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Rick Mulheirn
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posted 11-05-2017 10:20 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick Mulheirn   Click Here to Email Rick Mulheirn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ken Willoughby and Space Lectures are delighted to confirm that the next astronaut speaker coming to Pontefract this spring is Rick Mastracchio.

As a NASA astronaut, Mastracchio logged 228 days in space on three space shuttle missions and one long-duration stay at the International Space Station. His first flight, STS-106, came in 2000, on board space shuttle Atlantis, when he and his crewmates worked to prepare the space station for its first expedition crew. He returned aboard space shuttle Endeavour for STS-118 in 2007, when as lead spacewalker, he participated in three spacewalks to install a new truss segment, a new gyroscope and a new spare parts platform on the space station's exterior.

In 2010, Mastracchio was part of the STS-131 crew of space shuttle Discovery. He performed another three spacewalks and helped deliver 27,000 pounds of hardware, including three experiment racks and new sleeping quarters for the space station. He was then able to put the hardware to use in 2014, when he spent 188 days in space as part of the Expedition 38 and 39 crews. During that stay, he performed three more spacewalks, leaving him with a total of 53 hours spent outside the space station on nine spacewalks.

Prior to becoming an astronaut, Mastracchio worked first with Hamilton Standard and then with Rockwell Shuttle Operations Co. before coming to NASA in 1990 as an engineer. He worked in the Shuttle Avionics Integration Laboratory on space shuttle flight software, and in the Astronaut Office on ascent and abort procedures for crew members. From there, he became a Guidance and Procedures Officer flight controller, working in mission control for space shuttle ascents and entries.

Today, Mastracchio is Orbital ATK's Senior Director of Operations for the Commercial Resupply Services program, which delivers cargo to the International Space Station on Cygnus spacecraft.

Details of the event are as follows:

  • Friday, 23 March 2018:
    Evening Dinner and Auction £80
    The King's Croft, Wakefield Road, Pontefract
    Photo shoot: 18.00-18.45 (£30 payable on the day)
    Dinner 19.00-21.00
    Auction and autograph session

  • Saturday, 24 March 2018:
    Lecture £35
    Carleton Community High School "The Infinity Theatre"
    Doors open at 14.00
    Photo shoot: 14.45-15.45 (£30 payable on the day)
    Lecture 16.00-17.00
    Q&A session, approximately 15 to 20 minutes
    Autograph session

Rick Mulheirn
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posted 11-16-2017 03:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick Mulheirn   Click Here to Email Rick Mulheirn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I would like to invite the budding designers in our midst to submit designs for the Rick Mastracchio photo shoot back drop that will be used in the Space Lectures event in March.

Previous events have turned up some wonderful incarnations and nobody has won more than once which should tell you we are open to designs from all quarters.

Given Rick's extensive career involving the shuttle, ISS, umpteen EVAs and of course Soyuz there is a wealth of imagery out there. I will see to it that the winner receives their own bespoke, signed portrait photo courtesy of Rick and Space Lectures.

Brings it on chaps... and chapesses!

Rick Mulheirn
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posted 12-16-2017 05:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick Mulheirn   Click Here to Email Rick Mulheirn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I can confirm that a second limited batch of Space Lectures embroidered patches has been ordered and will be available to purchase at the Rick Mastracchio event in March 2018.

Such has been the support of so many regulars at these twice yearly events we thought it appropriate that they should have "first refusal". Only after the Mastracchio event will any patches NOT sold be made available to the wider public.

We were delighted to receive this week a photo taken by Scott "Scooter" Altman, proudly displaying his Space Lectures patch.

Tykeanaut
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posted 12-17-2017 09:08 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tykeanaut   Click Here to Email Tykeanaut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Being a Yorkshireman I have to ask... how much are they?

Rick Mulheirn
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posted 12-17-2017 12:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick Mulheirn   Click Here to Email Rick Mulheirn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
£7.50 each.

Rick Mulheirn
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posted 12-21-2017 02:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick Mulheirn   Click Here to Email Rick Mulheirn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Seasons greetings, best wishes to all collectSpace members and here's to another exciting space year!

And on behalf of Ken Willoughby and all of the Space Lectures team a HUGE thank you to Scooter and Bruce McCandless for making 2017 such a memorable year, and of course all of our supporters without whom the Space Lectures events would not be possible.

Roll on 2018: Roll on Rick!

Rick Mulheirn
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posted 01-04-2018 07:05 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick Mulheirn   Click Here to Email Rick Mulheirn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
How are the Mastracchio backdrop designs coming along folks? March will be upon us before we know it.

Dave_Johnson
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posted 01-05-2018 11:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dave_Johnson   Click Here to Email Dave_Johnson     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I know you said that no one has won more than once (yikes, there's a mouthful!), but since there appears to be no response I thought I'd throw this out for your consideration.

Rick Mulheirn
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posted 01-07-2018 07:31 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick Mulheirn   Click Here to Email Rick Mulheirn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Nice one Dave. Thank you.

Dave_Johnson
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posted 01-07-2018 11:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dave_Johnson   Click Here to Email Dave_Johnson     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You're welcome, Rick. Just trying to help keep things running smoothly.

em8g16
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posted 01-08-2018 10:48 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for em8g16   Click Here to Email em8g16     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This is the first time I do something like this, but it can't hurt trying!

Rick Mulheirn
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posted 01-08-2018 01:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick Mulheirn   Click Here to Email Rick Mulheirn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wow. One tip if I may? Keep Rick's mission patches to the sides of the image. Across the top people's heads may interfere and obstruct one or more patch.

em8g16
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posted 01-08-2018 02:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for em8g16   Click Here to Email em8g16     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Is this one better? As I said it's my first time. Also, as with any design it can always be modified!

Rick Mulheirn
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posted 01-08-2018 05:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick Mulheirn   Click Here to Email Rick Mulheirn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Nice! Thank you.

em8g16
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posted 01-08-2018 06:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for em8g16   Click Here to Email em8g16     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
No problem! If you end up choosing mine and want any tweak done please let me know. I'm more than glad to do it!

Rick Mulheirn
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posted 01-30-2018 02:55 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick Mulheirn   Click Here to Email Rick Mulheirn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Rick Mastracchio event will soon be upon us.We will shortly have to select the photo shoot back drop. Can any "lurkers", thinking of posting a possible composition do so soon. We can put it to the rest of the team and Ken will have the final say.

Thanks in advance.

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