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Spacefest
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posted 11-15-2013 06:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Spacefest   Click Here to Email Spacefest     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Buel:
What would be the chances of getting either Gene Kranz or even Chris Kraft?
Kranz or Kraft — no.

Dee O'Hara — yes. David Woods — yes.

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posted 11-16-2013 11:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ColinBurgess   Click Here to Email ColinBurgess     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sensational news that Dee O'Hara will be at Spacefest VI. This is going to be a great show.

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posted 11-17-2013 05:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dave Clow   Click Here to Email Dave Clow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Will Bill Hartmann be present?

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posted 11-17-2013 07:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Spacefest   Click Here to Email Spacefest     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Probably. UK author (and BBC man) David Woods "How Apollo Flew to the Moon'" will be at Spacefest.

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posted 11-24-2013 01:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Buel   Click Here to Email Buel     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
David Woods, who helped make the absolutely brilliant Radio 4 documentary 'Walking on The Moon'!

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posted 12-01-2013 05:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Spacefest   Click Here to Email Spacefest     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
$99 rooms at the Westin all gone. Try The Hilton or Sheraton.

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posted 12-07-2013 02:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Spacefest   Click Here to Email Spacefest     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Spacefest VI is turning into (among other things), a book event.

Two publishers, UNP (Outward Odyssey) and Springer (various astronaut and Apollo books) will be selling books to have signed by the authors. Colin Burgess will be in charge of the book room(s), and has convinced most of the Outward Odyssey authors to attend, speak, and sign.

Among the authors will be Francis French, Jay Gallentine, Jay Chladek, Kate Doolan, Michelle Evans (new acclaimed book on the X-15), Andy Chaikin, David Brin, Mike Carroll, David Woods, Frank O'Brien, David Levy, Geoff Notkin, Tom Jones, Mike Mullane, Glynn Lunney and Jerry Bostick, Sy Liebergot, and more.

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posted 12-07-2013 07:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Grounded!   Click Here to Email Grounded!     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Kim, are you going to ask the authors to sign extra copies? I don't yet know if I will be attending, but would like to get an X-15 book signed by Michelle Evans.

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posted 12-10-2013 05:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Spacefest   Click Here to Email Spacefest     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes.

To elaborate, we already have a lot of signed books, and I expect we'll sell out of X-15 books. You should contact someone who's going to get you one there.

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posted 12-29-2013 04:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
For those planning to attend Spacefest and who are arriving early, the SpaceOps 2014 conference may be of interest. The conference immediately precedes (and somewhat overlaps) Spacefest at the Pasadena Convention Center, May 5-9.

Though primarily a technical conference, SpaceOps 2014 includes several plenary speakers of potential wider appeal, including:

  • Charles Elachi, director of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory
  • Bill Gerstenmaier, NASA Associate Administrator for Human Exploration and Operations
  • Michael Moses, Vice President of Operations for Virgin Galactic
Also, ESA astronaut Thomas Reiter (Soyuz TM-22, STS-121, ISS 13/14) will be the speaker at the SpaceOps awards dinner to be held May 7 at the California Science Center (seated under space shuttle Endeavour).

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posted 01-10-2014 01:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I note that astronauts Eileen Collins and Charlie Walker have been added to the Spacefest VI roster, as has nurse to the astronauts Dee O'Hara.

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posted 01-10-2014 08:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jay Gallentine   Click Here to Email Jay Gallentine     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Please come to Spacefest VI's one-of-a-kind Voyager Reunion Panel. Four key participants will gather to candidly share their memories — their heartaches and victories, pains and successes — and look forward to hearing your questions as well.

It all happens on Sunday, May 11, from 10:30-11:30am

Here are the panelists:

  • John Casani: Voyager Project Manager, Prelaunch Phase
  • Ed Stone: Voyager Project Scientist
  • Charley Kohlhase: Voyager Mission Design Manager
  • Suzanne Dodd: Project Manager, Voyager Interstellar Mission

  • Moderator: Jay Gallentine
Years ago, two nimble spacecraft called 'Voyager' swung past Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune to complete a 12-year 'Grand Tour' of the outer planets. Designed in the '60s and launched in the '70s, they happened upon sights that nobody could ever have guessed.

The Voyagers also weathered several near-death experiences involving mechanical **** -ups and electronic gremlins. Political hurricanes blew through; at one point the flight officially had no money past Saturn. Yet these hardy contraptions went the distance. From "Staying Alive" to "My Sharona" to "Thriller" to "We Are the World", noble Voyagers saw them approach and pass. Then came "I Want Your Sex" and "Love Shack"... "Evenflow" and "Morning Glory". Guess who kept tickin' away? Both ships have now left the bounds of our solar system, where they continue to operate and send back details on the great beyond.

How did the mission come to be? How do you send a ship to four planets? What has Voyager revealed about our solar system? What messages do they carry for alien civilizations?

Looking forward to seeing you there!

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posted 01-11-2014 03:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mode1charlie   Click Here to Email mode1charlie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Jay Gallentine:
Please come to Spacefest VI's one-of-a-kind Voyager Reunion Panel.
This sounds great, and thanks for putting this together. I plan to be there.

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posted 01-11-2014 04:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Spacefest   Click Here to Email Spacefest     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
More panels at Spacefest:

ASTEROIDS: friend and foe

  • Dan Durda - SWRI
  • Rusty Schweickart - B612 Fdn
  • Lance Benner - JPL
  • Rick Tumlinson - Deep Space Ind.
  • Geoff Notkin - Deep Space Ind.
  • Chris Lewicki - Planetary Resources
  • Nick Howes
COMETS
  • Nick Howes
  • David Levy
  • Tom Bopp
  • TBA
CURIOUSITY
  • Bobak Ferdowsi (Mohawk Guy)
  • Ashwin Vasavada - JPL
  • Richard Cook - JPL
  • Frank O'Brien - Author
  • TBA
THE X-15
  • TBA (by Al Hallonquist)

David C
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posted 01-15-2014 02:40 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for David C     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
So, is Buzz planning to attend? I see that he appears on the brochure but not on the astronauts page.

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posted 01-17-2014 06:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Spacefest   Click Here to Email Spacefest     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Not official yet, but he just lives down the street, could sleep in his own bed, his co-author will be at Spacefest, he HAS to be at the NSS convention at LAX the next week (he's on the board), and he always does well at Spacefest. If he doesn't come, it'll be news.

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posted 01-18-2014 03:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for neo1022   Click Here to Email neo1022     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Is the current list of "Astronaut & Other" attendees on the website current? Reading through this thread, I see posts indicating that folks currently listed as attending will not, in fact, be there. Would it be possible to post a current status update on who is attending and who isn't? Many thanks!

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posted 01-18-2014 07:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Spacefest   Click Here to Email Spacefest     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It is current. The whole website is.

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posted 01-18-2014 08:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for neo1022   Click Here to Email neo1022     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Any idea when signing fees for the various folks will be available?

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posted 01-22-2014 04:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ColinBurgess   Click Here to Email ColinBurgess     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm delighted to announce that two new additions have been made to the Spacefest VI Guest Speakers list. Richard Jurek and David M. Scott, authors of "Marketing the Moon: The Selling of the Apollo Lunar Program" (and collectSPACE regulars), will be attending, giving a talk on the Saturday, and will conduct a book signing or two. Information on the authors and their photos will shortly appear on the official Spacefest VI website.

Also note that Rick Houston, author of the new Outward Odyssey book "Wheels Stop" will be attending, speaking and signing. Check the Spacefest VI website, as new astronaut and guest speaker name are continually added, with more to come.

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posted 01-27-2014 05:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ColinBurgess   Click Here to Email ColinBurgess     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've had confirmation today that the University of Nebraska Press will be operating a sales stall at Spacefest VI in May, and they will have a limited supply of series books available for purchase and signing by the attending Outward Odyssey authors. These will include myself, Francis French, Jay Gallentine, Kate Doolan, Rick Houston, Michelle Evans, David Hitt and Heather Smith. David and Heather's new book, "Bold They Rise" will be available pre-release at Spacefest. You can get them to sign this and Rick Houston will also be there to sign "Wheels Stop" so you'll have both of the series shuttle books.

A number of Outward Odyssey authors will be giving talks on their books over the event weekend, plus there will be a panel discussion comprising all of the series authors on the Saturday afternoon, with some surprise announcements to be made on the future of the series.

Keep an eye on the Spacefest VI website for updates and schedules.

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posted 01-28-2014 02:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ColinBurgess   Click Here to Email ColinBurgess     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Unfortunately regular Spacefest astronaut attendee Charlie Walker has had to bow out of this year's show due to a conflicting international commitment with the Association of Space Explorers.

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posted 01-29-2014 09:21 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for disglobes   Click Here to Email disglobes     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Any idea when the fees will be posted to the website?

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posted 01-30-2014 11:55 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for BMacKinnon   Click Here to Email BMacKinnon     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I see that Scott Parazynski, Charles Precourt and Kent Rominger will be in LA on May 4 for an event. And we already know that Thomas Reiter will be at another event on May 7. Any chance of getting any of them to attend Spacefest?

The greatest miracle would be if Kim could talk Mike Collins into attending one more Spacefest. We still have our dreams!

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posted 01-31-2014 12:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for schnappsicle   Click Here to Email schnappsicle     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
For those of you unable to attend, my cousin lives nearby. He will get some photos signed for me. He said he would be glad to help anyone else out who needs something signed.

Just shoot me an email and I will forward it to him and he'll get back to you so the two of you can exchange information and details.

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posted 01-31-2014 06:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Spacefest   Click Here to Email Spacefest     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Russian space authority, journalist, historian, and artist extraordinaire Anatoly Zak will join us at Spacefest VI.

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posted 02-01-2014 08:20 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 disglobes:
Any idea when the fees will be posted to the website?
Some fees posted now.

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posted 02-04-2014 12:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dave Clow   Click Here to Email Dave Clow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Any update on Dr. Hartmann's presence?

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Aldrin has been announced! Thanks, Kim and Sally.

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At in-person signings like this, I always like to get large prints (usually 16x20) printed. They make for such great presentations.

I just got an e-mail from mpix.com announcing a 50% off large prints sale, for two days only. You could get a beautifully printed (on archival paper) high-resolution photo done for surprisingly little money.

There are a number of sources you could use to find such high resolution images, in approximate order of preference (quality of images; ease of searching, etc.):

Or, some of the photo collages I made up a few years ago would be applicable to some of the astronauts.

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posted 02-25-2014 04:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Spacefest   Click Here to Email Spacefest     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
7-time Shuttle veteran JERRY ROSS will be at Spacefest.

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I will be accepting mail orders again for folks who can not make the event. I have done this the past several years with Kim and Sally's recommendation.

Please email me at: stevegruber34@yahoo.com with your requests and we can discuss the details.

I do charge a fee for my service and have dozens and dozens of happy customers from this site over the years. Thanks.

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I can personally vouch for Steve. Whatever you want signed, he can get it for you at a very reasonable price. I may avail myself of his services again

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posted 02-26-2014 10:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mode1charlie   Click Here to Email mode1charlie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I will also vouch for Steve. I entrusted him with a not-insignificant amount of cash in order to get an item multi-signed for me at Spacefest IV, and he did exactly what we agreed.

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posted 03-05-2014 07:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Blackarrow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Robert Pearlman:
The JPL Public Services Office offers tours free of charge for groups and individuals on an advance reservation basis. I'm sure Spacefest will organize a group tour as one of its planned side outings...
Does anyone know, or can someone from Spacefest say, whether anything has been done to arrange a JPL tour? From memory, I think JPL does tours on Mondays and Wednesdays, but names must be submitted three weeks in advance. That means if anything is going to be done it will have to be done within the next four or five weeks.

If something is being arranged, how can I put my name down? I assume the day after Spacefest ends (a Monday) would be best. The alternative is the day before it starts (Wednesday).

Bottom line: I haven't booked flights yet, but I need to do it soon. It would be unthinkable to travel a third of the way around the world without making an effort to get on a JPL tour. Is there someone better placed than me to take this on?

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posted 03-06-2014 12:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Spacefest   Click Here to Email Spacefest     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
No joy. We've sworn off tours. One of our speakers put a JPL tour together. but it's full. JPL says they're booked up until September.

We tried to book a tour with SpaceX, but couldn't, even with inside help.

A problem is foreigners (and the same is true in Ariz.), gov't is very paranoid.

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Originally posted by Spacefest:
A problem is foreigners...
There are quite a few of us outside the States...

I'm really sorry to hear that JPL is booked out. Would I be arrested if I just stand outside JPL and soak up the atmosphere of a half century of history-making?

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posted 03-06-2014 06:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jay Gallentine   Click Here to Email Jay Gallentine     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Blackarrow, I have been able to (slightly) expand the JPL Tour I have put together. Please e-mail me and I'll get you on the list!

It's Wednesday at 2pm local time. I can send you all the details.

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posted 03-08-2014 04:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Spacefest   Click Here to Email Spacefest     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Blackarrow:
There are quite a few of us outside the States...
5 1/2 billion. Not our rules.

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Looks like I've got a place on the JPL tour after all. Thanks, Jay!

I now have to adjust my travel plans, but that's a small price to pay for a once-in-a lifetime opportunity.


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