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GACspaceguy
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posted 08-19-2012 11:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by JasonB:
I cant remember an entire Apollo crew being available somewhere to sign together since the Apollo 12 crew in 1999.
The Apollo 9 crew were together at the 2009 Spacefest II.

alanh_7
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posted 08-19-2012 12:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for alanh_7   Click Here to Email alanh_7     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Not a moon crew but the 8 of 9 Apollo Skylab crew were together at the 2010 ASF as well.

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posted 08-19-2012 05:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Spacefest   Click Here to Email Spacefest     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by GACspaceguy:
The Apollo 9 crew were together at the 2009 Spacefest II.
Not only that, but it was their 40th anniversary, and they were reunited with their CM, Gumdrop, on display at the San Diego Air & Space Museum.

benfairfax
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posted 08-19-2012 11:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for benfairfax   Click Here to Email benfairfax     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The only two moon landing crews still able to have a reunion are 11 and 16. Sadly I don't think it will happen.

AJ
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posted 08-25-2012 07:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for AJ   Click Here to Email AJ     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There is a chance I may actually be able to attend this years show. If anyone with a Platinum ticket finds themselves unable to attend and wishes to transfer ownership of their ticket, please let me know. Thanks!

BMacKinnon
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posted 08-27-2012 02:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for BMacKinnon   Click Here to Email BMacKinnon     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I just noticed that Walt Cunningham is no longer listed on the show website. That is a bummer, for he and Dot are always a pleasure to visit with. They will be missed this year!

topmiler
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posted 08-28-2012 08:40 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for topmiler     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Jim Lovell, Walt Cunningham... who's next?

cycleroadie
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posted 08-28-2012 08:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cycleroadie   Click Here to Email cycleroadie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Exactly the point, who is next? This could be your last chance to see a lot of the pre-shuttle astronauts in person, they are moving away from the autograph shows for all kinds of reasons. With the Apollo 17 dinner, all the 40th anniversaries will be done, so that means the next big number, 45, will start with Apollo 11 in 2014, we just lost Neil, none of them are getting any younger, who knows who might still be around in two years.

RSimon007
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posted 08-28-2012 09:01 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for RSimon007   Click Here to Email RSimon007     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It appears David Leestma is no longer attending.

femech
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posted 08-28-2012 03:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for femech   Click Here to Email femech     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I won the VIP spot for the Apollo 17 dinner on last week's auction so have a Platinum Plus ticket for sale. Please email me if you are interested.

This is going to be a great event! — Al Newberry, PE

lspooz
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posted 09-01-2012 12:24 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for lspooz   Click Here to Email lspooz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Short version: Would anyone trade books signed by moonwalkers in return for inscribed Ender's Game books [Orson Scott Card]?

Long version: I'm a science geek and bibliophile who recently decided to get several hardcover books inscribed by their Apollo astronaut authors. I found collectSPACE when researching addresses to send books TTM - I'd never heard of the ASF (nor SpaceFest) and cannot commit to tickets and travel this Fall for a few book signings.

Rather than buy online, I'd much rather get books inscribed in person. Since that won't happen in 2012, I'm hoping someone on this forum would be willing to work out a deal to get a few books inscribed to my son, preferably with a photo of the astronaut doing the signing.

The ASF tickets note 'Astronaut signatures will be at an additional fee' and I realize this will still cost me (seems Alan Bean asks ~$175-200, Buzz Aldrin more...). If someone here is attending could it be done cheaper & with photo & inscription?

I can offer books inscribed + personalized for you by Orson Scott Card (prolific bestselling author, whose book [u]Ender's Game[/u] is a 2013 movie with Harrison Ford, Ben Kingsley, and Asa Butterfield). OSC no longer signs books by mail, and very rarely travels to book signings, but has a hometown signing in October]. I've already had him inscribe a gift edition for Alan Bean et.al. so they would be in hand for you to present during the show.

Let me know if any interest; will work out details (autograph price list is supposed to be released one month in advance?), references available. Thanks — Larry!

Chariot412
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posted 09-01-2012 08:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Chariot412   Click Here to Email Chariot412     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I may also have a Platinum Plus (and a Gold) ticket available. Please contact me if interested.

lspooz
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posted 09-02-2012 09:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for lspooz   Click Here to Email lspooz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Chariot412:
I may also have a Platinum Plus (and a Gold) ticket available. Please contact me if interested.
Sounds great, but the gold is more in my budget but doubt I can change my plans in November: I may be able to deliver books in person around that time if I work something out.

Congrats on the special ticket/access - the gold ticket is tempting, but I can't easily change my schedule.

Chariot412
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posted 09-06-2012 12:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Chariot412   Click Here to Email Chariot412     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just noticed Bill Dana; Jose Jiminez will be there!

AJ
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posted 09-08-2012 02:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for AJ   Click Here to Email AJ     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Chariot412:
Just noticed Bill Dana; Jose Jiminez will be there!
Also beloved (by me, anyway) for playing various roles on The Golden Girls! Would LOVE to meet him!

OLDIE
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posted 09-12-2012 02:37 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for OLDIE     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I saw the Apollo 17 launch, and I'm hoping now to travel over for the November show. As I don't drive, can anyone recommend a good cab company (or shuttle bus service) to get me from Orlando airport to the Radisson? Thanks.

BMacKinnon
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posted 09-12-2012 05:07 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for BMacKinnon   Click Here to Email BMacKinnon     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Now Steve Hawley is no longer listed on the show page.

cycleroadie
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posted 09-12-2012 05:28 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cycleroadie   Click Here to Email cycleroadie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by OLDIE:
As I don't drive, can anyone recommend a good cab company (or shuttle bus service) to get me from Orlando airport to the Radisson?
Remember, the Apollo 17 dinner, along with the autograph show are at KSC, not the hotel. Not sure if the Radisson is providing shuttle service over to KSCVC. Someone else could chime in if they know, but I did not see anything indicating it on the ASF web pages.

GACspaceguy
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posted 09-12-2012 05:30 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by OLDIE:
...can anyone recommend a good cab company (or shuttle bus service) to get me from Orlando airport to the Radisson?
I would make contact with the Radisson and get their recommendation. As it is a good long and very expensive cab drive (50 miles via the 528 toll road).

GACspaceguy
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posted 09-12-2012 05:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
By the way, we just came back from KSC and did the three up close tours (VAB, LCC and LC39-A). Just a couple of issues going on for that weekend you will need to know.

As of Sept. 1 they are now charging $10 for parking, admission is now $50/adult and $38 for children, with annual passes $63 (there is a special right now that has the annual passes at only $55 until the end of the year). Also, on the KSC Visitor Complex site you will see that for Nov. 2 your annual pass is not valid due to a special event (Atlantis roll over).

What that means is you will need to get a ticket for this special event to allow you into the VC that will get you to the signing (I would assume that those of you have bought one of the three packages offered from ASF will have those entrance tickets honored but you should check with ASF). If you look at the ASF site right now the one and two day entrance to the show only passes are showing "out of stock." I am assuming that the folks at ASF are regrouping to figure out what to do.

What we had planned on doing is coming in from Orlando Friday as we will be at the Business Aviation convention that week. We had planned on using our annual passes, pay to go into the signing event, get our items signed and then travel home that day. This will add the expense of having to purchase the event ticket (I hope they are not like launch tickets were and sell out in four minutes) or we will have to stay in the area overnight and go Saturday to the signing event, either way it looks to add $100 to the cost of our attending.

xlsteve
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posted 09-12-2012 07:42 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for xlsteve   Click Here to Email xlsteve     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Radisson has a shuttle service. The link has details on prices etc.

As far as KSC, you could ask about shuttle availability. I'll have a rental car for the weekend, and I'm happy to give you a lift if needed. Feel free to email me.

topmiler
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posted 09-12-2012 08:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for topmiler     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
With regard to the Atlantis special event, the KSC website says...
This will be a special-ticketed event. General admission purchased for November 2 will not be valid'.
So surely you'll still get into the Visitor Centre with normal admission tickets/ annual passes, you just won't be able to go to the Atlantis event.

GACspaceguy
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posted 09-12-2012 08:32 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by topmiler:
So surely you'll still get into the Visitor Centre with normal admission tickets/ annual passes, you just won't be able to go to the Atlantis event.
My source, which is very close to the evnt, says no. Here is what was sent to me "Friday as a "black out" day — no annual passes are going to be honored. You have to buy the special ticket to get into the park."

BMacKinnon
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posted 09-12-2012 08:53 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for BMacKinnon   Click Here to Email BMacKinnon     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Nov. 2nd date is a "tentative" date. The rollout could be delayed. We will have to wait and see what happens. If it stays on Nov. 2nd this will cause everyone a headache that want to attend the show. I wonder if they are charging annual passholders a "parking" fee?

Robert Pearlman
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posted 09-12-2012 08:54 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by BMacKinnon:
I wonder if they are charging annual passholders a "parking" fee?
Per the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex website:
Annual pass holders receive complimentary parking with proof of an annual pass.

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posted 09-12-2012 10:00 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cycleroadie   Click Here to Email cycleroadie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
On the Atlantis Transfer. I have been told that this date is confirmed, this is from a friend who has press credentials to KSC, so I'd say barring any issues with Atlantis' prep or having the building completed to the point that they can put her inside, the date is pretty solid at this point.

On the admission, a few weeks ago I contacted Nicole at ASF seeking information, particularly if I should be buying those special tickets for Atlantis, or if I would be able to see the rollover as part of the ASF ticket package, told her I had a Platinum pass and she responded "if it stays on our weekend, yes you will already be in the center and have a prime spot to watch her roll in!" Now take that with a grain of salt please, till we get the official itinerary from ASF, I'd not bet the farm on anything.

Of course the timeline I saw says Atlantis won't hit the VC till 6:00 PM, with the VIP reception at 7:30 PM, it's gonna be tight.

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posted 09-12-2012 10:06 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for OLDIE     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks guys, for the transportation info. I think I've tidied up all the other booking now, so I'm looking forward to the great event!

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posted 09-12-2012 11:55 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for xlsteve   Click Here to Email xlsteve     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I assume that weather is a factor in the rollover which could result in a "scrub" on 11/2.

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posted 09-12-2012 01:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Chariot412   Click Here to Email Chariot412     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I may still have a Platinum Plus and/or Gold ticket available. Contact me if interested.

GACspaceguy
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posted 09-12-2012 05:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks Robert for the clarification on parking and the annual passes allowing free parking as that was what we did last week. However, for the Nov. 2 rollover this is being considered as a "blackout date for the annual passes" and the parking will be have to be paid, according to my source close to ASF.

Also, take anything you have heard from the folks at ASF prior to yesterday with "a grain of salt" as everything changed yesterday on this date and yes the rollover date was also confirmed at that time (and yes anything could change, but that is the hard date at this time). This is why when you go to the ASF website you can no longer buy the daily passes as there are listed "out of stock." They have done this while they try and regroup on what they are going to do based on this info.

GACspaceguy
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posted 09-12-2012 07:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Okay, here is the info on the roll over ticket pricing and how to order. At the bottom is the info as it relates to the ASF event.

Addition: The ASF single ticket admission for Saturday Nov. 3 is now back on their site for sale. It also states what the requirements to attend Friday now are.

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posted 09-13-2012 03:52 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for topmiler     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
As I've got the 2 day ASF show admission, and the KSC annual pass now isn't valid for the Friday, it's going to cost another $50 individual day admission to the KSC. Sneaky.

GACspaceguy
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posted 09-13-2012 05:25 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If you only have the day pass you need to get in the online pool on Sept. 18 for a Friday ticket. They expect a sell out so obtaining a ticket to the VC on that day may not be an option. See this thread on the cross over and ticket purchase procedures.

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posted 09-13-2012 01:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ASF1984     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
We will have clarification on ticket packages regarding Atlantis' rollover shortly. An email will be going out to those of you who have purchased Autograph Show packages regarding your ability to see Atlantis. Thanks for your patience!

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posted 09-13-2012 06:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for femech   Click Here to Email femech     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by femech:
I won the VIP spot for the Apollo 17 dinner on last week's auction so have a Platinum Plus ticket for sale.
Ticket has been sold.

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posted 09-13-2012 09:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for DChudwin   Click Here to Email DChudwin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just noticed that Glynn Lunney has been added.

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This email went out to all current ASF AAMS ticket package holders:
We are excited that the Space Shuttle Orbiter Atlantis will be publicly transported to the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex on Friday, November 2 immediately following the Autograph Show. Please be assured that your ASF Astronaut Autograph & Memorabilia Show package will include the necessary Kennedy Space Center Rollover Admission Ticket for Friday, November 2, and admission into the park on Saturday, November 3. No additional action is required on your part. This ticket will equate to Level 4 admittance, which grants you access to the park and includes viewing of the orbiter as it moves into its final home inside the complex. We look forward to seeing you at the Autograph Show, and will send you a final email confirmation in October.
Any questions should be directed to Nicole@AstroanutScholarship.org.

topmiler
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posted 09-14-2012 02:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for topmiler     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by DChudwin:
Just noticed that Glynn Lunney has been added.
And Jerry Bostick too. It's getting better by the day!

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posted 09-16-2012 10:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for RSimon007   Click Here to Email RSimon007     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I gather the various packages won't include admission and transport to Exploration Park to view Atlantis. Is anyone else who bought Platinum Plus, Platinum, etc. thinking about purchasing the $90 package to visit Atlantis at Exploration Park? Also, does anyone know how long the trip and visit will last? While I'd love to visit, I'm not sure I'd want to spend too many hours away from the show/astro talks to do so.

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posted 09-17-2012 04:08 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cycleroadie   Click Here to Email cycleroadie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by RSimon007:
I gather the various packages won't include admission and transport to Exploration Park to view Atlantis.
Correct, it will only get you into the VC to watch Atlantis roll in. I am pondering buying the package.


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