Christina M. Hammock
Christina M. Hammock, 34, calls Jacksonville, N.C. home. Hammock holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from North Carolina State University, Raleigh, N.C. She currently is serving as National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Station Chief in American Samoa.
Hammock was selected for NASA's Group 21 class of astronauts. This was an immensely satisfying autograph return. I had to send her photos to American Samoa, and did so by Express Mail (!) to ensure she got them. The package sat in their P O box for a week, and I nudged them to please pick up their mail. This was postmarked July 12, 2013, and I got it back July 19, exactly a month after my request went out.
It had a few hits in transit, and Hammock kept one of my photos, but getting this back was just great.