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Robert Pearlman
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posted 10-27-2017 11:36 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Astronaut Scholarship Foundation has announced that the 2018 U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame induction ceremony and gala will be held at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida on Saturday, April 21, 2018.
On behalf of Delaware North and Kennedy Space Center, we hope you Save the Date of April 21, 2018 on your calendar.

More details will be shared in January.
Unlike past years, the gala and induction ceremony will be held on the same day.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 01-19-2018 12:00 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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Hubble mission commander, spacewalker to enter Astronaut Hall of Fame

The commander of the final space shuttle mission to repair the Hubble Space Telescope and a three-time spacewalker who helped to install the U.S. laboratory on the International Space Station will be inducted into the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame in April.

Former NASA astronauts Scott Altman and Thomas Jones will be honored as the Hall's 2018 class of inductees at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida. A public ceremony on April 21, followed by a gala dinner hosted by the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation (ASF), will welcome Altman and Jones as the 96th and 97th enshrinees in the Astronaut Hall of Fame.

Rick Mulheirn
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posted 01-19-2018 04:06 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick Mulheirn   Click Here to Email Rick Mulheirn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've never met Tom Jones but I have met Scott Altman and he is a more than worthy recipient of the honor. Congratulations both.

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posted 01-22-2018 04:01 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Wehaveliftoff   Click Here to Email Wehaveliftoff     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Any word on who will be presenters?

Robert Pearlman
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posted 01-22-2018 01:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The past Hall of Fame astronauts attending and participating in the ceremony will be announced in the coming weeks and months.

In the meantime, tickets for the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation gala have now gone on sale.

Early Bird Individual Ticket – $450 (discounted price available until March 19, 2018; individual ticket price after $600.)
  • Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex One-Day Ticket
  • Seat at the Induction Ceremony
  • Reception at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
  • Dinner under the Saturn V Rocket
  • Autographed U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame Induction Poster

albatron
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posted 03-30-2018 11:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for albatron   Click Here to Email albatron     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Any word yet on who'll be signing at the tables they set up?

Robert Pearlman
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posted 03-31-2018 03:39 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
According to the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex website, the only signing scheduled (at least as of now) are with the new inductees on Sunday, April 22, from 11 a.m. to 12 noon.

albatron
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posted 03-31-2018 11:47 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for albatron   Click Here to Email albatron     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks. Which is unusual in and of itself as usually the inductees don't sign.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 04-23-2018 12:00 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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Astronaut Hall of Fame adds space shuttle commander and spacewalker

Scott Altman and Thomas Jones are no strangers to seeing their names included among the stars.

The two NASA veterans became the 96th and 97th space explorers to enter the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame during a public induction ceremony on Saturday (April 21) under the space shuttle Atlantis at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida. More than 15 of their fellow astronauts joined NASA and center officials in welcoming Altman and Jones into the Hall.

Tony Guidry
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posted 04-25-2018 09:30 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tony Guidry   Click Here to Email Tony Guidry     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I was rather disappointed to see that NASA TV did not carry the Astronaut Hall of Fame induction ceremony event live this year like it has in past years. Over the past 10 years, we have attended this event several times, but we were unable to make it this year, due to schedule conflicts.

I was hoping to either view it live on NASA TV, watch a replay later, or even view it on YouTube in its entirety, as past years events are readily available for viewing. Sadly, it appears that only a few short video clips totaling about 14 minutes are currently available. Does anyone have any idea why NASA TV did not provide live coverage or, at least, replays of the entire ceremony this year?

Robert Pearlman
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posted 04-25-2018 09:48 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The ceremony, in its entirely, was streamed live on Facebook. Here is the video:

Tony Guidry
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posted 04-25-2018 11:12 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tony Guidry   Click Here to Email Tony Guidry     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thank you so much, Rob, for the Facebook video link. You really made my day!

astro-nut
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posted 05-04-2018 02:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for astro-nut   Click Here to Email astro-nut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I, too, was disappointed that NASA Television did not aired/show the Astronaut Hall of Fame induction. I was watching for it to appear, but it never did.

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posted 05-06-2018 07:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Wehaveliftoff   Click Here to Email Wehaveliftoff     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
NASA TV replayed the inductions today (May 6) at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. (EDT).

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