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sixturners
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posted 03-05-2005 10:31 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for sixturners   Click Here to Email sixturners     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have an STS-28 launch cover signed by everyone except Dick Richards, does anyone know his signing habits and if I could forward this cover and hope to get it returned signed?

Any feedback would be appreciated.

eurospace
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posted 03-06-2005 09:22 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for eurospace   Click Here to Email eurospace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Richards is what I would call a "sporadic" signer. Sometimes he signs, sometimes he doesn't, and then he does not return the items. More often he does not sign.

sixturners
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posted 03-06-2005 02:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for sixturners   Click Here to Email sixturners     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That's scary! I don't know if I want to risk it. His is the signature to complete my cover. I don't know if that would make him feel more or less obligated? Tough decision.

Thanks for the feedback.

thump
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posted 03-07-2005 09:11 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for thump   Click Here to Email thump     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
in late January 2005, I received two lithos signed by him that I supplied, turnaround was 40 days.

eurospace
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posted 03-08-2005 04:28 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for eurospace   Click Here to Email eurospace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That's what I thought too. I have a couple of covers from his STS-41 flight too which only has his autopen, and I would love to see it completed, but I guess I'll wait for the rare opportunity of an in-person encounter to try to talk him into it. Personally, I wouldn't risk another item.

thump
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posted 03-08-2005 09:13 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for thump   Click Here to Email thump     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
To follow up on my earlier post, the items I received back in January are not autopens, also the litho was inscribed "To Jim, Best of luck to a Space Shuttle Bourne (I think that is the last word), Richard Richards, STS 28/41/50/64".

RMH
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posted 03-09-2005 03:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for RMH   Click Here to Email RMH     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The inscription is "Best of Luck to a Space Shuttle BOOSTER." I always thought it was a nice play on words.

thump
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posted 03-09-2005 04:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for thump   Click Here to Email thump     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Many thanks RMH, I really had no idea what the last word said, and I'm really not blind, the last four letters on mine are scrunched together and pretty unreadable. Glad to now know!

Hart Sastrowardoyo
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posted 04-14-2014 12:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sent out two photos on 7 April, received back today (14 April '14.) One of them Richards used a black Sharpie; the other one had a dark background (although a wide white border), and he elected to use his own gold Sharpie, signing against his shirt, and added his mission number and position.

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