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sixturners
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posted 01-20-2013 01:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for sixturners   Click Here to Email sixturners     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Anyone have experience obtaining a signed item by the crew of STS-135? Will they sign a cover that is sent to them individually?

I would really like to add an STS-135 crew signed cover to my collection. Any feedback would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Hart Sastrowardoyo
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posted 01-20-2013 02:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
In-person, they were great, got all four on a photo. May be harder now, requiring four sendouts.

mjanovec
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posted 01-20-2013 06:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mjanovec   Click Here to Email mjanovec     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I would not recommend sending anything to them individually in order to construct a crew-signed piece. Not all of the crew members are responsive about signing through the mail (particularly Hurley), so you risk losing your piece or getting a dreaded autopen.

In fact, most shuttle crews over the past decade contained at least one or two tough signers.

Mike Dixon
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posted 01-20-2013 07:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mike Dixon   Click Here to Email Mike Dixon     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by mjanovec:
Not all of the crew members are responsive about signing through the mail (particularly Hurley), so you risk losing your piece or getting a dreaded autopen.
Testify Brother!!

eurospace
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posted 01-21-2013 12:30 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for eurospace   Click Here to Email eurospace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You are far too late, my friend. This worked right before the launch, and shortly thereafter, but now that the crew is disbanded you'll have a hard time assembling a crew signed cover.

Ferguson, Walheim and Magnus are fair signers (even though we'll have yet to find about Magnus in her new position), but Hurley won't sign. He did sign with the crew while the crew was still together, but never out of this context.

There are, however, crew signed covers on the market. Talk to me off-line if you want to hear more. — Jürgen

Space Geek FL
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posted 01-21-2013 01:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Space Geek FL     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I would like to offer a different opinion, I sent a photo to JSC taken of the crew and myself at KSC and was able to get it signed by both Doug Hurley and Rex Walheim in December. I hope to someday get Sandy Magnus and Chris Ferguson to complete the photo. I don't think I would send anything you are afraid to loose but I would take the chance.

MrSpace86
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posted 01-21-2013 01:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MrSpace86   Click Here to Email MrSpace86     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I was fortunate enough to receive crew signed items from STS-135 before and shortly after launch. However, with my requests, I always asked if it were possible to have each individual astronaut portrait signed but never received them. They signed a photo I sent and then eventually an official NASA crew photo.

Hart Sastrowardoyo
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posted 03-27-2013 06:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by eurospace:
Ferguson, Walheim and Magnus are fair signers (even though we'll have yet to find about Magnus in her new position)...
Magnus signed at an AIAA event in Washington, DC earlier this month.

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posted 02-15-2014 04:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Shuttle Endeavour   Click Here to Email Shuttle Endeavour     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Has anyone tried sending autographs to Sandy Magnus after STS-135 and after she retired from NASA?

Editor's note: Threads merged.

eurospace
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posted 02-16-2014 06:13 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for eurospace   Click Here to Email eurospace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes, but without a reply thus far.

JBoe
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posted 02-16-2014 07:13 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for JBoe   Click Here to Email JBoe     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I too tried to reach out to Dr. Magnus and no reply as of yet (maybe too early ). I hope to catch her at the National Air and Space Museum lecture in March.

Hart Sastrowardoyo
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posted 02-16-2014 08:24 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If you're talking about NASM as in downtown DC (as opposed to Udvar-Hazy), secondhand experience has been that it's hit or miss whether or not astronauts will sign... most often it's a miss, unless they have a scheduled signing, as with Mark Kelly's book.

jiffyq58
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posted 02-16-2014 10:30 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for jiffyq58   Click Here to Email jiffyq58     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It's Udvar-Hazy on March 14. And Bob Crippen will be there, too. And for those who can hang around another day, Pam Melroy will be speaking there on the 15th.

A pretty good trifecta of shuttle astronauts.

JBoe
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posted 02-16-2014 02:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JBoe   Click Here to Email JBoe     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I was referring to the Udvar-Hazy opportunity in March. I hope that the elusive Magnus autograph will be obtained there since it's almost been 18 months without a reply via USPS and almost a month via other means.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 03-10-2014 01:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by JBoe:
I hope that the elusive Magnus autograph will be obtained there...
The museum has announced that Magnus and the other panelists will be signing copies of "Space Shuttle Legacy: How We Did It and What We Learned" by Roger Launius, but "will not be signing any other items."

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