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RichieB16
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posted 06-27-2005 10:01 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for RichieB16   Click Here to Email RichieB16     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I remember a while back that I was able to request lithos from Johnson Space Center. Unfortunately, I can't remember how I did this or if it is even still available.

I believe I faxed them a list and they sent me the lithos. Does anyone have the fax number (or better yet, an e-mail address — that would be much more convenient) that I can request lithos from?

lunarrv15
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posted 06-27-2005 10:58 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for lunarrv15   Click Here to Email lunarrv15     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
They aren't handing out individual lithos if this is what you're seeking, only crew photos.

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posted 06-27-2005 11:50 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for spacegrl13   Click Here to Email spacegrl13     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I got an email a few weeks ago saying that they are still sending out individual lithos. It is taking a long time though.

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posted 06-27-2005 01:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for thump   Click Here to Email thump     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I also received an email stating same, but the address was stated for the JSC Astronaut Office was 77089, where as I thought the zip was 77058. Was this a typo or has zip changed, anyone?

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posted 06-27-2005 02:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for RMH   Click Here to Email RMH     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The fax number is: 281-244-8873

I believe it's still the same. I've only used it once years ago. I have a 1.5 month old mailed in request I'm still waiting for.

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posted 06-27-2005 07:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for RichieB16   Click Here to Email RichieB16     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Is it possible to e-mail and request specific lithos? If so, can someone provide me with the e-mail address?

lunarrv15
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posted 06-28-2005 11:13 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for lunarrv15   Click Here to Email lunarrv15     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by RMH:
I have a 1.5 month old mailed in request I'm still waiting for.
Six months here...

Try writing to Kennedy Space Center public affairs. I've written to them multiple times. They respond quicker.

John F Kennedy Space Center
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Kennedy Space Center, Florida 32899

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posted 06-28-2005 11:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for lunarrv15   Click Here to Email lunarrv15     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That's for crew photos only.

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posted 07-18-2005 04:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for thump   Click Here to Email thump     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I just received an envelope from NASA with unsigned lithos I requested via fax on July 8 (2005 of course).

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posted 07-19-2005 06:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for spacegrl13   Click Here to Email spacegrl13     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I just got about 20 crew photos from Kennedy (responded very fast, two weeks), but I'm still waiting for my individual portrait photos from JSC (about three months so far). Does anyone know how long I can expect to wait for those?

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posted 07-20-2005 11:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for lunarrv15   Click Here to Email lunarrv15     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
KSC is faster. Guess they are not onslaught with high volume request. Check my earlier above post on how long I been waiting. I may have the longest.

I'm thinking my letters went into the waste disposal container.

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posted 07-15-2008 10:50 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for valtone1   Click Here to Email valtone1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Does anyone have a contact address or phone number for ordering crew/individual photos from NASA's office? I know in the past they have been free but it is potluck on which ones are available. Thank you.

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posted 07-15-2008 03:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for LoneStarScouter   Click Here to Email LoneStarScouter     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Lynn Cross has retired from the special activities group office that sent out all of the photos. It does take longer now. Best best is to fax as mentioned in previous postings or call 281-244-8871 and leave a message on the photo request line.

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posted 07-23-2008 02:40 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dferg   Click Here to Email Dferg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have a question. Where can I find the fax number to either KSC or JSC (Astronaut office) for astronaut lithos or crew photos with no signature? I got the number a few years ago on this site but I wanted to make sure I got the right fax number.

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Originally posted by LoneStarScouter:
Best best is to fax as mentioned in previous postings
Thanks for the info, but I don't see the fax # in previous postings, can you share if with me?

lunarrv15
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posted 07-29-2009 11:51 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for lunarrv15   Click Here to Email lunarrv15     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Who's receiving photos from NASA public affairs and who isn't?

I have noticed the turn around time is longer than 30 days... even sending self-addressed stamped envelopes doesn't shorten the time.

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posted 07-29-2009 03:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for icarkie   Click Here to Email icarkie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I faxed Houston about 3 months ago, Still no joy.

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posted 11-21-2009 01:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for RichieB16   Click Here to Email RichieB16     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A long time ago, someone gave me an email address and a fax number where you could request individual and crew litho portraits from JSC and if they had them in stock they would send them to you. If I remember right, this person left NASA so that information is no longer good... plus I lost it anyway.

Does anyone know of a way to contact someone at JSC (preferably by email) and request (unsigned) individual and crew pictures?

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posted 11-22-2009 11:02 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tykeanaut   Click Here to Email Tykeanaut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I always send requests to NASA-JSC, Astronaut Office Mail Code CB, 2101 NASA Road 1, Houston, Texas, 77058-3696.

I usually receive a reply, but they ain't fast!

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posted 01-10-2010 03:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tykeanaut   Click Here to Email Tykeanaut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just tried to obtain a few photos via an e-mail request. Not to be recommended, all they do is suggest you download them. Disappointing, as I had specifically asked for them to be mailed to me if available. I will continue to write to the previous address.

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posted 05-16-2010 12:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fezman92   Click Here to Email Fezman92     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have a question with requesting crew photos. How far back can they send you? I am working on a little project and I need to get some crew photos, the earliest two are Soyuz TM-33 and STS-108. Can I get those or do I have to look else where for ones that far back?

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posted 05-17-2010 09:00 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for thump   Click Here to Email thump     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I would think STS-108 should be no problem, but not TM-33, as it was not a NASA mission, nor did it have a NASA astronaut on board.

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posted 05-17-2010 02:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fezman92   Click Here to Email Fezman92     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for the advice. Does the RSA make crew photos or anything like that?

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posted 05-28-2010 02:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fezman92   Click Here to Email Fezman92     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I got a reply back saying that "multiple request from the same name and address for photographs and/or literature are not honored" and "the information you requested may be available at the NASA website." Does that mean I need to request the photos one at at time? Or is it because I accidentally sent the request for the older photos a few weeks after I requested a STS-132 crew photo?

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posted 05-29-2010 09:34 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for lunarrv15   Click Here to Email lunarrv15     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It could mean they are screening the mail on writers who repeatedly write for photos within short time, like every month.

I wrote during October, December (thinking October was ignored or lost after the 30 day turn around lapse) and March (after never heard October and December).

October came during April. Never heard from December writing. My March asking recently arrived.

Combine the crew with the others.

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posted 04-25-2011 06:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for RMH   Click Here to Email RMH     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I faxed in a request for 14 astronaut portrait lithos on April 12. Today came two lithos with a card stating the following:
Astronaut Photo Policy

We received your request for astronaut photographs. Since the Astronaut Office only has a limited supply of photos, it is our policy to sign and return only two photographs for any one person or address. After two photographs have been sent, our office cannot sign or return any more requests for autographs. We appreciate your interest in the United States Space Program.

Astronaut Office Mailroom

I only asked for the lithos. The two lithos came neither signed nor autopenned.

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They still won't send me moon samples despite repeated requests.

rail3cards
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posted 04-29-2011 04:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for rail3cards   Click Here to Email rail3cards     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The official word is that JSC is only sending out two lithos at a time per request. Unfortunately, I believe this is a cost cutting measure. Also, its a way of cutting down the number of lithos that are sent out and then unfortunately sold on eBay for profit.

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posted 10-23-2011 09:41 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for p51   Click Here to Email p51     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I remember long ago, you could write to JPL and ask for certain photos and a few weeks later, there they were. My brother and I abused this horribly when we were kids, and of course none of those prints are around today.

But still, I see them on eBay all the time, especially the mission decals. Where do people get those and the lithos from NASA directly?

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posted 10-23-2011 09:42 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Philip   Click Here to Email Philip     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
At the NASA HQ in Washington D.C. you could find the NASA litho of the latest shuttle mission.

With the internet, the number of prints has decreased for sure, the last lithos I got were those for the Kepler mission: Three different lithos showing the space telescope, the Delta launch vehicle and the area of the Milky Way where Kepler is observing.

All these lithos are numbered: FS-2009-12-01-ARC

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posted 03-31-2013 11:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MarylandSpace   Click Here to Email MarylandSpace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Are unsigned NASA lithos still available from JSC Houston?

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I was wondering if NASA still accepts fax requests for astronaut portrait photos. If so, where would I fax to? Do they also supply photos like Bruce McCandless's EVA?
Should I instead send a request to Kennedy Space Center?

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