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albatron
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posted 06-02-2020 09:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for albatron   Click Here to Email albatron     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Has anyone had any experience with Gus Loria signing?

I'd like to add him to my collection of X-31 test pilots. I wrote to ask if it was okay on April 20, with no response.

eurospace
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posted 06-03-2020 04:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for eurospace   Click Here to Email eurospace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Never had a reply from Loria, whether during his years with NASA nor in his new jobs.

albatron
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posted 06-03-2020 08:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for albatron   Click Here to Email albatron     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks Juergen.

Bob M
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posted 06-04-2020 10:14 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bob M   Click Here to Email Bob M     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Al, Gus Loria did briefly sign through the mail right after being selected, but, like many other astronauts, became a career non-signer - possibly after seeing his autographs for sale.

But on the positive side, he did agree to a paid signing back in 2014 and I had him sign a portrait (with "NASA Group 16" added) and a cover. Sorry you missed that opportunity, but since he did sign some material 6 years ago, there is some autograph material of his around and some could be available.

I just checked and it was Bryan McKay who arranged that paid signing and hopefully he might still have something signed by Loria available. Good luck in your Gus pursuit - it's a tough one.

albatron
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posted 06-05-2020 05:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for albatron   Click Here to Email albatron     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks Bob! As always, I appreciate you!

Dirk
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posted 06-06-2020 02:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dirk   Click Here to Email Dirk     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have a signed picture of Gus Loria. It was not a photo I sended, so it must have been signed on a signing, maybe through Bryan McKay, as I had also other items signed through him.

So I am very happy I have a signed photo.

Neil DC
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posted 06-06-2020 08:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Neil DC   Click Here to Email Neil DC     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
We have much to be grateful to Bryan and Larry McGlynn with this event a few years ago. I was lucky enough to meet Colonel Loria as a result. Much stuff was signed that day for collectors, and many gaps filled.

Daugherty54
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posted 06-13-2020 11:09 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Daugherty54   Click Here to Email Daugherty54     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Bryan has been a HUGE help in my collecting efforts! Thanks Bryan!

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