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Hart Sastrowardoyo
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posted 11-12-2012 06:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Julie Payette was nice about signing in person - interestingly, though, one (unpersonalized) photo she signed with first initial and last name, a second photo she asked to personalize and signed her full name.

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posted 12-04-2012 09:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Joe Acaba was great about signing in-person.

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posted 12-13-2012 03:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Megan McArthur, sent 7/28, received today - although the ISP is, interestingly enough, dated 11/26. (The meter strip on the envelope is dated 12/10.)

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posted 12-14-2012 06:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Scott Kelly was great about signing in-person tonight.

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posted 01-17-2013 12:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Jim Dutton was signing in-person at a Colorado Springs museum this weekend (along with Chilton and Ashby.) And yes, I know Dutton is with the Air Force Academy but NASA still lists him as a management astronaut.

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posted 02-16-2013 07:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ken Cockrell - received today photo I sent, inscribed with missions, about seven months.

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posted 02-23-2013 01:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Lee Archambault, ISP, sent Sept. 1, received today (Feb. 22). Wonder if he's cleaning his desk, given Clay Anderson's Tweet?

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posted 03-04-2013 01:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Peggy Whitson, WSS, autopenned, received today.

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posted 03-20-2013 10:37 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Paul Richards was nice about signing in person. And he used his own Sharpie!

Vittori also signed in-person the same day as well.

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posted 04-07-2013 06:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MB   Click Here to Email MB     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Received response from Scott Kelly (WSS autopen?) with ISS-26 sticker on April 6th (sent response in November 2012).

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posted 06-08-2013 05:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Steve Bowen was great about signing in-person today.

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posted 06-14-2013 10:28 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Mark Vande Hei, ISP, about a year: sent out July 22, 2012, received today (postmarked June 11.)

Although not a Shuttle-era astronaut, I asked for an autographed photo as Vande Hei attended high school in Metuchen, NJ, my home state.

On the back he writes, "I haven't been back to New Jersey for a long time, too long. I started school there and stayed until my family moved to Minnesota when I was 15."

Yes, I know there are some wiseacres who will say, "Good! Glad you got out of NJ with its high taxes and double-dipping politicians!"

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posted 06-19-2013 10:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Drew Feustel signed this past Friday in Michigan, completing my STS-134 crew photo.

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posted 06-19-2013 11:57 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cycleroadie   Click Here to Email cycleroadie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Drew Feustel, via mail from JSC, about 6 months wait.

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posted 06-27-2013 05:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I got a bizarre RTS today. Bizarre, because I used the address on NASA's site: NASA/Johnson Space Center, CB/Astronaut Office, Houston, TX 77058, and it came back "insufficient address." Even though I sent out two or three to the same address at about the same time, and the others have not come back.

I resent the request to the same address, but added '2101 NASA Parkway' to it, as per their homepage. Let's see what happens.

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posted 07-11-2013 04:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Inscribed signed photo from Joe Acaba, request sent Sept. 22, received today (July 11).

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Ricky Arnold, an inscribed WSS photo, sent July 27, 2012, received today, July 19. And yes, the litho is dated Nov. 16, 2012.

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posted 08-03-2013 06:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Mike Fossum - sent out 17 June, received ISP WSS litho 3 August.

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posted 08-06-2013 08:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for COR482932   Click Here to Email COR482932     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I too got a return from Mike Fossum today. It took well over 400 days but hey! I think it was worth it. He signed with mission info and ISP.

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posted 08-11-2013 07:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for englau   Click Here to Email englau     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have gotten quite a few from active astronauts, but does anyone know if you can obtain the photos/autographs from the management astronauts or is that a bit more difficult?

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posted 08-11-2013 09:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Management astronauts are still astronauts, just that they're not in the queue to fly.

That said, I've received a number of responses from management astronauts: Sellers; Clay Anderson (since retired), Archambault; Casper; Foreman and Love.

Sellers I sent a photo to get signed.

Dutton, Jett, James Kelly and Wilcutt all sent out autopens. Keep in mind I'm working off my Sept. 2012 list, which is when I sent out a majority of requests.

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How would I get Bob Cabana's autograph?

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Originally posted by Space Shuttle Endeavour:
How would I get Bob Cabana's autograph?

I sent a request for Bob Cabana to the Kennedy Space Center, he is the Director there. It was returned around 3 months later with a Space Shuttle postmark on my SASE.

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Thanks. Do I mail it to the Kennedy Space Center address listed on the website?

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Mail can be sent care of the Kennedy Space Center:
John F. Kennedy Space Center
Kennedy Space Center, Florida 32899

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Originally posted by Hart Sastrowardoyo:
Scott Kelly was great about signingin-person tonight.
Is Scott Kelly good signing through the mail?

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Originally posted by Space Shuttle Endeavour:
Is Scott Kelly good signing through the mail?
Usually it is an autopen reply, even if you refer to having met him in person recently.

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Originally posted by Space Shuttle Endeavour:
Is Scott Kelly good signing through the mail?
I sent a request in a couple of weeks ago to Scott Kelly, got an autopen back already. Too bad, I'd rather have to wait 6 months and get a real signature.

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posted 08-29-2013 06:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If he isn't on his way there, Scott may be in Star City training.

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Last couple of weeks I have received an autographed photo from Terry Virts and a auto pen autograph photo from Sunita Williams.

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posted 09-25-2013 12:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Tom Marshburn, inscribed WSS, sent 13 May, recevd 25 September. (And they enclosed my envelope which I sent the request in, rather than cut off the address portion, to make sure it got back to me.)

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Chris Cassidy, WSS, sent 7 Sept., received 25 Oct. Looks like the shutdown affected NASA - no cardboard stiffner, and what I presume is in his handwriting is his last name on the envelope and my name and address.

He did mention on my letter that he would like to go back for another ISS rotation.

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Michael Good, ISP WSS, sent 26 August, received today (12 Nov.).

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Question, when writing to active management astronauts, will they send a signed picture, or do you need to send something for them to sign? I know the active astronauts have 8x10s as I have written them, but am unsure of the management ones. Thanks!

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Don't worry about the photos. I know for sure that Bob Cabana, if you mail to him Kennedy, will provide photos and return postage. I am not sure about the other management astronauts.

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posted 01-09-2014 01:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
First one of the year!

Kevin Ford, L/ES, ISP, sent out 14 Mar 2013, received today (9 Jan 2014.)

Inscription reads, "Wishing you many excellent adventures!" and as a bonus, the envelope is handwritten by him - the Mail Code is CB/Ford. Mebbe he's cleaning out his old desk?

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Chris Cassidy, Shane Kimbrough, Steve Bowen, and Kevin Ford. Sent out just before Xmas '13, got all in the last week, all personalized so they were recently done.

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Don Pettit, sent out late Dec. '13, received Jan. 21.

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Mike Fossum, arrived today, about 6 weeks from when I sent it.

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Doug Wheelock was great about signing in-person today (April 12.)


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