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rlobinske
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posted 01-16-2018 08:54 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for rlobinske     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Astronaut Scholarship Foundation (ASF) is advertising Space Rendezvous for Nov. 1-3, 2018 in Houston, Texas.

MCroft04
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posted 01-16-2018 06:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MCroft04   Click Here to Email MCroft04     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm excited by the change in venue. On the downside I don't know of any great hotels near the Space Center, although perhaps that has changed.

More importantly, being in Houston may bring out more astronauts. Does anyone know how many astronauts live in the Houston area? Bean and Cunningham live there, but I suspect there are a lot of shuttle astronauts still in the area.

Perhaps a good perk for top ticket holders would be a visit to Bean's art studio (I know, wishful thinking). Maybe a tour of Mercury, Gemini and Apollo-era homes?

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posted 01-16-2018 06:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bthumble   Click Here to Email bthumble     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am excited. Live just north of Houston and have not been able to visit due to my job. But will be able to now!!

Daugherty54
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posted 01-16-2018 09:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Daugherty54   Click Here to Email Daugherty54     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This is awesome news! I can make Houston!

Blackarrow
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posted 04-30-2018 12:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Blackarrow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Have I missed something? Is this event still going ahead? Everything seems to have gone very quiet.

capoetc
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posted 04-30-2018 01:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for capoetc   Click Here to Email capoetc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Astronaut Hall of Fame induction ceremony was nine days ago. The Apollo Celebration Gala is coming up July 21st. The Innovators Gala is Aug 25th. And there are only so many folks in the ASF front office...

So, things have not gone quiet, there are just a lot of ASF events coming up.

SkyMan1958
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posted 04-30-2018 03:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SkyMan1958   Click Here to Email SkyMan1958     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I contacted ASF several weeks ago to see when they would be uploading a list of astronaut attendees to the show (trying to figure out whether to go to Spacefest or ASF). They said that they'd be posting a list of attendees sometime in April.

Daugherty54
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posted 04-30-2018 08:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Daugherty54   Click Here to Email Daugherty54     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm excited to be able to make this. It will be my first!

Blackarrow
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posted 05-01-2018 08:04 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Blackarrow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by capoetc:
So, things have not gone quiet, there are just a lot of ASF events coming up.
All very fair points. I only asked because the topic had actually disappeared from "Autograph Shows and Signings" (I had to trace it to make my post) and there is no entry on "Sightings." Of course, it couldn't be added to "Sightings" until there are confirmed guests.

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posted 05-12-2018 08:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mike_The_First   Click Here to Email Mike_The_First     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by MCroft04:
Does anyone know how many astronauts live in the Houston area?
I can't make it, but astronauts aside, that area is still filled with the Mission Control guys.

I know it's not what the "A" in "ASF" stands for, but they've had some of the mission and launch control guys at past events.

What are the chances of them getting the likes of Kranz (I know he can't write too much in short stretches, as it does a number on his hand, but since they instituted a $10 charge for photos, assuming they're continuing that, even just being there can get some good money), Kraft, and the various console guys that you only really see at events for the "Mission Control" book/movie?

I know that every year is some attendee's first show (I still haven't gone) and their first opportunity to meet the various guests, but the change in venue presents the opportunity to bring in people that don't do these types of things that often.

David C
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posted 05-31-2018 07:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for David C     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Unfortunately I see they've delayed their announcement of what's going on. Sometime in June now, maybe.

Buel
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posted 06-08-2018 10:00 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Buel   Click Here to Email Buel     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I had an idea to involve the (very) unsung heroes of the Apollo MER and pitched it to the ASF and I believe that there will be something a bit special for all the folks who are attending...,,!

Robert Pearlman
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posted 06-22-2018 11:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Guest announcements are still coming, but the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation has announced a few more details about this year's Space Rendezvous.

The event venues will be the Hilton NASA Clear Lake (also the event hotel), the Lone Star Flight Museum at Ellington Airport and Space Center Houston. Tickets are now on sale.

The event will include a celebration of the Apollo 7 and Apollo 8 50th anniversaries.

Daugherty54
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posted 06-23-2018 05:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Daugherty54   Click Here to Email Daugherty54     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Can you get a one day pass to the autograph show itself?

MarkRP
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posted 06-30-2018 08:31 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for MarkRP   Click Here to Email MarkRP     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The first astronauts attending are now on the website. Scott Altman and Curtis Brown. I really hope they get a good number of astronauts to come to the autograph show that have not attended their previous shows. If they do I'll be going for sure.

MarkRP
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posted 07-03-2018 07:47 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for MarkRP   Click Here to Email MarkRP     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Scott Altman and Curtis Brown have been removed from the website. No one is listed now.

David C
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posted 07-12-2018 04:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for David C     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
As of today the following are listed as attending:
  • Eileen Collins
  • Brian Duffy
  • Gerry Griffin
  • Ellen Ochoa
  • Jerry Ross
  • Al Worden

David C
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posted 07-25-2018 03:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for David C     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Charlie Duke and Joe Tanner have been added.

Daugherty54
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posted 07-27-2018 05:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Daugherty54   Click Here to Email Daugherty54     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Does Dave Scott usually appear at these? I am trying to decide whether to wait for an in-person autograph or buy one from a dealer.

MCroft04
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posted 07-27-2018 06:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MCroft04   Click Here to Email MCroft04     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It's been some years now since Dave has attended this event. Would love to see him again but not holding my breath. But I have no inside info so you never know.

MOL
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posted 07-28-2018 10:16 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for MOL   Click Here to Email MOL     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Since this is being described as an Apollo 7 and Apollo 8 50th anniversary event, should we not expect to see Cunningham and or any of the Apollo 8 crew?

Ken Havekotte
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posted 07-28-2018 11:13 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ken Havekotte   Click Here to Email Ken Havekotte     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I think Dave Scott attended the ASF's autograph and memorabilia show in Nov.
2016 at KSC.

MCroft04
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posted 07-28-2018 03:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MCroft04   Click Here to Email MCroft04     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ken, You are correct. He participated in the Hall of Fame events but I can't remember if he did the autograph show. I have photos of him at the Hall of Fame event, but can't find any of him at the autograph show; it's possible I just didn't take any photos of him at the autograph event.

David C
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posted 07-28-2018 05:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for David C     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
He did the autograph show.

mode1charlie
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posted 07-28-2018 05:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mode1charlie   Click Here to Email mode1charlie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
He also did the 2012 show. Maybe others, but I can confirm 100% that he was there for that show because he signed something for me.

Daugherty54
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posted 08-18-2018 02:28 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Daugherty54   Click Here to Email Daugherty54     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Check the guest list out! Bunch of new additions! Schweikart from Apollo 9 and the list has doubled!

MCroft04
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posted 08-18-2018 03:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MCroft04   Click Here to Email MCroft04     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great additions but no new names. I hope that there are still a lot of astronauts living in the Houston area that will attend.

Really looking forward to this show!

MarkRP
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posted 08-20-2018 06:18 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for MarkRP   Click Here to Email MarkRP     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Correct me if I'm wrong but I don't believe Jeffrey Hoffman or Ellen Ochoa have ever attended an ASF show. So they would be new names. But unlike the previous version of the ASF's website this new one is not saying if the astronauts are attending events only or events and the autograph show. I hope they specify that in the near future.

MCroft04
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posted 08-20-2018 04:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MCroft04   Click Here to Email MCroft04     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Missed Ochoa; but Hoffman has attended an ASF event (although he didn't sign and his time with us guests was limited).

Daugherty54
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posted 08-20-2018 08:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Daugherty54   Click Here to Email Daugherty54     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I don't think active NASA employees are allowed to profit from autograph sales and such. Since Ochoa has retired (I think) perhaps she can do so now. I hope we get more of the women astronauts here.

MarkRP
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posted 08-20-2018 10:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MarkRP   Click Here to Email MarkRP     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I forgot Hoffman attended an event only at one of the ASF shows. I only go for the autograph show.

Loren Shriver has been added. Keep those Shuttle Astronauts coming ASF!

MarkRP
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posted 08-29-2018 04:47 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for MarkRP   Click Here to Email MarkRP     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The ASF has put up the list of astronauts attending the autograph show so far and their signing fees.

MCroft04
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posted 09-02-2018 08:13 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for MCroft04   Click Here to Email MCroft04     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Steve Hawley is now listed for the autograph event. He attended several years ago but did not sign. Great news!

Daugherty54
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posted 09-19-2018 05:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Daugherty54   Click Here to Email Daugherty54     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
We are now at 23 astronauts for the autograph show! Personally I'm still waiting for Al Worden to make it official, but I am so excited to attend this!

I have an Apollo 16 canvas panorama and a couple models to get signed. Anyone else have anything unusual or uncommon they are getting autographed? I could use some ideas.

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posted 09-23-2018 11:58 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Silver   Click Here to Email Silver     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Is there anyone who is attending ASF who might be able to help me out with an item? Please drop me an e-mail and thanks in advance!

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posted 10-02-2018 10:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for davidcwagner   Click Here to Email davidcwagner     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The website pricing is confusing because I do not see the price for just the autograph show. Directions appreciated.

MCroft04
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posted 10-02-2018 10:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MCroft04   Click Here to Email MCroft04     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Price of the autograph show — see below. Not sure what it costs to get into the Lone Star Flight Museum, but I'm sure it is well worth the price. Hope to meet you there.
All Ticketholders, Lone Star Flight Museum, Note: For those interested in only attending the Autograph Show, admission to this event is included with daily admission to the Lone Star Flight Museum. This can be purchased directly from their website.

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posted 10-03-2018 07:33 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Regular adult admission to the Lone Star Flight Museum is $12.95 if booked online or $14.95 if bought on site. Discounts are available for children and seniors.

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posted 10-09-2018 10:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for lspooz   Click Here to Email lspooz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Favor please? Is there anyone here willing to get my son's new Eagle Scout certificate signed for me at the show? I won't be able to attend this time, alas.

Update: I'm covered (Thanks to several cS'er offers). Enjoy the show!

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posted 10-12-2018 03:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for taylor.vans   Click Here to Email taylor.vans     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I recently purchased this beautiful John Young piece from a cS member and was wondering if anyone going to the show this year wouldn't mind helping me obtain Duke on it.

As you can see, the piece really is one of a kind and I would like him to add his own personal quote as well, although I am drawing a few blanks on what a good one might be.

My thoughts are to get his signature on the left hand side of Young's, then have his quote under Young's quote. Any other ideas out there?


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