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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.

RMH
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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.

RichieB16
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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
Try writing to Kennedy Space Center public affairs. I've written to them multiple times. They respond quicker.

John F Kennedy Space Center
Mail Code XA-D2
Kennedy Space Center, Florida 32899

That's for crew photos only.

Tykeanaut
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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.

Tykeanaut
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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.

Fezman92
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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
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?

thump
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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.

Fezman92
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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?

Fezman92
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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?

lunarrv15
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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.

RMH
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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.

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.

p51
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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?

Editor's note: Threads merged.

Philip
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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.

Ronpur
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posted 09-11-2014 10:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ronpur   Click Here to Email Ronpur     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have to assume that you can no longer get crew lithographs for shuttle flights from NASA.

I did not continue my collection after STS-107, mainly because I was downloading crew photos and press kits instead. But, I would like to find PDFs of the lithographs and print them myself, if possible. Does anyone know where I can find the remaining missions?

Hart Sastrowardoyo
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posted 09-11-2014 10:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Should be able to find the crew pics on the NASA photo websites and get them printed locally.

Ronpur
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posted 09-11-2014 11:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ronpur   Click Here to Email Ronpur     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes, I found those, but I am looking for the lithos with crew bios and mission info printed on the backside. I could print PDFs of those at FedEx.

Mike Dixon
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posted 09-11-2014 11:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mike Dixon   Click Here to Email Mike Dixon     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Further to my previous entry, if you suspended collecting shuttle crew lithos following the release of STS-107, you should have STS-108 thru to 113, given they preceded the print runs for 107. That leaves 22 to collect.

If you have an unbroken chain from STS-1 through to 113 (and the finances permit) I'd recommend JSC, eBay and of course, a request from the good people on this board to grab the rest.

It would seem a shame to not complete the collection.

Ronpur
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posted 09-12-2014 09:33 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ronpur   Click Here to Email Ronpur     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yep, Mike, that is what I need, the last 22 flights. I am kicking myself for not getting them after 135. I emailed JSC and they know of no place that they are stored as PDFs. Nor do they have them available either. I will watch eBay.

Mike Dixon
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posted 09-12-2014 06:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mike Dixon   Click Here to Email Mike Dixon     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well I think I can help you out with a few of these; provided you don't mind if they might be autopens.

Please contact me offline mate.

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