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GeminiXII
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posted 12-04-2006 01:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GeminiXII   Click Here to Email GeminiXII     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Greeting Fellow Collectors,

I am a looong time "reader" and this is my first time post. Great place to spend a day off from work. What are some of the items you guys and gals gonna send for the upcoming John Young signing at Novaspace? I am torn between an A-16 crew completion or a WSS. What would you all do? Thomas

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posted 12-04-2006 02:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for RMH   Click Here to Email RMH     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thomas-

If I were you I would pick the A-16 crew completion item.

I'm not sure what, if anything, I am getting signed yet.

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posted 12-04-2006 02:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GeminiXII   Click Here to Email GeminiXII     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Thomas-

If I were you I would pick the A-16 crew completion item.

I'm not sure what, if anything, I am getting signed yet.


I am leaning that way also. Thanks for your input. Tmed

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posted 12-04-2006 02:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mjanovec   Click Here to Email mjanovec     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Depends on your preferences, of course...but if you already have Duke and Mattingly on an item (and are happy with those signatures and are happy with the item in general), then I would say that adding Young to that piece is the logical choice. After all, Novaspace stocks signed WSS photos of Young...so if you later decide you want a signed WSS photo too, you can buy one from them.

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posted 12-04-2006 02:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GeminiXII   Click Here to Email GeminiXII     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for your input. The A-16 crew is a NASA litho with Duke and Mattingly on it. The sigs are very nice and Duke actually signed his entire name.

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posted 12-04-2006 03:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Aztecdoug   Click Here to Email Aztecdoug     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ditto on the Apollo 16 completion item. I had Young sign both an Apollo 10 and an Apollo 16 completion item at the last event.

When I started those crew lithos I never realistically dreamed that I would complete them. So when Kim offered the chance I didn't blink.

You really don't see too many nice crew signed lithos from either crew. I went back quite a few years through the Aurora and Superior catalogs and they seem less common then other things like Irwin WSS lithos for example.

This time I am going to have a WSS Litho signed.

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posted 12-04-2006 03:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GeminiXII   Click Here to Email GeminiXII     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Along with getting the Apollo 16 signed by Young, I wouldn't mind starting an Apollo X Crew with Young as well...but wouldn't it be kinda difficult to get Tom Stafford? Duke would be quite easy and I could get John Young at the signing in Jan., but I don't want to start something that I cannot finish. Thanks for your input...Regards

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posted 12-04-2006 04:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cddfspace   Click Here to Email cddfspace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I would also go with the Apollo 16 crew. You may want to send the Apollo 10 photo as well- you wouldn't want Stafford to do a signing a year or two from now, then kick yourself for not having Young sign when you had the chance.

Good luck!

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posted 12-04-2006 05:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GeminiXII   Click Here to Email GeminiXII     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Good Info!! I will send the A-16 for completion and the A-10 I will send with Young being the first. I will get Duke next June at KSC or in Aug. at the event in Phoenix with Kim. Regards, Tmed

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posted 12-04-2006 05:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mjanovec   Click Here to Email mjanovec     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by GeminiXII:
Good Info!! I will send the A-16 for completion and the A-10 I will send with Young being the first. I will get Duke next June at KSC or in Aug. at the event in Phoenix with Kim. Regards, Tmed

Pssst...you might wanna get Cernan to sign that A10 litho, not Duke.

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posted 12-04-2006 05:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GeminiXII   Click Here to Email GeminiXII     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I meant Cernan not Duke for the A-10 crew! I will just have to hold my breath in hopes that Stafford will do a signing sometime.

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posted 12-04-2006 08:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for capoetc   Click Here to Email capoetc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by GeminiXII:
I meant Cernan not Duke for the A-10 crew! I will just have to hold my breath in hopes that Stafford will do a signing sometime.

You might want to look around for an Apollo 10 crew photo already signed by Stafford -- my understanding is that he has declared himself "retired" from signing.

I suppose he could change his mind, though ...

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posted 12-05-2006 07:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for DChudwin   Click Here to Email DChudwin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I had an Apollo 10 litho signed by Capt.Young at his first signing. I bought the litho signed by Stafford on e-bay, then added Cernan from a Novaspace signing.

For this signing I sent an Apollo 16 photo for completion by Young. I bought the photo signed by Mattingly from a dealer, then sent it to Charlie Duke through the mail.

I have built most of my crew-signed lithos this way, the exceptions being ones like Apollo 14 where I bought one intact due to the deaths of Shepard and Roosa.

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posted 01-15-2007 04:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Novaspace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
John Young is here today. Items will begin shipping Thursday or Friday. We have hundreds of items, so it will take a few weeks to get everything out. Please be patient. This one was a huge undertaking for us.

We will post the Q&A video in a couple weeks. I'm the editor, and still learning!

Thanks to all who submitted items and questions.

Kim Poor
www.novaspace.com

[Edited by Novaspace (January 16, 2007).]

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posted 01-15-2007 09:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for capoetc   Click Here to Email capoetc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Novaspace:
John Young is here today. Items will begin shipping Thusday or Friday....
Kim Poor
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Did he give any indication of whether he might be signing again at some point in the future?

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posted 01-16-2007 12:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Novaspace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sorry to be so morbid, but at these guys' age, it's foolish to plan too far ahead.

I remember thinking to myself when Pete Conrad was signing some things for us "I'll just get more later" a month later I was at his funeral in Arlington.

Kim Poor

[Edited by Novaspace (January 16, 2007).]

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posted 01-16-2007 12:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mjanovec   Click Here to Email mjanovec     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Novaspace:
We will post the Q&A video in a couple weeks. I'm the editor, and still learning!

No need to edit. Just post the whole thing!

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posted 01-22-2007 11:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Aztecdoug   Click Here to Email Aztecdoug     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I received my John Young signed WSS litho back in the mail today from Novaspace. What can I add to everything that has been said about the quality of work that Kim and his staff perform?

It came back promptly and virtually shipped in a "black box" able to survive anything that the Post Office could dish out!

Thanks Kim... now I guess I have painted myself into a corner collection wise... it leaves me needing an Irwin WSS to complete an all WSS Moonwalkers collection.. If only I had started collecting 20 years ago!

Anyway, great work Kim and all. Thanks again...

PS I posted it up on my website. Just look up any of John's missions to see it.

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[Edited by Aztecdoug (January 22, 2007).]

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posted 01-22-2007 11:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mjanovec   Click Here to Email mjanovec     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Looks like a great addition to your collection...there can't be many uninscribed Young WSS lithos out there. A wise investment to make. (Nice website too!)

By the way, I now see who beat me for the Eisele litho from the Aurora auction!

Kim - Any update from Young on the status of his book?

[Edited by mjanovec (January 23, 2007).]

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posted 01-23-2007 01:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Novaspace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Kim - Any update from Young on the status of his book?

Well, he says he's finished a first draft; gotten everything down...
Kim

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Well, he says he's finished a first draft; gotten everything down...
Kim

Thanks for the news! That's a good milestone to reach. At least the memories are recorded. While editing is no small feat, a major part of the battle is over in getting the book done.

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posted 01-23-2007 05:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Blackarrow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Has John Young actually written the book himself (like Michael Collins ) or was it a ghost-writer?

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posted 01-24-2007 01:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Novaspace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Has John Young actually written the book himself (like Michael Collins ) or was it a ghost-writer?

Like Mike, (a close friend of John's) he wrote it himself.

Kim

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posted 01-24-2007 09:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dss65   Click Here to Email dss65     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wow, that makes a greatly-awaited book even better. (Although to hope for anybody to be a writer as talented as Collins is a long shot, at best.)

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posted 01-26-2007 10:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for DChudwin   Click Here to Email DChudwin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Received my John Young items in great condition. Thanks Novaspace!

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posted 01-27-2007 04:34 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for kyra   Click Here to Email kyra     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
John Young's writings are actually very witty and fun to read. Check out his letter to National Geographic (October 1981) in which he describes the flight of STS-1.

Looking forward to this book !

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I agree. If you've heard him speaking in public, you will know how witty and entertaining he can be. It's a dry humour which I think will look well in print. One worth waiting for.

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posted 01-30-2007 01:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Space Hunter   Click Here to Email Space Hunter     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Received my John Young 16x20 with inscription, everything was first class from NovaSpace as usual!!!

Thanks

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posted 02-01-2007 04:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Novaspace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Got some pictures and video clips from our John Young signing last month:
http://www.novaspace.com/AUTO/SIGNINGS/YOUNG/2007.html

Kim Poor

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posted 02-01-2007 09:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mjanovec   Click Here to Email mjanovec     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great stuff! Some very candid answers from Capt. Young...glad to hear him answer a few of my questions. It was interesting to hear that Capt. Young basically agreed with Gen. McDivitt about why Apollo ended early.

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That was great! It was a great surprise to see that John answered my two questions!


Really looking forward to his book. I'm sure it will be great

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posted 02-02-2007 07:58 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cddfspace   Click Here to Email cddfspace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great clips Kim. thanks for sharing! We know you are very busy with Spacefest...any more signings prior to that?

Thanks!

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posted 02-02-2007 10:47 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Sy Liebergot   Click Here to Email Sy Liebergot     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I just viewed the John Young Apolo 13 clip. I have to say, with all due respect to John Young, who is absolutely one of my favorite people, what he said was not accurate. Just to keep the Apollo 13 history accurate, John Young was nowhere near my EECOM console when the oxgen tank blew. Check the photos. Jack Lousma was the CapCom to my left and Vance Brand was sitting behind him. John and about ten other astronauts arrived later. However, I stand to be corrected.
Respectfully,
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posted 02-02-2007 11:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Novaspace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Great clips Kim. thanks for sharing! We know you are very busy with Spacefest...any more signings prior to that?

None planned...

Kim

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posted 02-02-2007 01:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for gliderpilotuk   Click Here to Email gliderpilotuk     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great! Both my questions got answered!
Thanks Kim.

BTW -love his answer about the best moment during 42yrs with NASA

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Dang! Looks like I wasn't only one to send in a Cheese Crisp to the John Young signing after all!
http://www.novaspace.com/AUTO/SIGNINGS/Young2007/CheeseCRISPS.jpg

Can't wait to see how the signature turned out.

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...and I thought they were models of the landing site. It IS made out of cheese isn't it Grommit?

Paul

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posted 02-04-2007 05:18 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for rjb1elec   Click Here to Email rjb1elec     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
there dos'nt appear to be any orange juice on the table either.


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posted 02-04-2007 01:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mjanovec   Click Here to Email mjanovec     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Can't wait to see how the signature turned out.
I think Kim has "completed" the item on your behalf: http://www.novaspace.com/AUTO/SIGNINGS/Young2007/Crew.jpg

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