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cycleroadie
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posted 10-25-2012 11:39 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cycleroadie   Click Here to Email cycleroadie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by JasonIUP:
Buzz's "last" show? Was there an announcement I missed?
This was posted in another topic July 9, 2012 (By Kim from Spacefest I believe):
Jim Lovell has reached "that time" when doing autograph shows is too grueling. He won't be doing Spacefests or ASF shows anymore, but WILL do signings. One for ASF shortly; us (Astronaut Central) in 2013. I expect his signings will go the way of shows, too. Buzz is doing the same (but WILL be at Autographica and ASF this year.)

If you haven't been to a Spacefest or ASF show, it's time.

topmiler
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posted 10-25-2012 03:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for topmiler     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Another Apollo astronaut drops out. Al Worden is no longer on the list.

ASF1984
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Al Worden's cancellation was unfortunately due to a last-minute scheduling conflict.

And for those who keep speculating, yes, Buzz Aldrin WILL be in attendance at the show barring any unforeseen circumstances. We should have his signing fee tonight or tomorrow.

The lecture schedule will be limited to Saturday and we are still awaiting confirmation. I apologize for the delay in releasing information but we are letting everyone know as quickly as we do.

Thank you for everyone's patience! — Andrea (Comm. Manager)

Chariot412
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posted 10-25-2012 05:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Chariot412   Click Here to Email Chariot412     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Anyone still happen to be looking for a Gold ticket?

xlsteve
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posted 10-26-2012 08:02 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for xlsteve   Click Here to Email xlsteve     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well, I'd just like to add on a positive note that I am really looking forward to this year's event. I know it's disappointing when folks drop out, but go back to the web page and look at who's there. It's a rare opportunity to be in the same room with any of these people nevermind ALL of them. I'm sure it's a pretty fluid situation planning this thing every year, so I just roll with the changes.

ASF1984
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posted 10-26-2012 09:27 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ASF1984     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks, xlsteve.

FYI, we received Buzz Aldrin's signing fee. His base fee is $450. Crew completion and personalization has not been confirmed yet but I will let you know as quickly as I do. — Andrea (Comm. Manager)

JasonB
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posted 10-26-2012 12:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JasonB   Click Here to Email JasonB     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I know this is probably going to sound stupid but since I've never been to one of these before I'm just going to ask it. I've already got my Friday Rollover ticket, parking permit and placard. The ASF site is showing show admission tickets as being sold out. I assume once I get into KSC I can just pay admission into the autograph show on Friday?

ASF1984
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posted 10-26-2012 04:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ASF1984     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Jason, you will still be able to purchase walk-up admission at the door on Friday.

cycleroadie
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posted 10-26-2012 05:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cycleroadie   Click Here to Email cycleroadie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hurricane Sandy looks to be right on us when I am supposed to fly out on Thursday. Ugh...

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posted 10-26-2012 09:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for intrepid12     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Has anyone heard if the reception for Friday night will still start at 7:30? Reason I ask, is I imagine the traffic will be heavy leaving KSC after the shuttle rollover.

cycleroadie
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posted 10-27-2012 07:00 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cycleroadie   Click Here to Email cycleroadie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
According to the website, Reception starts at 7:30, Platinum Plus with early admission get in at 7:00. It's not like a launch where they are busing people in, and all the people viewing the launch offsite clogging up the roads. I don't think traffic will be terrible like a launch. The fact that they still have Explorer Park passes six days before the event makes me believe it will not be too terrible.

MCroft04
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posted 10-27-2012 07:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MCroft04   Click Here to Email MCroft04     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm looking for a quote by Jim McDivitt for the autograph show but just realized that the Apollo Lunar Surface Journal does not include Apollo 9. Can anyone direct me to the mission transcripts for Apollo 9?

Robert Pearlman
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posted 10-27-2012 07:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
See: Apollo 9 Flight Journal.

RSimon007
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posted 10-28-2012 01:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for RSimon007   Click Here to Email RSimon007     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm sorry to see Bill Dana no longer appears as a guest. Still a great line-up, I'm just pointing it out for those who are packing their items to be signed.

J.L
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posted 10-28-2012 03:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for J.L   Click Here to Email J.L     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Was just curious if the hurricane was messing with anyone's travel plans to the show yet?

ASF1984
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posted 10-28-2012 03:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ASF1984     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by intrepid12:
Has anyone heard if the reception for Friday night will still start at 7:30?
Yes, we are starting the reception at 7:30 p.m. Early entry for Platinum Plus ticketholders will take place at 7:15 p.m.

They are closing public access (you must have a placard) to KSCVC from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday for rollover activities. This traffic could really go either way; right now, however, we are planning to experience some traffic delays.

4allmankind
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posted 10-28-2012 04:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 4allmankind   Click Here to Email 4allmankind     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by J.L:
Was just curious if the hurricane was messing with anyone's travel plans to the show yet?
Yup... Wednesday flight was canceled. Next flight has no takeoff expectations as per the ticketing agent so my platinum ticket might be going to waste. Priority is keeping family and home safe and dry though, of course.

I have spoken to at least two other East Coast collectors with ASF tickets that are in similar situations.

Have a great show if we aren't able to come but keep us in your good thoughts!!!

cycleroadie
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posted 10-28-2012 07:46 PM     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 J.L:
Was just curious if the hurricane was messing with anyone's travel plans to the show yet?

Too early to call yet.

Buel
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posted 10-28-2012 09:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Buel   Click Here to Email Buel     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sigh! Yes, im currently in Washington near Dulles airport and am supposed to be flying to Florida on Wednesday to visit and for the show on Friday. It's looking unlikely now though. Doh!!

I wonder if the hurricane will have an impact on some of the guests?

J.L
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posted 10-28-2012 11:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for J.L   Click Here to Email J.L     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Buel:
I wonder if the hurricane will have an impact on some of the guests?
I am grounded out of Chicago...

mjanovec
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posted 10-28-2012 11:38 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 J.L:
Was just curious if the hurricane was messing with anyone's travel plans to the show yet?

I'd also be curious if the hurricane is messing with the travel plans of any of the astronauts.

(On edit, I see Buel has already expressed the same concerns.)

stsmithva
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posted 10-29-2012 12:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for stsmithva   Click Here to Email stsmithva     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A fellow collector who lives very close to KSC offered months ago to get anything signed that I might like, and I happily took him up on his offer. I was going to mail the one item to him today, but he just called to say that there is a chance that because of Sandy he might need to get up to NYC this weekend to help his daughter, who is attending college there.

Needless to say, I agree that she should be his priority. However, I would greatly appreciate it if any cS member who reads this and wouldn't mind waiting in Fred Haise's line could e-mail me right away. I'd probably want to send it to you care of the hotel, unless you live right near me, or unless you live close enough to the event that you'd still be able to check your mail on Friday (just in case). I'll send it Priority Mail, with a self-addressed stamped envelope.

I've written to a couple of specific people who might be able to help, but since I'd like to get this in the mail today to make sure it gets there on time, I thought I'd post here too.

EDIT: all set, thanks!

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posted 10-29-2012 12:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ASF1984     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Our lectures have been confirmed. Skylab astronaut Jerry Carr will present in the Astronaut Encounter Theater at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3. Apollo astronaut Dave Scott will present at 3:00 p.m. in the same venue later that afternoon.

Platinum Plus ticket-holders receive reserved seating at both lectures.

JoKepler
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posted 10-29-2012 04:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JoKepler   Click Here to Email JoKepler     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Anyone going to the show this weekend that can help me out with obtaining a Joe Kerwin autograph in a book I have. Will reward with cash or space items.

Thanks in advance to anyone willing to lend a hand. — Rick

MCroft04
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posted 10-29-2012 09:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MCroft04   Click Here to Email MCroft04     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Really excited about the Dave Scott lecture; have not heard him talk before. ASF; you folks are great! Geeze, this is going to be a great weekend!

atpowell
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posted 10-30-2012 02:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for atpowell     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Unfortunately due to the storms I will be unable to attend the ASF show this weekend. I have a Gold Ticket if anyone is interested-will give a break on the price. Please email albrechtpowell@gmail.com.

Ticket has been sold. Thank you!

RocketmanRob
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posted 10-30-2012 10:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for RocketmanRob   Click Here to Email RocketmanRob     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Unfortunately hurricane Sandy has resulted in the cancellation of my flight. Can't get out of the New York area until Saturday night so it doesn't make any sense to make the trip. Very disappointed. If anyone needs a Gold ticket please let me know. completely bummed. Been looking forward to this for months.

Chariot412
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posted 10-30-2012 11:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Chariot412   Click Here to Email Chariot412     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Another New Yorker, another Gold ticket available. Please email me at Chariot412@msn.com As of Wednesday afternoon, this one is still available

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posted 10-31-2012 08:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JasonB   Click Here to Email JasonB     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm going to be at the show Friday morning. I bought the "We Came in Peace" book that was for sale on here signed by seven moonwalkers that needs Aldrin, Scott and Bean on it. I'm still completely undecided on whether I'm going to get those on it it or not as I have several replica space gloves I also want to get signed.

Seeing as I'm getting into the cost stratosphere already with those, if anyone going is interested in the book just contact me and maybe we can work out a deal where you buy some of the autographs I'm getting in exchange for the book. If you get those three there will be 10 moonwalkers signed on this book (minus Armstrong and Young) and that's quite hard to find on anything. The signed pages are extremely nice.

I'd like to get $750 for the book so it would cost you $1600 total if you added Aldrin, Scott and Bean for the book and those three signatures to have a very nice item signed by 10 moonwalkers with still a chance to add Young and make it 11.

If not I'll probably just get it signed myself as I'm sure I won't be able to pass up adding those guys to something that cool in person.

I'll also have extra replica gloves and my Michael Collins signed one that has plenty of room for Aldrin. If anyone is interested in any of those just drop me an email and we can try and meet up at the show. I'll be the person juggling things up to each astronaut.

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posted 11-01-2012 09:55 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Swiss_space   Click Here to Email Swiss_space     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Due to a professional commitment, I will unfortunately no longer be able to attend the AAMS event at KSC. This is the reason way my Platinum ticket is available for sale.

This serves as your final confirmation and includes:

  • 1 KSCVC Admission Ticket(s) to include KSCVC Atlantis Rollover Ticket(s)
  • 1 KSCVC Parking Placards (one for Friday, one for Saturday)
  • 1 Platinum badge(s)
  • 1 Set(s) of AAMS Admission Wristbands (Thurs., Fri., Sat.)
  • 1 Auction Catalog
  • 1 AAMS Program(s)
  • 1 Maps – KSCVC, Radisson, Directions to KSCVC from Radisson
Thank you in advance for your interest and feel free to contact me. — Yvan

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posted 11-01-2012 12:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ilbasso   Click Here to Email ilbasso     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just checked in at the Radisson. Jack Schmitt will be a no-show at the Apollo 17 dinner. The Saturday photo op is now with Cernan and Duke.

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posted 11-01-2012 04:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for schnappsicle   Click Here to Email schnappsicle     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Any news on Carpenter? I missed him at Spacefest. I was wondering if he made the ASF show.

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posted 11-01-2012 06:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JasonB   Click Here to Email JasonB     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm sitting in Orlando looking forward to the show!

That's a shame about Schmitt but I am glad it's not a signing guest. That being said it does ruin my chances of somehow magically running into him and getting a pic. I'd be a bit peeved if I spent $150 for a pic and he canceled this late.

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posted 11-01-2012 07:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for DChudwin   Click Here to Email DChudwin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I did pay $150 for a picture and I am very peeved.

Jack Schmitt is the only living Moonwalker I haven't met and I was looking forward to seeing and hearing from him.

While I look forward to a photo with Gene and Charlie, Schmitt's attendance was one of the main reasons I decided to go to the ASF event and dinner.

I don't know why Schmitt canceled at the last minute; I hope the reason is nothing serious. It is not the fault of ASF or its staff. It is disappointing.

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posted 11-01-2012 10:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for BA002   Click Here to Email BA002     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Same here, and then imagine coming all the way from Holland... Mighty peeved.

That said, tonight's screening of Apollo 13 with Fred Haise and Glynn Lunney and so many others attending was mighty great and so was briefly looking at the beautiful moon and Venus with Gene Cernan :-)

Edit: actually it was Jupiter

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posted 11-02-2012 07:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ASF1984     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Astronauts are always subject to change as posted on our website. We apologize for the inconvenience but unfortunately he could not attend. We still have a great program in store for you on Saturday night! A panel of 10 Apollo astronauts, including Tom Stafford (not signing at the show), will take the stage for a fantastic, candid discussion moderated by Flight Director Gerry Griffin. It's a one-hour panel with Stafford, Haise, McDivitt, Bean, Duke, Aldrin, Mitchell, Gordon, Scott, and of course Cernan.

The photo op will be with Gene and his back-up crewmate Charlie Duke.

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posted 11-02-2012 07:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for schnappsicle   Click Here to Email schnappsicle     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Does anyone know if they're taking credit cards at the show? I would assume so, but I need to know just in case.

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posted 11-02-2012 07:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ASF1984     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
All signers have credit card machines.

stsmithva
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posted 11-02-2012 07:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for stsmithva   Click Here to Email stsmithva     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just be sure, as others have warned, to call your credit card company ahead of time. Attendees of these shows have had their cards declined when several large purchases minutes apart in another state set off alarm bells in the system.

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posted 11-02-2012 09:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JasonB   Click Here to Email JasonB     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I just got back from the show and am exhausted from thinking I could get much more signed than I should have but had a great time! The astronauts and their handlers were great about helping out with pictures except for Aldrin's who told me that I'd have to take it myself. Luckily someone in line helped out.

I must say that so many of the astronauts were so nice it caught me off guard. Cernan wrote out lengthy quotes twice and even added words to make it correct. He and McDivitt were quite nice to chat with. I think Jack Lousma talked to me for 15 minutes straight and was beyond nice to me so all in all s great day!

Also if the person who found something of mine at the show and turned it into the ASF folks is on here please contact me. All you have to do is tell me what you found and I'll send you something as a way of saying thanks for saving my butt.

By the way I had the good sense to get a replica space glove signed by Richard Gordon today and he let me take (his idea) the best picture of him wearing the glove and flipping me the bird with it that I could have ever imagined. I got pictures with everyone there today but thats the one I'll remember the most.


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