Fabians wishes for my 70th birthday

Hadfield wishes for my 70-th birthday

Helms wishes for my 70th birthday

Messerschmid's wishes for my 70th birthday

Payette's wishes for my 70th birthday

Zamka's wishes for my 70th birthday


Leonov - photo also signed by his daughter and his wife

Leonov special booklet with 2 fdc and a block a 4 special stamps. To remember the 50th anniversary of the first space walk

A block of special stamps which were enclosed in the Leonov booklet

Two first day covers which were also enclosed in the Leonov booklet

ASE 2013 poster Germany. Signed by 64 astro- and cosmonauts

The Netherlands signed by Alexandrov (RUS)

The Netherlands signed by Antonelli (USA)

The Netherlands signed by Andre Kuipers

The Netherlands signed by Liwei China

The Netherlands signed by Schweickart (USA)

The Netherlands signed by Viehböck (Austria)

The Netherlands signed by Yui (Japan)

Same as in 2015 I was able to meet many astro- and cosmonauts during the 2016 congress of the ASE (Association of Space Explorers). This year Vienna (Austria) was the host city.
During my meetings with the astronauts I was able to collect a lot of information which I could use for several of my articles in different newspapers.              

In this photoalbum you will find a selection of the photos I got signed during the ASE event in Vienna.   

During a special ASE auction I was the highest bidder on a special booklet of Leonov to remember the 50th anniversary of the first space walk ever. This item was donated by Leonov himself. One of the photos Leonov signed for me, was also co-signed by his daughter and his wife.
I also placed the highest bid on the ASE 2013 poster of their congress in Germany. This poster was signed by 64 astro- and cosmonauts

Hundred astro- and cosmonauts participated and most of them were willing to sign my photos, or the photos of other collectors. Only one astronaut named Kathryn Hire was refusing to sign photos, she even didn't want to talk to anybody who was not an astronaut or cosmonaut !

* Several astronauts also signed photos for me with a special text for my 70th birthday.

* Seven astronauts and cosmonauts (including Liwei China's first Taikonaut) signed special space photos of The Netherlands.

* Also many of my own made collage photos were signed. That kind of photos give me an extra statisfaction because as a collector you know for sure that there is only 1 in the whole world !!