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Author Topic:   Footprints in the Dust: The Epic Voyages of Apollo, 1969-1975 (Outward Odyssey)
Robert Pearlman
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From: Houston, TX
Registered: Nov 1999

posted 11-15-2010 11:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Now available, limited edition bookplates signed by "Footprints in the Dust" editor Colin Burgess and contributors:
  • Geoffrey Bowman
  • Stephen Cass
  • Melvin Croft
  • Rick Houston
  • Robert Pearlman
  • Dominic Phelan
  • Simon Vaughan
  • John Youskauskas
Modeled after the plaques left on the Moon and featured a ghosted background image of the bootprint on the lunar surface, each bookplate has been signed in part using ink that flew in space.

Bookplates are $30 each, plus $5 shipping and handling. All proceeds to benefit the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation.

To order, e-mail contact@collectspace.com with your mailing address and quantity desired. Payment by PayPal, check or money order (details to be shared by e-mail).

fredtrav
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From: Birmingham AL USA
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posted 11-26-2010 11:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for fredtrav   Click Here to Email fredtrav     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Got the bookplate today. Great job. Looks great and is great to have with the book. Kudos.

Robert Pearlman
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Registered: Nov 1999

posted 11-27-2010 03:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Glad to hear it arrived safely.

Bookplates have now shipped to all who ordered (with the exception of two received today).

Rick
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From: Yadkinville, NC
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posted 11-27-2010 04:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick   Click Here to Email Rick     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wait a second... that Houston signature looks a little off. The loop of the "R" in "Rick" and the lack of an "on" and sloppily crossed "t" in "Houston" are sure signs of an early "Rick Houston" autopen style... a secretarial, maybe...

bruce
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posted 11-27-2010 08:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bruce   Click Here to Email bruce     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It does look a bit atypical to me too...

ColinBurgess
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posted 11-27-2010 11:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ColinBurgess   Click Here to Email ColinBurgess     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
All kidding aside, these bookplates or books containing them will become a much sought-after collectible. There are only a finite number available, and the authors can attest to the fact that all of the signatures are completely genuine. In fact they were shipped around the world for several months earlier this year as each author signed and sent them on.

As pledged under contract by me and the other authors, every single cent of the proceeds from "Footprints in the Dust" goes to the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation, and the same applies to these bookplates. I sold three at the ASF show earlier this month, and the money was handed straight over to Linn LeBlanc.

The authors all realised that it was going to be incredibly difficult, expensive and time-consuming for anyone to have their copies of "Footprints" signed by all the authors, and this innovation was decided upon prior to publication as being a good means of resolving this difficulty. I should point out that it was not a cheap exercise to have the bookplates printed on gummed paper, or to mail them on to the next overseas recipient, but all of the authors undertook this without question.

There's nothing in this for anyone connected with the book, apart from the good folks at the ASF, so I urge you to look at this as a very modest but very unique opportunity to have your copy of the book personalised in this way.

xlsteve
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From: Holbrook MA, USA
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posted 11-29-2010 08:31 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for xlsteve   Click Here to Email xlsteve     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I received mine on Friday, and it looks great. Thanks to all involved.

ASCAN1984
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posted 05-27-2011 02:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ASCAN1984   Click Here to Email ASCAN1984     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Loved it all, loved it all, loved it all. Especially the chapter about the lost Soviet moon program and Apollo Soyuz. Can't wait for next book to come out.

FFrench
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posted 06-13-2011 06:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for FFrench     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Colin Burgess signed a good number of copies for Novaspace while at Spacefest in Tucson last week, and I see that they are now listed for sale online (thanks to Steve Hankow for the tip). Of course, being based in Australia, Colin-signed copies of this book are generally not so easy to get.

Paul78zephyr
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posted 07-19-2011 10:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Paul78zephyr     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I just finished reading this book which I had borrowed from my local public library. Let me say honestly that when I first saw the book I assumed that it would just be another re-hashing of the Apollo program with very little new insight. I found however that assumption to be quite incorrect.

I consider myself quite an Apollo fanatic but I learned many things about both the astronauts and the missions that I did not know. A good example being the 'step zero' issue on Apollo 13. I don't recall reading about that in any of my Apollo 13 books which include the best ones out there: Lovell's Lost Moon, Liebergot's Apollo EECOM, and my oldie but goody Cooper's Thirteen: The Apollo Flight that Failed.

There were many other new bits of info and I found myself having a hard time putting the book down. The chapter of the personal account of the ASTP Saturn 1B launch was my favorite.

All in all a VERY well written book by a excellent team of writers. Kudos.

ColinBurgess
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posted 07-20-2011 05:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ColinBurgess   Click Here to Email ColinBurgess     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
On behalf of myself and the very talented cadre of authors who joined me in putting together this wonderful book, thank you for your comments and praise. Much appreciated.

jiffyq58
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From: Durham, NC, USA
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posted 07-21-2011 10:23 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for jiffyq58   Click Here to Email jiffyq58     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am wondering if there are any more of those signed bookplates left?


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