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Robert Pearlman
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posted 02-12-2014 09:18 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 Don Thomas' book signings for the new book Orbit of Discovery: The All-Ohio Space Shuttle Mission.

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

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posted 02-12-2014 09:21 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
ShopNASA.com is now taking presale orders for autographed copies of "Orbit of Discovery".
Signing is scheduled for May 8th. Estimated ship date is late May.
Autographed books are $24.95 each.

Hart Sastrowardoyo
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posted 02-14-2014 07:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
First up: Tony Packo’s Café, 1902 Front St., Toledo, Ohio from 4:30-7p.m. Feb. 21, along with co-author Mike Bartell. Copies will be available for purchase.

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posted 02-14-2014 08:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Actually, first up (though not solely a book signing) is the rescheduled Saturday Morning Science at Towson University in Maryland tomorrow (Feb. 15).

lspooz
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posted 02-16-2014 09:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for lspooz   Click Here to Email lspooz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Did anyone attend the Feb. 15 signing (I'd like to get a few books inscribed, NOT just signed, and wonder if the crowds are such that this would not be possible, or if someone would hand-carry some books to the March appearances in Houston to get some inscribed to my son and a teacher?)

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posted 02-16-2014 09:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
New signing added to Sightings: Hudson Library & Historical Society in Hudson, Ohio on Feb. 19.

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posted 02-16-2014 11:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ColinBurgess   Click Here to Email ColinBurgess     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
In consultation with Kim I tried to get Don Thomas along to Spacefest VI, but even though he said he'd love to be there, he had another signing in Houston that same weekend. Pity - it's a terrific book.

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posted 02-19-2014 09:07 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
New signing added to Sightings: Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia on March 8.

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posted 02-21-2014 10:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for BMacKinnon   Click Here to Email BMacKinnon     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I got to see Don this afternoon in Toledo at Tony Packo's where he and his co-author Mike Bartell were doing a book signing. Don also gave a nice presentation followed by a Q&A.

He was also kind enough to sign a Hot Dog bun for me. If you have ever been to Tony Packo's (Originally made famous by Toledo Native Jamie Farr on MASH) they are know for their hot dogs and chili! Their walls are covered in signed hot dog buns! Originally they were real but now they are made of foam rubber!

Thank you Don for writing a great book and putting on a great presentation today!

astro-nut
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posted 02-22-2014 09:11 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for astro-nut   Click Here to Email astro-nut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Will Don Thomas do a nationwide book tour or will he just focus mainly in Ohio and surrounding states?

Robert Pearlman
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I spoke to Don, who said that he'd have liked to embark on a nationwide tour but as he has a full-time profession, his schedule won't allow for that much travel.

He is scheduling events outside Ohio as possible, with signings now confirmed for Virginia and Texas, and he expects to be at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama later this year.

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posted 02-24-2014 03:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Don Thomas   Click Here to Email Don Thomas     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If anyone is interested in purchasing a signed and personalized copy of my book, Orbit of Discovery, visit my website OhioAstronaut.com. We can get a copy shipped right out to you.

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posted 02-24-2014 03:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ColinBurgess   Click Here to Email ColinBurgess     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Don't miss out on getting Don's book (and a signed copy at that) as this is one terrific read. Can't praise it too highly.

lspooz
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posted 02-24-2014 05:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for lspooz   Click Here to Email lspooz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Don Thomas:
If anyone is interested in purchasing a signed and personalized copy of my book, Orbit of Discovery, visit my website OhioAstronaut.com.
Best. Newbie. Post. Ever.

What a great way to enter the cS boards! I'm looking forward to ordering two personalized copies now (one for my son, one for a science teacher...).

Great news - thanks for the option on your book!

Grounded!
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I received my copies yesterday so no chance to read the book yet. I ordered them directly from Don's website and could not be more pleased with my order. They were personalized as I requested. Don also adds his missions and a nice little inscription..."Watch out for the woodpeckers and keep your eyes to the stars."

I also bought one of his KSC Drill Team patches which is pretty neat.

lspooz
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I got my books as well - VERY fast turnaround and shipping and with personalized inscriptions done perfectly(three copies ordered) - fantastic!

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I had the opportunity to attend Dr. Thomas' book signing at the Udvar Hazy museum yesterday. He was very generous with his time, and a very engaging person. In addition to signing his book, he gave a fantastic talk about his flight aboard Discovery, right in front of Discovery.

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Since I missed the Don Thomas book signing at Udvar-Hazy by mere days, I plan to order Don's book from his website. Looking forward to reading this book very soon.

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