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Rick Mulheirn
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posted 11-12-2012 04:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick Mulheirn   Click Here to Email Rick Mulheirn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hot on the heels of the highly successful Charlie Duke event, Ken Willoughby is pleased to announce the appearance of Apollo 7 LMP Walt Cunningham in March of 2013.

Ken had to postpone this event last year because of building issues at the new venue but those are now a thing of the past and Walt is looking forward to coming.

  • Dinner at Wentbridge House Hotel, The Great North Road, Wentbridge, West Yorkshire. WF8 3JJ on Friday, March 15, 2013 at 19:00. Tickets are £60. Photo shoot is £20, payable on night. After dinner auction.

    Cheques payable to Ken Willoughby.

  • "Apollo - The Golden Age of Spaceflight." Public lecture by Walt Cunningham-Apollo 7. Saturday March 16th at Carleton Community High School. Carleton Green,Carleton Road, Pontefract, West Yorkshire. WF8 3NW.

    Tickets are £30. Photo shoot is £20, payable at event. One item per person will be signed free after talk. Cheques payable to Space Lectures.

As on previous occasions the event will rely upon ticket sales but given the enthusiasm exhibited by those that attended the Duke event last month I am confident enough to promote this event well in advance. Please be sure to include a self-addressed envelope with ticket orders. Thank you.

You know what to do!

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posted 11-12-2012 05:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kite     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great news. I'm sure he will give us a great talk.

johnpslater
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posted 11-12-2012 05:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for johnpslater   Click Here to Email johnpslater     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am definitely up for this!

crash
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posted 11-12-2012 08:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for crash   Click Here to Email crash     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Count me in! I think that Walt C will be a fitting appearance following Charlie Duke. He will have a few tales to tell in a style of his very own.

Good work Ken!!!!

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posted 11-13-2012 05:55 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for moorouge   Click Here to Email moorouge     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Something to look forward to...

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posted 11-13-2012 06:54 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for johnpslater   Click Here to Email johnpslater     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have just noticed that it's Walt's birthday on March 16th, 81 years old. Let's hope for a full house and really make it a special occasion!

Steve Procter
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posted 11-13-2012 07:10 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Steve Procter   Click Here to Email Steve Procter     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'll be there and I will have finished the painting by then I would hope...

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posted 11-13-2012 09:07 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for robert_l   Click Here to Email robert_l     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hope to be there. Looking forward to this event.

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posted 11-13-2012 01:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tykeanaut   Click Here to Email Tykeanaut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here we go! Looking forward to seeing Walt and all of those I know.

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posted 11-13-2012 04:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for james watt   Click Here to Email james watt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have been told by a friend of mine in Florida that we are in for a treat! My cheque is on it's way.

This could well be his last visit to these shores so I hope everyone takes the opportunity to see him.

Rick Mulheirn
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posted 11-13-2012 06:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick Mulheirn   Click Here to Email Rick Mulheirn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This may seem pretty obvious but can people requesting tickets from Ken please include a self-addressed envelope with their order?

Ken received one ticket order today without one. Thanks guys.

Tykeanaut
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posted 11-15-2012 05:52 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tykeanaut   Click Here to Email Tykeanaut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I will also be donating some suitable raffle prizes. So bring your loose change!

Rick Mulheirn
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posted 11-15-2012 01:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick Mulheirn   Click Here to Email Rick Mulheirn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
An update from Ken. Dinner ticket price £60. Talk ticket price £30. Combined ticket £80 for the two.

Rick Mulheirn
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posted 11-16-2012 06:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick Mulheirn   Click Here to Email Rick Mulheirn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Walt will sign one item for free at the event. I'd be interested to know what one item peope will be bringing?

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posted 11-16-2012 11:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for icarkie   Click Here to Email icarkie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Count me in... One to sign: his book (cracking read in my opinion).

robert_l
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posted 11-22-2012 10:16 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for robert_l   Click Here to Email robert_l     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Holidays sorted cheque will be in the post to Ken shortly!

moonsuit steve
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posted 11-28-2012 07:42 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for moonsuit steve   Click Here to Email moonsuit steve     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wow, I am in for this! Very excited.

Could you give me an address to send the cheque to please?

I'm currently building a pair of replica EVA gloves, so I'd love Mr. Cunningham to sign one of them.

Rick Mulheirn
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posted 11-28-2012 01:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick Mulheirn   Click Here to Email Rick Mulheirn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Contact details for tickets, etc. are here.

OWL
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posted 12-10-2012 08:55 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for OWL     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Having spoken to Ken yesterday ticket sales have been steady for the forthcoming event. Walt is the last surviving member of the historic, back to flight, Apollo 7. What better Christmas present than a chance to meet the great man and listen to a gifted speaker. Please don't forget the Combo Ticket offer and each ticket ensures a free autograph.

Let's make this event as successful as the last.

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posted 12-10-2012 01:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tykeanaut   Click Here to Email Tykeanaut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Are tickets being issued yet?

OWL
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posted 12-10-2012 06:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for OWL     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes tickets are now on sale.

Rick Mulheirn
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posted 12-29-2012 05:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick Mulheirn   Click Here to Email Rick Mulheirn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Christmas is behind us and New Year will soon follow; time to focus on the impending astronaut events planned for 2013.

Next Year may seem a long way off; in reality Walt's show is only three months away.

Meeting Walt Cunningham strikes me as a worthy New Year's resolution.

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posted 12-30-2012 04:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for johnpslater   Click Here to Email johnpslater     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My cheque for £80 will be on it's way this week. Can't wait to meet Walt, this was one of the most important missions of the Apollo program!

Rick Mulheirn
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posted 01-06-2013 05:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick Mulheirn   Click Here to Email Rick Mulheirn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Anybody get any Walt Cunningham tickets from Santa then?

We are already in to the second week of January and the time is really flying by. It will be mid March before we know it.

Walt I'd imagine will require his deposit pretty soon from Ken so get to it guys.

Here again are Ken's contact details (ken.willoughby@btinternet.com) and a link to his site.

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posted 01-08-2013 01:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for moorouge   Click Here to Email moorouge     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Rick Mulheirn:
Anybody get any Walt Cunningham tickets from Santa then?

Nope! Got my order in early to celebrate getting away with a future day out without the Command Module realizing I'd done so.

Rick Mulheirn
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posted 01-08-2013 05:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick Mulheirn   Click Here to Email Rick Mulheirn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
moorouge, we could do with more like you. Ticket sales to date for Walt have been slow. Typically they pick up nearer the event but deposits have to be paid so the sooner the orders get in the better.

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posted 01-09-2013 03:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tykeanaut   Click Here to Email Tykeanaut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Are tickets being sent out yet?

I find it hard to believe that following on from the successful Charlie Duke event that this isn't already a sell-out!

Rick Mulheirn
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quote:
Originally posted by Tykeanaut:
Are tickets being sent out yet?
I'll find out.

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posted 01-09-2013 12:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for moorouge   Click Here to Email moorouge     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Haven't had mine and my cheque went in as soon as talk was announced.

Rick Mulheirn
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posted 01-09-2013 12:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick Mulheirn   Click Here to Email Rick Mulheirn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I suspect Ken is waiting before sending out tickets; waiting for a response good enough to guarantee the event goes ahead.

Rick Mulheirn
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posted 01-10-2013 04:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick Mulheirn   Click Here to Email Rick Mulheirn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ken has confirmed that tickets will be sent when he has sold enough to proceed.

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I have just spoken to Ken and all members who have not booked tickets for the events need to act now. Ken has to pay the deposit very shortly. Let us make the event as successful as the last one.

It has been a long time since Walt visited the UK and this may be the last chance of meeting him. Do not forget Walt will sign autographs, have photos taken and he delivers a excellent lecture.

Let us all make this stress free for Ken and ensure we send in our cheques promptly.

Tykeanaut
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posted 01-11-2013 09:41 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tykeanaut   Click Here to Email Tykeanaut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sorry, I don't get it. If you are going to go why not just send your cheque now?

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posted 01-11-2013 04:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for james watt   Click Here to Email james watt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I certainly hope all the so called 'space enthusiasts' in this country do get their cheques in so we can meet Walt! I cannot remember him being over here before and with most of the apollo astronauts saying they are not travelling any more it could be our last chance to meet him!
James.

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posted 01-11-2013 05:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for crash   Click Here to Email crash     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hear, hear!

We cannot expect these people to be happy willing visitors if the organisers struggle to raise the support. Imagine how much better a visit would be if the 'person' concerned knew that there was resounding support and eager anticipation of his/her visit, and the opportunity of meeting them.

Can I add my voice to the request that all those people still deliberating to send their cheque in ASAP. Thank you.

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posted 01-12-2013 07:47 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for johnpslater   Click Here to Email johnpslater     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I certainly agree. We have missed out on Lovell, Armstrong and Schmitt coming to Pontefract because no one would pay to meet them for some strange reason that is totally beyond me. We should grab the opportunity to meet the rare visitors with both hands, no matter where they are appearing!

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posted 01-12-2013 11:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tykeanaut   Click Here to Email Tykeanaut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am loathe to say it but I think "Joe Public" with only a passing interest are always on the lookout for a moonwalker perhaps? While I know this does not apply to us, we need ticket sales to the "great" British public too, which could be the problem I suppose?

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After the Harrison Schmitt debarcle it was suggested that a wider advertising campaign might be beneficial for future events such as via local newspapers or tv station. The limited number of interested parties able to be reached through these forums I suspect will not be enough to secure the number required.

If it's possible to get the information out into the wider community, and big-up the importance of the Apollo 7 mission, we might just be able to save this one.

Rick Mulheirn
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posted 01-12-2013 04:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick Mulheirn   Click Here to Email Rick Mulheirn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I think it safe to say the campaign to promote Dr. Schmitt was pretty extensive.

Direct contact with radio, tv and newspapers in Yorkshire, all the Astronomy Societies and Universities in the UK, promotion by Professor Brian Cox to his 600,000 Twitter followers in addition to 3000 direct e-mail by Ken to guests who had attended previous astronaut events in Pontefract.

Then of course there was contact with schools across Yorkshire and Merseyside, businesses and banks in and around the region not to mention regular posts here on Collectspace.

Incidentally, when Brian Cox kindly agreed to post on Twitter about Dr. Schmitt's appearance in Pontefract he confidently predicted tickets would "sell out over night."

Best estimates suggests his 600,000 followers produced around 80 tickets orders!

Short of a national advertising campaign on prime time tv or the national newspapers at a cost that would have paid for Armstrong, Lovell, Cernan and Schmitt... I think promotion was good.

Ticket orders for Dr Schmitt numbered in excess of 400; attempts to bring Ken Mattingly to the UK have to date secured just 3 backers.

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posted 01-12-2013 05:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for johnpslater   Click Here to Email johnpslater     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Words are meaningless. We must get Walt over here for what could be our last opportunity to meet him! I just cannot understand why this event has not sold out!

Walt is 81 on the day of his talk, we should make this his best birthday present ever! He charges $80 (£50) for an autograph at events but for £30 we get a talk and an autograph in Pontefract plus £20 for a photo with him which is good value. The events in Pontefract are excellent and certainly worth the trip. I can also recommend the dinner at Wentbridge House Hotel.


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