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Robert Pearlman

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posted 04-06-2015 10:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Adler Planetarium release
Apollo XIII 45th Anniversary Celebration

April 13, 2015; 5:30pm to 9:00pm
Adler Planetarium, Chicago, Illinois

The Adler Planetarium is pleased to celebrate a special evening commemorating the 45th anniversary of the Apollo XIII mission, considered by many to be "NASA's finest hour." The event will include a cocktail reception in the reimagined Mission Moon exhibition, a dinner honoring the flight crew of Apollo XIII, and a panel discussion with honored guests.

Reservations are required. Tickets start at $500 per person with table sponsorship packages available. For more information, please contact Sarah Warner at 312.542.2420 or via email.

According to the invitation, the following guests are expected to be in attendance:
  • Eugene Cernan (Gemini 9, Apollo 10, Apollo 17)
  • Michael Collins (Gemini 10, Apollo 11)
  • Walter Cunningham (Apollo 7)
  • Charles Duke (Apollo 16)
  • Gerald Griffin (Flight Director)
  • James Lovell (Gemini 7, Gemini 12, Apollo 8, Apollo 13)
  • Milton Windler (Flight Director)


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posted 04-07-2015 02:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JasonB   Click Here to Email JasonB     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A great place for an event. I wish I had the money to attend. A rare chance to meet Michael Collins.

Richard Easton

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posted 04-09-2015 06:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Richard Easton     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks Robert for posting this. I will be there. Will any other cS'ers be attending?


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posted 04-10-2015 10:14 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for fredtrav   Click Here to Email fredtrav     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Darn, I am heading to Chicago on the 17th. Would have loved to attended if it was a few days later.


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posted 04-12-2015 09:30 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for rjurek349   Click Here to Email rjurek349     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am looking forward to this event. I couldn't make the weekend Adler events, but plan to be at the Monday reception and dinner. I was at the 40th event they held, and it was wonderful. The Adler is a very special place.

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posted 04-14-2015 08:27 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mprender   Click Here to Email mprender     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It was a great evening.

Eugene Cernan was not able to attend. The honored guests mingled for the entire hour and a half reception and were very approachable.

Spent a good 10 minutes speaking with Michael Collins and my wife thinks he's adorable. Charlie Duke and Walt Cunningham were full of stories and in great spirits as well.

As we were standing with Walt with our drinks in hand he was approached for a photograph. He told us about an event he was at with Stan Musial, the baseball player, and how Stan had a jacket made with an extra large pocket on the inside and he would put his drink there so no one would see him drinking in the picture. Great stuff!

So glad I found out about this event through collectSPACE!


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posted 04-15-2015 01:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for BMacKinnon   Click Here to Email BMacKinnon     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This was an excellent event where we had a chance to talk to all of the astronauts and flight directors.

Mike Collins was a hoot and the main reason I went. He offered some great insight and opinions on Richard's book "Marketing the Moon".

It was great to hang out with several Space Hipsters (FB Group) and a bonus treat was being able to talk to the Lovell children that were all in attendance. We heard some great stories from them also — the best was how they were named!

I am bummed that we missed out on connecting with the other cS members that were in attendance.

Richard Easton

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posted 05-04-2015 06:40 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Richard Easton     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I also enjoyed talking with Mike Collins. It was interesting to meet Richard Jurek and talk about our adventures with our books.

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