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Offline Chris Bergin

Robotics Mission Section
« on: 08/04/2011 11:54 PM »
New section, which will be launched properly via a feature article on the Voyagers to allow for update coverage via the forum.

Dawn and company will be moved into here, as will Juno for its mission post S/C sep.

If you notice any other threads relevant to this section, please report the thread so we can move it into here.

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Re: Coming Soon
« Reply #1 on: 08/05/2011 12:14 AM »
I like

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Re: Coming Soon
« Reply #2 on: 08/05/2011 12:20 AM »
Glad you went ahead with it! New Horizons would be good aswell. The icehunter sub-mission sounds intriguing, aside from the Pluto flyby of course.
Space is worth it God Damnit!

Offline Chris Bergin

Re: Coming Soon
« Reply #3 on: 08/05/2011 12:27 AM »
Yeah, and coming soon means, coming soon ;)

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Re: Coming Soon
« Reply #4 on: 08/05/2011 12:58 AM »
I'll be following this with interest.  I'm a bigtime shuttle hugger but I also hug planetary probes and eagerly look forward to seeing pictures from other worlds.
I'll even excitedly look forward to "flags and footprints" and suborbital missions. Just fly...somewhere.

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Re: Coming Soon
« Reply #5 on: 08/05/2011 02:35 AM »

I like it !

Can't wait for the updates !

I've also been interested in planetary spacecraft and like that they're going to get their own section (or should I say that they now have their own section).

Kevin

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Re: Coming Soon
« Reply #6 on: 08/05/2011 03:06 AM »
Count me amongst the fans, Chris!  These missions have their own allure and unique excitement, as extensions of our human senses. 

Having met Jim [just Jim, only Jim, nothing but Jim, Jim] on this forum at the NASASpaceFlight.com pre-launch dinner for STS-135, Juno now holds a bit more interest for me. 

Looking forward to seeing more.
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Re: Coming Soon
« Reply #7 on: 08/05/2011 04:17 AM »
Cool! So much interesting stuff here! I'm glad it's finally getting its own section! :)
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Re: Coming Soon
« Reply #8 on: 08/05/2011 11:46 AM »
Good idea.  Looking forward to seeing it.

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Re: Coming Soon
« Reply #9 on: 08/05/2011 12:58 PM »
+1
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Re: Coming Soon
« Reply #10 on: 08/05/2011 06:22 PM »
Been waiting for this... Science getting its due :)

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Re: Coming Soon
« Reply #11 on: 08/07/2011 01:45 AM »
Thank you Chris.  I have wanted a section like this with the Nasaspaceflight level of quality for a long time.

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Re: Coming Soon
« Reply #12 on: 08/07/2011 02:11 AM »
...and another future fan! :)

Offline Chris Bergin

Re: Umanned Mission Section
« Reply #13 on: 08/07/2011 02:30 AM »
Right, let's get this going.

If you notice any other threads relevant to this section, please report the thread so we can move it into here.

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Re: Umanned Mission Section
« Reply #14 on: 08/08/2011 02:49 AM »
Chris,

This is EXACTLY what I was hoping for.  Thank you so much.  This is simply awesome.  I can now send my students here to research.

This forum is a treasure.

VR
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You can talk about all the great things you can do, or want to do, in space; but unless the rocket scientists get a sound understanding of economics (and quickly), the US space program will never achieve the greatness it should.

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Re: Umanned Mission Section
« Reply #15 on: 08/08/2011 12:33 PM »
+11
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Re: Umanned Mission Section
« Reply #16 on: 08/08/2011 01:00 PM »
double-plus good!

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Re: Unmanned Mission Section
« Reply #17 on: 08/10/2011 12:03 PM »
I think the section title should be changed, however. I'd suggest "Robotic missions" instead of "Unmanned" since NASA itself doesn't use that term, at least not officially.

And "Flagship and Interplanetary Spacecraft" is just weird. Flagship missions are a TYPE of interplanetary spacecraft, they're not separate.

And does this section also include things like solar and earth sciences spacecraft which are not interplanetary? It's just confusing.

A better title would be something like "Robotic Missions (Planetary, Astronomy, Earth and Solar/Heliophysics)"

« Last Edit: 08/10/2011 02:40 PM by Blackstar »

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Re: Unmanned Mission Section
« Reply #18 on: 08/11/2011 01:29 AM »
A better title would be something like "Robotic Missions (Planetary, Astronomy, Earth and Solar/Heliophysics)"

I agree.  "Robotic Missions" is much better.

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Re: Unmanned Mission Section
« Reply #19 on: 08/11/2011 09:45 AM »
Totally disagree. Should stay as it is. Nothing "robotic" about most of the items spacecraft covered.

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