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Posts: 756
From: NJ
Registered: Jan 2004

posted 03-30-2008 09:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 4allmankind   Click Here to Email 4allmankind     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have been going through my ol' autograph binders because I am thinning out my collection of signatures in favor of other space items.

This exercise got me wondering which astronauts have had the most different "types" of ways they have signed their name over the years?

I was thinking #1 would be Anders because I have seen so many different signatures of his that looked nothing like what I thought was a "typical" Anders autograph. Also, Schmitt came to mind.

Is their another Astronaut that I might not be thinking about?


Ken Havekotte

Posts: 1940
From: Merritt Island, Florida, Brevard
Registered: Mar 2001

posted 03-31-2008 05:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ken Havekotte   Click Here to Email Ken Havekotte     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Jay -- Just to name a few; Cernan for one, and now with his recent "flown certification" versions, has had a few different variations since the start of his astronaut career. Another may be Capt. Gordon as he signed "Dick" for many years and now signes "Richard." Collins is another; early in his NASA career would be "Michael," later was "M Collins," now appears to be "Mike" with sometimes "Michael" in a different pattern than his earlier version. Shepard is known for many varieties as well with "Ed" and "Edgar" for Mitchell, his crewmate lunar explorer. Schmitt, as you pointed out, includes many combinations such as, "Jack, Harrison, Harrison H.," and even "H. H. Schmitt." And don't forget Amercia's first astronaut to orbit the earth. Glenn, when first chosen for the Mercury astronaut team, signed his full name, "John H. Glenn, Jr." as did all the original seven. Other later versions would become, "J. H. Glenn, Jr., John Glenn," and just plain John in some personal instances.

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