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BMckay
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posted 03-13-2006 07:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for BMckay   Click Here to Email BMckay     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
April 5, - Groton, MA

I hope all CS members in the NH,MA,RI,Ct, VT area will all come down for the Space Night. Astronomy and Telescope lesson, a Space Derby, a book signing and a presentation by Story Musgrave.

Let me know if you are coming.

Bryan

BMckay
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posted 03-26-2006 05:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for BMckay   Click Here to Email BMckay     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I hope to see some MA C/Sers there. We are having some telescope demostrations, lessons and stargazing by some members of a local amueter Telescope Makers club and the MIT Haystack Observatory is putting on a radio telescope display. We are aucting off airline tickets, autpgraphs and other fun stuff. Plus Story Musgrave is aour guest speaker. It should be a great night.

november25
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posted 03-27-2006 09:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for november25   Click Here to Email november25     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Bryan,
Lets hope some cs members will turn out for this event. I am sure all the adults and children are going to have a great time,its sounds very exciting-something for everyone.
I wish you all the best-Story is such a real nice guy-and his book and the DVD and the music CD are well worth having-best of luck,the telescope idea-this will suit Story- as he photographed some great pictures whilst in space. Think his favourite is the time he was on STS61-the 1st Hubble Repair.
Have a wonderful evening,
best to all from
Brenda.

cddfspace
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posted 03-27-2006 12:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cddfspace   Click Here to Email cddfspace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have heard him speak- he is very good. My 7 year old followed along with ease. Sounds like you have a great night planned.

Good luck!

Dennis
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BMckay
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posted 03-29-2006 05:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for BMckay   Click Here to Email BMckay     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks so far for the C/S members from MA that are coming. You will recognize me - I will be the one running around alot.

If anyone is wanting to participate in our auction, please let me know. We will have a weekend packages to Houston and to KSC as well as autographed photos and other intersting items. let me you and I will send you a list.

Bryan

november25
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posted 03-29-2006 05:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for november25   Click Here to Email november25     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Bryan,
Please do a post to this board-on how the evening went.
I would be very interested-in how Story liked it?
Am seeing him on 28th,May.06 at KSCVC.
Best wishes,
from Brenda.
ps- Too Cold To Swim [Across the Pond}

BMckay
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posted 04-13-2006 02:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for BMckay   Click Here to Email BMckay     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Space Night 2006 with Astronaut Story Musgrave

On April 5, 2006, the Groton Lions Club hosted former astronaut Story Musgrave up at the GDRSD High School. It was a fun and exciting time had by all.

The day started off by picking Story up at the airport. It was easy to pick him out of the crowd getting off the plane. We traveled the back roads to Groton and heard some fun and interesting stories of Story’s childhood in MA. He loves the outdoors, rivers, pine trees and maple syrup making. I think he misses New England and its many different seasons and landscapes.

We had a nice Italian lunch were we learned about clearing your mind while in zero g. Did you know that some of the pictures of astronauts floating around sleeping were staged! Story enjoyed sleeping unrestrained but most astronauts do not. My whole family enjoyed their lunch with Story.

We then headed off for a tour of the MIT-HayStack Observatory. What a neat facility. See http://www.haystack.edu/. Story got to meet some scientist who were part of an experiment that he did on orbit aboard STS 51F. The facility is top notch and will be getting some major improvements over the next year or so.

We then headed over to the main event- Space night. Even though it was snowing, we had the MIT Haystack people setting up a radio telescope display, some local telescope makers showcasing telescopes and how they work, Boy Scouts selling pizza and juice, a silent auction with trips to Houston, KSC signed posters and photos plus other fun stuff. The main event for the kids was a Space Derby. Build a balsa wood rocket run by a rubber band propeller and run down a fifty foot line. They can move fast and the kids love to watch them travel…

Story then went on and gave an hour and half presentation that was first rate, inspirational and fun. We had some audio/video problems but it did not interfere with his story. He signed lots of photos ( Kennedy Space Center Visitor center ones- him in his brown flight suit) and lots of crew photos. The kids and adults all enjoyed his talk and his autograph. I was so busy doing lots of stuff that I was not able to help some people get autographs.

We then headed to a friends house for the night. Still lots more stories and opinions. The man has lots of views on many things. He is a unique individual and a true renaissance man. I would highly recommend hiring him to come and speak or if possible go hear him.

I might be having a second chance on some auction items that were not paid for or picked up. They are a Story Musgrave signed poster and some other signed items. Watch for details.

Rob Joyner
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posted 04-13-2006 03:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rob Joyner   Click Here to Email Rob Joyner     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Bryan,
What a great day you and everyone there had! "He is a unique individual and a true renaissance man." You hit the nail on the head! Story is...well...Story!
Anyone who has never met and seen him speak should jump at the chance to do so. You will walk away in awe and greatly inspired!
Rob

november25
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posted 04-14-2006 05:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for november25   Click Here to Email november25     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Bryan,
Thanks very much for such an interesting post. Glad everyone enjoyed their evening,sounds as if your family like being with Story.
He has views on many different things,I think this is why Story is unique,and such a well loved person, Story- is Story.
As you say- he loves the outdoors,the rainforests and nature.We can certainly learn more from such a knowledgeable former
Astronaut.I am really looking forward to seeing him in May.06 at KSCVC-to see what tales he has to tell.
Best Wishes,
from Brenda.

BMckay
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posted 06-03-2006 07:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for BMckay   Click Here to Email BMckay     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Lost email address.

I need the email address of the gentlemen that sent me some photos to get signed inwhich I could only get one. Get in touch with me. i know you live in the US not UK.

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