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Rick Mulheirn
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posted 08-04-2014 02:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick Mulheirn   Click Here to Email Rick Mulheirn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Space Lectures and Ken Willoughby are able to confirm some of the details for the first event of 2015!
  • April 24th; Dinner at the Wentbridge House Hotel with all the usual trimmings i.e. photo shoot, auction and signing.

  • April 25th the public lecture at Carleton Community High School complete with prize raffle and a second signing. Timings and ticket prices for both are the same as those for Fred Haise in October.
I eluded to this event some weeks ago on the Fred Haise thread and already 60 lecture tickets and 35 dinner have been sold to date.

I did state that I would start a new thread as and when I could name names but at this stage I am unable to do so.

But I thought it reasonable to let people know what I could in order to facilitate budgets, holidays, hotel bookings etc asap.

The name of the astronaut will be announced at the Fred Haise event in October.

To the best of my knowledge this pioneer has not appeared previously in the UK but I can confirm the contract has been signed and the deposit paid already so we are good to go.

crash
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posted 08-04-2014 03:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for crash   Click Here to Email crash     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great, another bag to pack!

Rick Mulheirn
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posted 08-07-2014 06:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick Mulheirn   Click Here to Email Rick Mulheirn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
People who have paid for their tickets for the April 2015 event already can collect them in person from Ken following the Fred Haise lecture.

Anybody who would like to pay Ken in person for April 2015, by either cash or cheque please, can do so at the Fred Haise event also.

Be sure and give Ken your name and address details; for an additional £1 Ken will provide envelopes and postage for mailing out tickets.

Rick Mulheirn
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posted 08-09-2014 08:07 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick Mulheirn   Click Here to Email Rick Mulheirn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
77 lecture tickets already and 47 for the dinner.

OWL
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posted 08-09-2014 09:32 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for OWL   Click Here to Email OWL     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
We are already pulling together memorabilia for the April event auction.

A great deal of time and effort goes into the planning and organisation to ensure the attendees and the astronaut have a positive experience of the Space Lecture events.

Rick Mulheirn
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posted 08-27-2014 12:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick Mulheirn   Click Here to Email Rick Mulheirn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Tickets for the April 2015 event will be coming from the printers next week.

Since Ken Willoughby plans on naming the April 2015 guest at the Fred Haise event in October I'd imagine he will hold off mailing them until the week after Freddo...

Rick Mulheirn
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posted 08-27-2014 05:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick Mulheirn   Click Here to Email Rick Mulheirn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Half the dinner tickets have now sold and over 100 for the lecture. Great start!

Rick Mulheirn
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posted 10-16-2014 10:08 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick Mulheirn   Click Here to Email Rick Mulheirn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A reminder that the guest speaker for the Space Lectures April 2015 dinner and lecture will be announced next weekend at the Fred Haise event.

Despite the fact that the name of the guest speaker for April has not as yet been released, half the dinner have already sold and 130 for the lecture.

moorouge
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posted 10-26-2014 03:28 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for moorouge   Click Here to Email moorouge     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Can't wait for the official announcement of this unique guest. Wonder who it will be?

Tykeanaut
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posted 10-26-2014 04:30 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tykeanaut   Click Here to Email Tykeanaut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I thought the guest for April was to be announced last night?

Rick Mulheirn
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posted 10-26-2014 04:51 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick Mulheirn   Click Here to Email Rick Mulheirn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The cat is out of the bag... or should I say Eileen Collins is out the bag.

The announcement was very well received and anecdotally, Ken tells me ticket sales for Eileen's lecture are approaching 300! The queue for tickets at Ken's table outside of the theatre, coupled with the 160 tickets already ordered "blind" would support that kind of estimate.

More details about the April event will be posted shortly.

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posted 10-26-2014 10:19 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tykeanaut   Click Here to Email Tykeanaut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Tickets reserved already! Great news Rick.

I can feel a Dexys Midnight Runners song coming on.

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posted 10-27-2014 06:20 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 18blue78     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This is great news. I had heard rumours at the dinner about who was being announced and I'm happy to hear the rumours were true. Now I just need to decided on which item or photo I'll be getting signed.

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posted 10-27-2014 07:54 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for OWL   Click Here to Email OWL     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Having spent a considerable amount of time with Fred over the four days of his visit, Fred's eyes lit up when I told him the next guest would be Eileen Collins.

Fred has met Eileen on several occasions and has attended several official engagements with her.

He tells me she has some great stories to tell and presents to a very high standard.

As Rick has already stated, tickets are selling very very quickly and the dinner is almost sold out.

Rick Mulheirn
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posted 10-27-2014 03:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick Mulheirn   Click Here to Email Rick Mulheirn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just received this message from shuttle astronaut Clayton Anderson.
Don't think I ever met Mr. Haise, but I know (and love!) Commander Eileen Collins. She deserves a packed house... SELLOUT!
Who am I to argue?

Latest ticket sales for Eileen Collins confirmed by Ken this evening; 280 so far for the lecture and 97 for the dinner.

Tykeanaut
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posted 11-02-2014 09:19 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tykeanaut   Click Here to Email Tykeanaut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Be great to see Robert come over sometime. Fancy a trip to the UK Mr. Pearlman?

Robert Pearlman
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posted 11-02-2014 09:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Tykeanaut:
Fancy a trip to the UK Mr. Pearlman?
Are you offering to pay my airfare and accommodations? If so, sure.

I've told Ken and Rick that I would be happy to attend a Space Lectures event, if my schedule allows for it. I've heard Eileen talk on a number of occasions, and of course interviewed her for this site a number of times as well. She's a fantastic speaker, so I am sure it will be an equally outstanding event.

Rick Mulheirn
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posted 11-04-2014 04:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick Mulheirn   Click Here to Email Rick Mulheirn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Lecture tickets are going well; dinner tickets are going better still. Just 14 tickets remain for the dinner.

james watt
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posted 11-04-2014 05:48 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 away on holiday for a while and just heard that Eileen Collins is in Pontefract next April! Cannot wait for this. I have wanted to meet her for years.

james watt
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posted 11-21-2014 06:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for james watt   Click Here to Email james watt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Tickets arrived today. Looking forward to this more than Christmas.

Rick Mulheirn
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posted 11-21-2014 06:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick Mulheirn   Click Here to Email Rick Mulheirn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Such has been the demand for tickets to meet Eileen Collins that Space Lectures can confirm... with 5 months still to go that the event is a GO!

Rick Mulheirn
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posted 11-21-2014 06:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick Mulheirn   Click Here to Email Rick Mulheirn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It should be pointed out at at this time the Space Lectures website is down and our resident PC boffin is out of the country on business at the moment.

Anybody looking to buy tickets can either mail me directly and I will forward your enquiry to Ken or check out the Space Lectures Twitter account for details.

Rick Mulheirn
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posted 11-22-2014 04:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick Mulheirn   Click Here to Email Rick Mulheirn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Space Lectures website is back up and running.

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