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cddfspace
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posted 10-27-2006 03:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cddfspace   Click Here to Email cddfspace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
From Good Morning America and USA Today...
http://www.usatoday.com/travel/graphics/new_wonders/flash.htm?theTab=Vote

They have picked the new 7 Wonders and want US to vote for the 8th...the Saturn V rocket is a finalist. 8th Wonder to be revealed on November 24th! Only 1 vote per computer- let's make it count!!!

CDDFSPACE

Jurg Bolli
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posted 10-27-2006 03:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jurg Bolli   Click Here to Email Jurg Bolli     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I just voted, I agree!
Jurg

spacecraft films
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posted 10-27-2006 04:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for spacecraft films   Click Here to Email spacecraft films     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The first two questions that come to mind are:

1) It's NOT in the top seven already? Really?

2) How is the Grand Canyon a possible new wonder?

Mark

Robert Pearlman
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posted 10-27-2006 05:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
According to GMA's website, the "new" wonders are limited to:
  • inventions or places that were "recently revealed, discovered, or seen in a new light";

  • human-made or naturally occurring marvels; and,

  • if man-made, does not do great destruction to nature;
I suppose "recently revealed" is relative; the last time the list was composed was over 2,000 years ago (per USA Today), thus allowing for the Grand Canyon to be considered.

The panelists who were convened to assemble the new list were: oceanographer, explorer and author Sylvia Earle; author Bruce Feiler; journalist and travel writer Pico Iyer; co-founder of Adventure Divas Holly Morris; high-altitude archaeologist Johan Reinhard; and astrophysicist Neil Degrasse Tyson.

I imagine the Saturn V would have made the list of seven expert-endorsed wonders had the panel included an engineer.

collectSPACE (and soon all the computers at Rocket Town) will have voted for the Saturn V.

spacecraft films
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posted 10-27-2006 07:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for spacecraft films   Click Here to Email spacecraft films     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I suspect the list is also a bit skewed to provide the best November-sweeps-morning-news-visuals as well.

A cynic?

Me?

Mark

Rob Joyner
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posted 10-27-2006 11:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rob Joyner   Click Here to Email Rob Joyner     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Who was in charge of the site's photos? Of all the countless photos of the Saturn V, they went with THAT one?! Geez!
And the Panama Canal? What, the blueprint wasn't available?!
These are good 'historical' photos, but not for swinging 'Wonder' votes to the masses.
Anyway, I still voted for that tube looking thing with the tent on the front...

cspg
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posted 10-28-2006 01:57 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I guess one should vote for something which is likely to disappear "soon". The Panama canal is going to be enlarged so I don't see the point; the Grand Canyon and Victoria Falls can wait; The Saturn V is in a building so it can also wait. I voted for Machu Pichu, which like the Great Wall in China, suffers from erosion and might disappear sooner than we think.

Chris.

mjanovec
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posted 10-28-2006 02:41 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mjanovec   Click Here to Email mjanovec     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Rob Joyner:
Who was in charge of the site's photos? Of all the countless photos of the Saturn V, they went with THAT one?! Geez!

I agree. It's like they went to a big effort to find the least inspiring Saturn V photo ever in order to sway the votes away.

There are hundreds, if not thousands, of Saturn V photos that could do a much better job, such as:

gliderpilotuk
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posted 10-28-2006 08:08 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for gliderpilotuk   Click Here to Email gliderpilotuk     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The original 7 wonders were all man-made so how can they include naturally-occuring locations in the list? To compare the Saturn V with Grand Canyon is bizarre to say the least.

Paul

randy
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posted 10-28-2006 08:52 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for randy   Click Here to Email randy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Voted yesterday.

ApolloAlex
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posted 10-28-2006 07:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ApolloAlex   Click Here to Email ApolloAlex     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi Folks,

The world is full of many wonders,too many to mention,many are wonderous but the Saturn V has my vote !
Cheers,
Alex.

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bruce
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posted 10-29-2006 09:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bruce   Click Here to Email bruce     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Paul,

It's funny how the mind can initially grasp a comment and then twist it from its original form altogether. When I read your comment "The original 7 wonders were all man-made ...", I immediately thought of Shepard, Grissom, Glenn, Carpenter, Schirra, Cooper and Slayton; all "original 7 wonders" and all certainly "man-made"!

Sorry to stray from exact topic, but I wanted to share the word play.

Best,
Bruce

[Edited by bruce (October 29, 2006).]

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ROFL...

Good point, Bruce. They were 7 wonders--that's for sure.

Jim

cddfspace
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posted 11-03-2006 08:28 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cddfspace   Click Here to Email cddfspace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Last chance to vote this weekend! Voting ends November 6. They said on ABC this morning that over 43,000 votes have come in. I think we have a chance at this one!!!

CDDFSPACE

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