This poster commemorates the 18th Planetary Congress of the Association of Space Explorers (ASE). The Congress took place October 13-17, 2003 in Tokyo, Japan. Bearing the authentic signatures of the participating astronauts from 15 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; 130 of these posters were signed at the 18th Congress.
The poster has two headings, the main heading in English at the top, with the Russian displayed at the bottom. Around the periphery are printed translations of “Association of Space Explorers” in the native languages of the ASE founders. The background is taken from NASA archive photo # 83 HC 213 which has been used for each set of posters in the series.
# in series: 130
Signature key included