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cycleroadie
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posted 04-13-2014 07:08 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cycleroadie   Click Here to Email cycleroadie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Tim Kopra, arrived Friday, took about 4 months. Unfortunately my lazy postal delivery person left it in the rain.

Hart Sastrowardoyo
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posted 04-24-2014 09:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Alvin Drew was great about signing today. (And he's a great speaker, too, the way he answered kids' questions.)

Hart Sastrowardoyo
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posted 06-01-2014 11:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Mike Hopkins was great about signing today. He did a talk aimed at children about physical fitness - and frankly, I was a bit disappointed that he didn't do the Cha-Cha Slide they were playing prior to his talk.

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What do I need to send when sending to NASA astronauts through Johnson Space Center? Do I need to provide an item to sign or do they enclose their own photo?

Also, I read on the address list on this site that an SASE is not required; is this correct? (Sorry for the newbie questions.) Thanks.

Tykeanaut
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posted 06-03-2014 02:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tykeanaut   Click Here to Email Tykeanaut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
In my experiences they usually provide a stock photo. As you say, a ssae is not required.

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posted 06-04-2014 04:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Sportfanatic1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thank you!!

Hart Sastrowardoyo
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posted 06-13-2014 12:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Pat Forrester, a photo I sent, sent 16 May, received 13 June.

Hart Sastrowardoyo
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posted 06-18-2014 12:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Terry Wilcutt, my photo, from the dedication of a (his) T-38 at Aviation Heritage Park on 14 June.

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posted 06-22-2014 07:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Sportfanatic1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Received one from Don Pettit yesterday. First one for me!

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posted 06-23-2014 11:00 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for sprocketship     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sorry for the ignorant question here. I'm still relatively new to this hobby.

Is there a list of current astronauts employed at NASA? Also, is there a list of astronauts from previous programs who still work at NASA?

Can both groups be reached through the JSC address? Thanks!

Robert Pearlman
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NASA's active astronaut list can be found here. Astronauts working in management can be found here.

Only astronauts who are stationed at Johnson Space Center (or based there) can be reached through the Astronaut Office.

Hart Sastrowardoyo
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posted 06-23-2014 06:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
And astronauts based at other NASA properties (such as Sellers) can be reached through those centers.

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posted 06-30-2014 11:23 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Sportfanatic1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Received Mike Fossum Saturday, personalized.

Hart Sastrowardoyo
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posted 07-21-2014 11:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Mario Runco signed this weekend at the Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum, among other (retired) astronauts.

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posted 07-22-2014 09:44 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for sprocketship     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
How much did they charge for signatures at the Intrepid?

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posted 07-22-2014 09:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for MarylandSpace   Click Here to Email MarylandSpace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
On Saturday on the Intrepid, Bobko, Edwards, Hart, Reisman, and Runco were so personable and friendly, engaging in conversation, and signed my item or their photo for free.

I drove a total of 500 miles that day and it was one of my favorite astronaut encounters. I really enjoyed meeting these gentlemen.

Hart Sastrowardoyo
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posted 07-22-2014 10:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There was no cost other than admission to the Intrepid. The astronauts had scheduled autograph times, although most, if not all, were signing outside of those times, very personable and willing to sign more than one item, including their museum-provided cardstock litho if they had one.

The lithos were like the ones sold at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex's Astronaut Encounter signings and in the gift shop, except these were heavier. They had the astronaut's bio on the back and were 8-1/2 x 11.

(I always bring extra items, in case I run into a kid who doesn't have something to get signed. In this case, a polite adult who had only a Discovery model I gave an Endeavour litho to get signed by Runco and Edwards. Runco was walking the floor and it didn't look like he had lithos.)

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Originally posted by Hart Sastrowardoyo:
The lithos were like the ones sold at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex's Astronaut Encounter signings and in the gift shop...
So when you do the lunch with an astronaut at KSC, you can buy photos ahead of time there?

Hart Sastrowardoyo
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posted 07-22-2014 06:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Never did Lunch With An Astronaut; that said, there are some astronaut photos for sale in the gift shop.

My recollection, though, in the less than half a dozen trips to KSC and taking in the Astronaut Encounter is that the astronaut of the day will have their photo only at their signing. That is, for astronauts like Lousma, Reilly and Creighton, I've never seen their photos for sale in the gift shop, only at the table when they were doing their signings.

cycleroadie
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posted 07-22-2014 07:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cycleroadie   Click Here to Email cycleroadie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The astronaut does not sign at the lunch. However they normally appear in the Space Shop later in the afternoon for autographs, and in the shop they have pics for sale for 9.95 each.

Hart Sastrowardoyo
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posted 10-20-2014 12:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Mike Gernardt, at Key Largo, Fl., 16 Oct.

Hart Sastrowardoyo
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posted 12-08-2014 10:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Jeff Williams, at a California appearance in October.

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posted 12-09-2014 12:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mike_The_First   Click Here to Email Mike_The_First     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What are your experiences with sending requests through the FAX number they provide?

Hart Sastrowardoyo
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posted 12-09-2014 07:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If you mean to JSC, never done it. I always send individual letters, two or so at a a time.


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