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Mike_The_First
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posted 09-07-2017 01:05 AM     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 Dennis Beatty:
Gosh, not one moonwalker confirmed yet.
Keep in mind that only half of them are still alive, and, of those, half don't do autograph events (Aldrin, Schmitt, and Young). Schmitt and Young don't do many events in general these days.

So if Bean, Duke and Scott are unavailable (and Aldrin, if you're talking about just making the appearance in general), then there's probably not going to be a moonwalker on the list.

Of the 12 who went to the moon but didn't land, three quarters are still with us, but Borman, Anders and Mattingly never really did too many events like this, and Lovell is really cutting down.

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Originally posted by JasonB:
It'd be great if they could get some non-autograph guests like Crippen or Aldrin to do photos at the show in exchange for donations.
Why doesn't Crippen do the signings? If it's an aversion to charging, it wouldn't necessarily be a bad idea for the ASF to give him a free table — assuming he'd be willing, I'm sure they'd more than make up for the "loss" with increased admissions.
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Originally posted by BMacKinnon:
ASF will add more but we are moving in to an era of almost only shuttle astronauts attending.
While we are unfortunately heading in that direction, we're luckily doing so very slowly.

Mercury's gone, Gemini and Apollo numbers are dropping, but there's still a good percentage of Skylab out and about. Granted, the number itself is low because there weren't that many of them to begin with, but, of the nine flown Skylab astronauts, seven are still alive, and Lousma, Gibson, Carr, and Bean are no stranger to appearances like this. I'm not sure about Weitz and Kerwin, but I feel like I've seen their name on lists now and then.

The shuttle is going to make up the majority, since it makes up the strong majority of living (flown) NASA retirees in general, but we're not there yet.

JasonB
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Apparently Crippen has a problem with charging for autographs as he's never attended the autograph show but was at the Hall of Fame opening last year.

I wish they would either try to convince him to sign for free at the show or simply donate all money raised to the ASF. I've never got to actually meet him. I'd certainly pay for a photo or an autograph. It'd be nice to just meet him. They should mix up the way they do things to try and draw in people who won't sign at a show but could still do photo ops.

David C
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posted 09-07-2017 10:03 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for David C     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If memory serves, Crippen did a mail in signing for ASF about seven years ago. Perhaps it's time for another one?

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Originally posted by Mike_The_First:
Schmitt and Young don't do many events in general these days.

Are you sure about Young? My understanding is that he does no public events at all now.

rgarner
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posted 09-07-2017 11:28 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for rgarner   Click Here to Email rgarner     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Anyone know what the fees are?

Also, if anyone is attending and willing to have a few autographs signed on my behalf please let me know. I won't make it to the event but would like to get a few signatures on two pieces. Happy to pay a fee!

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posted 09-07-2017 02:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for rlobinske     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Bob Crippen did a signing at the 2015 ASF Astronaut Hall of Fame induction along with Al Worden. Both were free opportunities.

Mike_The_First
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posted 09-11-2017 09:41 AM     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 David C:
Are you sure about Young? My understanding is that he does no public events at all now.

I was speaking very generally (Schmitt and Young have, for a few years now, been the least visible of the moonwalkers, if not Apollo astronauts in general), but, yes, my understanding is that Young's health precludes him from making any public appearances.

Schmitt will do the rare lecture or book event, but, for the most part, his "astronaut-y" appearances are generally limited to the big gala reunion type events.

Basically, as far as this particular event is concerned, the odds of either of them showing up are about equal (which is to say practically none).

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Originally posted by rlobinske:
Bob Crippen did a signing at the 2015 ASF Astronaut Hall of Fame induction along with Al Worden. Both were free opportunities.

HoF is a different ballgame. To my recollection, nobody charges, do they?

alanh_7
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posted 09-11-2017 11:57 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for alanh_7   Click Here to Email alanh_7     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I had a brief encounter with Jack Schmitt once at an ASF event. He was staying at the Radisson by the Port hotel attending another non related function. I ran into him by the pool area and stopped to say hello. But he was not there for any official ASF events.

SpaceSteve
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posted 09-12-2017 04:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SpaceSteve   Click Here to Email SpaceSteve     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'd be happy to just have Ken Mattingly there!

JasonB
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posted 09-25-2017 01:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JasonB   Click Here to Email JasonB     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Not sure what this means exactly, but the ASF just posted that this is the last Space Rendezvous at Cape Canaveral.

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posted 09-25-2017 01:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
According to ASF, the event will be held in a new location next year (still to be decided/announced).

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posted 09-25-2017 04:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JasonB   Click Here to Email JasonB     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That's good. I know it's getting harder to get pre-shuttle astronauts to attend but it'd be a shame for it to end.

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posted 09-25-2017 04:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MCroft04   Click Here to Email MCroft04     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What does new location mean? A different hotel or a different city?

Robert Pearlman
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posted 09-25-2017 04:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
According to ASF, they are looking at holding the event in a different state.

Ken Havekotte
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posted 09-25-2017 05:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ken Havekotte   Click Here to Email Ken Havekotte     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It means "on the road" in the future from 2018 onwards.

SkyMan1958
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posted 09-25-2017 06:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SkyMan1958   Click Here to Email SkyMan1958     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
One would hope that wherever they hold it, there is a large aerospace museum or (publicly accesible) facility nearby.

MCroft04
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posted 09-25-2017 09:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MCroft04   Click Here to Email MCroft04     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Houston, DC, Huntsville? Lots of great options. I like the change.

SpaceSteve
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posted 09-25-2017 09:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SpaceSteve   Click Here to Email SpaceSteve     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
JSC-Houston would be great, since I live in San Antonio!

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posted 09-26-2017 10:01 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for fredtrav   Click Here to Email fredtrav     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Huntsville.

MarkRP
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posted 09-27-2017 10:01 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for MarkRP   Click Here to Email MarkRP     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I hope very soon they post who is attending the autograph show and who is not. If I'm going I need to get my travel plans set before the prices start going up. I can't do that until I know if the astronauts I want to meet are going to be at the autograph show.

SpaceSteve
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posted 09-27-2017 06:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SpaceSteve   Click Here to Email SpaceSteve     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by MarkRP:
I hope very soon they post who is attending the autograph show...
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MarkRP
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posted 09-30-2017 07:47 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for MarkRP   Click Here to Email MarkRP     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The autograph show price list is up. I'm disappointed that former launch director Michael Leinbach isn't attending the autograph show.

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posted 09-30-2017 08:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for lspooz   Click Here to Email lspooz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There are still two great ways to hear from him and get something autographed — I'm signed up with my son for his November KSC tour (Thursday before ASF), and you can get his autograph/personalization (with bonus co-author Jonathan Ward) on their new book for a bargain here.

I'm ordering four or five copies this week.

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posted 09-30-2017 09:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JasonB   Click Here to Email JasonB     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Glynn Lunney, Tom Jones and one other I can't recall have been added to the show. Always great to meet Lunney!

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posted 10-01-2017 09:36 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Chuckster01   Click Here to Email Chuckster01     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Anyone who would like items autographed at the show please note, I will get any item signed with conditions:
  1. Autograph fees must be paid in advance and return postage for your items must be provided. (Items will be returned in the same packaging you send them in.)

  2. A donation to the American Space Museum must be made in advance as last year several people did not make a donation even after there signed items were returned. (Donations should be based on the number of items you want signed and in an amount you feel fair.)

  3. You must provide a phone number that you will answer on the day of the show or return my call promptly in the case of any issues with getting your items signed.
Items can be sent to the:
American Space Museum
Attention: Chuck
308 Pine Street
Titusville Florida 32796
I receive nothing from this service but the museum is always in need of funds and as I will be working the show it is my pleasure to help.

lspooz
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posted 10-01-2017 08:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for lspooz   Click Here to Email lspooz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hopefully since Rhea Seddon and Hoot Gibson appear on the ASF signing fee list they're also attending and will have pictures posted on the guest list — great couple!!

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posted 10-07-2017 05:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JasonB   Click Here to Email JasonB     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Glynn Lunney has been removed from the price list for some reason but is still listed as attending.

rgarner
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posted 10-07-2017 05:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for rgarner   Click Here to Email rgarner     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
As has Walt Cunningham.

David C
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posted 10-10-2017 02:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for David C     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Jim Wetherbee has now been added.

JasonB
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Lunney has now been completely removed. Very disappointing.

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posted 10-12-2017 12:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for capoetc   Click Here to Email capoetc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I will be arriving in Cocoa Beach on Monday, Oct. 30, to to enjoy a few days seeing the sights and relaxing before the show begins. If anyone else is arriving early or living in the area and would be interested in getting together or doing lunch/dinner let me know.

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Yes, I am interested. I will be arriving on Oct. 31 in Cocoa Beach. But I am not so sure about the relaxing part. I will bring my 18-month old son with me. I do have plans for Nov. 1. Scott Kelly is having a book signing in Vero Beach and I got tickets for it.

(We are from the DFW area as well.)

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posted 10-24-2017 07:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for rgarner   Click Here to Email rgarner     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Does anyone know what Rusty will be charging at the event? With a week left to go I was hoping his fee would be listed by now.

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Rusty was $90 at Spacefest 2016 so you should probably plan on $100. He was also charging about $30 extra for a completion.

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Originally posted by GenXApollo:
Yes, I am interested.
You do not have an email listed... feel free to email me and we can exchange numbers so we can try to get together in Cocoa Beach.

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posted 10-25-2017 05:22 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Chuckster01   Click Here to Email Chuckster01     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
With just over one week left till the event I am making one last call for anyone who wants items signed at the show.

Please see my post above for specific information and I hope to see you all at the show.

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Originally posted by JasonB:
Rusty was $90 at Spacefest 2016 so you should probably plan on $100.
Thanks Jason, that helps!

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posted 10-25-2017 05:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for capoetc   Click Here to Email capoetc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Does anyone know the Visitor Complex's policy on Falcon 9 launches from Pad 39A as far as selling launch tickets? Do they sell special launch tickets for viewing from the Saturn V Center, or do you just go on the day of the launch and catch the bus out to the Saturn V Center in time for the launch?

Since I am getting in town on Oct. 30, I am going to try to catch the Koreasat 5A Falcon 9 launch. It is set to launch Oct. 30 from Pad 39A to a geostationary transfer orbit, with a launch window from 3:34 to 5:58 p.m. EST.

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See: How to Watch a Rocket Launch at Kennedy Space Center
  • Apollo/Saturn V Center - $20 in addition to daily admission
  • NASA Causeway - $40 in addition to daily admission
  • The main visitor complex, next to Space Shuttle Atlantis - included with daily admission

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Originally posted by capoetc:
Does anyone know the Visitor Complex's policy on Falcon 9 launches from Pad 39A as far as selling launch tickets?
Launch viewing opportunities from the visitor complex for Koreasat 5A are available at the following locations:
  • Apollo/Saturn V Center, approximately 3.9 miles/6.27 kilometers from launch pad – first come, first served
  • The main visitor complex, approximately 7.5 miles/12 kilometers from launch pad

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posted 11-01-2017 09:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ironman One   Click Here to Email Ironman One     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I was hoping Walt Cunningham to be there.


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