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Mike_The_First
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posted 06-05-2017 11:36 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mike_The_First   Click Here to Email Mike_The_First     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Interesting. I had always just kind of assumed (for no reason, now that I think about it) that astronauts dealt exclusively with sender supplied items or their personal official NASA supplied image when handling through the mail requests.

Greggy_D
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posted 06-05-2017 11:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Greggy_D   Click Here to Email Greggy_D     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I think back in those days the astronauts also had some type of support staff to help them out with requests. I remember one time when I wrote to Dick Truly. Upon opening the large yellow official NASA "PHOTOGRAPHS - DO NOT BEND" envelope I found his portrait and a whole slew of various other portraits, crew pics, and shuttle pics.

Also included was a small slip of paper with Truly's handwriting that said, "Pls add more pics". I think this was meant for the support staff to add the additional pics and to retain the slip of paper. However, they forgot to remove it.

Hart Sastrowardoyo
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posted 06-05-2017 07:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Mike_The_First:
My understanding is that, even before everything, she wasn't big on signing in any capacity. I assumed that applied to crew and class photos, as well as individual shots.
One of my few regrets is that during a period I took a break from collecting autographs, the STS-121 crew did a signing — including Nowak — in New York City.

Also, as for crew-signed items, I was able to get the crews of STS-26R and 29R on one item (a NASA Fact Files) by writing to one person on the crew — however, I don't remember who that was.

Mike Dixon
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posted 06-05-2017 08:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mike Dixon   Click Here to Email Mike Dixon     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hart, before or after Reiter was added to the crew?

Hart Sastrowardoyo
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posted 06-05-2017 10:56 PM     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 the litho, it's the seven-person with Reiter, shuttle Discovery. I would assume the shuttle Atlantis 121 photos would be rare.

If you're talking about the crew visit, it was 2007. Don't know who was there, aside from Mark Kelly, Nowak and Wilson.

Mike Dixon
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posted 06-05-2017 11:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mike Dixon   Click Here to Email Mike Dixon     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yep, you got it. Original crew lithos (signed or otherwise) are out on their own regarding rarity.

Aztecdoug
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posted 08-22-2017 02:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Aztecdoug   Click Here to Email Aztecdoug     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I picked up an odd one today sight unseen. A first edition second printing copy of William Bridgeman's "The Lonely Sky."

Signed and inscribed. This 1955 book is 62 years old. The dust cover is falling to bits. The book itself is in great shape though for 62.

BMckay
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posted 11-11-2017 08:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for BMckay   Click Here to Email BMckay     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very rare astronaut photos!

Panther494
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posted 11-11-2017 09:01 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Panther494   Click Here to Email Panther494     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ha... that's very cool. I loved the Six Million Dollar Man. Appears his head is a little small, may have needed an extra million.

Cozmosis22
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posted 11-11-2017 11:51 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Cozmosis22     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Consider this a space autograph. During WWII he worked at the Philadelphia Naval Yard with a couple of pals named Isaac Asimov and Robert Heinlein.

Daugherty54
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posted 11-11-2017 01:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Daugherty54   Click Here to Email Daugherty54     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I recently visited Space Center Houston and did the Lunch with An Astronaut thing with Jerry Ross. He signed this for me.

Daugherty54
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posted 11-17-2017 09:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Daugherty54   Click Here to Email Daugherty54     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Then there’s this one I recently got in Houston:

randy
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posted 11-17-2017 09:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for randy   Click Here to Email randy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've picked up a Terry Virts autograph.

garyd2831
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posted 11-18-2017 03:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for garyd2831   Click Here to Email garyd2831     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
For a continuous donation to the Infinity Science Center and with Mr. Haise attending an event here in Syracuse, I was able to have him sign my "Free Enterprise" by Mike Machat, which highlights the first ALT flight without the tailcone commanded by Joe Engle. I figured it wouldn't hurt to have Mr. Haise add his signature to this piece.

Here we are in my office with the print. Also note the framed print I have of the Buran space shuttle.

SkyMan1958
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posted 11-19-2017 12:12 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SkyMan1958   Click Here to Email SkyMan1958     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here's a Polaroid from the Ed White II collection. It's a "joke" shot of the prime and backup crew of Gemini 7. Given that it is a Polaroid owned by Ed White II, I did not want to have signatures placed on the picture, but had the three remaining astronauts sign the reverse of the picture.

Rick Mulheirn
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posted 11-19-2017 09:08 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick Mulheirn   Click Here to Email Rick Mulheirn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I never knew that "Suggs" from the band "Madness" flew with Jim Lovell!

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posted 11-19-2017 09:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SkyMan1958   Click Here to Email SkyMan1958     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Led Zeppelin likes him II.

Wehaveliftoff
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posted 11-20-2017 01:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Wehaveliftoff   Click Here to Email Wehaveliftoff     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What comments did Frank Borman, Jim Lovell and Michael Collins say about the photo?

SkyMan1958
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posted 11-20-2017 02:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SkyMan1958   Click Here to Email SkyMan1958     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Borman and Collins I had sign via Novaspace, so I didn't talk to them about the picture. Lovell I had sign at the very first space convention I had ever gone to (the 2010 ASF if I remember properly), and he was the first astronaut I had sign something, so I was TOTALLY STAR STRUCK. I remember him laughing about the picture but that is about it.

Over the years, I've had plenty of other pictures signed that I've got good memories of what the astronauts said about them, but nothing significant for this one.

milkit1
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posted 11-20-2017 04:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for milkit1   Click Here to Email milkit1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I had this same picture signed in 2016. Lovell was very taken by it and stated that he was disappointed that he didn't get a funnier hat. Michael Collins mentioned he was wearing Dee O'Hara's hat but I'm not sure if that's true or not. Neither knew a specific explanation behind the photo. I asked Richard Gordon about the Gemini 8 photo that is very similar. He said "I have no idea why we did that but I bet it had something to do with him" and pointed to Conrad.

My interpretation was that the 7 crew probably started with White as I've seen him being silly in a few pictures. Perhaps the 8 crew and backup photo was taken the same day?

SkyMan1958
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posted 11-20-2017 06:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SkyMan1958   Click Here to Email SkyMan1958     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
While mine is the original Polaroid picture, I know that the White family sold copies of the picture (I assume 8" X 10" prints?) sometime before they sold the Polaroid. It's nice to know that a fellow cS member has one.

Here is a copy I've got of the GT-8 prime and backup crews that was signed by Dick Gordon.

milkit1
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posted 11-20-2017 07:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for milkit1   Click Here to Email milkit1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My Gemini 8 crew is a cheap copy but it does have Mr. Armstrong thankfully. My Gemini 7 is a canvas print. Love these two photos!

davidcwagner
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posted 11-21-2017 12:28 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for davidcwagner   Click Here to Email davidcwagner     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Are Armstrong and White wearing the same item as a hat in each picture? What is it?

Rick Mulheirn
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posted 11-21-2017 03:22 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick Mulheirn   Click Here to Email Rick Mulheirn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
In my opinion a light fitting or shade. Perhaps off a photographers lamp.

SkyMan1958
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posted 11-21-2017 12:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SkyMan1958   Click Here to Email SkyMan1958     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I believe it is a photo lamp.

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posted 11-25-2017 09:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Wehaveliftoff   Click Here to Email Wehaveliftoff     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Neil could be wearing a tree holder or base holding object.


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