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II ASE Planetary Congress Collector's Edition Poster

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This poster commemorates the 2nd Planetary Congress of the Association of Space Explorers (ASE). The Congress took place October 13-17, 1986 in Budapest, Hungary. Bearing the authentic and original signatures of the thirty-two participating astronauts from twelve nations, it is part of a series of limited Collector’s Edition posters that have been produced and signed at each ASE Congress since the Association was founded in 1985. One hundred and sixteen posters were signed at the 2nd Congress. The poster has two headings, the main heading in English at the top, with the Russian displayed at the bottom. The background is taken from NASA archive photo # 83 HC 213 which has been used for each set of posters in the series. The central image of the poster represents the theme of the 2nd Congress - "Towards Space Civilization." It was produced by space artist Robert McCall and features an orbiting space colony; this image was used as a conceptual model for the motion picture 2001: A Space Odyssey. The image illustrates the conviction of ASE members that humankind is a spacefaring species and as such must eventually establish human colonies in the new frontier, space. Comes with signature key and COA

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