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Author Topic:   4/11-12: Space Lectures Ken Mattingly event (UK)
Nigel Mc
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posted 12-29-2013 03:31 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Nigel Mc   Click Here to Email Nigel Mc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by AstroAutos:
Will Mattingly be speaking at the dinner?
Ken W informed me that Ken M may say a few words before the dinner but no talk or anything as there is also the auction to fit in that night.

Rick Mulheirn
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posted 12-29-2013 04:22 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick Mulheirn   Click Here to Email Rick Mulheirn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by stsmithva:
I am buying the ticket for someone to attend the events and bring my items to be signed...
The notion of somebody who is unable to attend, buying a ticket for somebody else in order to get their items signed is a perfectly sensible way around the issue. I am sure, there will be families or couples who are not SO interested that they MUST each have a signed item.

And I can think of several collectSPACE regulars who typically attend these events without their respective partners. Such an arrangement would be conducive to a nice "romantic" night out at the same time helping out a fellow cS member.

As per the dinner, the guests usually speak before sitting down to eat but this is typically kept short; Al Bean was around 5 minutes, Al Worden approximately 10.

I am certain Ken Mattingly will be asked to say a few words but ultimately the number will be down to him.

It is worth mentioning that the pre-dinner photo shoot is a far more relaxed affair than that at the lecture. You will have the time to speak to TKM and ask a few questions.

The numbers attending the lecture mean the photo shoot at the school is a bit of a conveyor process... out of necessity.

bruce
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posted 12-29-2013 03:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bruce   Click Here to Email bruce     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am offering to pay the cost of both the lecture and the dinner events (combo ticket) if someone can obtain just one Mattingly autograph for me. Please contact me off-site. Thanks.

AstroAutos
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posted 12-30-2013 09:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for AstroAutos   Click Here to Email AstroAutos     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Two questions:
  1. Any places/ideas for cheap and suitable accommodation in the area for the weekend? (B&B, hostel, anything really!)

  2. What is the public transport like between the event venues and Leeds-Bradford International Airport?
You can tell I'm a Ken Willoughby-event virgin...

Tykeanaut
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posted 12-31-2013 07:21 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tykeanaut   Click Here to Email Tykeanaut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi Shane, be great if you can make the event. There are some Travelodges around and about but this could be difficult if you are not driving. I'm not sure about the public transport, why not give them a 'call?

Or, rent a car for a couple of days and do some sight-seeing too!

moorouge
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posted 12-31-2013 09:12 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for moorouge   Click Here to Email moorouge     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
And a Premier Inn close by for £29 per night.

Rick Mulheirn
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posted 12-31-2013 10:06 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick Mulheirn   Click Here to Email Rick Mulheirn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Premier Inn South I think is best placed. Don't know about public transport but a taxi will cost around £8.50 each way too and from The Wentbridge.

I usually travel to the event from the Premier Inn in a cab with CRASH.

I am sure we can squeeze in another and it will help keep the cost to a minimum.

At the risk of sounding like Lenny Henry, the Premier Inn South may not be the most luxurious hotel but we have always found it clean and comfortable with a good brekkie and friendly staff.

CRASH and I have stayed there several times... in seperate rooms!!

"I was never confused."

gliderpilotuk
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posted 12-31-2013 10:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for gliderpilotuk   Click Here to Email gliderpilotuk     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thought you were more of a "YMCA" man, Rick! I'll be slumming it at Premier Inn with the Cowboy, as there are no 5* nearby.

gliderpilotuk
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posted 12-31-2013 10:50 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for gliderpilotuk   Click Here to Email gliderpilotuk     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Amazing how uninformed even space enthusiasts can be.

Rick Mulheirn
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posted 12-31-2013 10:52 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick Mulheirn   Click Here to Email Rick Mulheirn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
In common with The Village People (YMCA) the "Burnley Cowboy" does wear boots. Clearly... he IS confused!

In Burnely.... Premier Inn is 5*. They've got clean sheets, running water and even cuttlery. How posh do you want?

moorouge
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posted 12-31-2013 01:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for moorouge   Click Here to Email moorouge     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Rick Mulheirn:
In Burnely.... Premier Inn is 5*. They've got clean sheets, running water and even cuttlery. How posh do you want?
Gosh! That is posh! You'll be telling us next that they're so modern they even have a space to stable the horse.

Rick Mulheirn
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posted 12-31-2013 01:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick Mulheirn   Click Here to Email Rick Mulheirn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Oh yes Eddie. In common with a recent English custom, the horses are kept in your nearest Fray Bentos steak and kidney pie!

Tykeanaut
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posted 12-31-2013 02:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tykeanaut   Click Here to Email Tykeanaut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Our friends "across the pond" must think we're all nuts!

fredtrav
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posted 12-31-2013 03:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for fredtrav   Click Here to Email fredtrav     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
No, we know you are.

moorouge
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posted 01-01-2014 02:40 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for moorouge   Click Here to Email moorouge     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by fredtrav:
No, we know you are.

Nuts! You think we're all nuts? Great heavens man, you'll be wanting to declare independence and form your own country next.

On edit - might I refer you to 'The Song of Patriotic Predudice' by Flanders and Swan. To paraphrase from this - of course the flower of the English are Rick, Chris and me.

crash
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posted 01-01-2014 02:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for crash   Click Here to Email crash     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by moorouge:
Great heavens man, you'll be wanting to declare independence and form your own country next.
Surely not! It would never happen! We are a mighty nation and no-one dares stand in our way!

Ok, you can all stop laughing now.

Rick Mulheirn
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posted 01-01-2014 06:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick Mulheirn   Click Here to Email Rick Mulheirn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Tickets continue to sell well for the lecture and only 20 tickets now remain for the dinner; there are bound to be orders caught in the festive mail log jam.

Don't leave it too late folks.

OWL
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posted 01-02-2014 03:15 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for OWL   Click Here to Email OWL     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Having met up with Ken between Christmas and the new year, I would like to reiterate what Rick has said. Tickets are selling at the quickest rate of any Space Lecture event.

We are receiving applications from both Europe and America along with many new applications from the UK via Space Lectures Twitter.

The dinner is well on the way to being sold out and the lecture is selling very well.
Due to the fire regulations at the lecture,we will only have a limited supply of tickets.

To avoid disappointment please get cheques posted ASAP (complete with stamped addressed envelope).

Tykeanaut
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posted 01-02-2014 10:18 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tykeanaut   Click Here to Email Tykeanaut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Question, I have an STS-4 postal cover and an original 8x10 Apollo 16 NASA crew photo. Is it better to have these signed or a glossy copy of Ken Mattingly on his own?

Robert Pearlman
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posted 01-02-2014 10:21 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Which would you rather own? Go with that one.

moorouge
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posted 01-02-2014 12:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for moorouge   Click Here to Email moorouge     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Chris - you could always have Ken autograph your 'Command Module' and then take her to a tattoo parlour to have it made permanent.

Rick Mulheirn
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posted 01-02-2014 01:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick Mulheirn   Click Here to Email Rick Mulheirn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
At the risk of sounding mercenary, I would personally plump for the glossy of TKM on his own. I suspect that would be commercially more valuable... though I have to confess postal covers are not an area that interests me.

When adding anything to my collection these days I always have at the back of my mind the consideration "What would be of value to my wife and kids?" should I make a sound like a frog: croak!

In this instance I think the solo glossy would give you the better return in the long run.

james watt
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posted 01-02-2014 04:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for james watt   Click Here to Email james watt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I cannot wait for April! These events in pontefract are brilliant. I never, ever thought I would get chance to meet these people and get time to talk to them!

I cannot thank Ken and Space Lectures enough for giving me and my grandkids this opportunity. I wonder who will be next?

Rick Mulheirn
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posted 01-02-2014 05:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick Mulheirn   Click Here to Email Rick Mulheirn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ken has advised me that people are contacting him and asking for tickets to be held, allowing time for payment to be sent. Weeks later and promised payments have failed to materialize.

Please be advised that such is the demand to meet TKM that Ken is unable to hold tickets under such circumstances.

Tickets are available on a strictly first come first served basis.

Rick Mulheirn
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posted 01-02-2014 07:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick Mulheirn   Click Here to Email Rick Mulheirn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
In an effort to get the photos — professionally taken prior to the lecture — out in time for the signing, the photo shoots will start at 2.30pm prompt.

AstroAutos
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posted 01-03-2014 09:31 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for AstroAutos   Click Here to Email AstroAutos     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Dinner Tickets booked for me and a mate. Flights booked. Premier Inn South booked for a night.

Roll on April, can't wait!

Rick Mulheirn
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posted 01-04-2014 02:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick Mulheirn   Click Here to Email Rick Mulheirn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Apollo 16 launch from T-20 with James Burke - Uncut

Great times!

robert_l
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posted 01-04-2014 05:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for robert_l   Click Here to Email robert_l     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Rick, I can't thank you enough for posting that Apollo 16 video with James Burke. I have been trying for years to find video of BBC Apollo coverage. I have managed to get audio tapes but this, the actual satellite feed to London is breathtaking. The last time I saw this I was 12.

I now am going to have to have a large single Malt to recover! Looking forward to meeting TK Matingly.

Rick Mulheirn
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posted 01-04-2014 06:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick Mulheirn   Click Here to Email Rick Mulheirn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Glad you liked it Robert. It took me back too. But I can't take the credit. Mrs OWL sent me the link.

Rick Mulheirn
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posted 01-05-2014 06:54 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick Mulheirn   Click Here to Email Rick Mulheirn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Now only 15 dinner tickets remain.

For those sitting on the fence about attending the Mattingly dinner; act now or repent at leisure!

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Thank you so much Mrs Owl for the Apollo 16 link, it's now safely tucked away in my favourites. Classic stuff that's hard to come by.

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There is a good selection of BBC Apollo era vintage footage on YouTube. Just takes some finding!

I love this one 25th Anniversary for Apollo 11.

Rick Mulheirn
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posted 01-09-2014 01:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick Mulheirn   Click Here to Email Rick Mulheirn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ken has put in his order with the printers for the Ken Mattingly tickets.

Just as soon Ken tells me when he intends posting them out..... I will advise.

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posted 01-10-2014 02:04 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for moorouge   Click Here to Email moorouge     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by AstroAutos:
Dinner Tickets booked for me and a mate. Flights booked. Premier Inn South booked for a night.

Look forward to meeting you Shane. But don't forget to apply to Tykeanaut (Chris) for your visa to enter Yorkshire.

On edit - and if you're staying at the Premier Inn along with the Mulheirn crew you might also need to buy a basic guide to the noble art of Ecky Thump.

Rick Mulheirn
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posted 01-10-2014 02:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick Mulheirn   Click Here to Email Rick Mulheirn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Shane, you will also need a course of innoculation jabs.

For the record, there are folk flying in from France, Holland and Washington DC for this one.

OWL
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posted 01-10-2014 03:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for OWL   Click Here to Email OWL     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
While are friends are flying over I wonder if they will be playing Berioz's Symphony Fantastique on their iPods?

Tykeanaut
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posted 01-11-2014 04:20 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tykeanaut   Click Here to Email Tykeanaut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I hope our friends from overseas and abroad make themselves known. You'll have to display your collectSPACE patches!

Charlie16
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posted 01-11-2014 06:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Charlie16   Click Here to Email Charlie16     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There are two places? (lecture+dinner) Thanks.

Rick Mulheirn
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posted 01-11-2014 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. The dinner is on the Friday evening, the lecture the following day.

Will you be coming over?

AstroAutos
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posted 01-11-2014 07:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for AstroAutos   Click Here to Email AstroAutos     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yorkshire Visa? Innoculation jabs?

Is Mattingly worth the effort I'm wondering?


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