied but want to get to VISION FOR SPACE soon.

I remember you & David commented about liberal universities, you probably don't watch PBS too much! But I thought their installment in the series on New York with the WTC was so good, with the tight roping man, it was a little bit healing in a way.

Do you have other favorite parts of the book?

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posted 02-07-2005 09:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for teachspace   Click Here to Email teachspace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks!!

I really liked writing the account of sitting in the reviewing stands at the Apollo 16 launch and while it was difficult to write about, I thought the chapters about my eye prpblems turned out very well.

I don't watch many of the shows about the WTC - too upsetting. The ones that show the scenes from 9/11 are especially tough, so I've never watched one.

Thanks again, Bill

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Hey Joe, hope your great work Vision For Space is doing well, that it has gotten some sales. Was thinking of you earlier. I was checking a little on Al Hollonquist's and Dana Holland's websites. ( Maybe didn't check deep enough -- never did find if they're related somehow? or maybe she just helped with his site? Dunno, for now! ).

Anyway, Dana has some pics that were kind of striking to me. I lost exactly where she has them ( where she & her cats put 'em! ). BUT HERE are 3 other pictures like the one's of hers. Joe, was thinking of you watching the launch of the great Saturn Apollo. Thinking of all that's left of the gleaming ships coming back, they just didn't bring your wonderful ship from '72 back very clean, Joe . . . http://www.btservices.net/imagesonline/apollo_16_Casper.htm

Too bad the one website guy wasn't able to visit yet. Wonder if Joe got a lot of snow, how it was getting home in the wonderland.
Bill

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Wanted to know if Joe got any more mail about his book.


But also we saw this http://collectspace.com/ubb/Forum3/HTML/002424.html Joe you are the king of space books, are any very old.Are they part of your private musem where people can see them?

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posted 02-28-2005 12:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for teachspace   Click Here to Email teachspace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks. I've gotten a few nice e-mail about my book. It's so great to read the nice things being written.

I don't know about being the king of space books, but I do have quite a few. I've been collecting since 1962 so some go back to the fifties. I have an Excel file that lists most of them (it's not quite up to date) and I'd be glad to e-mail it to you - just contact me ooff-site with an e-mail.

Joe

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