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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?

bthumble
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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.

Mike_The_First
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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.

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