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skippy in space
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posted 02-16-2004 02:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for skippy in space   Click Here to Email skippy in space     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My first astronaut autograph was from the crew of STS-51A sent from the public relations office of KSC. I didn't actually ask for it but said I was interested in space.

I'm actually not sure who my first serious through the mail was but it was some one who was free in 1998, I'm sure it was either Hartsfield or Brand.

My first in person was Dick Gordon at Autographica 2000, then Walt Cunnigham, then Ed Mitchell and last was Al Bean

First paid for was Shepard (about a month before he died along with a Dick Gordon and Pete Conrad) from Galaxy. It was supposed to be an Aldrin but Novaspace had run out of 10x8 and didn't think they were going to get any more but a year later things had changed.

Jake
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posted 02-18-2004 07:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jake   Click Here to Email Jake     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
One of my best interactions, and one of the first times I had an item signed was at a reading of Gene Cernan's "Last Man on the Moon" book. Gene is a class act all the way and there were only about 30 folks a the rather small bookstore he visited. He is a very fine speaker, and in such a small group... well I felt very fortunate. I have had numerous chances to work with Gene since then in my associatin with the Museum of Flight, but that first encounter with him certainly created one of the best memories.


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