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Paul23
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posted 05-09-2014 02:58 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Paul23   Click Here to Email Paul23     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Autographica 21 will be held 19-21 September 2014 at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole in the UK.

Dave Scott and Edgar Mitchell have been announced as guests.

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posted 05-09-2014 04:51 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for minipci     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Any chance of a Dave Scott lecture?

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posted 05-09-2014 06:31 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for AstroAutos   Click Here to Email AstroAutos     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Two excellent announcements and looking forward to meeting both of them again.

That's myself and Demi confirmed for September anyway, think it's important to make the effort to head over while these guys are still around.

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posted 05-09-2014 09:48 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for David Bryant   Click Here to Email David Bryant     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great news! Looking forward to the event already.... time to order more frames!

AstroAutos
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posted 05-09-2014 12:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for AstroAutos   Click Here to Email AstroAutos     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It's also worth noting, after the success of the SR-71 Blackbird pilots last time out, that Gerald Glasser and John Manzi are both announced for September.

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posted 05-09-2014 05:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for robert_l   Click Here to Email robert_l     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Brilliant news. Already have holidays booked from work. I met Dave Scott when we invited him to our observatory in 2005, and Ed Mitchell at a previous Autographica.

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posted 05-09-2014 06:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for YankeeClipper   Click Here to Email YankeeClipper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by minipci:
Any chance of a Dave Scott lecture?
That would be superb if it comes to pass. Heard Dave give a one hour lecture during the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation's show at the Cape. It was a very good presentation on the Apollo program and the Apollo 15 mission.

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posted 05-09-2014 07:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for robert_l   Click Here to Email robert_l     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
He gave an excellent talk at Dundee in 2005.

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posted 05-14-2014 07:15 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for minipci     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
2005! It's about time he was persuaded to give another one.

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posted 05-14-2014 04:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for AstroAutos   Click Here to Email AstroAutos     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Autographica has announced some of the pricing for Ed and Dave (more expensive than their respective last appearances but hey, they aren't getting any younger).
  • Dave Scott: Autograph £170; Photoshoot £50.
  • Ed Mitchell: Autograph £85; Photoshoot £40; Lecture £30.

David Bryant
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posted 06-02-2014 12:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for David Bryant   Click Here to Email David Bryant     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just to bump this up the list!

C'mon people: Dave Scott and Edgar Mitchell!! Two moonwalkers! And you know there will be more to come!

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posted 06-03-2014 05:55 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for gliderpilotuk   Click Here to Email gliderpilotuk     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
PLEASE let's have Eric "Winkle" Brown back. As the program the other night showed, he has more stories to tell than most astronauts - even at a sprightly 95 years old.

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posted 06-03-2014 07:22 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for minipci     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Indeed!

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posted 06-03-2014 02:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kite     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I went to see Captain Eric 'Winkle' Brown give a talk at the Sywell Aviation Museum at the beginning of April this year. The man was and still is phenomenal. He spoke for two and a half hours which included questions at the end and a half hour interval during which he was inscribing and signing his autobiography 'Wings On My Sleeve'.

All very impressive and what an eventful life he has had. He did not refer to notes and his recall of events is amazing. He could go off on a tangent to explain some detail but every time didn't forget to go back to where he was. It was a superb performance by anyone's standard but when you consider the Captain is ninety five it is incredible.

I am sure he has been to Autographica before and would be very popular if he did again, especially after the programme last Sunday on BBC 2 which he narrated himself called 'Britain's Greatest Pilot: The Extraordinary Story Of Captain Winkle Brown'

It must give us hope that if he can still give such a wonderful account of himself at this great age perhaps so too can some of our veteran astronauts, health permitting, for a few more years.

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posted 06-03-2014 02:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for AstroAutos   Click Here to Email AstroAutos     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
World War Two Dambuster veteran George Johnny Johnson has been announced for the show, looking forward to meeting him.

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posted 06-03-2014 03:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for robert_l   Click Here to Email robert_l     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I met Eric Brown several years back when he came to ASTRA. I was amazed to hear that he flew the German Comet rocket plane and that he also is from Dundee! Would love to meet him again.

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posted 06-04-2014 03:34 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tykeanaut   Click Here to Email Tykeanaut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I see that Eileen Collins is on the "signing circuit". Would be great to see her at Autographica.

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posted 06-04-2014 05:34 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for gliderpilotuk   Click Here to Email gliderpilotuk     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by robert_l:
I met Eric Brown several years back when he came to ASTRA.
Winkle attended a few years ago. I've met him three times (once in the company of Joe Engle who expressed his admiration!) and I'm enthralled every time.

He was also involved in the interrogation of Goering, attended the '36 Olympics flew with Udet, first twin engine carrier landing, first jet carrier landing, flown more types than anyone has or is ever likely to... etc, etc. Phenomenal.

George Johnson is a great choice too. He has just released a book: The Last British Dambuster.

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posted 06-09-2014 05:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Paul23   Click Here to Email Paul23     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've just read on the Showmasters Forum that Dave Scott has had to postpone his appearance until the April 2015 show.

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posted 06-11-2014 03:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for machbusterman   Click Here to Email machbusterman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by robert_l:
He gave an excellent talk at Dundee in 2005.

I can vouch for that too... At Dundee University... Also had Alexander Volkov there in '04/05.

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posted 06-13-2014 06:31 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Paul23   Click Here to Email Paul23     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Vance Brand has been announced.

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posted 06-17-2014 09:41 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Paul23   Click Here to Email Paul23     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Al Worden has also been announced today.

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posted 06-17-2014 11:01 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for robert_l   Click Here to Email robert_l     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Fantastic news Al Worden coming! I hope he is doing a talk. His talks at Glasgow and Pontefract were brilliant, as is his book.

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posted 06-22-2014 06:55 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Paul23   Click Here to Email Paul23     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Jack Lousma and Ed Gibson have been added to the line-up for the show.

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posted 06-22-2014 10:30 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for David Bryant   Click Here to Email David Bryant     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Looking like another terrific line up! Looking forward to the show already...

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posted 06-22-2014 02:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for robert_l   Click Here to Email robert_l     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This is more excellent news, at long last a chance to meet Skylab astronauts, appropriate as we are going through the 40th anniversary of Skylab.

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posted 06-23-2014 06:58 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for gliderpilotuk   Click Here to Email gliderpilotuk     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Jack Lousma and Ed Gibson have been added to the line-up for the show.

Outstanding. Two of the nicest guys around.

David Bryant
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posted 08-03-2014 08:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for David Bryant   Click Here to Email David Bryant     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Incidentally: Linda and I will have a good range of meteorites at affordable prices, all of which are sold with an A4 data sheet and full provenance (see here)!

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posted 08-22-2014 05:55 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Paul23   Click Here to Email Paul23     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just read that Edgar Mitchell has postponed until April but Tom Stafford has been confirmed for September.

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posted 08-24-2014 03:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Blackarrow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Is this the first Autographica to have no moonwalkers? It's still a strong line-up, but having at least one guest moonwalker adds a lot.

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I can't remember which show it was but there was a show where there were no moonwalkers, think Jim McDivitt, Fred Haise, Vance Brand and Gerry Griffin were on the guest list that year.

I'm really pleased with this one, some good Apollo 13 capcom connections and any event with Al Worden is always good to go to!

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I have to agree somewhat with BlackArrow, before the Stafford announcement - this was the first Autographica, I was considering not attending for as many years as I can remember.

There seems to be certain lack of 'star' guests this time around (*). Maybe there has been too much concentration on Comic Cons.

I'm fairly glad they've already announced the future date, as I was partly fearful that attendance could be low and that they revert back to one show a year again.

Regarding Tom, I'm surprised that nobody has also mentioned 'the last European signing' and the subsequent inflated price from his previous visit yet. Which is great for people like me who passed last time, a little confusing however for those who did.

(* Yes, I know that all NASA program guests are 'stars' [hero's even], but hopefully you understand my point.)

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posted 08-26-2014 05:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for james watt   Click Here to Email james watt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by David Bryant:
Looking like another terrific line up! Looking forward to the show already...
Gene Kranz would be the icing on the cake!

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posted 08-26-2014 05:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
As noted here, due to his current medical condition, Kranz is currently unable to travel.

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