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Novaspace
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posted 05-31-2006 06:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Novaspace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well, Jim McDivitt was here for two days signing. He's leaving AZ tomorrow to go back to Michigan for the summer, just in the nick of time (102 degrees tomorrow)

We got some good video, and he answered most of (y)our questions. We'll edit it and get at least some of it posted.

Jim was imprerssed with the huge amount of stuff to sign, and by your thought-provoking questions. Stay tuned.

Kim Poor

cddfspace
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posted 06-01-2006 09:06 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cddfspace   Click Here to Email cddfspace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks Kim! Who do you have up for us next?

CDDFSPACE

Novaspace
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posted 06-01-2006 12:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Novaspace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Mike Collins in Sept.

DChudwin
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posted 06-05-2006 06:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for DChudwin   Click Here to Email DChudwin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Received my McDivitt items in the mail-- nicely signed and well-packed.

Thanks Gen. McDivitt, Kim, Sally and Novaspace. The signing was for charities (like Frank Borman's).

David

cddfspace
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posted 06-07-2006 04:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cddfspace   Click Here to Email cddfspace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Got mine today as well. Perfect!!!

Thank You!

CDDFSPACE

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MICHAEL CLEMENTE
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Received mine today also. This was my first time participating in a private signing. My experience with it has been flawless. Kim you are one FIRST CLASS ACT and my hat goes off to you. Also, Jim signed twice on the photo because he didn't think the first signature showed up well on the background so he signed across the chest (Gemini 4 crew photo of them standing behind the model of the capsule). Kudos for Jim
Mike

nasamad
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posted 06-09-2006 09:22 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for nasamad   Click Here to Email nasamad     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

My item arrived today, well done as always Novaspace !

Many Thanks......Adam

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posted 06-09-2006 01:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mjanovec   Click Here to Email mjanovec     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My items also arrived...great job as usual.

I also noticed that the signing report is now up on the Novaspace site, with some of the questions in this topic answered by McDivitt. No video yet, but I assume that will be coming soon.

Good to see that McDivitt appears to be good health and great spirits.

Novaspace
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posted 06-09-2006 01:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Novaspace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for the kind words everyone. One thing though, we're getting tons of phone calls and emails from other folks wondering where THEIR stuff is. This takes valuable time away from geting your things out.

It's only been a week. We can't mail out everything the same day. We're getting about 50 items out a day, so it may be weeks before we get some of the more complex items out.

No one seems to disparage auction houses much, although people are still waiting on consignments, checks or winnings months later.

I'm still editing hours of video. Jim had so many stories we won't be able to post one-quarter of them, but we'll do a CD for cheap, and get most of it on there. Folkswho ordered a photo COA will have it all on their CD.

Be patient. We've got four people working every day to return your goods. Thanks!

Kim Poor

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nasamad
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posted 06-09-2006 02:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for nasamad   Click Here to Email nasamad     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

Wow, I hope I look that good at his age.

And Happy Birthday for tomorrow Gen McDivitt !

Adam

mjanovec
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posted 06-09-2006 05:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mjanovec   Click Here to Email mjanovec     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Novaspace:
Be patient. We've got four people working every day to return your goods.

Patience is indeed the key. Would people rather have you rush items out of the door in sub-standard packaging...or would they rather wait, be methodical, and be assured of having the correct items in bulletproof packaging? I'm sure when they sit back and think about it, they'll realize the wait is worth it if it means an item arriving safely.

Of course, I can say that since my items have already arrived!

I, for one, would love to be able to order a CD with as much of the McDivitt footage as will fit on it. There is so little material available for McDivitt (no books, for example) that cover his career...that anything like this is a welcome addition to my collection. He has often been overshadowed by his fellow moon-traveling astronauts...but from what I've seen, he has a great perspective on the overall program, being both an astronaut and a manager for the Apollo program. Plus, he appears to have a well defined sense of humor that is easily overlooked. Maybe not Pete Conrad-esque, but definitely a sharp cookie with a lot to say...if people will listen. I'm a little saddened to hear a McDivitt book is not in the works...but was happy to find his oral history at the NASA site.

gliderpilotuk
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posted 06-10-2006 04:33 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for gliderpilotuk   Click Here to Email gliderpilotuk     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great report, Kim.
Now we know why the green ink!

Paul Bramley

Novaspace
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posted 06-11-2006 08:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Novaspace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Q&A Video now posted: http://www.novaspace.com/AUTO/SIGNINGS/McDivitt/index.html

Kim

Aztecdoug
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posted 06-20-2006 05:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Aztecdoug   Click Here to Email Aztecdoug     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I received my package intact two weeks ago. I got to open it last night for my birthday present. It was real nice. It completed an Apollo 9 crew litho I started two years ago.

I have had sort of slow period collecting lately. It seems my stuff has been getting lost in the mail lately, so this was a big emotional boost. I finally had something fresh to throw on my website.

The packaging was brilliant. The placement etc… of the signature was perfect too. You can't say enough good things about the quality of the service that Kim provides.

Thanks.

I also got the CD of the interview; I haven’t had time to watch it yet. I have to watch the other new DVDs I got first. Queen - Live at Wembley Stadium, Monterey Pop Music Festival complete collection from Criterion and Kill Bill 1 & 2.

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Douglas Henry

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Larry McGlynn
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posted 06-20-2006 05:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Larry McGlynn   Click Here to Email Larry McGlynn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Folks,

My McDivitt material arrived today from Kim and Sally Poor at Novaspace.

General McDivitt signed everything perfectly, which I attribute to Kim and Sally's good directions and experience.

The items were packed so well that they could have been dropped by the FEDEX aircraft over my house on final approach and arrived undamaged that much faster.

The CD of McDivitt is wonderful. It is worth the money to pick that CD up.

So Kim, Sally and all the staff, thanks for the great job.

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Larry McGlynn
A Tribute to Apollo

nasamad
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posted 06-20-2006 05:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for nasamad   Click Here to Email nasamad     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

I also got the McDivitt CD.

Too bad he doesn't do autograph shows, I would imagine he would be a great choice to sit with at dinner, full of anecdotes and stories, like Wally.

Great work Novaspace.

Adam

gliderpilotuk
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posted 06-27-2006 08:11 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for gliderpilotuk   Click Here to Email gliderpilotuk     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My item arrived back yesterday.
As usual it took 10 minutes to unwrap the cast-iron packaging <lol>, which has to be the best in the field. (Auction houses take note).
I had wondered where the General could place his signature on my litho of the moon signed by 21 Apollo astronauts, but the Novaspace guiding hand and the General's care to sign smaller than usual ensured an A1+ outcome. I have added many to this piece with Novapsace's help and now look forward to Mattingly, Anders and Armstrong <ROFL>

Paul Bramley

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posted 06-28-2006 11:21 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mark Zimmer   Click Here to Email Mark Zimmer     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Got my cases from the Gemini and Apollo 9 DVDs from Spacecraft Films back a few weeks ago, with beautiful signatures on them. Thanks for doing this, Kim!


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