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Hart Sastrowardoyo
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posted 08-12-2013 12:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Dottie Metcalf-Lindenberger, sent 17 June, received today an ISP L/ES, 12 August.

Hart Sastrowardoyo
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posted 08-15-2013 11:19 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Stephanie Wilson, autopen, received Aug. 15 (sent out Sept. 4, 2012.) Sending her a couple of covers for her collection didn't work.

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posted 08-15-2013 03:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cycleroadie   Click Here to Email cycleroadie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'll second that Stephanie Wilson, Autopen, received 8/15. Sent May 2012.

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posted 09-09-2013 01:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tykeanaut   Click Here to Email Tykeanaut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Signed photo received from Stephanie Wilson today. Must be over a year since I sent my request though.

Hart Sastrowardoyo
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posted 10-04-2013 12:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Naoko Yamzaki, inscribed signed photo, sent request 26 August, received today (4 October).

Hart Sastrowardoyo
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posted 10-19-2013 09:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Susan Helms, inscribed signed photo of an image I sent her back in January 2013, received this past week (week of Oct. 12-19.)

Hart Sastrowardoyo
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posted 11-14-2013 12:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yi So-Yeon, doesn't draw her flower anymore (unless that squiggle underneath the inscription is it, or maybe she was testing out the pen.) But I did get her name in Korean as well as in English.

I would thank her, but Yi seems to have disabled her Twitter account, following media reports on how effective the Korean Astronaut Program has been, and in particular, Yi's remaining in the US rather than stay in Korea.

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posted 11-15-2013 09:58 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for jiffyq58   Click Here to Email jiffyq58     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Has anyone received anything from Julie Payette through the mail recently? I sent her a couple of photos to the Canadian Astronaut Office address a couple of months ago and haven't gotten anything back.

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posted 11-15-2013 10:22 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tykeanaut   Click Here to Email Tykeanaut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Julie Payette has been at the Montreal Science Centre since July I believe as Chief Operating Officer. May be best to send your request there?

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posted 11-15-2013 07:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jiffyq58   Click Here to Email jiffyq58     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for that info. I wasn't aware of it.

Hart Sastrowardoyo
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posted 11-19-2013 10:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Kate Rubins was great about signing tonight.

Hart Sastrowardoyo
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posted 11-21-2013 06:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Serena Aunon was great about signing this afternoon.

Hart Sastrowardoyo
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posted 11-23-2013 05:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Susan Kilrain, unsigned photo I sent + my SASE along with an unsigned L/ES litho. I asked her where to ask for a signed photo, she said to send a request to JSC... and that's what I got back.

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posted 11-24-2013 02:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kirsten   Click Here to Email Kirsten     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
But she signed the items, Hart? Or did you receive them unsigned? That's what I can't really read from your message.

Hart Sastrowardoyo
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posted 11-24-2013 06:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
All two unsigned. Not even an autopen on the litho sent me. But at least I can reuse the SASE.

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posted 11-24-2013 06:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Hart Sastrowardoyo:
Not even an autopen on the litho sent me.
Per NASA, when an astronaut retires from the program, their autopen patten(s) is destroyed.

Hart Sastrowardoyo
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posted 11-24-2013 10:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Is that a recent (relatively speaking) decision? I swear I remember getting an autopen from Haise through JSC in the early '90s.

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posted 11-25-2013 08:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mike Dixon   Click Here to Email Mike Dixon     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Hart Sastrowardoyo:
Is that a recent (relatively speaking) decision?
Could well be because they were certainly sending out autopens a few years back for astronauts who'd long left the program... and that included crew lithos with members from STS-107.

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posted 11-25-2013 08:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jiffyq58   Click Here to Email jiffyq58     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Has anyone had a through-the-mail success with Eileen Collins lately?

Hart Sastrowardoyo
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posted 11-29-2013 08:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Lori Garver signed a photo TTM for me.

Hart Sastrowardoyo
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posted 02-17-2014 12:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Nicole Stott was great about signing in-person at the Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum yesterday (16 Feb.), taking a few minutes to talk with people while signing as well.

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posted 02-18-2014 03:03 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 jiffyq58:
Has anyone had a through-the-mail success with Eileen Collins lately?
Nope. And none of the addresses I had for her would work.

Hart Sastrowardoyo
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posted 03-26-2014 06:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Karen Nyberg was great about signing at University of Maryland tonight. She (and Luca Parmitano) had their L/ES and EVA lithos, although they ran out of those and had to resort to the university's photo which consisted of their Sokol portraits side by side on an 8x10 piece of paper.

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posted 03-27-2014 03:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for JBoe   Click Here to Email JBoe     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hart, that's an awesome autograph of Nyberg. By the way, how did you find out about the University of Maryland opportunity?

Hart Sastrowardoyo
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posted 03-27-2014 11:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm on the e-mailing list of tens of organizations and businesses who have hosted astronaut events once before. As well, I do a simple brute force Google search: "astronaut speaker+[month year]", "astronaut presentation+[month year]", and so on.

The U of Maryland event was a last-minute fluke, something I discovered on the college's website while searching for astronaut presentations in April 2014, even though obviously this was held Wednesday. (NASA also put out a press release.)

The event, while well attended - it was held in a packed lecture hall seating between 300 and 400 people, as compared to an event held a few years back at the uni with Garan, Coleman and Fossum in an auditorium holding 500 people - was not publicized on campus. There were no signage about the event, so you had to know from either the website or the NASA release. Most of those in attendance were, as to be expected, students, although there were probably about a dozen or so "civilians," including two or so cS members aside from myself.

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posted 03-27-2014 11:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There was also a NASA press release that announced the University of Maryland event, and it was listed on Sightings.

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Originally posted by Hart Sastrowardoyo:
..."astronaut speaker+[month year]", "astronaut presentation+[month year]"
Thanks for the search string!

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posted 03-27-2014 06:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jiffyq58   Click Here to Email jiffyq58     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Pam Melroy returned two signed pictures for my son that I sent her last week. Turnaround time was 6 days!

Hart Sastrowardoyo
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posted 04-24-2014 09:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Anousheh Ansari and Kathy Thornton were both very good signers today.

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posted 04-26-2014 04:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SpaceyInMN   Click Here to Email SpaceyInMN     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Karen Nyberg inscribed photos for my daughter and me today at the Go Boldly Expo in St. Paul, MN. The photos had a pre-printed signature. She was very friendly, and stopped to pose for photos with those who wanted them.

Hart Sastrowardoyo
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posted 04-26-2014 07:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Preprinted as in signed beforehand or preprinted as in autographed ahead of time? I believe she did the same at the NASASocial recently.

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posted 04-26-2014 08:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SpaceyInMN   Click Here to Email SpaceyInMN     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Pre-printed as in the signature was printed as part of the photo, not hand signed.

Hart Sastrowardoyo
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posted 06-18-2014 12:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Rhea Seddon at the dedication of a (Wilcutt's) T-38 at Aviation Heritage Park on 14 June.

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posted 06-18-2014 01:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for sprocketship     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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The photos had a pre-printed signature.
Can't say I'm at all impressed by pre-printed signatures, especially at a personal appearance. If there was a price tag of more than the cost of the photo, I'd be frustrated...

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The photo, and the event itself, were both free, and Karen was nice enough to pose for photos with anyone that asked, so it's tough for me to complain about it.

Hart Sastrowardoyo
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posted 06-18-2014 07:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Not complaining, just an observation: If she could inscribe, why couldn't she sign her name? I'm reminded of one astronaut, who pressed for time, still dedicated the lithos but signed with just their first name. Still another astronaut signed lithos before the event and everyone who attended got one, although the astronaut still took time to dedicate them or sign other stuff.

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posted 07-09-2014 11:33 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Kathy Sullivan, a photo I sent on 21 March, received back 9 July.

Someone must have taken the SASE to the Post Office because the envelope bore a tracking sticker as well as hand cancels.

Because of the dark background, it was signed in silver, which was first tested on my letter (which was also returned to me, I guess as a way of matching up the letter with the photo.) There was also a form letter enclosed, dated 2014: "Dear Sir/Madam: Thank you for your continued interest in Dr. Kathryn D. Sullivan. I hope that you find the returned item(s) to your [sic] satisfactory. Regards, Staff of Dr. Kathryn D. Sullivan"

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Glad to hear you received your picture from Dr. Sullivan. I sent a pair of photos to her office (one for me and one for my daughter) and I haven't received them yet, even though I had a short email conversation with her secretary the week before.

Your news gives me hope that we'll see our pictures soon!

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As it turns out, I did receive my photos from Dr. Sullivan today. So, it looks like a new batch has gone out.

Unfortunately, they came back damaged. So, while I'm very grateful to Dr. Sullivan for her time, I am definitely disappointed. Will post about this shortly in the Advice section.


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