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Robert Pearlman
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posted 11-01-2003 10:27 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
From Xinhua News Service:

"The Exhibition of China's First Manned Space Mission opened at the Hong Kong Science Museum Saturday, with China's first astronaut Yang Liwei and Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Tung Chee Hwa attending as officiating guests. Yang Liwei signed his name on an exhibition poster which is about two-meter high. The poster, with Yang's image and the Shenzhou-5 spaceship on it, will be displayed on the exhibition and collected as a museum piece."

spaceflori
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posted 11-01-2003 11:13 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaceflori   Click Here to Email spaceflori     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Will be interesting to see when the first examples pop up on ebay...and especially from where !

Robert Pearlman
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posted 11-03-2003 01:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here is a clearer photograph of Yang's autograph taken from the door of the hotel he stayed at prior to launch:

John K. Rochester
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posted 11-03-2003 02:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for John K. Rochester   Click Here to Email John K. Rochester     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I just saw 12 of those doors on eBay! I wonder what the original would really go for?

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posted 11-04-2003 02:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for eurospace   Click Here to Email eurospace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Robert Pearlman:
Here is a clearer photograph of Yang's autograph taken from the door of the hotel he stayed at prior to launch
Isn't that more than just his autograph (in the second line)? An inscription? The signature of his room mate prior to the flight? The maid? Anybody reading Chinese here who can say what it means?

Robert Pearlman
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posted 11-04-2003 02:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well, if you compare the pre-flight "door" signature with the "wall" autograph post flight, then the common element is the second line of writing on the door. My assumption would be that the first line on the door is an inscription.

Yes, anyone here read Chinese and can translate?

Robert Pearlman
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posted 11-04-2003 03:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Though this is over, this press release might be of interest:
Lucky draw for a poster with Yang Liwei's autograph

Visitors to the Exhibition on China's First Manned Space Mission to be held at the Hong Kong Science Museum from November 1 to 4 will have the chance to win an exhibition poster autographed by Yang Liwei, China's first astronaut, a spokesman for the Hong Kong Science Museum announced today (October 30).

There will be 100 awards. Each visitor will be given a lucky draw coupon on presentation of a valid admission ticket. Completed coupons can be put into the collection box at the exhibition exit.

The Secretary for Home Affairs, Dr Patrick Ho Chi-ping, will officiate at the lucky draw to be held within one month after the exhibition. Winners will be contacted individually.

Rizz
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posted 11-04-2003 04:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rizz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Robert Pearlman:
Yes, anyone here read Chinese and can translate?
First time Fly to Heaven (?)

bruce
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posted 11-04-2003 04:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bruce   Click Here to Email bruce     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just a thought, but does anyone else think that Yang Liwei's autograph will replace Neil Armstrong's as "most interesting"?

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posted 11-04-2003 08:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ham   Click Here to Email Ham     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here is a translation. It should read
The first flown astronaut
Yang Liwei
2003.10.15
3:00am

bruce
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posted 11-05-2003 12:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bruce   Click Here to Email bruce     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A source from China emails me the following: "It is written by Chinese guy called Yang Li Wei. He wrote on his door stating that he would be the first man to the sky."

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posted 11-05-2003 04:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for nasamad   Click Here to Email nasamad     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I like the bit about the poster being a museum piece!

I went to the HK space museum a few years ago and I would have to say its not the most interesting place in the world, a poster would brighten it up no end!

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