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OLDIE
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posted 06-29-2013 04:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for OLDIE     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Does anyone know if a commemorative launch program was issued for the launch of STS-135? I've not seen any copies for sale either on eBay or at Kennedy Space Center (though they seem to have a surplus of STS-132).

Hart Sastrowardoyo
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posted 06-29-2013 05:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You mean the multipage booklet on sale at the gift shop? I do have one, although of course, I can't find it right now.

GoesTo11
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posted 06-29-2013 08:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GoesTo11   Click Here to Email GoesTo11     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes, I bought two STS-135 launch programs from the KSC online store (thespaceshop.com) in July 2011.

OLDIE
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posted 07-01-2013 12:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for OLDIE     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks guys. I've got the "final" flight program, but not this one.

JBoe
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posted 07-01-2013 04:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JBoe     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I too have the STS-135 program, but not the "Grand Finale" one. Is there a difference?

GoesTo11
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posted 07-01-2013 08:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GoesTo11   Click Here to Email GoesTo11     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by JBoe:
I too have the STS-135 program, but not the "Grand Finale" one. Is there a difference?

No idea. To be clear, I did not attend the 135 launch; I bought the program from KSC's online shop concurrent with the mission. Perhaps there was a variation available to those in attendance, though if that was the case, "Official Launch Program" would seem to be a bit disingenuous.

Incidentally, I also have an "official" 132 program (also purchased from KSC) with the banner blurb "Final Flight of Space Shuttle Atlantis" across the top cover.

Rick Mulheirn
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posted 07-02-2013 06:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick Mulheirn   Click Here to Email Rick Mulheirn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have the programs for each of the last 3 shuttle flights. In truth, there is little difference between any of them for the bulk of the publication so I'd imagine the "Grand Finale" edition would be similar.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 07-02-2013 06:50 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by GoesTo11:
Perhaps there was a variation available to those in attendance...
I was at the launch, where I bought the program, and it has the "Grand Finale" tagline across the top.
quote:
Originally posted by JBoe:
I too have the STS-135 program, but not the "Grand Finale" one.
If it does not have "Grand Finale" across the top, what does it have?

crash
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posted 07-02-2013 10:57 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for crash   Click Here to Email crash     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I think that there is a possible mix-up with the STS-132 Final Flight Atlantis program and STS-135 Atlantis Grand Finale program. GoesTo11 mentions it but this may help:

astro-nut
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posted 07-06-2013 09:25 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for astro-nut   Click Here to Email astro-nut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Does any collectSPACE member have an additional STS-135 commemorative launch program that they would be willing to sell to me? I have the STS-132, STS-133 and STS-134 programs and need this one as well. Thank you.

crash
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posted 07-07-2013 03:28 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for crash   Click Here to Email crash     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I will be heading to the KSCVC next week and will see if they have any there. I am sure that I spotted it 6 weeks ago when I was there last. If you get no better offers I can get you one and mail it to you. Please let me know, my e-mail address should be in my details.

p51
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posted 07-08-2013 01:04 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for p51   Click Here to Email p51     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Have you called the KSC gift shop? I got mine from there not very long ago...

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