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Rick
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posted 11-22-2015 04:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick   Click Here to Email Rick     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The "Go Flight!" book signing scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 12 has come together far better than I could possibly have imagined. As of this writing, 21 flight controllers from the Gemini, Apollo and early-Shuttle eras have agreed to participate.

I don't know of another event open to the public for which so many have gathered, and it's quite likely that it'll never happen again. Those scheduled to attend include John Aaron, Arnie Aldrich, Jerry Bostick (tentative), Lee Briscoe, Bob Carlton, Ed Fendell, Jack Garman, Bill Gravett, Charlie Harlan, Milt Heflin, Bob Heselmeyer, Jim Kelly, Rod Loe, Hal Loden, Merlin Merritt, Jerry Mill, Bill Moon, Bill Peters, Gary Scott, Dutch von Ehrenfried, Milt Windler and Ken Young.

To commemorate the event, I'm going to offer signed 16 by 20-inch prints. Cost is $150, payable via PayPal to apollo18cdr@yahoo.com.

Kristi Ray, Jerry Bostick's daughter, has recently battled breast cancer. I lost my mom to the disease when she was just 47 years old, and don't think for a second that I haven't thought long and hard about the fact that I just turned 48.

All proceeds from the sale of this print, minus the cost of the prints and postage, will go to Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation — Kristi Ray's charity of choice.

Deadline for orders is Monday, Dec. 7.

capoetc
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posted 11-22-2015 06:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for capoetc   Click Here to Email capoetc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Done! What a great cause... thanks for setting it all up, I'm only too happy to help.

Rick
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posted 11-24-2015 09:52 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick   Click Here to Email Rick     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have payment for ten prints in hand, with three more promised! Thank you so much.

This is likely the last time this many former MOCR and SSR will ever be together for an event open to the public. I'd LOVE to spend all day Tuesday, December 8 (the day after the deadline and the day before I leave for Houston) making prints to be signed!

davidcwagner
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posted 11-24-2015 03:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for davidcwagner   Click Here to Email davidcwagner     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Who is signing? All or just some?

Rick
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posted 11-24-2015 05:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick   Click Here to Email Rick     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The list of people above are the folks who've agreed to take part in the signing at Space Center Houston, and I've sent notice of the prints and charity to everyone involved. The response back has been overwhelmingly positive. So, yes, everyone should be signing the prints.

Rick
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posted 11-26-2015 11:28 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick   Click Here to Email Rick     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You heard it here first ... Glynn Lunney will be taking part in the book signing on December 12 at Space Center Houston, and has confirmed that he will also gladly sign these prints for this cause! Cost remains the same.

ColinBurgess
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posted 11-26-2015 04:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ColinBurgess   Click Here to Email ColinBurgess     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Rick and I go back a few years, beginning with his participation in the book, "Footprints in the Dust." His writing talents truly emerged over his next two books in the Outward Odyssey series, and "Go, Flight" will long be recognised as the definitive story of MOCR. His drive and enthusiasm for the subject is easily evident, and now he has reached new heights in not only organising this truly historic get-together event, but at the same time finding a way to assist a most worthwhile cause close to the heart of the daughter of one of these guys through having everyone voluntarily sign a bunch of MOCR posters.

I haven't personally met Rick yet (that will happen at Spacefest next year) but when I do I want to shake the hand of a truly gifted writer, organiser and humanitarian and let him know that he has been doing an outstanding job in everything he touches.

I do urge you to consider ordering one of these prints, as they are sure to sell out quickly, and will become treasured mementoes of an amazing group of people engaged in one of our greatest ever scientific undertakings.

MCroft04
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posted 11-26-2015 07:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MCroft04   Click Here to Email MCroft04     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I agree with Colin; a print signed by these legends is a bargain at $150. Plus it's for a great cause. Mine has been reserved.

Looking forward to seeing both Rick and Colin at Spacefest.

Rick
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posted 11-27-2015 09:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick   Click Here to Email Rick     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It was hard to decide how much to charge ... my original thought was $100, and at the number of people we had coming at the time, that would have been fair.

But then the number kept growing ... and growing. I even had one suggestion to just produce ONE print and auction it off. And, to be honest, I didn't want to go that route because I want a print for myself!!!

I've already got the space on my wall picked out. It's going to replace a Shuttle flown patch and crew-autographed presentation!

mode1charlie
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posted 11-27-2015 03:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mode1charlie   Click Here to Email mode1charlie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great cause and cool perk! Payment sent already.

Thanks for organizing this, Rick. (Might also contact the giftshop per other thread to get a multi-signed book copy too.)

Rick
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posted 11-30-2015 08:38 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick   Click Here to Email Rick     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I found out this morning that an anonymous donor is going to match the funds raised by the sale of these signed MOCR prints, up to a total of $5,000! As of right now, a little more than $3,100 has been received ... so there's still quite a bit left on the table that could go to the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation!

dwager
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posted 12-02-2015 05:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dwager   Click Here to Email dwager     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi Rick - I may be kind of dense, but I can't find where to get you the money for a signed 16x20 print. Thanks.

Greggy_D
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posted 12-02-2015 07:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Greggy_D   Click Here to Email Greggy_D     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It's in Rick's first post up above:

Cost is $150, payable via PayPal to apollo18cdr@yahoo.com

Rick
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posted 12-07-2015 10:38 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick   Click Here to Email Rick     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I had fifty prints made, and forty-two have already sold. That leaves eight up for grabs before the end of the day.

yeknom-ecaps
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posted 12-07-2015 10:44 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for yeknom-ecaps   Click Here to Email yeknom-ecaps     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Is everyone signing the print?

Rick
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posted 12-07-2015 10:47 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick   Click Here to Email Rick     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes. I emailed everyone who is taking part in the signing, and the response to the prints has been overwhelmingly positive. Not one person has said they would be unwilling to participate.

charliechalker
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posted 12-07-2015 01:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for charliechalker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A worthy cause! Payment sent!

Rick
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posted 12-09-2015 07:40 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick   Click Here to Email Rick     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yesterday was a very tough day. My father-in-law Tom Reavis passed away very unexpectedly in his sleep, and I was the first one on the scene. His funeral will be Friday, so I will be unable to attend the signing at Johnson Space Center.

However, the prints have been shipped to Milt's house, and I will fly out after the funeral in order to be at the Space Center Houston presentation and signing on Saturday. THE PRINTS WILL BE SIGNED AS PLANNED.

Starfighter1
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posted 12-09-2015 02:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Starfighter1   Click Here to Email Starfighter1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sorry to hear about your news Rick.

Rick
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posted 12-10-2015 11:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick   Click Here to Email Rick     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This is the most difficult post I've ever made on collectSPACE, but I will be unable to attend the signing on Saturday at Space Center Houston. It has been a truly difficult last few days for the family, and as much as I'd love to be there, it's best that I stick around to be with my wife and kids.

With so many of the former flight controllers and guests flying in from out of town, it would have been almost impossible to reschedule.

This is the kind of people I dealt with in working on this book. Jerry Bostick, who'd previously said HE would be unable to attend due to an accident involving his wife, has now opted to take part and help out with the prints on my behalf. They were delivered to Milt's house safe and sound today, and will be in the capable hands of my friend Brad MacKinnon and Jerry come Saturday.

Rick
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posted 12-12-2015 09:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick   Click Here to Email Rick     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It is my understanding that the signing of the prints went very well today.

However... Glynn Lunney arrived late and did not sign the prints. Gene Kranz also attended the event and did not sign. Everyone else who was there signed.

If you would like a refund, one will be provided ASAP. My apologies.

I will post pictures taken by my friend Brad MacKinnon later.

David Carey
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posted 12-12-2015 11:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for David Carey   Click Here to Email David Carey     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very sorry about your family member's passing and that you couldn't be there for the day.

Look forward to the print no matter who was able, or unable, to sign. A great purpose and notable gathering so kudos to you, Rick.

Rick
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posted 01-04-2016 07:05 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick   Click Here to Email Rick     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here's an update on the prints. All of the domestic orders -- except for one -- have been shipped. Several went out Thursday, December 31 the balance on Saturday, January 2.

Does anyone know David Carey? He sent payment, but not a shipping address. I've tried e-mailing him twice via the address listed on PayPal, but so far have not received a reply.

The foreign orders will go out this week. I have to fill out customs forms on each one, so that will take a bit of additional time.

I do apologize for the delay, but due to my father-in-law's unexpected passing the day before my family and I were to have left for Houston, I was unable to attend the signings. I had to ship the prints to my co-author, Milt Heflin, that awful day and did not receive them back until Christmas Eve.

THEN ... I had to track down sturdy shipping tubes and sleeves. I figured you could just walk into a Costco or Staples and pick up however many you needed. Not so! Both the tubes and the sleeves had to be ordered online.

Andy McCulley
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posted 01-04-2016 07:36 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Andy McCulley   Click Here to Email Andy McCulley     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thank you for the update. But no apologies necessary as far as I am concerned.

MCroft04
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posted 01-06-2016 02:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MCroft04   Click Here to Email MCroft04     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I received my signed photo today. Priceless!!!

eems
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posted 01-06-2016 09:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for eems   Click Here to Email eems     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My "Funny Farm" mailman left the mailing tube sticking out of the mailbox. Luckily my wife saved it from getting clipped by oncoming traffic. Came out very nice!

Well done Rick, great cause, and thanks for your efforts during this difficult time with your families loss.

mode1charlie
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posted 01-06-2016 10:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mode1charlie   Click Here to Email mode1charlie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Mine arrived yesterday, and it looks fantastic! Many thanks for doing this (and for a good cause as well).

Rick
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posted 01-07-2016 09:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick   Click Here to Email Rick     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
All the prints are now thankfully out the door. This became quite the project, but it was well worth the effort. All total, approximately $7,400 has been or will be donated to the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation. Thank you.

There are seven prints left. I'm not quite sure what I'm going to do with them yet, so if you have any ideas, please feel free to chime in.

They're not mine. They were bought and paid for by donations, so any funds generated will still go to the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation.

taylor.vans
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posted 01-07-2016 01:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for taylor.vans   Click Here to Email taylor.vans     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sent an email!

Beautiful prints, thank you so much for creating such an item for a great cause!

Sam
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posted 01-07-2016 03:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Sam   Click Here to Email Sam     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Email sent!

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