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Yeah, I know: this is a technology-oriented forum, but -- hey, Christmas is just days away, so Merry Christmas everyone, or Joyeux Noel, Frohe Weihnachten, Felice Navidad, or what else You are about to celebrate! And Happy Hanukkah!

Let's lean back for a while and think of the triumphs and challenges of the shuttle program and other spaceflight efforts this year. With so many ups and downs, I can't wait to see what the new year will bring.

At least three shuttle flights, I hope ...  :)

As I prepare to shut down my office computer one last time this year, I'd like to share some of my favorite space-related Christmas links with You:

http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/gallery/video/shuttle/sts-103/html/fd7.html
http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/planetary/lunar/apollo8_xmas.html
http://science.nasa.gov/newhome/headlines/ast25dec99_1.htm

Does anyone know some more links like those above?


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RE: Merry Christmas everyone -- down here and up there ...
« Reply #1 on: 12/21/2005 09:17 AM »
I know most of you lot won't relate, but Christmas is great - having a bbq with the family on the beach. Yep, summer for christmas in the Southern hemisphere. Lazing around, not having to wrap up warm to do the last minute shopping, ahhh.

Have a good break people, I for one know I will. Too bad you can't make it over for New Years Chris, that Shihad gig has the best bands in NZ at it.

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RE: Merry Christmas everyone -- down here and up there ...
« Reply #2 on: 12/21/2005 09:37 AM »
Have a great Christmas and a happy New Year everyone.

Go RTF-3!

Go New Horizons!

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RE: Merry Christmas everyone -- down here and up there ...
« Reply #3 on: 12/21/2005 11:33 AM »
Merry Christmas :)

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Tahii - 21/12/2005  4:17 AM

I know most of you lot won't relate, but Christmas is great - having a bbq with the family on the beach. Yep, summer for christmas in the Southern hemisphere. Lazing around, not having to wrap up warm to do the last minute shopping.

Shut it ;)

Offline Terry Rocket

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RE: Merry Christmas everyone -- down here and up there ...
« Reply #4 on: 12/21/2005 11:38 AM »
Happy Christmas everyone.

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RE: Merry Christmas everyone -- down here and up there ...
« Reply #5 on: 12/21/2005 11:51 AM »
Yes, happy christmas to one and all. Rejoice that it'll soon all be over and the sales start soon after ;)

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RE: Merry Christmas everyone -- down here and up there ...
« Reply #6 on: 12/21/2005 11:57 AM »
Yeah...I'll contribute here.

I hope everyone has a happy holiday season...whichever holiday you celebrate...It's Christmas in our house.  We will be having company of course...family from the cold north will be visiting for a while.  The last visitor will be leaving the day before the rescheduled New Horizons launch.

Cheers,

Larry

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Happy Christmas everyone. Don't forget there's a Russian launch on the 25th - I'm sure you'll all be wanting to leave the relatives to follow that ;)

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RE: Merry Christmas everyone -- down here and up there ...
« Reply #8 on: 12/21/2005 12:06 PM »
Happy Christmas space flight fans :)

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RE: Merry Christmas everyone -- down here and up there ...
« Reply #9 on: 12/21/2005 12:07 PM »
Hope you all have a happy and safe one!

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RE: Merry Christmas everyone -- down here and up there ...
« Reply #10 on: 12/21/2005 12:09 PM »
As above :)

Offline Martin FL

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RE: Merry Christmas everyone -- down here and up there ...
« Reply #11 on: 12/21/2005 12:17 PM »
Here's to you all in the US, UK, Germany, Canada, Poland, China, Japan, New Zealand and Russia, plus all the other nations people are from who post on here. Happy Christmas.

Offline UK Shuttle Clan

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RE: Merry Christmas everyone -- down here and up there ...
« Reply #12 on: 12/21/2005 12:30 PM »
Happy Christmas everybody, or as my American mates always say "Happy Holidays". Can I ask, as I've never asked my mates this, but why do you say Happy Holidays more than Happy Christmas? If any country is big on being a Christian, it has to be the US?

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RE: Merry Christmas everyone -- down here and up there ...
« Reply #13 on: 12/21/2005 12:54 PM »
Happy greatings of the season to you all.

Offline Mark Max Q

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RE: Merry Christmas everyone -- down here and up there ...
« Reply #14 on: 12/21/2005 01:11 PM »
Our first Christmas on here, and this is already a place I feel is like home. Happy Holidays to you all.

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RE: Merry Christmas everyone -- down here and up there ...
« Reply #15 on: 12/21/2005 05:17 PM »
A happy Christmas to all of you.

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RE: Merry Christmas everyone -- down here and up there ...
« Reply #16 on: 12/21/2005 05:49 PM »
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nethegauner - 21/12/2005  3:44 AM

Does anyone know some more links like those above?


http://www.smithsonianmag.si.edu/smithsonian/issues05/dec05/object.html

Merry Christmas,
Happy Hanukkah,
Yo Saturnalia,
A wonderful Yule,
And have a Superb Solstice!

(Sorry if I left anyone out)

John B. Dobbins

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RE: Merry Christmas everyone -- down here and up there ...
« Reply #17 on: 12/21/2005 06:38 PM »
Happy Christmas and thank you for making guys like me feel like we've worked on something that you're passionate about.

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RE: Merry Christmas everyone -- down here and up there ...
« Reply #18 on: 12/21/2005 07:07 PM »
Season's Greetings..


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RE: Merry Christmas everyone -- down here and up there ...
« Reply #19 on: 12/21/2005 11:10 PM »
A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to everyone.  Here's hoping that NASA puts it's problems behind it and we see the Shuttle flying again in 2006.

Offline Do Shuttles Dream

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RE: Merry Christmas everyone -- down here and up there ...
« Reply #20 on: 12/21/2005 11:41 PM »
Many happy return Shuttle fans (and those that aren't Shuttle fans, but are intellegent enough not to have to turn to disrespecting them to get their point across).

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RE: Merry Christmas everyone -- down here and up there ...
« Reply #21 on: 12/21/2005 11:45 PM »
Happy holidays.

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RE: Merry Christmas everyone -- down here and up there ...
« Reply #22 on: 12/21/2005 11:48 PM »
Wishing everyone all the best for the holiday season.

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RE: Merry Christmas everyone -- down here and up there ...
« Reply #23 on: 12/22/2005 03:03 AM »
Seasons Greetings,

Wishing you all a prosperous new year, filled with health, happiness and success.

I am off south for a few days of sunshine. Hope to see you all back here in the new year for round number three, a successful start to the conclusion of the old vision and beginnings of the new vision.


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RE: Merry Christmas everyone -- down here and up there ...
« Reply #25 on: 12/22/2005 04:31 PM »
Love the picture. Happy Christmas to you all.

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RE: Merry Christmas everyone -- down here and up there ...
« Reply #26 on: 12/22/2005 04:36 PM »
Happy Holidays to all. I'm sure Endeavour won't be keeping that false beard and hat on for long after launch!
F-22 Raptor instructor

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RE: Merry Christmas everyone -- down here and up there ...
« Reply #27 on: 12/22/2005 05:54 PM »
Have a good one!
Let's go and explore space.

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RE: Merry Christmas everyone -- down here and up there ...
« Reply #28 on: 12/22/2005 08:31 PM »
Merry Christmas, frohe Weihnachten,
stille Nacht!

And a happy New Year!

All the best to everyone!

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