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Jake
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posted 05-05-2003 12:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jake   Click Here to Email Jake     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What does your auto's license plate say?

Mine is AEROCAR but I would have some kind of space theme if I had a second vehicle!

GTspace
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posted 05-05-2003 09:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GTspace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Mine is: NASA 321

James Brown
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posted 05-05-2003 11:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for James Brown   Click Here to Email James Brown     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My old one was STS 51L.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 07-24-2003 03:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Received from Jim McDade:
The state of Alabama is offering a space themed license plate to motorists. According to the web page, "Proceeds from the sale of the Space Tag goes to K-12 classrooms across the state to be used in promoting math and science education using a technique known as thematic learning. Using this technique, many teachers incorporate aviation and/or space activities into their lesson plans as a tool for demonstrating principles, formulas, and topics."

Robert Pearlman
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posted 12-03-2003 06:53 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

Now available: The Texas Department of Transportation shall deposit $22 of the $30 application fee to the credit of the general revenue fund and may be used only by the Texas Aerospace Commission or its successor agency in making grants to benefit the Aviation and Space Foundation of Texas for the purposes of furthering aviation and space activities in Texas and providing Columbia Crew memorial scholarships to students.

WAWalsh
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posted 05-01-2004 10:02 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for WAWalsh   Click Here to Email WAWalsh     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have suggested to my wife on occasion that I might get a vanity plate reading GO 4 TLI. It would be interesting to see how many people would comment on it.

SpaceAholic
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posted 05-01-2004 05:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SpaceAholic   Click Here to Email SpaceAholic     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
CLR SKY (The Amateur Astronomer in me prevailed).

DavidH
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posted 05-01-2004 06:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for DavidH   Click Here to Email DavidH     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Alabama is in the process of creating a couple of new space-related license plates, and personalization will be free on those. I'm seriously considering getting a Saturn V tag, and trying to get ADLUNA if it's available.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 12-16-2004 04:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Huntsville Times:
Officials at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center trying to save the Saturn V rocket are on a mission: They need about 700 people to put down $50 each and sign up for the special Saturn V license plate before Jan. 31.

The state requires that 1,000 people preorder the special tags before it will begin production. If 1,000 aren't ordered by the deadline, then...

"It's just not an option for us," Space Center spokesman Al Whitaker said. "I mean, Huntsville and Madison County put men on the moon. How embarrassing if we can't put a tag on a car."

ALAIN
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posted 12-17-2004 06:57 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ALAIN     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Why not sell these to collectors as well, a few colleagues of mine collect carplates from USA & Australia...

lunarrv15
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posted 12-17-2004 01:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for lunarrv15   Click Here to Email lunarrv15     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm eager to purchase a plate. Was told this offer is for only state residence and I am an outside resident.

Have they thought of making SAMPLE plates for collectors or plates that have all zeros on them?

DavidH
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posted 01-13-2005 11:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for DavidH   Click Here to Email DavidH     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
As of Monday, 280 more commitments to purchase were needed for the "Save The Saturn" license plate to become a reality.

For each tag, $41.25 will go to the Space Center Foundation's Save the Saturn campaign to help pay the $5 million initial cost of restoring and showcasing one of the world's only remaining, complete Saturn V rockets.

I just want to go on the record as having filed my commitment to purchase the tag, and strongly encourage any other cS readers in Alabama to do the same!

Robert Pearlman
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posted 02-01-2005 12:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Huntsville Times:
Alabama soon will launch a new license plate.

As of Monday afternoon, more than 1,450 applications for the Saturn V "First to the Moon" tag had been turned in, said Ralph Petroff, head of the tag effort for the U.S. Space & Rocket Center Foundation's Saturn V Restoration executive committee.

That's at least 450 more than needed by Monday's deadline to get the state to begin producing the fund-raising license plate honoring the Saturn V - the rocket designed and developed in Huntsville that carried the astronauts on every moon mission.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 08-19-2005 10:54 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Huntsville Times:
There's one thing you can say today about those much-discussed, much-delayed, colorful, fundraising Saturn V license plates that you could never say before:

They're here.

Whether you've already ordered one or not, you can go to any county license office and get a rocket plate on your car today. You'll be helping efforts to refurbish and display the historic Saturn V rocket that's been weathering away for decades at the back of the U.S. Space & Rocket Center, and Ralph Petroff believes you'll be helping refurbish Alabama's image, too.

Carrie
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posted 10-16-2005 08:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Carrie   Click Here to Email Carrie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My aunt and uncle (who live in Florida most of the year) were kind enough to give me their Florida plate with the shuttle orbiter on it and "Challenger" at the bottom when they changed it, so it sits proudly on a bookshelf.

I'm not sure whether they had to get new plates, or chose to (I think the former), but at any rate, it has a good home!

lunarrv15
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posted 10-17-2005 11:41 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for lunarrv15   Click Here to Email lunarrv15     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There is a new Florida plate with the shuttle and the name of Columbia and Challenger on the bottom.

rocketJoe
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posted 10-17-2005 07:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for rocketJoe     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here is my new Saturn plate:

DavidH
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posted 10-18-2005 09:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for DavidH   Click Here to Email DavidH     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ah, very nice. One of my coworkers has a similar one -- GO4LCH (which I assume is launch, and not lunch), but I like the more ambitious tone of yours.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 02-06-2008 06:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Texas License Plate e-Vote

In January of 2009, production of the next Texas license plate will begin. The public currently has the opportunity to vote for one of four new designs or to keep the current plate.

The current standard design, introduced in 2000, includes the space shuttle in the upper left corner. In 2005, the design was amended to include a tribute to the loss of STS-107/Columbia by the addition of seven stars above the shuttle (similar to the custom Columbia plate pictured earlier in this thread).

Out of the five designs, only the current plate, titled "My Texas", includes reference to the space program. It is the only such plate in U.S. history to include a spacecraft or reference to NASA as part of the state's standard design.

Voting began at noon on Monday, Feb. 4 and ends at noon on Monday, Feb. 11. There is a limit of two votes per household.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 02-11-2008 10:13 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 Robert Pearlman:
Voting began at noon on Monday, Feb. 4 and ends at noon on Monday, Feb. 11.
With only 114,662 votes, the current design of the Texas license plate -- the only standard license plate to include a reference to the U.S space program -- will be replaced in 2009 with a design titled, "Lone Star Texas (that received 456,685 votes).

jutrased
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posted 02-16-2008 01:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jutrased   Click Here to Email jutrased     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The National Air and Space Museum has a Virginia plate available as a fund raiser for the Udvar-Hazy Center, their extention located at Dulles International Airport.

It is available as a real registration plate for Virginians, or as a souvenir plate for any one else. The cost for a single souvenir plate is $10, and it can be personalized for an additional $10.

I've had 'APOLLO' since 1999.

I see that Virginia DMV also offers a plate for NASA Langley Research Center.

kr4mula
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posted 02-21-2008 11:05 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for kr4mula   Click Here to Email kr4mula     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Didn't see it mentioned, but Ohio has a special plate for aviation that you can get for an extra $25 a year. We had cool ones for the 100th anniversary of flight, but the plates deleted any aviation stuff in more recent years. From what I heard, the special "Leader in Flight" plate supports a Dayton group that builds/maintains a Wright Flyer. The plate has a small image of a Wright Flyer and the shuttle.

I just got one the other day, but with just the random number.

MarylandSpace
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posted 07-28-2012 09:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MarylandSpace   Click Here to Email MarylandSpace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have a Florida "Challenger" license plate and a Texas license plate with the shuttle on it. Are there other space themed license plates issued?

Also, do any of you have a vanity plate with space significance?

Editor's note: Threads merged.

mikej
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posted 07-29-2012 07:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mikej   Click Here to Email mikej     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
In 1994, New York issued a 25th anniversary plate featuring the Lunar Module:

I bought this off of eBay, so I don't know whether the "GRU" has anything to do with Grumman.

ilbasso
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posted 08-02-2012 01:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ilbasso   Click Here to Email ilbasso     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My current plate. I thought it was funny to put a powerhouse license plate onto a Prius.

Philip
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posted 08-03-2012 03:10 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Philip   Click Here to Email Philip     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sky & Telescope had a yearly feature with Astronomy-related license plates. Each article listed about 25 plates for every year they published it...

garymilgrom
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posted 08-03-2012 06:42 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for garymilgrom   Click Here to Email garymilgrom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I really like the Saturn V plate on a Prius. My plate is a tribute to the orbiter Discovery.

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