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alanh_7
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posted 05-21-2008 07:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for alanh_7   Click Here to Email alanh_7     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Could anyone tell me if there is a way to get my copy of 'Failure is Not an Option' signed by Gene Kranz?

kr4mula
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posted 05-22-2008 11:54 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for kr4mula   Click Here to Email kr4mula     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
In my experience, Gene was signing anything and everything people asked him to. He's also gracious about posing for photos. If you can run into him, I'm sure he'd sign it.

Not sure if he'd do it via mail, but I would expect so if you can get his address. His website doesn't seem to be up and running these days.

kimmern123
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posted 05-26-2008 04:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kimmern123   Click Here to Email kimmern123     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Gene's always been a very good signer through the mail. I actually called him just out of the blue almost a year and a half back and we had a very nice conversation. After that I sent him a copy of his book to sign, which he very quickly returned, signed and inscribed. He also included the principles of Mission Control signed by him. Through and through a great man!

One thing to note though, I know he has asked that people send a maximum of two items to sign. He has some condition that makes it hard for him to sign a lot of items at once, but I'm sure every member of collectSPACE will comply with his request.

Have a great day!

alanh_7
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posted 05-26-2008 06:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for alanh_7   Click Here to Email alanh_7     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for the information.

I am a little hesitant to send a my copy of his book to him, I am sure he is very busy. That being said, I am a great admirer of Mr Kranz and would like to have his signature. Everyone I have talked to says he is a great at signing items, but I would not wish to impose.

mjanovec
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posted 05-26-2008 10:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mjanovec   Click Here to Email mjanovec     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Alan - I bet he would be more than happy to sign for you if you mailed him the book, especially since you are a true fan that wants his signature for all the right reasons. Just write him a nice letter explaining your interest and provide a stamped padded return envelope for him to return your book.

Kranz is used to signing for people through the mail and doesn't appear to have any problems with it...as long as you're not abusing the privilege.

alanh_7
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posted 05-27-2008 07:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for alanh_7   Click Here to Email alanh_7     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for the advise. I bought a new hard cover of his book today and I am going to send it to him with a note asking if he will sign (along with the prepaid post of course). I appreciate the advise from everyone.

Tyrell's Owl
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posted 05-28-2008 09:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tyrell's Owl   Click Here to Email Tyrell's Owl     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
After many months of reading the brilliant cS site, I have finally posted my first message! I am always amazed at how wonderfully helpful fellow cSers seem to be.

I too have a book and a poster that I would dearly love Mr. Kranz to sign. Does he charge for his signature?

Please forgive me for jumping in and asking. Thanks for raising the topic Alan... if I could get my 2 items signed I would be made up! Thanks very much. Hope this is the first of many!

dogcrew5369
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posted 03-03-2013 10:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for dogcrew5369   Click Here to Email dogcrew5369     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Since the last post here is old, I was wondering if Gene Kranz still signs through the mail? I have his book and want to send it to him. Thanks.

COR482932
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posted 03-03-2013 11:10 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for COR482932   Click Here to Email COR482932     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
He is a great signer.

randy
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posted 03-03-2013 12:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for randy   Click Here to Email randy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I had a great experience with Mr. Kranz sending me some signed items.

Hart Sastrowardoyo
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posted 04-15-2013 11:24 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sent him a photo on March 25; received it on, of all days, April 13.

Shuttle Endeavour
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posted 09-30-2013 02:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Shuttle Endeavour   Click Here to Email Shuttle Endeavour     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I sent out a request to Gene Kranz on Aug. 26, 2013 and have yet to receive a response. How long has he been lately? I am really excited because he is one of my heroes.

Smokeynick
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posted 09-30-2013 03:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Smokeynick   Click Here to Email Smokeynick     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I had success with him a few months ago. I believe my item came back within a few weeks.

SpaceyInMN
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posted 02-24-2014 11:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SpaceyInMN   Click Here to Email SpaceyInMN     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I received an autographed 8X10 B&W photo I sent to Mr. Kranz in January about a week and a half ago, as well as an autographed principles of Mission Control document. The photo is hanging in my hallway. The document is in my cubicle (cell?) at work. Thank you, Mr. Kranz! What a thrill!

neo1022
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posted 02-25-2014 11:38 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for neo1022   Click Here to Email neo1022     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I was in communication with Gene about a week ago. He is now consolidating all his signing activities into one day a month. He comes in, and with the help of an assistant, signs everything and sends it back. Thus, depending on when he receives your item, it could take up to a month before he would get around to signing it and popping it in the return mail.

But what a generous guy to continue to do this after all these years!

cycleroadie
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posted 02-25-2014 05:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cycleroadie   Click Here to Email cycleroadie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Is his address found on the website here? I seem to be missing it if it is.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 02-25-2014 05:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It is not, as we have not received permission from him for it to be published.

sprocketship
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posted 05-20-2014 02:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for sprocketship     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'd like to send a photo to Mr. Kranz in the mail to have him sign. Does anyone know if he is accommodating and if he charges?

Editor's note: Threads merged.

neo1022
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posted 05-20-2014 03:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for neo1022   Click Here to Email neo1022     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes, he is still signing. And he does not charge. He only signs one day a month — his assistant receives and stores everything, then he signs it all in one day and pops it into the mail. So depending on when your item arrives, it could take as long as a month to get it back...

And his address can readily be found through a web search.

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