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OWL
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posted 08-05-2013 07:55 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for OWL     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
For those of you who follow @space_lectures on twitter astronaut Richard Garriot retweeted the Alan Bean event and also left a message as follows:
Alan Bean sent me my favorite pre-flight msg — "It's important communicators like you fly, vs only test pilots & scientists
It's good to have his support!

OWL
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posted 08-11-2013 12:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for OWL     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have just spoken to Ken and he has informed me that the dinner tickets have almost gone. That is after increasing the table numbers from previous events. If you are deliberating on coming to the dinner you need to act now.

Tykeanaut
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posted 08-12-2013 12:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tykeanaut   Click Here to Email Tykeanaut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have read that the artist Forest "Frosty" Myers claims that in one of Intrepid's landing legs there is an iridium-plated ceramic wafer. On this is work etched by Andy Warhol, David Novron, Claus Oldenburg, John Chamberlain and himself. The chip is apparently very small and called Moon Museum.

Unfortunately I cannot attend this event but does anyone know if this is true or would be willing to ask the question in Pontefract?

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posted 08-12-2013 12:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
See: Interplanetary art smuggler sought by PBS detectives for moon mystery questioning (and the related discussion topic).
To try to learn the identity of the man who smuggled the first art to the Moon, Wright reached out to Apollo 12 lunar module pilot Alan Bean, who after returning from the Moon chose to become an artist himself.

"This is news to me," says the astronaut on the show. "I am not aware of this chip going with us."

spaceman
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posted 08-12-2013 12:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaceman   Click Here to Email spaceman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Chris, some info and photos of the art here.

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posted 08-17-2013 05:03 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick Mulheirn   Click Here to Email Rick Mulheirn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A little bird told me Al Murray (aka very British comedian "The Pub Landlord") has tweeted about Al Bean in Pontefract....though I have not seen it myself.

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posted 08-25-2013 04:32 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick Mulheirn   Click Here to Email Rick Mulheirn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Latest from Ken regarding the dinner with Alan Bean. Just 17 tickets remain for the dinner.

Typically, as we get closer to the event ticket sales quicken so don't get caught out.

Rick Mulheirn
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posted 08-31-2013 03:19 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick Mulheirn   Click Here to Email Rick Mulheirn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Please be advised the Alan Bean event in Pontefract in October is..."GO"!

Around 10 tickets remain for the dinner and tickets for the lecture are going fast.

Anybody currently sitting on the fence had better climb down, "switch SCE to AUX"... and write that cheque asap.

See you all in October.

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posted 08-31-2013 07:07 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for crash   Click Here to Email crash     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Rick, that's great news! I cannot wait even though it has cost me dear workwise, and I don't mean money. Well worth it!
Be seeing you!

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posted 08-31-2013 09:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for robert_l   Click Here to Email robert_l     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Excellent news, once again thanks to Ken for making this happen.

Rick Mulheirn
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posted 08-31-2013 09:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick Mulheirn   Click Here to Email Rick Mulheirn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The perfect event for the launch of your Apollo 12 tartan Robert!

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posted 09-02-2013 06:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for james watt   Click Here to Email james watt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Really good news that the event is on! I have found these events in Pontefract to be excellent value and extremely well organised and I am looking forward to it!

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posted 09-04-2013 06:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick Mulheirn   Click Here to Email Rick Mulheirn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Only 5 tickets remain for the dinner. Ken has already put on more dinner places for Al Bean than any of his previous guests and it is my understanding the venue will be at capacity so delay... and you will miss out.

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posted 09-16-2013 02:48 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick Mulheirn   Click Here to Email Rick Mulheirn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ken has informed me that tickets for the Alan Bean event will be mailed out later this week.

Last I heard just three tickets remained for the dinner but Ken has had several enquiries for those; first to send the cheque gets them.

The 28 people who did not include a self-addressed envelope can collect their tickets at the door.

Alan Bean has selected the menu for the meal at Wentbridge....

  • Roast Plum Tomato Soup with Red Pepper Bruschetta.
  • Slow Braised Shoulder of Local Pork with
  • Wild Mushroom and Herb Crumble, caramelised Apples and Scrumpy Cider Sauce.
  • A Selection of Seasonal Vegetables and Potatoes.
  • Seasonal Berry Pavlova with Mango and Passion Fruit Sorbet.
  • Fairtrade Organic Coffee with Wentbridge House Chocolates.
Yummy!

(Any vegetarian members please show your hand and I will pass the details on to Ken.)

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posted 09-16-2013 04:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for crash   Click Here to Email crash     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Rick, make sure I wear a bib for that soup!

Rick Mulheirn
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posted 09-16-2013 08:12 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick Mulheirn   Click Here to Email Rick Mulheirn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Paul, I'll ask Ken to provide you with a straw!

But then again, I thought you pilot chaps were used to slopping your food around all the while flying loop the loops with one hand on the stick and the other on a flight attendant?

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posted 09-16-2013 10:10 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for crash   Click Here to Email crash     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That's how I thought it was going to be but the reality is so different... a B-777 cannot do a loop.

Barrel roll yes, loop, no.

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posted 09-16-2013 12:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for moorouge   Click Here to Email moorouge     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've never really understood what annoys mushrooms to make them so wild.

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posted 09-16-2013 05:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Skyguy48   Click Here to Email Skyguy48     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Rick, could you please inform Ken that the only meat I can eat is chicken. NO red meat please...

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posted 09-16-2013 06:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick Mulheirn   Click Here to Email Rick Mulheirn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The vegetarian option is...

Wild Mushroom, Leek and Rosti Potato Gateau, Creamed Shallot and Rosemary sauce.

Now only one ticket for the dinner remains.

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posted 09-17-2013 05:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Skyguy48   Click Here to Email Skyguy48     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sounds delicious, that'll do nicely. Could anyone recommend Al Bean books that I could buy for the signings?

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posted 09-18-2013 06:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick Mulheirn   Click Here to Email Rick Mulheirn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Alternative English comedienne Helen Keen will be attending the Alan Bean talk. She is happy to sign autographs.

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posted 09-19-2013 12:13 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Buel   Click Here to Email Buel     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This Helen Keen?

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posted 09-19-2013 07:30 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick Mulheirn   Click Here to Email Rick Mulheirn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes.

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posted 09-20-2013 06:03 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tykeanaut   Click Here to Email Tykeanaut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Who's willing to get Helen Keen's autograph for me?

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posted 09-20-2013 06:24 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ApolloAlex   Click Here to Email ApolloAlex     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I will be attending Chris, so I would be happy to help.

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posted 09-20-2013 10:15 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tykeanaut   Click Here to Email Tykeanaut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thank you, I assume hers is free? Are you at Autographica tomorrow, perhaps we can meet with everyone else in the bar sometime?

In fact shall we all make a time to meet-up tomorrow?

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posted 09-20-2013 11:41 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ApolloAlex   Click Here to Email ApolloAlex     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Chris, I am at Autographica tomorrow. Are you there for the drinks evening? If not I can meet you around 10 at the bar with my daughter. I will be wearing my leather shuttle jacket. Cheers.

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posted 09-20-2013 01:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick Mulheirn   Click Here to Email Rick Mulheirn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Please be advised, the dinner tickets for Alan Bean have sold out!

As a consequence the combo tickets are now no longer available; the only tickets that remain are for the lecture on Saturday.

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posted 09-22-2013 12:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tykeanaut   Click Here to Email Tykeanaut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi Alex, apparently Nick and Bryar of Spaceboosters are hoping to get some Helen Keen photos produced. If between the three of you you can sort me out an autograph that would be great! No worries if it's a problem.

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posted 09-22-2013 03:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Skyguy48   Click Here to Email Skyguy48     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Apparently got the "2nd Last" room at the Wentbridge (Well, they would say that, eh). Got my menu sorted just hoping my Al Bean books come over from the US before the 11th Oct, and am all set. Anybody else staying at the Wentbridge?

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posted 09-23-2013 06:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick Mulheirn   Click Here to Email Rick Mulheirn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just a reminder that those still waiting to receive their Bean tickets may well be the few that failed to include a self-addressed envelope. Those thickets can be collected on the door; please bring some supporting ID.

Now that the work on the new school lecture theatre has been finished Ken has managed to secure some more seats for the public lecture.

Contrary to a previous announcement and given the proximity of the show, the extra tickets WILL be available at the door on the night.

But the only way to guarantee a ticket is to send Ken payment as soon as possible; ticket sales have a habit of picking up pace the closer we get to the event.

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posted 09-24-2013 06:07 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for moorouge   Click Here to Email moorouge     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Can I claim the prize of being able to ask the first question of Al Bean for spotting the deliberate mistake on the tickets?

The ticket says Saturday 10th October when, in fact, the Saturday is the 12th.

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posted 09-24-2013 06:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick Mulheirn   Click Here to Email Rick Mulheirn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That is no mistake Eddie; it is on only your ticket. Be sure and be there on the 10th.

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posted 09-24-2013 07:53 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for moorouge   Click Here to Email moorouge     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Now I'm really confused Rick. Is the lecture on Thursday 10th October or Saturday 12th October?

On edit - the poster says Saturday 12th, so the ticket does contain a mistake, does it not? Therefore, still claim the prize.

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posted 09-24-2013 08:18 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for topmiler     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm in agreement with Eddie, Oct 10th is a Thursday. The Saturday is definitely the 12th.

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posted 09-24-2013 08:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick Mulheirn   Click Here to Email Rick Mulheirn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Friday 11th for dinner, Saturday 12th for the lecture.

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posted 09-24-2013 08:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ApolloAlex   Click Here to Email ApolloAlex     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just got my tickets and I shall be there for sure on Saturday the 12th.

And Chris I shall contact Nick and Bryar close to the weekend in question and sort out the pic for you.

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posted 09-24-2013 10:21 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tykeanaut   Click Here to Email Tykeanaut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thank you Alex, you're a gentleman. I'm sure you'll enjoy it, sorry I can't make it.

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posted 09-25-2013 07:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for robert_l   Click Here to Email robert_l     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Tickets arrived today, big Apollo row A!

Will be coming from France via Eurostar to London, then train to Pontefract before returning to Scotland.


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