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stsmithva
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posted 12-09-2013 05:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for stsmithva   Click Here to Email stsmithva     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Someone kinda threw things together in this framed display.

Hart Sastrowardoyo
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posted 12-09-2013 05:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It needs a space shuttle patch to be complete.

mach3valkyrie
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posted 12-09-2013 06:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mach3valkyrie   Click Here to Email mach3valkyrie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
"...Astronaut standing on what appears to be the Moon..." Really?

lspooz
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posted 12-09-2013 09:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for lspooz   Click Here to Email lspooz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
BWA-HA-HA-HA-HA! I loved this! Quite the collection (and the COA is the icing on what appears to be the cake...)

spaceflori
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posted 12-10-2013 12:24 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaceflori   Click Here to Email spaceflori     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hey, at least the signature appears to be real making this presentation better than many other things on eBay!

However isn't that what NASA should be concerned about more than watching collectors selling stuff - people not knowing history?

Robert Pearlman
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posted 12-10-2013 03:01 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Not to weigh down this topic with a more serious reply, but no, NASA has its priorities correct.

As a federal agency, NASA has the responsibility to make sure public property under its charge is not improperly appropriated. It also has a duty to document and share its history, which it does through books, online publications, video programs and other multimedia projects.

That an eBay seller does not take advantage of any of the resources provided is not NASA's responsibility, nor should it be. Especially today, when a five second web search would provide everything you need to know about who Donald Slayton was, that he went by "Deke" and that he never walked on the moon.

jimsz
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posted 12-10-2013 10:50 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for jimsz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Other than "Don" instead of Deke - there is nothing being represented in this listing that I can see.

He never states Slayton was a moonwalker or aboard Apollo 13.

How is this any different than reputable company selling mylar from a command module inside a lucite with an image of a lunar lander?

Would I buy it - never but the seller does not appear to be doing anything improper.

fredtrav
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posted 12-10-2013 11:30 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for fredtrav   Click Here to Email fredtrav     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Not improper, just uninformed.

spaceflori
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posted 12-10-2013 11:40 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaceflori   Click Here to Email spaceflori     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes, not inproper, but uninformed. Well said.

In my opinion NASA has completely failed in the past years to justify their work and taxpayers money by failing to keep up a national (and international) interest and enthusiasm.(and rather shot in their own legs by going after Jim Lovell's checklist that has probably created more damage to the agency than anything else).

It may not be their primary responsibility, but ultimately their fate if people/taxpayers feel their money is not spent well.

We need more people like Bezos, Musk etc. with a vision not a bureaucrat mind.

Okay, that's slightly off-topic now.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 12-10-2013 12:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by spaceflori:
In my opinion NASA has completely failed in the past years to justify their work and taxpayers money by failing to keep up a national (and international) interest and enthusiasm.
NASA's work is not justified by the public's interest, nor is it the agency's role to be an evangelist for space exploration.

That said, I think you'd be hard pressed to maintain that the inquiry into Lovell's checklist drew a larger audience worldwide than did Curiosity landing on Mars. Or for that matter, the new "Pale Blue Dot" photo from Cassini.

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Originally posted by jimsz:
Other than "Don" instead of Deke - there is nothing being represented in this listing that I can see.
Jim's right — the choice of the Apollo 11 photo stylistically plays off the Apollo 11 stamp on the Apollo 13 cover. Still, the use of "Don" shows a lack of effort on the part of the seller (or whoever originally created the framed presentation).

moorouge
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posted 12-12-2013 02:25 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for moorouge   Click Here to Email moorouge     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Robert Pearlman:
It also has a duty to document and share its history...
Sadly in many instances it did not always document many of its actions so frustrating many lines of research into events that might be considered to be away from the main stream of its activities.

garymilgrom
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posted 12-12-2013 08:38 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for garymilgrom   Click Here to Email garymilgrom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Happily in all instances it focused on its main stream activities of training astronauts, launching spacecraft and exploring space, even if it did not always have the resources to document these activities as thoroughly as future collectors might like.

jimsz
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posted 12-13-2013 07:05 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for jimsz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It went for $124.95, not bad.

jutrased
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posted 12-13-2013 10:08 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for jutrased   Click Here to Email jutrased     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The listing ended, it was not sold as far as I can see.

eurospace
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posted 12-13-2013 11:28 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for eurospace   Click Here to Email eurospace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Now what is it going to be?

It was sold or it was not sold?

fredtrav
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posted 12-13-2013 12:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for fredtrav   Click Here to Email fredtrav     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It was not sold and has been relisted. Still as Don Slayton. I guess you can say it is accurate as his name was Donald but no one seemed to have ever called him anything other than Deke.

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