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astro-nut
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posted 09-09-2011 10:55 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for astro-nut   Click Here to Email astro-nut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just last week I received an autographed 8x10 from Chief Astronaut Peggy Whitson.

Dottie Metcalf-Lindenburger has also responded with an 8x10 autographed as well.

I have also recieved an autographed 8X10 from Anna Fisher earlier this year.

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posted 09-19-2011 06:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wendy Lawrence was great about signing in-person this past weekend, signing my book and a photo of the Mir space station for me, and a book for my wife.

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posted 12-22-2011 08:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tykeanaut   Click Here to Email Tykeanaut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Although I've wriiten to Karen Nyberg twice in the last 15 months I unfortunately have not received a reply. Perhaps I used the incorrect address? I sent my requests to the Astronaut Office in Houston.

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posted 01-03-2012 03:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tykeanaut   Click Here to Email Tykeanaut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
OK all, which female astronauts wll sign through the mail?

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posted 03-08-2012 09:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Anna Lee Fisher is great about signing. In my book, however, she would however, only sign with her one mission, 51A, and not 61H since the latter never flew (which was fine with me.)

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posted 03-20-2012 07:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Esther Dyson was great about signing in-person.

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posted 03-20-2012 08:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fezman92   Click Here to Email Fezman92     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
How is Tracy Caldwell Dyson on autographs?

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posted 03-20-2012 09:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jiffyq58   Click Here to Email jiffyq58     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What about Kathy Sullivan?

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posted 03-21-2012 02:15 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for eurospace   Click Here to Email eurospace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by jiffyq58:
What about Kathy Sullivan?

Slow when still in Ohio, not yet heard from here from her new job in Washington DC.

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posted 03-27-2012 01:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for disglobes   Click Here to Email disglobes     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Anna Lee Fisher signed several 61H photos for me. She did not put the mission on there but she commented on the photos.

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posted 04-23-2012 09:24 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Kathy Thornton was great about signing at the Discovery transfer event on Thursday.

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posted 04-30-2012 09:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for propliner1   Click Here to Email propliner1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Has anyone had any recent success with Tamara Jernigan, Sandra Magnus, Pam Melroy, or Kay Hire? Recent fast reply success from Mary Cleave, Wendy Lawrence, and Jan Davis.

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posted 05-02-2012 12:47 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for eurospace   Click Here to Email eurospace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Melroy replies fairly fast from her current business address. No go for Tammy Jernigan or Kay Hire.

Does your second phrase mean you had fast reply successes from these ladies?

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posted 05-02-2012 10:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tykeanaut   Click Here to Email Tykeanaut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Quick responses from Anna Lee Fisher and Janet Kavandi.

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posted 05-02-2012 03:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for propliner1   Click Here to Email propliner1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by eurospace:
Does your second phrase mean you had fast reply successes from these ladies?
Yes, all responded in 2-3 weeks signing my supplied 6x8 photos.

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posted 05-15-2012 02:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for scrpien   Click Here to Email scrpien     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Does Rhea Seddon sign through the mail?

Editor's note: Threads merged.

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posted 05-15-2012 02:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Daugherty54   Click Here to Email Daugherty54     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have sent photos to her but never gotten a reply.

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posted 05-15-2012 02:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tykeanaut   Click Here to Email Tykeanaut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Astronaut Scholarship Foundation has two lovely Reddon-signed 8x10's for sale. I just bought one for $40 plus p&p and it's obviously for a great cause.

Hart Sastrowardoyo
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posted 05-18-2012 09:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Mary Ellen Weber was great about signing in person.

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posted 05-26-2012 12:54 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for englau   Click Here to Email englau     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Kathy Thornton is very wonderful and so is Rhea Seddon about singing and photos.
Wouldn't know about any of the others.

Looking into the Sallly Rize 20 donation deal right now. That seems very reasonable.

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posted 05-26-2012 07:34 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by englau:
...so is Rhea Seddon about singing
If Seddon sings then she and Hoot have a great fallback job...

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posted 06-02-2012 12:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for englau   Click Here to Email englau     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Does anyone have experience with sending letters to the following:
  • Suni Williams
  • Nicole Stott
  • Susan Helms
  • Cady Coleman
If so, I'd love to hear about it. Also, for astronauts that currently are employed by NASA, what is the best way to get in contact with them?

The address I found was as follows:

NASA-JSC
Astronaut Office Mail Code CB
2101 NASA Road 1
Houston, Texas 77058-3696
Correct? Thanks in advance!

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posted 06-03-2012 08:09 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for eurospace   Click Here to Email eurospace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
  • Sunita Williams: only autopen through the mail.
  • Nicole Stott: sometimes authentic, sometimes AP - make an effort in your letter!
  • Susan Helms - sporadic in her previous positions, very fine since working at Vandenberg AFB
  • Cady Coleman — no go through the mail and nothing sent back ever — but tremendous and heartwarming in person.
Hope this helps.

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posted 06-03-2012 09:10 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fezman92   Click Here to Email Fezman92     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What about Tracy Caldwell Dyson? How are her habits?

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posted 06-03-2012 10:31 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for englau   Click Here to Email englau     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by eurospace:
Hope this helps.
Thank you for letting me know! I sent a letter out to Helms last month. It wasn't asking for an autograph or anything, just expressing my appreciation for her work. I ended up sending it to the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation because I didn't really know where do go with it.

Where do you suggest sending things to Stott and Williams?

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posted 06-03-2012 01:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cycleroadie   Click Here to Email cycleroadie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Stott and Williams are still listed as active so you should be able to reach them by writing to them at JSC:
Name of Astronaut
NASA-JSC
Astronaut Office Mail Code CB
2101 NASA Road 1
Houston, Texas 77058-3696

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posted 06-03-2012 05:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for eurospace   Click Here to Email eurospace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Fezman92:
What about Tracy Caldwell Dyson? How are her habits?

Fairly good signer, getting more autopenny lately.

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posted 06-03-2012 05:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for eurospace   Click Here to Email eurospace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by englau:
I ended up sending it to the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation because I didn't really know where do go with it.
I cannot answer your implicit question, as collectSPACE does not allow publications of addresses here.

But there are people who are selling pretty good address lists out here...

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posted 06-05-2012 12:54 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for englau   Click Here to Email englau     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Anyone know if Rhea Seddon reads/responds to her mail? I breifly talked to her at the end of the gala, but didnt get to say a thing important. I asked her about a professor we both know because I got so nervous! Anyway, I was hoping to send her something more substantive.

Also, where do you send mail to retired astronauts?

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posted 06-05-2012 10:04 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by eurospace:
But there are people who are selling pretty good address lists out here...
Hmmmm.... I believe this person is a EUROpean who has a good SPACE address list.

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posted 06-26-2012 11:55 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Got my photo back from Janet Kavandi through JSC, about three weeks. Interestingly, she returned the photo by mailing it back in the SASE I sent - whereas Pat Forrester returned the photo I sent him in the usual brown NASA envelope, keeping the SASE.

(And while I'm on it, the envelope I got back from Forrester had my name and address typed on what looked like a clear mailing label, not something cut from my SASE. Is someone keeping track of requests or did someone think this was "easier"?)

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posted 07-23-2012 04:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dogcrew5369   Click Here to Email dogcrew5369     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
When mailing requests to astronauts at JSC, is it protocol to not send SASE or would it be the right thing to do? When I did this alot back in the '90s I never sent SASE and never heard that I should. It was always shipped back in the standard brown envelope. I'm planning to send more requests with my own 8x10's to insure authentic signatures and I'm not sure what to do. I always took for granted it was SOP for NASA to use their envelopes.

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posted 07-23-2012 04:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dogcrew5369   Click Here to Email dogcrew5369     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Robert Pearlman:
You could inquire about your book through Mae Jemison's website.
I sent them an email and I have yet to get a response. Oh well.

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posted 03-09-2013 09:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sandy Magnus was great in-person on March 8.

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posted 03-28-2013 10:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Forgot about this one, but Julie Payette signed in person back in November.

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posted 07-10-2013 08:10 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for jiffyq58   Click Here to Email jiffyq58     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Anyone have any success with Shannon Lucid lately?

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posted 07-15-2013 11:41 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for disglobes   Click Here to Email disglobes     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have never had success from Shannon Lucid.

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posted 07-19-2013 12:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Suni Williams, sent Jan 6., received July 19 a WSS autopen.

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posted 08-11-2013 10:29 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for astro-nut   Click Here to Email astro-nut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I, too, have never had any success with Shannon Lucid. I had written to her on numerous occasions with no luck.

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posted 08-11-2013 10:32 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for astro-nut   Click Here to Email astro-nut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
In May, both Anna Fisher and Pam Melroy were doing autographs at the U.S. Air Force Museum. Some other collectSPACE members and I were able to get a few things signed.


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