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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.

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!

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