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Robert Pearlman
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posted 02-11-2013 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 Buzz Aldrin's (and co-author Leonard David's) book signings for the new book Mission to Mars: My Vision for Space Exploration.

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

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posted 02-11-2013 09:34 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for jiffyq58   Click Here to Email jiffyq58     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Found out late last week on the Sightings page that Buzz is, indeed, doing a talk and a book signing for this book on May 9 at the National Geographic Society. The event apparently sold out shortly after I bought my ticket.

Anyone else from here going to this?

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posted 02-11-2013 10:32 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for DCCollector   Click Here to Email DCCollector     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'll be there at the National Geographic lecture. Buzz is also giving a presentation the next day at the National Press Club.

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posted 02-22-2013 01:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tonyspace   Click Here to Email Tonyspace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
  • 5/7/13- Barnes & Noble, 7:00pm, Union Square, NY/NY
  • 5/13/13- Barnes & Noble, 7:00pm, Grove Drive, Los Angeles, Ca.

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If anyone knows or finds out if he's doing one in Chicago or the middle of the country and can post it on here I'd appreciate it. Wouldn't mind going to one and possibly bringing my daughters to it.

Dan Lorraine
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posted 02-23-2013 05:51 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dan Lorraine   Click Here to Email Dan Lorraine     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It looks like the National Geographic Society added another date for Buzz on May 8... bought two tickets last night.

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The following guidelines have been released for Buzz Aldrin's upcoming "Mission to Mars" book signing tour:
  • Buzz will only autograph the new book "Mission to Mars" and his children's books "Reaching for the Moon" and "Look to the Stars".
  • He will not sign any memorabilia, photos, space related items, other books authored or not authored by him.
  • He will not personalize and will sign his name only.
  • We allow photos while he is signing but we will not pose for pictures or allow anyone behind the table to take a photo.
  • There is usually no limit to how many books people can buy although each venue has the discretion to set a limit per person for their event.
  • Time permitting, Buzz will continue to sign until the last person in line having purchased a book that day is taken care of and only as long as there is still a steady line. Once all books are sold we'll consider the signing event over.

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posted 03-21-2013 04:39 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for David Bryant   Click Here to Email David Bryant     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Any chance this book will be available, signed, online as was 'Magnificent Desolation'?

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posted 05-02-2013 09:15 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for lspooz   Click Here to Email lspooz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Please email me if anyone here will be attending a book signing (I'd like to buy 3 and send you a pre-paid box for return shipping...)

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Does anyone know if any of the venues, especially Barnes & Noble, L.A. are allowing pre-orders of a signed book? None of my trips to the US this month coincide with Buzz's appearances.

Robert Pearlman
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ShopNASA.com, the Johnson Space Center's exchange store, is now taking presale orders for signed copies of "Mission to Mars," ($26) as well as Aldrin's children books "Reaching for the Moon" ($17.99) and "Look to the Stars" ($17.99).
Shop NASA is extremely proud to offer this unique opportunity to purchase an autographed copy of legendary, astronaut and space explorer, Buzz Aldrin's, new book, "Mission to Mars: My Vision for Space Exploration" which is due for release on May 7, 2013.
Orders will be accepted until May 24, 2013. Estimated delivery is late June.

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posted 05-03-2013 07:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for DChudwin   Click Here to Email DChudwin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Robert, thanks for the head's up! Just ordered one of each on their website. A lot easier than standing in line to get an autographed copy, especially since there are no signings close to me.

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A thanks from me too Robert! Just ordered my copy.

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Thanks you Robert! Ordered a copy for me and the children's books for my kids. I grew up with the shuttle I hope they have the seeds planted to want to go further.

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Just placed my order too, thanks for the head's up. Another great cS tip.

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Bloomberg reporter James Clash will interview Buzz at a live Explorer's Club event in NYC on May 12th. There will be a book signing afterward.

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Ordered and paid for! Thanks for the heads-up, Robert!

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posted 05-07-2013 05:54 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for crash   Click Here to Email crash     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Robert, thank you for that information, it is just what I was after.

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I went down to NYC yesterday evening for the first Mission To Mars book signing. A one hour talk/Q&A period, initiated by Leonard David, took place prior to the actual signing.

Buzz seemed in good spirits and was very engaging, especially answering the questions posed by the children.

I estimate the crowd numbered 500-600, perhaps more.

I brought some family members with me including my 1-1/2 year old grandson who greeted him with a well-rehearsed "hi Buzz". Buzz looked up with a big smile on his face. That brief moment alone made the trip worthwhile.

All people present had their books signed in a little over 90 minutes, which is quite amazing considering that many attendees had multiple copies (up to 10 allowed) to be signed. Leonard David hung in there and co-signed as well.

It was a nice trip to the city for us, but as always, it's good to be back home in the boonies.

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posted 05-09-2013 03:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tykeanaut   Click Here to Email Tykeanaut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have just noticed on the ShopNasa store that the pre-order edition is advertised as "autographed Buzz". Does this literally mean no Aldrin included with this autograph or is it an omission on the website I wonder?

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posted 05-09-2013 03:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I believe it is just the product title. If you look at their other product titles, they seem to limit them to 30 characters (with spaces), which would explain why "Mision" and "Autgraphed" are missing an "s" and "o" respectively.

Aldrin will be at Johnson Space Center to sign the books on June 21.

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No venue details yet, but Buzz Aldrin has said he will be scheduling additional book signings over the summer in Connecticut, Chicago and Houston.

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Finally he's coming to Chicago. Thanks for the info Robert. Ill keep an eye out for the date.

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Originally posted by Robert Pearlman:
Aldrin will be at Johnson Space Center to sign the books on June 21.
Is that for sure that Buzz will be at JSC on June 21? We will be in my hometown visiting family that week, it would be cool for my family to be able to meet Buzz!

Robert Pearlman
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The June 21 signing is at Johnson Space Center, open to NASA employees and badged contractors only. It may be that a public signing is also scheduled (as noted above) but no venues or dates have been announced as of yet.

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Chicago? So will I, JasonB.

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Apparently I live in the wilderness since astronauts never come to North Carolina when they release a book. I think it would be appropriate since our Morehead Planetarium was integral in navigational training for space missions in the 1960s. Just my opinion.

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Al Worden did come to Morehead Planetarium a year and a half ago to promote his book. I will take some credit for this, since I was the one who alerted the Morehead director that Al was doing that book tour. Maybe I should get in touch with him and see if he is interested in getting Buzz to come here. That is, if Buzz is still adding events.

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I must have forgotten or missed the memo. You are right. Okay, an astronaut came once. I'm greedy I suppose and I want them all to come here.

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Any further information in regards to Buzz coming to Chicago (Illinois) for his book signing tour? Is there a confirmed date?

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In addition to hosting Aldrin for a book signing, the Kansas Cosmosphere will also hold a reception and dinner on Aug. 24 with Laura Shepard Churchley, Walt Cunningham, Steve Hawley and Fred Haise. More details soon.

Buzz Aldrin to Visit Kansas Cosmosphere for "Mission To Mars" Book Signing

In a first-ever appearance at the world-renowned space museum, Buzz Aldrin, an American astronaut and one of the first men to walk on the Moon, will visit the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center August 24, 2013, and will be signing his book, "Mission to Mars."

In "Mission to Mars," legendary "space statesman" Buzz Aldrin speaks out as a vital advocate for the continuing quest to push the boundaries of the universe as we know it. As a pioneering astronaut who first set foot on the Moon during mankind's first landing of Apollo 11 – and as an aerospace engineer who designed an orbital rendezvous technique critical to future planetary landings – Aldrin has a vision, and in this book he plots out the path he proposes, taking humans to Mars by 2035.

Aldrin will be appearing August 24, 2013, from 1pm to 3pm in the Hall of Space Museum's Apollo Gallery to sign copies of Mission to Mars. Visitors must purchase a copy/copies of Mission to Mars at the Cosmosphere and a Hall of Space admission is required. Advance purchases of Mission to Mars will also require a receipt and advance orders will be available for pickup at the signing.

"It will be a great honor to welcome Aldrin, a pioneer of space exploration, to share his vision and advocacy to push toward new boundaries," said Richard Hollowell, Cosmosphere CEO. "At the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center, our mission is to 'honor the past and inspire the future of space exploration.' We do this on a daily basis as we welcome visitors to our Hall of Space galleries, educate and entertain children on field trips and, through our STEM-based Camp KAOS programs. Aldrin's visit places a very large exclamation point on the importance of our mission."

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If you've never been to the Cosmosphere, I really recommend it, especially for an event with astronauts. My wife and I visited there while driving across the country in 2007 and I was thoroughly impressed. (My write-up - hopefully not out-of-date - starts halfway down on this cS thread.) Definitely worth driving for several hours.

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I agree. I spent an entire day there and went through it three times, each time spending more time with the special exhibits (e.g Gus' Mercury capsule). This is a must see for all space enthusiasts!

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An update from Buzz Aldrin on tonight's scheduled book signing in New York:
Sorry! A flu bug caught me so had to cancel my NY trip and signing at Book Revue tonight. We will reschedule.

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The signed books from the store at JSC were due to be delivered late June. Has anyone received there's yet? Trying to work out when to get to Orlando to pick mine up from the hotel. Thanks Paul

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The JSC books were to ship mid-July according to the JSC website when I ordered mine.

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No rush then. Many thanks. However Atlantis awaits so I may go anyway and pop back when delivered.

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Buzz's website now says that he will sign only the new book. Recently, it said he'll sign the new book and his two kids' books. Does anyone know if he is now refusing to sign the two kids' books?

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I would say that the edit to Aldrin's website makes it clear on what he will and won't sign.

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The JSC shop apparently had about 1000 (yes, with three zeros) books to ship, which means that Buzz has been signing an insane amount of books overall. It may be that he is getting tuckered out and would like to limit the extent of the signing.


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