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T O P I C R E V I E WRobert PearlmanOn December 31st, collectSPACE will publish its countdown of the top 10 events of 2003 to impact space collecting and space history. Below you will find a list of the events that occurred over the past year. Please choose 10 (or suggest your own), rank them (with #1 being the most important) and submit them to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than midnight (Eastern) on Friday, December 26.Do not post your votes here. You are welcome to suggest additions to the list as replies to this message, but for your vote to count, it must be received via e-mail. Votes that qualify will be tallied and the resulting list will debut on this site on New Year's Eve day.The events of 2003:Patricia B. Carey, founder of the Kansas Cosmosphere, dies at 81Thomas Stafford continues touring for "We Have Capture"Franz Strambach threatens to crash his plane in tribute to Judith ResnikScott Carpenter tours the country to sign copies of "For Spacious Skies"Novaspace Galleries reintroduces its online auction site, Astro-Auction James Hansen selected to write Neil Armstrong's authorized biographySpace Shuttle Columbia and the STS-107 crew lost during reentryeBay's space categories overtaken by listings for STS-107 souvenirsSix individuals plead guilty to the theft of debris from ColumbiaPioneer 10 sends its last signal as it coasts into interstellar spaceSanford & Son Antiques and Auctions sells Foton 6 for $31,000Florida selects a design for its state quarter featuring the Space ShuttleClint Eastwood acquires the film rights to Neil Armstrong's biographyThe US returns Honduras' piece of the goodwill moon rockDanbury Mint debuts their "Milestones in Space Exploration" models Swann Galleries hosts its first annual space memorabilia auctionRosaviakosmos offers mail delivery to the ISS for $20,000 per stampFOX begins distribution of Spacecraft Films' DVDsSims & Hankow Enterprises hosts the UACC with 15 space guests in DCThe Astronaut Scholarship Foundation hosts its first charity auctionOleg Makarov, four time Soyuz cosmonaut, dies at age 70Rosaviakosmos expands its cosmonaut corps, adding nine candidatesMarvin The Martian and Daffy Duck appear on patches for MER-A & BSpirit and Opportunity launch for MarsSy Liebergot publishes "Apollo EECOM: Journey of a Lifetime"Astronaut Hall of Fame inducts Musgrave, Ride, Brandenstein, and GibsonWalt Cunningham re-releases his biography, "The All-American Boys"Warner Brothers releases the a two-disc DVD set of "The Right Stuff"The Space Walk of Fame Museum moves to Searstown MallRichard Cooper displays his cover collection at NASA HQTakara and Kaiyodo introduce StarTales mini space models in JapanYuri Malenchenko weds Ekaterina Dmitriev from the Space Station"Failure Is Not An Option" airs on the the History ChannelDisney debuts "Mission: SPACE" at Walt Disney World's Epcot in Florida"SPACE: A Journey To Our Future" traveling exhibit debuts in SeattleSETP conference brings together Mercury-Shuttle astronautsThe Kansas Cosmosphere begins restoration of Gemini 6 and Gemini 10NASA marks 45 years since it was founded in 1958.Canada Post issues eight stamps honoring Canadian astronautsNASA announces Dr. Steven J. Dick as their new Chief HistorianStephen Morely files a lawsuit claiming Aldrin's watch worn on the MoonFour students are convicted of stealing Moon and Mars rocks from JSCChina launches its first taikonaut, Yang Liwei onboard Shenzhou-5After 30 years, Missile, Space, and Rockets Used Books closesAstronaut Scholarship Foundation debuts the Astronaut Autograph ClubVoyager 1 reaches 90 times the distance of the Earth from the SunThe Kansas Cosmosphere discovers missing artifacts that were soldThe International Space Station receives its official branded insigniaThe National Air and Space Museum opens the Udvar-Hazy CenterThe nation celebrates 100 years of powered flight by the Wright BrothersBeagle 2 lands on Mars (forecasted)DavidHI would suggest the following additions: Michael Foale becomes the first NASA astronaut to begin a second long-duration mission.Scaled Composites successfully makes a supersonic flight with a new hybrid engine with SpaceShipOne.Space Adventures sells tourist seats on two upcoming Soyuz missions.The last of the Great Observatories, the Spitzer Space Telescope, is launched.NASA announces the beginning of the Educator Astronaut program.Plans are announced for the creation of NASA's first new manned launch vehicle in over 20 years, the Orbital Space Plane.
Below you will find a list of the events that occurred over the past year. Please choose 10 (or suggest your own), rank them (with #1 being the most important) and submit them to email@example.com no later than midnight (Eastern) on Friday, December 26.
Do not post your votes here. You are welcome to suggest additions to the list as replies to this message, but for your vote to count, it must be received via e-mail. Votes that qualify will be tallied and the resulting list will debut on this site on New Year's Eve day.
The events of 2003:
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