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Robert Pearlman
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posted 09-03-2014 05:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
University Museum release
To the Moon and Back: Richard Jurek's Apollo Lunar Artifacts

Exhibit: August 19 - December 12, 2014
Reception: September 12, 4 - 7 p.m.

Rich Jurek is a two-degree alumnus of Southern Illinois University (SIU). He is a published poet and a marketing executive, but what really tickles his fancy is his impressive collection of space memorabilia, which he has amassed since the 1970s. The collection ranges from a checklist from the last moon mission to a trove of autographed $2 bills astronauts carried for good luck. "All of my interests as a kid - space, coin collecting, autographs are wrapped up in it," he says.

Catch the space bug with us and see the SIU's College of Engineering's own contribution: a moon buggy SIU students have successfully raced at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama.

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Robert, thank you for posting.

It is indeed an honor to have a selection of key artifacts from my collection on display in a museum setting. I have seen some pre-opening photos, and they are amazing. If anyone is in the area, I hope they will stop by and check it out.

I will be there on Friday, Sept 12th for the opening night reception for all the new exhibits. Hopefully will see some local cSers there.

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Congratulations on the exhibit, Rich!

If you, or any cS'ers, have photos of the exhibit after your visit, please share them (we're happy to host them on the cS server; just email them).

Larry McGlynn
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I have seen some of the displays. Rich, I didn't know you had all that material. It's a great collection.

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Robert - will do. I will email them to you from the reception on the 12th. Thanks!

Larry -- thanks, man. I appreciate it. Yeah, the stuff does have a habit of accumulating...

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Courtesy Rich Jurek and the University Museum, here are some teaser photos of "To the Moon and Back":

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I took some photos of the various exhibits and displays before the opening of the reception. The University Museum did an absolutely amazing job with organizing, protecting, and displaying the collection. It will be on display at the Museum until December.
SIU Engineering department students who designed and built the award winning "moonbuggy" which won the Neil Armstrong Design Award at the international moonbuggy comptetion at Marshall in Hunstville. The buggy is on display with the collection to show SIU students involvement with NASA.

Exhibit entrance title...

My personal statement on the collection...

A wide shot from the back of the main exhibit room.

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X-15 display, including a flown mini-book biography of Goddard, and a flown $1 bill taken by Joe Engle on the flight in which he earned his USAF astronaut wings.

Flown flags, beta patches, and embroidered mission patches.

Pop culture items — from TV Guides to Topps trading cards.

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Space tunes! Flown Skylab and Shuttle music cassette tapes (Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Kenny Rogers, etc.). Also a vintage Sony T50 tape player, like the ones used by the Apollo astronauts in space.

Framed space artwork — including an Alan Bean used paint brush and limited print, a Michael Collins Original, and a Lumens limited print of the Steeds of Apollo.

A display of personal items taken in PPKs, from religious artifacts, to four leaf clovers!

Jay Barbree is the only reporter to have covered ALL of US manned spaceflight, from Alan Shepard's first flight, through to the last shuttle flight. This is a flown, Tiffany & Company silver money clip that NASA flew for Barbree to celebrate his covering of the first 100 manned space flights. It was given to him by Alan Shepard.

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Lunar surface flown microfilm from Apollo 14, and NASA correspondence about the Apollo 8 reading of Genesis.

Space flown numismatic items!

Limited print of the Apollo 11 launch by one of the NASA art program artists.

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An industrial Hasselblad advertisement original art painting.

The original Group 3 personal stories/agent contract with Harry Batten as part of the Life personal stories contract.

Flown space suit flag, and the Air Force One guest log book with the Apollo 11 crew signatures from their Giant Leap Tour the day the got out of quarantine.

Close up of the Apollo 11 crew sigs in the Air Force One guest log book.

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Original NASA press material.

Flown Apollo 9 piece of the biometric harness (From the comms unit) from Jim McDivitt's collection.

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Skylab beta bags and tie down straps for their Cameras, and Shuttle flown Hasselblad cartridges.

Apollo 8 heat shield, and the Apollo 11 capsule model.

Display cases, with the flown Apollo 17 EVA and Experiments checklist.

Flown Apollo Garland Mechanical pencil.

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Note pages from the flown Apollo 9 crew log book.

Gemini flown heat shield.

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Various training and flown maps and star charts.

Various flown cue cards, as well as flown and training used star charts and checklists.

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Flown beta patches.

Flown flags and patches.

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Rich, I would love to view this exhibit. Your collection is world-class. Thanks for the photographs.

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