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jiffyq58
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posted 07-12-2011 09:34 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for jiffyq58   Click Here to Email jiffyq58     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Has anyone recently sent Alexei Leonov anything to sign using the address for cosmonauts listed here on cS? If so, how long did it take for you to receive the item back from Leonov? How much did it cost to ship it and to provide return shipping on the return SASE? Was your item in good condition upon its return? Anything you would like to say about the experience would be helpful. Thanks.

eurospace
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posted 07-14-2011 03:51 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for eurospace   Click Here to Email eurospace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have not heard of any replies from Leonov through the usual Star City address for ages.

Thus, the answer to other question is simply "never seen my stuff again".

Alexei Leonov is having frequent personal appearances, though, and is very approachable for autographs on those occasions.

jiffyq58
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posted 07-15-2011 09:38 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for jiffyq58   Click Here to Email jiffyq58     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks. I guess I won't go to the expense of sending him a book with return postage if it is going to fall into the big, black hole. It would be nice if he came to the US somewhere that I could go to see him, but I'm guessing he doesn't make it over here that often these days.

garyd2831
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posted 03-11-2013 12:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for garyd2831   Click Here to Email garyd2831     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I just picked up in my mailbox something I pretty much had forgotten about and just wrote off. I had four ASTP covers that I purchased in my teenage days and an NASA ASTP litho that I sent to Russia to have signed by Alexei Leonov. Well today they showed up and were all signed.

I sent these to Russia in the Fall of 2009. Better late than never

eurospace
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posted 03-12-2013 03:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for eurospace   Click Here to Email eurospace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I just heard from a friend that he also got his photos back sent to Leonov at the Star City address in 2000, thus 13 years (!) ago.

Never give up on these folks, and make sure you got a mailbox on your tombstone!

garyd2831
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posted 03-12-2013 03:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for garyd2831   Click Here to Email garyd2831     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
HOLY SMOKES!!! I thought 3.5 years was long, but 13 years...that tops the list!!! I was very happy to them in my mail

davidcwagner
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posted 03-12-2013 08:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for davidcwagner   Click Here to Email davidcwagner     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I met Leonov at the Burbank California show (2003? 2005?). I had him sign an X-PRESS NASA Flight Research Center August 1969 newsletter cover already signed by Neil Armstrong.

I told him that it was great to have his signature next to Armstrong's, the first man to walk on the moon. He misunderstood and thought I said Armstrong was first man to walk in space. He gave me that Russian look and said sternly, "I first man walk in space!" Then he signed.

Leonov (Russian cursive signature)
A. Leonov (English block letters)
1st Man Walk
in Space
Voshod - 2
Soyuz 19 ASTP

Apollo-Soyuz
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posted 03-12-2013 08:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Apollo-Soyuz   Click Here to Email Apollo-Soyuz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am wondering with the many returns from Leonov if he is cleaning out his desk at his bank. Where were the returns mailed from?

lspooz
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posted 07-13-2013 05:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for lspooz   Click Here to Email lspooz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Like many others, I'd like to have a few items inscribed by Alexei Leonov so I've read every Leonov-tagged thread on cS and quite a bit of the AstroAddies messages.

My question is whether I should mail to the bank address (Juergen: ZAO Vostok), Star City, some other address, or perhaps wait for a Sighting? Thanks for any advice!

The books (and gift for Alexei) would be very hard to replace so I need the most reliable choice of address — I'd be happy to get them within a year or two. Of course, I'll send the package w/return postage and Cyrillic as well as English.

disglobes
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posted 07-15-2013 11:36 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for disglobes   Click Here to Email disglobes     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am still waiting for my request that I sent back in 2001.

lspooz
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posted 02-01-2014 04:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for lspooz   Click Here to Email lspooz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Does anyone know if Gen. Leonov will make any appearances in the US in the next year or so? (Nothing in 'Sightings' yet...)

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