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SteveG
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posted 04-04-2017 05:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveG   Click Here to Email SteveG     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Bumping up my message from January about accepting mail orders for autographs for those who cannot be at Spacefest. I wont start accepting items for another 4-5 weeks but if you would like to be put on my mailing list please email me directly.

albatron
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posted 04-05-2017 09:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for albatron   Click Here to Email albatron     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hate to be the reminder of bad news, but I've been asked to remind that Gen. Engle will not be signing mail in items.

albatron
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posted 04-05-2017 09:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for albatron   Click Here to Email albatron     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by SpaceyInMN:
...do astronauts typically care how many words are in the inscription?
Depends on the astronaut and their policy. If they're charging per word, I'm sure they'll be happy to add what you wish.

SpaceSteve
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posted 04-05-2017 09:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SpaceSteve   Click Here to Email SpaceSteve     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by albatron:
...Gen. Engle will not be signing mail in items.
Correct, but that wouldn't affect Steve G's efforts, since he's taking the items with him to Spacefest to get signed.

SpaceyInMN
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posted 04-05-2017 10:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SpaceyInMN   Click Here to Email SpaceyInMN     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by albatron:
Depends on the astronaut and their policy.
The astronaut in question is Joe Engle. The inscription I have in mind is four brief lines totaling roughly 12 words total.

JasonIUP
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posted 04-05-2017 10:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JasonIUP   Click Here to Email JasonIUP     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by albatron:
...will not be signing mail in items.
Then again, no one is signing mailed-in items because no one is doing a signing at Novaspace as part of Spacefest, and, to my knowledge, Novaspace doesn't take mailed-in items for Spacefest signers.

Does sending an item to a friend to bring with him to Spacefest count as "mailed in"?

albatron
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posted 04-05-2017 11:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for albatron   Click Here to Email albatron     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by SpaceSteve:
Correct, but that wouldn't affect Steve G's efforts...
Nope. The Engles are aware of Steve and his efforts and do not wish to sign those either.

The General is not motivated by money.

albatron
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posted 04-05-2017 11:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for albatron   Click Here to Email albatron     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by SpaceyInMN:
The astronaut in question is Joe Engle.
That SHOULD be ok.

Daugherty54
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posted 04-06-2017 06:58 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Daugherty54   Click Here to Email Daugherty54     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
So those of us who can't attend for financial reasons are out of luck? I know from personal correspondence he doesn't sign through the mail because he doesn't like people profiting from his autograph. At his fees their will be no profiting.

I don't understand this guy.

On another note if anyone needs an Engle litho, I've got one I'd like to get my money back on.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 04-06-2017 11:00 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Daugherty54:
I don't understand this guy.
It is not necessary to understand him. It is his desire to sign autographs only for those he meets in person at Spacefest.

His policy now being known, let's move on to discussion of the other aspects of Spacefest, as merited.

Daugherty54
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posted 04-06-2017 06:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Daugherty54   Click Here to Email Daugherty54     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Never said it was necessary. He is entitled to any signing policy he wishes.

milkit1
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posted 04-11-2017 07:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for milkit1   Click Here to Email milkit1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Is there an auction at Spacefest? I thought I read somewhere about a charity auction but am having trouble finding the information.

SkyMan1958
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posted 04-11-2017 07:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SkyMan1958   Click Here to Email SkyMan1958     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I don't know about Spacefest, but generally there is a charity auction associated with the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation (ASF) meeting in early November in Florida.

MCroft04
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posted 04-11-2017 08:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MCroft04   Click Here to Email MCroft04     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Last year there was an auction in support of Kim. Great idea. However, if another auction is planned, I hope it is better planned than last year.

jiffyq58
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posted 04-11-2017 08:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jiffyq58   Click Here to Email jiffyq58     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I believe they are auctioning off some items during the banquet on Saturday night. Check the Spacefest page on Facebook. Nick Howes has posted about a few items that will be auctioned, and they are hoping for more to be donated.

albatron
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posted 04-19-2017 08:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for albatron   Click Here to Email albatron     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There will be an auction. Not sure all as of yet what will be available. Proceeds go to the Ataxia Foundation.

moonnut
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posted 04-19-2017 10:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for moonnut   Click Here to Email moonnut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I saw on the Spacefest site that Gen Stafford has canceled. A real bummer. I hope everything is ok.

mode1charlie
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posted 04-19-2017 11:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mode1charlie   Click Here to Email mode1charlie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes, bummer. I was really looking forward to seeing Gen. Stafford again.

albatron
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posted 04-21-2017 08:40 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for albatron   Click Here to Email albatron     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Believe me, no one is more upset than I. We worked terribly hard on that one.

David C
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posted 04-22-2017 10:58 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for David C     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I sure hope that General Stafford and his family are OK.

NJSPACEFAN
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posted 04-23-2017 01:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for NJSPACEFAN   Click Here to Email NJSPACEFAN     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Is it just me, or does anyone else have a problem with the Spacefest website? I can't scroll down. I can get each tab, but never can page it down.

jtheoret
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posted 04-23-2017 02:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jtheoret   Click Here to Email jtheoret     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have the same problem in Explorer, but not in Chrome.

NJSPACEFAN
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posted 04-23-2017 02:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for NJSPACEFAN   Click Here to Email NJSPACEFAN     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You're right! Have Explorer on my desktop and Chrome on my phone.

Lev M
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posted 04-23-2017 09:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Lev M   Click Here to Email Lev M     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have a similar problem with Internet Explorer but there is a workaround: clicking Ctrl + F5 usually helps to reload the pages in their complete form.

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posted 05-01-2017 06:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JasonB   Click Here to Email JasonB     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Any definite word on whether Jim Lovell will be at Spacefest?

albatron
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posted 05-01-2017 09:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for albatron   Click Here to Email albatron     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
We're still trying with Lovell, but his anniversary is the same time.

Lev M
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posted 05-01-2017 09:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Lev M   Click Here to Email Lev M     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Could you organize something special for them? A dinner, maybe, with a reasonable entrance fee for the audience?

SteveG
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posted 05-05-2017 05:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveG   Click Here to Email SteveG     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Still accepting mail order (aside from Mr. Engle) for people who aren't fortunate enough to be able to attend the event.

All items and full payment are due by June 5th...no exceptions. Email me with any questions. Thanks!

mjanovec
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posted 05-08-2017 03:01 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mjanovec   Click Here to Email mjanovec     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Now it looks like Alan Bean has cancelled too. He and Stafford are still shown on the guests page, but if you read the "fine print" they are shown as cancelled.
Alan Bean has had to cancel for Spacefest VII for personal reasons.

mode1charlie
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posted 05-08-2017 03:40 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mode1charlie   Click Here to Email mode1charlie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've got an X-15 print I'm bringing for Joe Engle's signature, and would also like to get it signed by author Michelle Evans and the X-15 support crew attending this Spacefest (Vince Capasso, Wayne Ottinger, Harry Shapiro, and Charlie Baker). I know Engle and Evans have a scheduled time for book signing, but is there an authorized way to get the signatures of the support crew?

(Maybe "authorized" isn't the right word - but you know what I mean. I don't want to feel like I'm sneaking around.)

YankeeClipper
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posted 05-08-2017 09:30 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for YankeeClipper   Click Here to Email YankeeClipper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Both Glynn Lunney and Sy Liebergot are listed as cancelled too.
Glynn Lunney has had to cancel his Spacefest VIII appearance for personal reasons.

Sy Liebergot has had to cancel for Spacefest VIII.

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posted 05-08-2017 12:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JasonB   Click Here to Email JasonB     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That really stinks. It's always great to see the Lunneys at these events.

David C
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posted 05-08-2017 06:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for David C     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well I sure hope the guys are okay.

JasonIUP
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posted 05-08-2017 07:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JasonIUP   Click Here to Email JasonIUP     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
In light of astronaut deaths over the past couple years, Aldrin's "I hate shows" stance, and the list of cancellations for this year's show, I hope the event remains profitable for management and guests.

With that said, if one has never gone or is on the fence about going, don't pass up your chance.

Mike_The_First
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posted 05-11-2017 05:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mike_The_First   Click Here to Email Mike_The_First     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Mike_The_First:
What does Ron Woods generally charge to sign? And does he have any restrictions...
Any info yet? Even the prices/restrictions from past events could be helpful if there's nothing established yet for this year...

milkit1
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posted 05-22-2017 09:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for milkit1   Click Here to Email milkit1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Jim McDivitt is now confirmed for Spacefest.

davidcwagner
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posted 05-22-2017 10:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for davidcwagner   Click Here to Email davidcwagner     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great. Jim is a hoot. It does not come through on his photos, but he has real charisma in person.

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posted 05-22-2017 10:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mode1charlie   Click Here to Email mode1charlie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great to hear about McDivitt!

milkit1
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posted 05-23-2017 07:34 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for milkit1   Click Here to Email milkit1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That a a good point David. I noticed that as well. He is super fun in person.

albatron
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posted 05-23-2017 08:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for albatron   Click Here to Email albatron     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Okay gang, I can finally let the cat out of the bag... there will be two of the Mercury 13 gals attending Spacefest: Gene Nora Jesson and Sarah Ratley. One day only, they arrive Friday, June 9 and depart June 10. Gene Nora is bringing her books and we'll host a book signing at 4:30PM on Friday.

They want to visit with Eileen Collins and Rhea Seddon, who look up to them.

Sarah of course, will be with her and they'll happily sign anything else you want. No fee but it would be nice to help her by buying a book. Besides they're a great read, here's a link to her Amazon page.


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