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Robert Pearlman
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posted 10-04-2012 09:30 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Editor's note: This topic has been started to post news and post-event reports from astronaut Jerry Ross' book signings for the books Spacewalker: My Journey in Space and Faith as NASA's Record-Setting Frequent Flyer and Becoming a Spacewalker: My Journey to the Stars.

A calendar of these events and other Ross appearances is under Sightings.

KSCartist
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posted 10-04-2012 04:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KSCartist   Click Here to Email KSCartist     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It was a pleasure meeting Jerry today. I hope he enjoys the patches as much as I will enjoy his book.

Jerry L Ross
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posted 10-10-2012 01:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jerry L Ross     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I enjoyed the patches and it was great to see you. I will be back at KSC of March 26-31, 2013 and will be doing book signings while there.

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posted 10-10-2012 02:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Spacemac   Click Here to Email Spacemac     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Will you be doing any book signings in Lake Country, Indiana? I am located in Schererville just next to your hometown of Crown Point and would like to get a signed copy of your book.

Tykeanaut
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posted 11-24-2012 12:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tykeanaut   Click Here to Email Tykeanaut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I do hope that there will be some signed copies available for us "over the pond"?

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posted 12-04-2012 10:07 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for thump   Click Here to Email thump     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Mr. Ross is scheduled for a book signing at the downtown DC National Air and Space Museum, Jan. 31, 2013 between 11:00 and 1:30. Be sure to check the NASM website as the date nears to ensure there aren't any changes to this schedule.

Tykeanaut
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posted 12-04-2012 03:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tykeanaut   Click Here to Email Tykeanaut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Do you think I'd be able to order one direct from there?

Robert Pearlman
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posted 12-17-2012 02:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I added this to Sightings this past weekend...

The Museum of Flight in Seattle will be hosting Jerry Ross for two days, during which he will take part in a dinner (tickets include a signed copy of "Spacewalker") and a public lecture and book signing.

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posted 12-28-2012 09:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The book will be released not only at the National Air and Space Museum on Jan. 31, but at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in NYC on Feb. 1.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 01-08-2013 04:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum will host Jerry Ross for a discussion and book signing on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. inside the museum's Howard & Allison Lutnick Theater at 12th Avenue and 46th Street in New York City.

Jerry L Ross
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posted 01-08-2013 08:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jerry L Ross     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Spacemac:
Will you be doing any book signings in Lake Country, Indiana?
Hi Spacemac- I will be doing signings in the Crown Point area in early February. Valpo Barnes and Noble, Feb. 2nd, 5-8pm; Crown Point Library, Feb. 4th and 6th, 4-8pm. I hope to see you there!

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posted 01-08-2013 08:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jiffyq58   Click Here to Email jiffyq58     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi Jerry. Do you have any North Carolina stops on your book signing tour? Durham would be good! Come on down! — Jeff

Jerry L Ross
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posted 01-08-2013 08:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jerry L Ross     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by thump:
Mr. Ross is scheduled for a book signing at the downtown DC National Air and Space Museum, Jan. 31, 2013 between 11:00 and 1:30. Be sure to check the NASM website as the date nears to ensure there aren't any changes to this schedule.
I will also be doing a book signing at the Intrepid Museum in NYC on Feb. 1st and at the Seattle Museum of Flight March 2nd or 3rd.

Jerry L Ross
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posted 01-08-2013 09:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jerry L Ross     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by jiffyq58:
Do you have any North Carolina stops on your book signing tour?
Sorry- none in the Carolinas as of now.

kr4mula
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posted 01-09-2013 10:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for kr4mula   Click Here to Email kr4mula     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Col Ross - How about stopping at the National Museum of the US Air Force here in Dayton for a book signing? It's not too far from your Indiana stops and it's obviously highly relevant for both your military and NASA career. Maybe you could even get on the docket for a lecture.

Tom
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posted 01-09-2013 05:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tom   Click Here to Email Tom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The sightings calendar indicates Col. Ross will be signing his new book in New York on Jan. 31. Col. Ross said he will be in New York on Feb. 1.

Is the sightings calendar incorrect? Thank you.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 01-09-2013 05:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A press release went out yesterday announcing the book signing at the Intrepid on the evening of Jan. 31, but also mentions Ross will be there (for media interviews) on Feb. 1, so a second book signing may be scheduled but not yet announced by the Intrepid or the publisher.

thump
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posted 01-10-2013 07:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for thump   Click Here to Email thump     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
He'll probably have a bad case of writer's cramp, as he's also scheduled for the morning of the 31st at the National Air and Space Museum.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 01-10-2013 01:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Robert Pearlman:
...a second book signing may be scheduled but not yet announced by the Intrepid or the publisher.
Per the Intrepid, the book signing on Jan. 31 is the only event open to the public. The appearance on Feb. 1 is for invited schools only.

Jerry L Ross
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posted 01-10-2013 04:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jerry L Ross     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I just loaded a pretty complete list of my upcoming book signings on my author's page on Amazon in the book section. My firs one will be at the Barnes and Noble on Bay Area Drive in Webster on January 26th, starting at 3 pm.

Jerry L Ross
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posted 01-10-2013 04:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jerry L Ross     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by kr4mula:
Col Ross - How about stopping at the National Museum of the US Air Force here in Dayton for a book signing?
I would live to do that some time. It would be great to get back to Wright-Pat and to visit the museum again!

Jerry L Ross
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posted 01-10-2013 04:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jerry L Ross     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Robert Pearlman:
Per the Intrepid, the book signing on Jan. 31 is the only event open to the public. The appearance on Feb. 1 is for invited schools only.
There will be opportunities for book signings the evening of the 31st and also after the school presentation on February 1st.

kr4mula
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posted 01-11-2013 10:12 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for kr4mula   Click Here to Email kr4mula     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Jerry L Ross:
I would live to do that some time. It would be great to get back to Wright-Pat and to visit the museum again!

If it works out that you can do a signing at the Museum, would you be interested in visiting your old haunt at the labs (we don't do much ramjet stuff anymore, but our X-51 is pretty cool)? I'm the historian for the labs here and specialize in the propulsion stuff, so I'm sure we could arrange something from a tour to a speaking opportunity for current "labbies." let me know and we can discuss offline.

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posted 01-11-2013 07:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for lspooz   Click Here to Email lspooz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'd love to get some autographed books as well; as a pediatrician I've got several folks for whom I'd like to have books inscribed if you'd be willing to privately contact me by email [I'd keep your information as confidential as that of my patients] for a one-time book mailing to you].

Regardless, I'm looking forward to your book!

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posted 01-11-2013 09:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for lspooz   Click Here to Email lspooz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Jerry L Ross:
I just loaded a pretty complete list of my upcoming book signings...
Be sure to click on 'show more' for all 12 signings...

Robert Pearlman
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posted 01-12-2013 08:30 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sightings has now been updated with all the events listed on the Amazon calendar, with the exception of the Johnson Space Center cafeteria signings, which are for employees only (Sightings is for public events only).

RSimon007
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I just called the Barnes and Noble in Valpariso, IN. According to the person I spoke with, Jerry Ross is not doing a 9:00am booksigning on Feb. 2 that's listed in sightings, just the 5:00pm. If someone knows otherwise, please share. A 9:00am signing would be better for my schedule that day.

Robert Pearlman
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The 9 a.m. event as it was listed on Sightings was not a book signing, but rather an appearance at the Challenger Learning Center of Northwest Indiana Bookfair (as earlier it was indicated online that Ross would participate).

The bookfair information has since been clarified to reflect Ross' involvement is only during the 5 p.m. signing, and thus the morning event has been removed from Sightings.

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posted 01-19-2013 05:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jjknap   Click Here to Email jjknap     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wow, Jerry Ross is going to be in the Lowell/Crown Point Indiana area! I live near Kankakee IL, so I can actually get to either of those towns easily. I just ordered his book and look forward to meeting him. I will have to check the weather (no snow in 327 days -- well no more than an inch)but I will try to get to Lowell as it is a little closer. Looking forward to meeting Jerry

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"WE" are counting of NICE weather that weekend here in Northern Indiana! This is a tremendous opportunity to see/meet Col. Ross in my mind! Seeing the excitement here just about cinches where I want to be!

So "c'mon on down" c'mon over (from Kankakee) and let's have a GREAT space day, even if it will be early evening!

Valpo, by the way, has a nice display in its town hall, but I doubt you will be able to get to it on Saturday. And that "shopping area" is accessible for any number of directions you'all might be coming from. (Lots of good places to eat too!)

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posted 01-21-2013 08:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jjknap   Click Here to Email jjknap     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Looking forward to it

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Just ordered my copy of the book for a signing coming up in early February. He will be in Valpariso, Indiana which is just 1/2 hour from me. I hope to be able to read the book before the signing. That is Jerry Ross I am talking about.

Jerry L Ross
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posted 01-29-2013 11:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jerry L Ross     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by lspooz:
I'd love to get some autographed books as well...
Here is a limited-time option for those of you that would like to purchase an autographed copy of the book:

If you would like to get a signed copy of the book, please call 765 494 8251 with your credit card number. Books cost $29.95 plus $5 shipping and will be dispatched after February 7 when Jerry will be signing books at Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN.

For more details, check jerrylross.com. Look under News/Announcements. Thanks!!

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How much would shipping to the UK cost?

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I am headed down to Jerry Ross' book signing at The National Air and Space Museum in the morning. I have a National Air and Space Museum print I would like him to sign. I purchased it there and have collected about 25 signatures on it.

Would it be appropriate to ask him to sign this in addition to three books? Any past experiences shared would be appreciated.

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If you don't ask, the answer is no. I would think asking for his signature on a print like this would be fine since you are buying his books. He can say no if he prefers not to.

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posted 01-30-2013 03:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tykeanaut   Click Here to Email Tykeanaut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You may as well ask, if you don't you've got no chance!

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posted 01-31-2013 12:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for WAWalsh   Click Here to Email WAWalsh     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Incredibly disappointed that I cannot get to the Intrepid this evening. Had been looking forward to it.

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Had a great time meeting Col. Ross at the National Air and Space Museum this morning. He was very gracious with his time.

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Col. Ross isn't gong anywhere near where I live or near my business travel locations during his current signing tour dates.

Does anyone know if he is okay with signing a single copy through the mail with full return postage and shipping material?


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