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Re: NASASpaceflight.com: Five years old - and a thank you
« Reply #40 on: 06/04/2010 08:05 PM »
This place is like home for me.  I don't know what I'd do without it.

Thanks to Chris and the expanding crew!

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Re: NASASpaceflight.com: Five years old - and a thank you
« Reply #41 on: 06/04/2010 08:06 PM »
Can't believe it's been 5 years already. Happy Birthday NSF!

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Re: NASASpaceflight.com: Five years old - and a thank you
« Reply #42 on: 06/04/2010 08:21 PM »
What I've liked best about NSF:
1. It's like an internet newsgroup, but we don't have to tolerate a poor signal /noise ratio.

2. Editorialising by the owner and moderators has been kept to a minimum unlike a certain other NASA news blog.

3. Unlike an internet newsgroup, so many of the members have real insight, work in the industry, and/or  are well informed or any combination thereof!

Keep up the good work!

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Re: NASASpaceflight.com: Five years old - and a thank you
« Reply #43 on: 06/04/2010 08:31 PM »
Congratulations to all involved in NSF!

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Re: NASASpaceflight.com: Five years old - and a thank you
« Reply #44 on: 06/04/2010 08:39 PM »
Congrats Chris and a big thanks to YOU!
Here's to another 5 years...


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Re: NASASpaceflight.com: Five years old - and a thank you
« Reply #45 on: 06/04/2010 10:00 PM »
Well done everyone.

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Re: NASASpaceflight.com: Five years old - and a thank you
« Reply #46 on: 06/05/2010 03:21 AM »
Superb progress over the years, very proud to have been here from near the start.

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Re: NASASpaceflight.com: Five years old - and a thank you
« Reply #47 on: 06/05/2010 08:01 AM »
I just got home from the bars, so stop me before I say I love you all.

Chris B, thank YOU for all the hard work you've obviously put into this site.  NASASpaceflight.com is an incredible resource that I just stumbled upon in 2006.  I'd tell you what a wonderful site I think this is, but I already used up my lifetime quota of adjectives during STS-132.  Suffice to say what you have created here is a community and a resource that I can't wait to check in on every day.  Way back in the day, my only way to learn more about a mission was from the press briefings on NASA-TV (NASA Select back then, and I was lucky enough to live in the Clear Lake area where it was carried pre-internet).  If something interesting was going on, or there was a problem with a system and I missed the briefing or forgot to set the VCR (remember VCRs?), or none of the reporters asked my question, then I was left wondering.  You have provided me with more fascinating data than I can reasonably take in for any particular mission (although now that the flight rate has slowed down I'm trying not to miss anything available here).   I wish there had been a resource like this when I was a kid watching STS-1 (or STS-7 (shots from the SPAS blew my young mind) or STS-41B with the MMU, or STS-41C with the Solar Max rescue and repair, or the early HST missions).  My life today is more enjoyable due to the dedication and time you have put into this community, and I thank you for that.  I have gotten way than my money's worth each year from the annual cost of a subscription.       

Chris G, thanks for writing skillfully and with a level of detail that's spot-on.  And also thanks for asking intelligent questions during the briefings.  I treasure each nugget regarding these remaining missions, and I look forward to whatever you're writing when we're finally headed for the Moon, Mars, or an asteroid.

Chris B (again), thanks for creating a community where experts like Jorge (and I'm leaving out some others) bring inside knowledge and translate it into something understandable without dumbing it down.  And fine people like padrat share their front-row seat with the rest of us who wish we were closer to these amazing vehicles.  It saddens me that this program is drawing to a close when it really seems to have hit its stride, but I'm grateful that I have this site (and HD video!) as the remaining missions are flown out. 
There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another theory which states that this has already happened. -- Douglas Adams

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Re: NASASpaceflight.com: Five years old - and a thank you
« Reply #48 on: 06/05/2010 08:44 AM »
Congratulations

I've been here nearly a year but wish I found this site a long time ago

It's great to be able to catch up on a mission if I can't watch it live :D

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Re: NASASpaceflight.com: Five years old - and a thank you
« Reply #49 on: 06/05/2010 09:57 AM »
Superb progress over the years, very proud to have been here from near the start.

I feel the same way.  Even at the very beginning this place was light years ahead of the competition and quickly became my first port of call for Space news.  Thank you to Chris B for taking the financial risk and creating all of this.

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Re: NASASpaceflight.com: Five years old - and a thank you
« Reply #50 on: 06/06/2010 01:09 PM »
Top banana! Five years already!

I've also been here since the first year and the site really is continuing to get better and better. And it's run by a top bloke, having met Chris several times.

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Re: NASASpaceflight.com: Five years old - and a thank you
« Reply #51 on: 06/06/2010 02:25 PM »
Thanks for the greatest site I have ever encountered.  I have learned more in the last year than I ever knew about HSF.
Sometimes I just flat out don't get it.

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Re: NASASpaceflight.com: Five years old - and a thank you
« Reply #52 on: 06/06/2010 02:32 PM »
Great site and great community! Thanks Chris and to everyone who contributes!
Jack
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Re: NASASpaceflight.com: Five years old - and a thank you
« Reply #53 on: 06/07/2010 03:52 AM »
Thank you for putting the site up!

I'm not a member of the space community in any professional sense, but almost everything I see through the site makes me wish I was!

One day I'll find a way to get involved.

Cheers.

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Re: NASASpaceflight.com: Five years old - and a thank you
« Reply #54 on: 06/07/2010 10:31 AM »
Chris,

Thank you for giving me a voice.

Stan Black

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Re: NASASpaceflight.com: Five years old - and a thank you
« Reply #55 on: 06/07/2010 11:37 AM »
Chris - thank you for doing an amazing job building this site and this community. And thanks to all the sources and the contributors.

All hail nasaspaceflight.com!
Long may she rule the cyberwaves!

 - Jonathan McDowell
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Re: NASASpaceflight.com: Five years old - and a thank you
« Reply #56 on: 06/07/2010 11:43 AM »
Congrats and happy one-year-older day!

This site is one of a kind..

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Re: NASASpaceflight.com: Five years old - and a thank you
« Reply #57 on: 06/07/2010 12:11 PM »
Congratulations!  Thanks exspecally to those who are giving us these amazing detailed informations in both areas, public and L2.

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Re: NASASpaceflight.com: Five years old - and a thank you
« Reply #58 on: 06/07/2010 12:28 PM »
Congratulations and thanks to all!

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Re: NASASpaceflight.com: Five years old - and a thank you
« Reply #59 on: 06/09/2010 12:27 PM »
Congratulations and enormous thanks to everyone who's shared their knowledge and enthusiasm here.  It's all enormously appreciated  8)

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