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Robert Pearlman
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posted 02-12-2015 09:06 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Four space shuttle fliers to be inducted by Astronaut Hall of Fame

The U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame will honor four space shuttle astronauts this spring as it marks 25 years since its founding.

Spacewalker John Grunsfeld and Rhea Seddon, who was one of NASA's first female astronauts, will be enshrined alongside space shuttle commanders Steven Lindsey and Kent Rominger during a May 30 ceremony at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The four astronauts, who are the 14th class of shuttle veterans to be added to the Hall, will bring the total number of members to 91.

"This year marks the historic 25th anniversary of the Hall, which was conceived in 1989 by the Mercury astronauts," Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex officials stated on Thursday (Feb. 12). "These four astronaut heroes will join the ranks of well-known explorers, including Alan Shepard, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin."

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I have been using this site for a while now, and wanted to say thanks to everyone for creating such an awesome community of enthusiasts! It has been super helpful.

I just moved to Orlando recently and was wondering if anyone had any insight regarding signings at the Astronaut Hall of Fame induction. I would love to go regardless, but does anyone happen to know if autographs are a part of the event? I'm speaking more about the ceremony that is open to the public at Kennedy Space Center, not the actual gala at the Saturn V center.

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The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex will have a few autograph sessions set up during that Saturday and sometimes on Sunday.

taylor.vans
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I have been debating on making a last minute decision to attend this years Hall of Fame Gala down at the Cape and was wondering if anyone has prior experience or tips?

My main questions were, how "in touch" are you with the astronauts? Do you get to mingle and take photos with them for free — is it possible to get autographs?

I have really wanted to go to an event like this for some time and besides their annual show/space fest, I really cannot find other events.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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Robert Pearlman
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posted 05-11-2015 11:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There are no autographs allowed at the gala.

You will be seated at a table with an astronaut, so at the minimum you'll have a chance to chat with him or her and likely pose for a photo together. There are generally opportunities to see and talk with some of the other astronauts, too.

If you attend the event without the expectation (or requirement) of meeting astronauts and just allow whatever opportunities there are to present themselves, then I think you'll enjoy the evening.

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posted 05-12-2015 07:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for xlsteve   Click Here to Email xlsteve     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Robert Pearlman:
If you attend the event without the expectation (or requirement) of meeting astronauts and just allow whatever opportunities there are to present themselves, then I think you'll enjoy the evening.

Well said. I try to attend all ASF events with that attitude, and I find that I have the best time. I suppose the same can be said for having that attitude about life in general...

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