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JasonB
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posted 08-14-2014 10:24 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for JasonB   Click Here to Email JasonB     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by lspooz:
...for a few jaw dropping seconds I thought Anders, Collins and Glenn et.al. had been added... then I woke up.
That'd be a "pretty good" show I guess. lol

I know Anders is a hopeless dream but I wish Borman, Collins or Mattingly would do a show so I could meet them.

alanh_7
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posted 08-14-2014 10:57 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for alanh_7   Click Here to Email alanh_7     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I don't think you will see any of those guys do a public show again. Bill Anders did come to the Apollo 12 anniversary dinner that was on the same weekend as the AAMS a few years back, as did Neil Armstrong. But they were not at the actual show and I doubt Bill Anders will do a signing again. He was however very kind about photo ops, etc.

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posted 08-15-2014 02:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JasonB   Click Here to Email JasonB     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
They started posting autograph pricing. Al Worden actually went down $15 from last year.

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posted 09-10-2014 12:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JasonB   Click Here to Email JasonB     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I haven't seen any updates on the pricing lately. I'd like to know what Lovell's inscription fee per word is as I have three items with varying inscriptions to get.

Skyguy48
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posted 09-12-2014 05:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Skyguy48   Click Here to Email Skyguy48     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Does anyone know the deal with the AAMS tickets this year? Are they to be sent out or be collected at the hotel?

bruce
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posted 09-15-2014 02:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bruce   Click Here to Email bruce     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Many of us in the astronaut memorabilia community knew Leon Ford, our fellow space enthusiast and friend who recently passed. In an effort to honor Leon, Jason Rubin and I are organizing a lunch time gathering at 12 p.m. through 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 8 at the ASF show in the Rocket Garden Café. We ate with Leon at this café on Saturday at the 2013 show, and feel it appropriate to organize the same for 2014. No speeches, no fanfare; just like-minded friends and space enthusiasts getting together to honor an absent friend during the signing break at the ASF show.

For those wishing to participate, we are asking for a $20 donation per person that will immediately be handed to the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation later that day in memory of Leon. As most of you might know, the ASF was near and dear to his heart. Here is the Rocket Garden Café's menu (Note: Lunch is not included in the $20 donation).

Participants are required to RSVP via this link in order to help insure adequate table space for the gathering.

Please join us that hour to remember our dear friend and the gentle spirit of Leon Ford. Those who join us and make the $20 donation will be asked to autograph a special item going to Leon's widow, Donna. Hope to see you there! —Bruce and Jason

albatron
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posted 09-17-2014 09:48 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for albatron   Click Here to Email albatron     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by JasonB:
They started posting autograph pricing. Al Worden actually went down $15 from last year.
Good for Al. The goodwill from this gesture should pay huge dividends.

gliderpilotuk
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posted 09-17-2014 12:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for gliderpilotuk   Click Here to Email gliderpilotuk     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Can anyone help with getting a few signatures for me please? I have three Flight Plan covers (so, easy to carry) needing Cernan, Lovell, Bean and Gordon. Thanks.

lspooz
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posted 09-17-2014 08:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for lspooz   Click Here to Email lspooz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Can anyone help with getting a few signatures for me please?
I should be able to cover it - looking forward to the ASF show!

gliderpilotuk
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posted 09-18-2014 05:03 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for gliderpilotuk   Click Here to Email gliderpilotuk     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks Larry and David for your offers of help.

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posted 09-18-2014 03:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for xlsteve   Click Here to Email xlsteve     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Skyguy48:
Does anyone know the deal with the AAMS tickets this year? Are they to be sent out or be collected at the hotel?

Normally you pick up a packet at the hotel that contains your badge, wristbands and anything else your ticket package requires. There's a table in the lobby where you can check in with ASF.

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posted 09-19-2014 02:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ASF1984     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Does anyone know the deal with the AAMS tickets this year?
xlsteve is correct — we will have a check-in table at the Cocoa Beach Hilton where you'll be able to collect a check-in packet which will contain everything you'll need for the weekend. We'll see you there!

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posted 09-20-2014 09:37 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for opns93     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Does that also include AAMS Weekend pass only pick up as well? Or are they mailed?

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posted 09-20-2014 01:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JasonB   Click Here to Email JasonB     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Last year I ordered a weekend pass for the autograph show early and you just gave them your name and id at the entrance to the show inside KSC and they gave you both days bracelets right then.

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posted 09-20-2014 01:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for opns93     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for the information. This will be my first time attending. I'm fortunate that my wife's parents live in Titusville. All I have to spend is the price of a plane ticket and of course my Annual Pass for KSC. They are both retired and I'm the Son-In-Law liked by them, so they have been able to get signatures for me from the astronaut present that day.

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I'm sure you'll love it and get ready to be overwhelmed when you first walk in the room!

If you've never met the astronauts before do yourself a favor and plan nothing but the show for at least one day because it will take at least three times longer than you think. When I first attended in 2012, I made the mistake of trying to fit autographs, photos with every astronaut and the three-hour launch site tour in. I ran around like Jesse Owens on fire on Sunday after being there all day Saturday.

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posted 09-20-2014 02:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for opns93     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for the info. I have been to KSC and have done the tours. My focus is the AAMS only for the weekend.

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posted 09-21-2014 11:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Daugherty54   Click Here to Email Daugherty54     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I will not be able to attend this show but I might be interested in getting a replica moon boot signed by Cernan if anyone could accomodate me. Email me privately if you can help. I will gladly pay for your time.

JoKepler
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posted 10-01-2014 01:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JoKepler   Click Here to Email JoKepler     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Anyone going to the autograph show on Saturday that may be willing to help me out and get me two Jim Lovell signatures on covers? Thanks!

lspooz
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posted 10-01-2014 02:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for lspooz   Click Here to Email lspooz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Should be good/easy for me to get 'em signed- the highlight of the show (for me) will be meeting Capt. Lovell.

Skyguy48
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posted 10-04-2014 02:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Skyguy48   Click Here to Email Skyguy48     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Is there anyone attending the AAMS solo this year who has an Apollo ticket? Hoping to hook up with someone and help each other out taking photos and stuff, it's so frustrating getting a perfect moment for a photo and scrambling around for someone to take the pic.

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posted 10-05-2014 03:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bruce   Click Here to Email bruce     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
As a reminder, Jason Rubin and I are organizing a lunch time gathering in memory of Leon Ford, our fellow space enthusiast and friend who recently passed. The event will be held at 12 p.m. till 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 8 at the ASF show in the Rocket Garden Café. We ate with Leon at this café on Saturday at the 2013 show, and feel it appropriate to organize the same for 2014. No speeches, no fanfare; just like-minded friends and space enthusiasts getting together to honor an absent friend during the signing break at the ASF show.

For those wishing to participate, we are asking for a $20 donation per person that will immediately be handed to the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation later that day in memory of Leon. As most of you might know, the ASF was near and dear to his heart. Here is the Rocket Garden Café's menu (Note: Lunch is not included in the $20 donation).

Participants are required to RSVP via this link in order to help insure adequate table space for the gathering.

Please join us that hour to remember our dear friend and the gentle spirit of Leon Ford. Those attending in person and who make the $20 donation will be asked to autograph a special item going to Leon's widow, Donna. Hope to see you there!

If you cannot attend the luncheon during the ASF autograph show on November 8, but would still like to contribute to the ASF in memory of Leon Ford, we are asking for a $20 donation or whatever you feel is appropriate. Please email me off-list for the mailing address to send your checks made out to The Astronaut Scholarship Foundation. Please respond before October 24 so that we can gather checks and make an accurate assessment of the number of people attending the lunch.

—Bruce and Jason

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posted 10-05-2014 03:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for rgarner   Click Here to Email rgarner     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am considering coming over to the US for this. If anyone has any advice for a first timer then let me know!

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posted 10-05-2014 05:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Skyguy48   Click Here to Email Skyguy48     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My advice would be book your flights ASAP and get over there. If you are a spaceflight fan then the AAMS and the astronauts will blow your mind. I travel over from Edinburgh and this will be my third AAMS and I cant praise the ASF highly enough for putting on such an amazing few days for all us space buffs.

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posted 10-07-2014 12:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JasonB   Click Here to Email JasonB     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Any updates on autograph prices? There's only a month left and it makes it difficult to know what I need to plan on spending. Thanks

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posted 10-08-2014 12:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JasonB   Click Here to Email JasonB     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just saw that Richard Gordon and Fred Gregory were off the guest page for the show, though still on the fees page. Hopefully that's a temporary thing as I was looking forward to meeting Gregory and had an item to get signed by Gordon, who is always great to meet.

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posted 10-14-2014 04:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for opns93     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It may be a silly question, At the show do astronauts have photos available for purchase?

It will be my first time in attendance.

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Not a silly question at all. There will be a table selling various images that you can buy and then have signed.

However... I strongly recommend that you use that as a "last chance" option if you decide to get something signed at the last minute, or if someone shows up who you were not expecting. Instead, try to find whatever items you want signed in advance and bring them with you. That way, you can find exactly what you want, in exactly the quality you want.

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posted 10-14-2014 05:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for opns93     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for the answer. As for photos, the internet is a wonder. There are a few on the list of attendees that I have had difficulty finding. The "big" names are not as hard to locate. I have had their photos printed for awhile now.

As for purchase on site, it will be a last minute substitution perhaps or low pricing would be a a factor.

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posted 10-14-2014 06:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for albatron   Click Here to Email albatron     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If you share what/who you're looking for someone may have the digital image they can send you, or, steer you in the proper direction.

Enjoy the show!

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posted 10-14-2014 08:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for opns93     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have had difficulty locating the photos listed here.

Anxious for the show. Printed most of the photos for the show. I have my flight, my ride from the airport and staying with my in-laws. Tickets to KSC purchased prior (Annual Pass) and have been saving and saving.

Just need the final prices to be listed.

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posted 10-15-2014 09:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for JasonB   Click Here to Email JasonB     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
They just listed most of them but still no Lovell or Stafford. These guys are starting to get expensive! A lot of $25 increases over last year. Even McCandless is $75 now.

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posted 10-16-2014 09:58 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for jtheoret   Click Here to Email jtheoret     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If anyone is going to the ASF show and would be willing to get a few things signed for me I would be most appreciative. Please email me off list. Thank you!

Hart Sastrowardoyo
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posted 10-16-2014 12:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Even McCandless is $75 now.
Not picking on you, but think about this: The autograph from an Astronaut Encounter is free if you bring your own item, but parking is $10 and admission to KSC is $50. There's always some cost to getting an autograph - whether it's stamps and paper and envelope, time away from work, or gas and admission.

I figure my "going rate" at getting an autograph is about $50. Seeing Jemison yesterday was about $10 in gas and $10 for tolls and the photo. Sending out an item to get signed usually runs about the $50, in terms of donation, photo cost and postage there and back.

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posted 10-16-2014 02:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for fredtrav   Click Here to Email fredtrav     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
One thing about getting an autograph from KSC is that if they are having an astronaut encounter, you can buy a signed photo from the encounter for $10 bucks plus postage. I just did that when the had Rodolfo Neri Vela.

Of course you don't get the experience of meeting the astronaut, but it is hard to get there from Birmingham.

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posted 10-18-2014 12:09 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If anyone is going to be in the area the day or two before - Nov 6 or 7 - and taking in KSC those days, could you contact me off list, please? Thanks!

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posted 10-20-2014 12:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JasonB   Click Here to Email JasonB     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm getting several full sized, wearable gold visor moonwalker type replica helmets signed at the ASF show in a few weeks and was going to resell a couple to help pay for part of the trip. If anyone would like to buy one and have me get it signed by anyone there and ship it back to you in the U.S. here's what I have and the cost.

Commander striped gold visor helmet perfect for Cernan or Lovell — $900 shipped plus autograph cost.

Non-commander unstriped gold visor helmet perfect for Bean, Duke, Haise or Mitchell — $850 shipped plus autograph cost.

I've gotten a couple of these signed. These are probably the most impressive signed item you'll find. I would also do my best to take pics of them signing it though I can't guarantee that. Just drop me an email if interested.

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Commander striped gold visor helmet perfect for... Lovell
If someone does take Jason up on his offer for Lovell, you may want to further augment the red stripes afterwards to feature the Navy anchor and wings that distinguished Lovell's LEVA.

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posted 10-20-2014 02:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JasonB   Click Here to Email JasonB     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks Robert. I've been to Adler Planetarium three times and forgot those were on his helmet. I have a bubble helmet hopefully arriving soon for Lovell to sign or I would do that for myself.

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posted 10-21-2014 05:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mike_The_First     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Is it just me or have "Crew Completion" fees really dropped?

Granted, those known for high ones, such as Captain Lovell, are still TBA, but those that are listed all seem lower than in the past.


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