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BMckay
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posted 01-28-2004 08:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for BMckay   Click Here to Email BMckay     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Does anyone collect car passes or landing passes? if so what do you have? Need?

Bryan

Ken Havekotte
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posted 01-29-2004 07:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ken Havekotte   Click Here to Email Ken Havekotte     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Bryan--I've probably got hundreds of car passes issued by NASA and the Air Force of all types from Apollo on that
includes most, if not all, of the Shuttles.
Many have been used, also several "sample" issues, and much, much, more. What can I help you with?

BMckay
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posted 01-29-2004 09:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for BMckay   Click Here to Email BMckay     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just wondering if people collect them and what they do with them. I frame mine with a photo of the launch or landing that I saw. I also try to get them autographed as well.

Spaceflyer
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posted 01-29-2004 10:36 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Spaceflyer   Click Here to Email Spaceflyer     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Bryan,
interesting about your car passes about launch and landing you watched to get it signed. I collect my press badges signed by the CDR`s.
Best wishes
Gerhard

Glint
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posted 01-29-2004 02:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Glint   Click Here to Email Glint     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That's interesting. I have shuttle launch car passes for the NASA causeway and the U.S. Naval Air Station from 1984 - Discovery's maiden flight 41-D and Challenger 41-G.

I haven't thought much about them as being displayable, although I have kept them. Thanks for your inspiring idea! I photographed each launch and might take your suggestion and add a copy of one of the prints and frame them up.

on edit: Because of your inspiration I've just ordered 4" patches of each flight to add to the display. (I'll worry about composition later.)

[This message has been edited by Glint (edited January 29, 2004).]

astpexhibitor
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I have a STS-32 Facility Guest Gate Pass which is essentially a car pass allowing you on Dryden Flight Research Facility. This pass is cancelled for STS-32 landing for sale. $20 includes postage.

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John Macco

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Russ Still
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posted 01-29-2004 04:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Russ Still   Click Here to Email Russ Still     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Count me in among the pass and badge collectors. My accumulation is not huge, but I do have some pre-Shuttle doubles that I can trade if anyone is interested.

Incidentally, car passes make nice items to get signed. Ones used by NASA or contractor personnel are probably better than the ones given to tourists, but all are nice.

Rizz
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posted 01-29-2004 04:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rizz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've got a small collection of Apollo
TEMPORARY VEHICLE PARKING PERMITS accessing PAD APRON A.

Gene Cernan signed an A17 pass for me with his classic huge signature.

I've got an A/S 508 (A13) POST DRAIN Vehicle Access Permit and some other Launch Fallback Area ones.

I keep them stored in my copy of RELICS awaiting signatures.

Rizz

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Hart Sastrowardoyo
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posted 01-29-2004 09:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have an STS-3 Dryden landing pass... STS-3 landed in White Sands, of course, and Lousma autographed it with "We landed at White Sands to avoid a water landing," also a reference to his Skylab landing, and Fullerton signed it with a "Wish you were here," a reference to Fred Haise, who was to command the mission when it was the Skylab reboost flight.

I collect the ABC News badges for Challenger. I have them all up to (and including) 41C, but haven't found anything past that flight. Did ABC News stop making individual flight badges after that time?

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posted 01-30-2004 03:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for RMH   Click Here to Email RMH     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I collected launch car passes for awhile just to add something different to the collection but stoped after a couple years. That would be a neat way to display the passes with launch photos. I never knew they had landing passes.

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posted 01-30-2004 05:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for earthbound   Click Here to Email earthbound     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have a small success story. I purchased an Apollo 9 VIP badge with only the front of the badge visible at time of purchase. After receiving the badge in the mail I found a slightly faded signature on its reverse- Bill Anders

Rizz
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posted 01-30-2004 07:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rizz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thats very cool.

Ken Havekotte
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posted 02-03-2004 01:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ken Havekotte   Click Here to Email Ken Havekotte     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm so glad to hear that other CS-members collect badges and passes as they can certainly make interesting and colorful displays. When I was attending and covering all the manned Shuttle launches (and many landings as well), of course, I maintained a collection of all those passes, bdages, photo-issued cards, etc. that were used by me personally for the missions. Many of them were signed by the designated crews after their mission in addition to having most of the news media and some VIP permits and badges postmarked at KSC as an everlasting memento. I still have many others from the Apollo/Skylab/ASTP era from all badge-issueing categories, many of which, were signed by astronauts and/or used by attending astros for a particular event. Some of the badges were even issued to a certain astronaut in which he would later drop off the badge or give to a supporting
official after completion of his visit. Some of my favorite signed badges were actually "a part" of that astronaut's assignment while he was using a particular badge for a specific function. One of my favorite astro-signed badge or permit is an Apollo 11 KSC-Parkway pass that was signed by Armstrong. Another is an "Astronaut Site" permit that was signed by a flight crew member(s) on that particular mission. Many other badges that were signed by visiting astronauts, while attending the VIP site for a specifc launch,
as they were part of that historic scene; many acted as a backup or support crewmember. Unfortunately, we don't overall hear alot about collecting badges and permits, but I must say, I've always enjoyed this facet of space collecting and still enjoy collecting in this unusual area. Unlike commercial pictures and/or postal covers, badges and passes were official government issued permits that were, overall, limited in their productions for Space Center needs. They come in many different bright colors, sizes, and print applications.

Glint
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posted 02-15-2004 08:42 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Glint   Click Here to Email Glint     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just wanted to share a couple of images of the displays motivated by this thread. I had a couple of shuttle car passes from some time ago in a box and decided to turn them into a display.

I photographed the launches and had 5x7 reprints made and ordered mission patches. Since I don't have signed crew pics I downloaded them and printed them out half-sized.

Below: STS 41-D, Discovery's maiden voyage. This car pass was a backup. I actually saw the launch using someone else's pass for a closer causeway at the air station located almost directly south of the launch site (notice the Titan buildings located in the right foreground). Thus, the eastwardly launched shuttle rolled and rose in a dramatic arc nearly perpendicular to the line of site.


Below: STS 41-G, Challenger. Launched during morning twilight. (I like the reflection off the water.)

The patches in the above images were obtained from AB Emblem.

Thanks for your inspiration, Brian! Maybe others will get ideas of their own and share them.


[This message has been edited by Glint (edited February 20, 2004).]

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