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MrSpace86
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posted 06-17-2008 06:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MrSpace86   Click Here to Email MrSpace86     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Is sending Chris Hadfield a letter to the Canadian Space Agency the best way to get his autograph? Any specific instructions? Thanks and please let me know!

eurospace
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posted 06-18-2008 01:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for eurospace   Click Here to Email eurospace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Either CSA or NASA's Astronaut Office in Houston.

jmandell
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posted 05-13-2013 06:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jmandell     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have thoroughly enjoyed everything Commander Hadfield has done in orbit, and I was wondering when/how I might go about obtaining his signature.

I'm want to get a picture signed (and possibly have it personalized) for one of my teachers for a end of year gift.

Do I email a request, or send a letter? Thanks for the help — Justin

Daugherty54
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posted 05-13-2013 07:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Daugherty54   Click Here to Email Daugherty54     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You have to watch his music video from the ISS, singing the "ground control to Major Tom" song (Space Oddity). The man has a pretty decent voice!

eurospace
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posted 05-14-2013 04:38 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for eurospace   Click Here to Email eurospace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Justin - contacting the Canadian Space Agency has always worked for me as far as Chris Hadfield is concerned. They take their time, but sure are very reliable (gee - you even get a receipt for having sent in a request).

jmandell
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posted 05-15-2013 05:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jmandell     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I sent them an email yesterday, and they replied today saying that the request has been sent to the appropriate places.

They also said that it could take 6 to 12 months, due the busy schedule of post flight stuff.

Hart Sastrowardoyo
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posted 05-25-2013 10:28 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sent a request to Hadfield the day he landed, got a printed letter also saying "due to logistics constraints, you should note that it may take up to 6 to 12 months before you receive a response."

What's the market value of a Diane Hughes preprinted note from the CSA?

eurospace
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posted 05-25-2013 12:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for eurospace   Click Here to Email eurospace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The market value of Diana Hughes autograph depends on whether that intern follows through with her dream of flying into space one time. Then, in 25 years time, you can up your meager Gannett retirement benefits by selling it as "early vintage autograph."

Hart Sastrowardoyo
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posted 05-26-2013 06:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Considering my pension has long been frozen, I will retrieve the memo from my recycling can, as it will be worth more than any money I get from my employer....

Hart Sastrowardoyo
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posted 06-15-2013 01:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Got an ISP from Chris Hadfield today. He must be cleaning out his desk.

jmandell
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posted 06-17-2013 04:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jmandell     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I just received the two autographs I requested! They arrived almost exactly 1 month after I requested them. I am very impressed by the CSA's operation.

Shuttle Endeavour
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posted 08-11-2013 10:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Shuttle Endeavour   Click Here to Email Shuttle Endeavour     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Does Chris Hadfield still accept autograph requests through the CSA. If so, who do I e-mail?

Ronpur
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posted 10-02-2013 09:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ronpur   Click Here to Email Ronpur     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I sent an email here:

astromail-courrier@asc-csa.gc.ca

and received a reply shortly saying thanks for your interest, and it could take 6 to 12 months to process my request.

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posted 10-02-2013 10:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Shuttle Endeavour   Click Here to Email Shuttle Endeavour     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ok. Thanks. I tried the email listed a few weeks ago but never got a reply.

Ronpur
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posted 11-18-2013 01:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ronpur   Click Here to Email Ronpur     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just a little over a month later, I received my autographed photo. Personalized to me, saying "Pursue your dreams".

Yep, Chris is great!

Daugherty54
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posted 12-26-2013 03:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Daugherty54   Click Here to Email Daugherty54     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I just mailed an 8x10 to the Canadian Space Agency. This is the first time I had to fill out a customs form and pay for a "package" at a cost of $7.35. Is this normal now?

Hart Sastrowardoyo
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posted 12-26-2013 06:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
For what it is worth, I've mailed 5x7s and return envelopes to outside the US and never had to fill out a customs form. By the same token, requests which included those 5x7s (or 8x10s if they had them) never had customs forms attached.

cycleroadie
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posted 12-26-2013 06:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cycleroadie   Click Here to Email cycleroadie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I think it comes down to weight. I recently sent some calendars to Canada, when it was a single calendar, it was light enough not to be an issue. Did you enclose return mailing supplies, etc? If so might have made it too heavy.

SpaceyInMN
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posted 01-18-2014 07:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SpaceyInMN   Click Here to Email SpaceyInMN     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I requested Mr. Hadfield's autograph via e-mail to the CSA on 12-31-13. I received a very polite, professional reply on 01-10-14 that my request had been received and that an autographed photo had been sent. I received the photo in the mail today. It's a very nice photo on thick card stock, and I couldn't be more pleased with the whole experience.

JBoe
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posted 02-09-2014 07:30 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for JBoe   Click Here to Email JBoe     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I wanted to try the email out and share that it's by far the best thing and the "thank you for your interest" card made it special. So on 27 January 2014 I sent an email to the email address in this topic and the following is a timeline for what it's worth.
  • Initial email sent and email reply that my request was received on 27 January 2014
  • Received a direct email from Astronauts, Life Science and Space Medicine on 30 January 2014
  • Received package on 07 February 2014 (approximately 12 days from request to receipt)
I know that if you want to receive autographs of NASA astronauts they have to be on the active roles, but this is not the case in that they forwarded my request to COL Hadfield and Julie Payette. Although, I didn't ask for the autographs of other retired CSA astronauts.

Dave_Johnson
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posted 03-06-2014 11:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dave_Johnson   Click Here to Email Dave_Johnson     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just curious for those who have requested Chris' autograph by email - did you send a general request to the email address, or was your request specifically written to Chris, similar to the way that it would be done by regular mail directly to him?

JBoe
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posted 03-07-2014 03:36 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for JBoe   Click Here to Email JBoe     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I sent an email to the Canadian Space Agency (see above). I'm not sure if they can personalize the photo, but you'll get an autograph of him.

jiffyq58
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posted 03-07-2014 09:27 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for jiffyq58   Click Here to Email jiffyq58     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I got a personalized WSS photo from the CSA for my son. It just takes longer if you want it personalized.

JBoe
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posted 03-07-2014 03:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JBoe   Click Here to Email JBoe     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for the tip! I'll have to reach back out to them.

Rowland
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posted 03-17-2014 04:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rowland   Click Here to Email Rowland     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
After two letters, one to NASA and one to CSA, an email to the CSA and an email to Chris Hadfield, I have received a message from his agent saying that he no longer accepts any requests for autographs and any requests received will be turned down in order to be fair to all his fans.

Oh well. You win some you loose some.

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