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posted 10-21-2003 07:57 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 072069   Click Here to Email 072069     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have tickets to see Fred Haise at the Cradle of Aviation Museum this Friday (Oct. 24, 2003) and was wondering, does he sign autographs in-person?

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posted 10-21-2003 08:23 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for James Brown   Click Here to Email James Brown     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Fred Haise is usually very good with signing autographs. I'm sure you'll have a great experience.

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posted 10-24-2003 11:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 072069   Click Here to Email 072069     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Not only does Fred Haise sign (as he did for me tonight), but he also gives a GREAT lecture. It was quite a thrill to see him in person, and an even greater thrill to hear him tell the Apollo 13 story. A true hero. It was a real honor to meet him.

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posted 10-24-2003 11:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for divemaster   Click Here to Email divemaster     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Fred did give a very interesting lecture. I was unaware of his plane crash in the mid-70's and the fact that he was burned over 65% of his body. Took him 14 months to get back on flight status and, of course, went on to command ALT.

Got my earthrise and Saturn model signed, too.

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posted 10-28-2003 07:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for casdon   Click Here to Email casdon     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I would like to send Fred Haise a request for an autograph. Does he sign through the mail?

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posted 10-28-2003 07:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Fred Haise no longer responds to autograph requests through the mail.

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posted 06-23-2012 09:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for randy   Click Here to Email randy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I was going through my collection today and found something I hadn't noticed before. I have a photo of the Apollo 13 crew (with Jack Swigert) and Fred Haise has signed it Fred W. Haise. On a photo of Enterprise with Haise and Fullerton, it's signed Fred Haise. Are both of these autopens? Thanks.

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posted 05-19-2013 02:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for FlyBuzz11   Click Here to Email FlyBuzz11     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Could anyone tell me if Mr. Haise actually said "We're not gonna have power much longer. The ship's bleeding to death."

I would like him to put that on a picture for me, but only if it's what he said. I'm headed out to Spacefest, thanks guys...

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posted 05-19-2013 02:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That I believe is a line from Bill Paxton's portrayal of Fred Haise in "Apollo 13" and not from the mission itself.

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posted 05-19-2013 03:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for David Carey   Click Here to Email David Carey     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Apollo 13 transcript available online can provide a wealth of 'really-said-that' ideas.

I scoured the document for just the right line to go with signing of the slip-on cover for my unflown LM CO2 Partial Pressure meter. The meter flagged the rising CO2 levels in the LM and the need to re-purpose CM canisters for scrubbing cabin CO2 to a safe level.

Following the filter-improvisation-fix, Fred's understated comment (upon Houston's confirmation of a favorable read from the LM instrument) seemed like the perfect add.

LMP - 03:22:31:33: "Boy, that is great"

Good luck with the hunt - it's a lengthy document at almost 800 pages but also an interesting read.

I'm sure you'll enjoy your signing event.

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posted 05-20-2013 07:34 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for FlyBuzz11   Click Here to Email FlyBuzz11     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have been all over that site for the last month. I have some good ideas. I thank you all for your input.

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posted 05-20-2013 08:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for robsouth     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I met Fred Haise at an Autographica show and he was happy to chat, sign and have photos taken, all in all, one of the best astronaut encounters I've had.

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posted 05-22-2013 10:58 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fra Mauro   Click Here to Email Fra Mauro     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Simply put — Fred Haise is the nicest astronaut I ever met.

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posted 05-22-2013 01:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Glint   Click Here to Email Glint     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Fra Mauro:
Simply put — Fred Haise is the nicest astronaut I ever met.
Agreed!

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posted 07-29-2013 11:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Fred Haise is now signing to support the INFINITY Science Center (thanks to David Chudwin for the tip):
I appreciate your interest in acquiring my autograph. In response to your request I am asking for a donation of $50 for each autograph or $100 for three autographs.

Your donation will be invested in the recently opened INFINITY Science Center in Hancock County, Mississippi. INFINITY is also the official visitor's center for John C. Stennis Space Center, the largest rocket engine testing facility in the nation.

I am the Vice Chairman of the Infinity Science Center, Inc. Board of Directors, which operates the Visitor Center & Science Museum. Since our Board is a 501C.3 not-for-profit organization your donation will help support INFINITY Science Center's operations and expansion of our exhibits.

To obtain an autograph, which could include a salutation of your choosing, send a self-addressed return envelope with your item(s) to INFINITY Science Center, Inc., 111 Court Street, Bay St. Louis, MS 39520 with your donation. Donations should be made out to Infinity Science Center, Inc. and can be paid via check, money order, or credit card. For the latter call in your credit card information to Michelle Chiasson at (228) 467-9048.

Be sure to visit the INFINITY Science Center's website at visitinfinity.com to see the exciting learning opportunities at the Visitor Center. Don't forget to "like" the INFINITY's Facebook and Twitter pages to keep up with the latest attractions, events, and exhibits.

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posted 07-30-2013 08:18 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for garyd2831   Click Here to Email garyd2831     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have been doing this for a while. Mr Haise has been more than generous to me, so in return when I request an autograph, I always include a respectable donation the museum cause. He even kindly wrote me back saying that every dollar helps.

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posted 08-04-2013 04:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dietrich   Click Here to Email Dietrich     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I ran into Fred Haise by chance in Titusville when I visited the Space Walk of Fame there on 19 July. He was together with a group of Grumman people (in connection to the Apollo 11 anniversary the next day).

He was very nice and asked one of the group to make a photo of us together, when I hesitated not to distract him from his Grumman group.

We talked some time and he told me about his work for Arianespace, which I was not aware.

Since I had no Apollo 13 related photo or similar with me, I bought a DVD of an Apollo 13 TechTalk in the museum, they lent me a permanent pen and he signed it for me. A really nice person!

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posted 10-22-2013 09:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for intrepid12     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Is Mr. Haise still signing for a donation to the science center?

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posted 10-23-2013 09:22 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Torsten   Click Here to Email Torsten     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I got mine back two weeks ago, so yes, he still does.

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posted 10-23-2013 04:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for spkjb   Click Here to Email spkjb     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by James Brown:
Fred Haise is usually very good with signing autographs. I'm sure you'll have a great experience.
At SpaceFest III I had a 16x20 inch photograph that had been previously signed by him. I requested he also sign APOLLO XIII by his name and he DID NOT CHARGE ME.

I sincerely appreciate him being generous and have always liked his mild mannered approach to space collectors and people interested in this history.

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posted 10-24-2013 03:12 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for topmiler     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I met Fred for the first time at last year's ASF and he was really easy to talk to, lovely guy.

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posted 10-24-2013 08:47 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for JasonB   Click Here to Email JasonB     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm sure most people on here know that until very recently Haise was the last Apollo astronaut to sign for free through the mail. I mailed him a glove a couple years ago and included some money since it was a premium item that had to be mailed back to me in a box (I added postage). Not only did I get the item back signed as requested, HE RETURNED THE MONEY! He even wrote out his name and return address on the box.

When I met him at ASF last year he was extremely nice and made sure the photo I got with him came out alright. I mailed it to him after the show and not only did he sign it to me for free with a nice inscription, he included a photo of him in his spacesuit signed to me.

When you look up the phrase "going above and beyond" there should be a picture of Fred Haise next to it.

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posted 10-25-2013 02:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for DChudwin   Click Here to Email DChudwin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Fred Haise is a mensch. He is a down-to-earth guy who is friendly to all.

He has puts his heart and soul into the INFINITY Science Center in his native Mississippi, so donations to that center for his autograph are for a very good cause-- educating young people about space, science and engineering.

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posted 12-14-2013 03:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for intrepid12     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Received my autographed picture 12/12 that I mailed to the science center.

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