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Hart Sastrowardoyo
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posted 07-10-2012 10:33 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Got this from JAXA's PR department:
About your request for astronaut autographs, we are sorry to say that
there seems little possibility of obtaining their autographs.

According to our astronaut section, they can't meet these requests because they receive so many. Thank you for your understanding.

Bob M
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posted 07-11-2012 08:40 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bob M   Click Here to Email Bob M     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
As one of many interested in acquiring autographs of all 20 members of the Astronaut Class of 2009, that is disappointing and surprising information.

Not long after the three JAXA members of the 2009 Class were announced, they returned collectors' material unsigned with a form letter stating that they would sign after becoming "certified astronauts." After waiting about three years for "certification" to occur, it looks like our patience was for naught.

Hart Sastrowardoyo
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posted 07-11-2012 12:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It'd be interesting to see whether or not Mukai signs tonight at KSC....

As mentioned elsewhere, I had seen a JAXA astronaut making a speech/presentation, and people were turned down for signatures. Last year, I saw another JAXA astronaut who was scheduled to speak/make a presentation and asked the organizers about the possibility of autographs. That was turned down, but not because of the organizers.

Looks like those of us who wrote JAXA early and received autographed photos - those with the (NASDA?) logo - got lucky....

eurospace
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posted 07-13-2012 11:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for eurospace   Click Here to Email eurospace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hart, Mukai is still a good signer, even TTM. She is no longer an active astronaut, though, and has returned to Tanegashima.

Hart Sastrowardoyo
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posted 02-10-2013 01:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I got back a ISP from Mukai within the past two weeks, about a month round trip.

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posted 02-23-2013 03:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for vostok1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Last month I brought astronaut Satoshi Furukawa to a conference I was organiznung, and he was very kind and jinn to sign.

Hart Sastrowardoyo
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posted 05-12-2013 10:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Aki Hoshide was good about signing when he passed through Massachusetts a week ago.

Dirk
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posted 11-14-2013 04:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dirk   Click Here to Email Dirk     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Kanai Norishige, sent August 13, received signed back yesterday (from JSC).

MSS
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posted 11-14-2013 04:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MSS   Click Here to Email MSS     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Congratulation Dirk, I asked all of three of them from JAXA by e-mail and no answer so far.

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Hart Sastrowardoyo
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posted 11-14-2013 07:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This is posted under the female astronauts thread, but Yamazaki sent me an ISP.

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