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Robert Pearlman
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posted 09-18-2003 11:13 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Received from Lovell's office:

Effective October 1, 2003 Captain Lovell will no longer sign any items sent to him through the mail, including his book, Lost Moon/Apollo 13.

WAWalsh
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posted 09-19-2003 04:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for WAWalsh   Click Here to Email WAWalsh     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am sorry to hear this. I sent in and received back promptly a copy of "Apollo 13," which Capt. Lovell kindly inscribed to my daughter for her 10th birthday. She loved the inscription and the book. Hate to think that others will miss out on that extra enthusiasm.

DC Giants
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posted 10-06-2003 07:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for DC Giants   Click Here to Email DC Giants     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well I got lucky. After many moons of procrastination, I sent off Jim Lovell's book Apollo 13 (Lost Moon) to him last week after I learned of his no-signing policy effective October 1st. I mailed his book three days before the deadline and... got the book back on October 3 with a personalized autograph! Thanks Mr. Lovell!

cms
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posted 12-03-2010 12:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cms   Click Here to Email cms     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've had an Apollo 13 beta cloth patch for over a decade now and I would really like to have it signed by Lovell. I've missed several events over the years and unfortunately, my job prevents me from traveling to many of the events Lovell might periodically attend. I was wondering if anyone had any thoughts or suggestions.

Thanks in advance for any advice you may be able to provide.

mjanovec
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posted 12-03-2010 01:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mjanovec   Click Here to Email mjanovec     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Lovell hasn't done any mail-in signings in over 5 years... although it's possible he could do another mail-in signing at some point.

He appears to be a regular at the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation's autograph show each year. If you aren't able to travel to that event, you could likely find someone here on cS who is willing to get it signed for you... assuming, of course, you pay all of the fees and postage.

Mike_The_First
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posted 09-14-2014 07:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mike_The_First     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Does Captain Lovell ever sign after he gives talks?

I've got a copy of his book that I'd love to get autographed.

Editor's note: Threads merged.

lspooz
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posted 09-14-2014 08:42 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for lspooz   Click Here to Email lspooz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm planning to be at the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation's show in November (2014) and particularly look forward to my first meeting with Jim Lovell. If you need something signed I can assist (references available).

Hart Sastrowardoyo
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posted 09-14-2014 11:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Mike_The_First:
Does Captain Lovell ever sign after he gives talks?
Yes and no. In the mid-2000s, as far as I know he signed just one thing, a book, at his Penn State appearance. Two years ago at the Naval Academy, he was signing for at least myself and one other person, and in my case Lovell wanted to know what book he was signing. Some Naval cadets or another attendee may have gotten photos signed — it's been some time since I saw the photos from the event.

lspooz
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posted 09-15-2014 06:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for lspooz   Click Here to Email lspooz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by lspooz:
If you need something signed I can assist (references available).
I'm now getting items for some cS'ers but to keep the list from growing much longer I can only still assist getting something signed by Capt. Lovell please.

schnappsicle
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posted 09-15-2014 09:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for schnappsicle   Click Here to Email schnappsicle     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
For those of you interested in getting Jim Lovell to sign something at the ASF show, I emailed him about a month ago and he said that Marilyn would accompany him to the show. She is willing to sign photos as well, for a small fee of course. I'm planning on getting both of them to sign a Mt. Marilyn photo. I'm not sure why I want it. All I know is I've wanted one for a few years.

Since we're talking about our Lovell experience, I'll throw in my two cents. I first met him at Spacefest III. If Lovell wasn't my favorite astronaut before then, he is now. He was absolutely great all weekend.

I brought my daughter, who's not a space geek, with me. When she walked up to Lovell's table, he stood up and threw his arms open and invited her behind the table. When she got close enough to him, he reached out and hugged her like he'd known her his entire life. I couldn't have been happier. He made a very memorable impression on my daughter that day.

Last year, I sent a photo I shot of the two of them for Lovell to sign at one of the Novaspace signings. It's a photo she'll always treasure.

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