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mdmyer
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posted 08-26-2004 07:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mdmyer   Click Here to Email mdmyer     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Has anyone had the chance to ask EECOM John Aaron for an autograph lately? I was wondering what his signing habits were? Does he sign freely or would he rather not sign?

Capcom1
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posted 01-21-2005 11:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Capcom1   Click Here to Email Capcom1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am hoping to meet one of my biggest heroes, John Aaron, at the Seattle Museum of Flight. Anyone have any good ideas on items for him to sign (if I'm lucky enough to get the chance)?

I was thinking maybe the Apollo 13 Mission Reports book, any other ideas?

mdmyer
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posted 01-21-2005 01:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mdmyer   Click Here to Email mdmyer     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I had the chance to meet Aaron last fall when he was inducted in to the Oklahoma Aviation and Space Hall of Fame.

Here are some photos of him at that event as well as an article I posted.

I asked him to sign my copy of "Apollo: Race to the Moon" as well as an 8x10" color print of the Mission Control emblem. I purchased the emblem print from Farthest Reaches and it had already been signed by Sy Liebergot. They also sell the same print that has been signed by Gene Kranz.

micropooz
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posted 01-21-2005 05:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for micropooz   Click Here to Email micropooz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Aaron was also the EECOM for the Apollo 12 launch when the vehicle got hit by lightning. Aaron's decisions there helped to keep Apollo 12 from coming home early. So if you have anything related to the Apollo 12 launch...

Capcom1
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posted 01-24-2005 11:34 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Capcom1   Click Here to Email Capcom1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
"Apollo 12, Try SCE to AUX.."

Anyone got a flown CM panel for sale, cheap?

Buel
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posted 12-17-2013 07:48 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Buel   Click Here to Email Buel     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by mdmyer:
Does he sign freely or would he rather not sign?
Can anyone give an up to date opinion on this, please?

Sam
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posted 05-05-2015 02:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Sam   Click Here to Email Sam     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Does anyone know whether John Aaron, the NASA engineer, signs through the mail?

JasonIUP
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posted 05-05-2015 02:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JasonIUP     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
He'd rather not sign. I think this comes from the fact that he "detests" autographs being resold. His word, not mine. He's very difficult to deal with; I found him to be nearly offensive.

Bob M
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posted 05-06-2015 07:09 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bob M   Click Here to Email Bob M     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Was surprised to see here that John Aaron may "detest" signing autographs now, but for me some years ago, he nicely signed and inscribed: "Apollo 11 EECOM" on a cover.

As a bonus he also nicely signed the two space cover insert cards I had inside the cover.

Respecting his dislike of autograph commercialization, I would be glad to give Sam one of these cards for free, if he wants one, and also the second one free for the first collector who contacts me. (Update: Both cards are now spoken for by Sam and Jurg.)

David Carey
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posted 05-06-2015 05:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for David Carey   Click Here to Email David Carey     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Each situation is different perhaps but John was kind enough to sign a CM Environmental Control System hardware component for me in 2009.

I was doing an interview with John at his home and couldn't resist bringing along what he called "a piece of my system!" for a signature.

Sadly his writing has all but faded away in the intervening years (bad pen choice) but there was no reluctance at the time to honor my request and John was a most gracious host for almost two hours.

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