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Chuckster01
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posted 01-20-2019 06:57 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Chuckster01   Click Here to Email Chuckster01     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have come across several copies of Spaceport news addressed to Dr. Kurt Debus from 1964. As I have never seen any of these surface before I was wondering if anyone else had any or if anyone had a sense of value.

I can picture him sitting at his desk reading these. A great piece of history and great articles from the early days of space flight.

stsmithva
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posted 01-21-2019 03:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for stsmithva   Click Here to Email stsmithva     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I couldn't guess a price, but I'd be an enthusiastic bidder if they were in an auction. I too love the idea of the director of that Spaceport reading over its news.

Chuckster01
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posted 01-21-2019 04:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Chuckster01   Click Here to Email Chuckster01     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
These are on consignment and will be in the American Space Museum's March 2nd auction. I LOVE the things that come in for auction. Always some great items.

And most people will not believe what we have for our Apollo only auction in August. But some of these items are so rare these only one or two have ever sold.

Ken Havekotte
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Normally space center workers got their KSC Spaceport News issues with their mail codes and room numbers machine printed on each issue in red or black inks. I don't see any of Debus' mail code symbols, etc. on the above-depicted newspapers. Perhaps, though Chuck, several additional issues were routed to his office on the 4th floor of the KSC Headquarters Building for distribution to office visitors.

Chuckster01
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posted 01-21-2019 07:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Chuckster01   Click Here to Email Chuckster01     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
To be honest Ken I do not know how to read the numbers or code on these editions. But these where saved by Arnold Richman in a file marked Dr. Debus. as he has passed there is no way to ask how he acquired them.

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