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Grounded!
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posted 08-14-2012 08:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Grounded!   Click Here to Email Grounded!     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
In case anyone is interested, The Space Books Store in Australia has a limited number of hardcover copies of "Oceans to Orbit: The Story of Australia's First Man in Space, Dr. Paul Scully-Power" signed by Colin Burgess, but not signed by Dr. Power. They were very reasonably priced but of course the shipping costs are up there.

These copies are advertised as being in kind of rough shape, but other than a bit of rubbing on the jackets are in very good condition.

Now if I can just get in touch with Dr. Power...

ColinBurgess
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posted 08-15-2012 12:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ColinBurgess   Click Here to Email ColinBurgess     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes, Anne at The Space Books Store down here in Australia still has signed copies of this and other books, as well as items such as posters, patches, etc. I haven't been in touch with PSP for some time, but I believe he now lives and works in Washington, DC, just down from the White House.

Henry Heatherbank
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posted 08-15-2012 06:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Henry Heatherbank     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just a plug for the book: This is a great piece of work by one of the experts in this field (onya, Colin), with lots of photos of the 41-G training phase and, of course, some fantastic photos from the mission itself.

It always surprised me that the "spoof" 41-G crew patch devised for PSP by Bob Stevenson (the one time oceanographer payload specialist candidate) never received wider publicity. It is reproduced on p41 of the book (my first edition, anyway), kangaroo and all!

This book is definitely worth purchasing.

Hart Sastrowardoyo
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posted 08-15-2012 07:16 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by ColinBurgess:
I haven't been in touch with PSP for some time, but I believe he now lives and works in Washington, DC, just down from the White House.

He is indeed in DC, and does the occasional appearance here and there. He's also some sort of lobbyist for the RFID industry, and popped up in Connecticut to testify... much to my dismay, as I didn't find out until after the fact!

All times are CT (US)

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