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Posts: 199
From: San Diego, CA, USA
Registered: Jul 2004

posted 01-02-2009 01:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for spacekid2   Click Here to Email spacekid2     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

I join everyone else in giving congrats for 10 great years. It has been fun to see the cS family grow and also developing friendships over 10 years. I look forward to another 10+ years.


KC Stoever

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From: Denver, CO USA
Registered: Oct 2002

posted 01-02-2009 02:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KC Stoever   Click Here to Email KC Stoever     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Congratulations, Rob, on your ten-year mark and on the terrific anniversary-year logo.

Thank you for creating and fostering such a vibrant online (and IRL) community over such an eventful decade, which has also featured a great migration to new knowledge communities online. cS is clearly one of the most distinguished of the early settlers in this promising new habitat.

Congratulations again, and Happy New Year!


Leon Ford

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From: Shreveport, LA, United States
Registered: Nov 1999

posted 01-02-2009 06:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Leon Ford   Click Here to Email Leon Ford     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

Hard to believe it has been 10 years. Best of luck in the next 10!!



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From: Sydney, Australia
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posted 01-02-2009 08:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ColinBurgess   Click Here to Email ColinBurgess     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The first time I looked into collectSPACE it was a simple matter of curiosity about a relatively new space website. It then became a daily compulsion, while many new and enduring friendships were forged. In more recent years, collectSPACE has been of very considerable assistance to me in initiating a book project that became the Outward Odyssey series for the University of Nebraska Press. With very few exceptions, the authors who accepted the challenge of writing for this series emerged from within the eclectic realms of collectSPACE, and each has surpassed even my wildest hopes.

In this way, collectSPACE has become so much more to me than just a nice place to visit; it has become an invaluable resource upon which I am heavily, perhaps even totally reliant. All this is due to the innovative brilliance and dynamism of Robert Pearlman, and I am deeply in his debt.

May collectSPACE continue to grow and prosper.


Mike Dixon

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From: Kew, Victoria, Australia
Registered: May 2003

posted 01-03-2009 12:34 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mike Dixon   Click Here to Email Mike Dixon     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well said Colin ....

I'd be lost without this site. Learnt so much over the last few years, it's amazing.

Thanks Rob


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From: San Antonio TX, USA
Registered: Apr 2004

posted 01-03-2009 01:02 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SpaceSteve   Click Here to Email SpaceSteve     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I want to add my congratulations and thanks to Robert and everyone else involved in making collectSPACE THE PLACE for space collectors to go!

I know that if it weren't for cS, my collection would not be anywhere near as good as it is. Nearly everything I know about the hobby is a result of this website. As I'm sure it is with all other collectors, this isn't the only space website I frequent, but cS is where I learned of the other websites (with the exception of Novaspace, which is the only one I knew of prior to cS). I also would have never been able to meet and/or interact with so many other collectors if not for cS.

Here's hoping that cS and Robert keep going for another 10x10 years!



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From: Titusville, FL USA
Registered: Feb 2005

posted 01-03-2009 06:25 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for KSCartist   Click Here to Email KSCartist     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

In reading all of the posts in this thread it dawned on me that my first fell way short in illustrating my appreciation for what you've done with cS.

Like many other "cSer's" I turn here for information about so many topics overlooked elsewhere.

If I have a question that needs to be answered, I come here.

If I have news to share, I come here.

If I have an art project that I want to show, I come here.

You have not just created a website. You have created a community. That is a powerful thing and you should be very proud.

I wish you many, many more years of success and continued growth. I can't wait to see what the 20th anniversary will bring.

Godspeed friend,


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From: Montreal, Canada
Registered: Jul 2004

posted 01-03-2009 01:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moonwalker1954   Click Here to Email Moonwalker1954     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

Congrats for the 10th anniversary of this wonderful site! I'm sure that in 500 years from now, the 20th Century will be remembered for the 1st step on the Moon and the birth of cS!!!

Here's to many, many more,


john ffoulkes

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From: United Kingdom
Registered: Jul 2003

posted 01-04-2009 12:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for john ffoulkes   Click Here to Email john ffoulkes     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Many congraulations. This site has given me great pleasure over the past eight years I have been visiting it.


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posted 01-04-2009 05:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for fabfivefreddy   Click Here to Email fabfivefreddy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A great 10 years!

Good job, Robert.



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posted 01-05-2009 06:41 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for jkfaust   Click Here to Email jkfaust     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Congrats Rob!


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From: Issaquah, WA U.S.A.
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posted 01-05-2009 11:11 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jake   Click Here to Email Jake     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Jake Schultz - curator,
Newport Way Air Museum (OK, it's just my home)


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From: Sturgeon Bay, WI
Registered: Jan 2000

posted 01-05-2009 05:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for tegwilym   Click Here to Email tegwilym     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Congratulations Robert!

Didn't this start out as just a hobby which lead to a very cool job that we are all very jealous of?


Richard Easton

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From: Winnetka, IL USA
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posted 01-05-2009 09:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Richard Easton     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

Congratulations on the 10th anniversary of this very useful site!



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posted 01-06-2009 07:41 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for BMckay   Click Here to Email BMckay     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Congratulations on 10 years! Well done!

Ken Havekotte

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From: Merritt Island, Florida, Brevard
Registered: Mar 2001

posted 01-06-2009 04:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ken Havekotte   Click Here to Email Ken Havekotte     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Once again, let me echo a Happy 10th anniversary for CollectSpace! Congratulations on creating a great website devoted to our beloved hobby of collecting space memorabilia and aerospace history. I probably view the website several times every week (perhaps even once or more daily at certain times) and consider cS the #1 space collecting source on the planet. Well done, Robert, and I'll certainly be looking forward to another 10+ years as a proud member, supporter, and contributor.

Cliff Lentz

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From: Philadelphia, PA USA
Registered: Mar 2002

posted 01-07-2009 11:25 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Cliff Lentz   Click Here to Email Cliff Lentz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Congrats on ten years! I'm just sorry I missed the first three years. It's just good to know that there are so many other space geeks out there!



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From: Huntington Beach
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posted 01-07-2009 01:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Aztecdoug   Click Here to Email Aztecdoug     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Congrats Rob!

Coming up on 10 years now... I don't recall exactly how I got here, but I know I just can't seem to find the way out now either...

Kind Regards

Douglas Henry

Enjoy yourself and have fun.... it is only a hobby!


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From: Cleveland, OH USA
Registered: Aug 2006

posted 01-07-2009 04:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for space4u   Click Here to Email space4u     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Congratulations Robert on your 10 year anniversary. I remember finding out about you on at a website called starport or something before collectspace. I remember that I liked that site a lot and was happy to have found it but when closing that site you said that collectspace would be even better. Well, you have certainly exceeded my expectations and continue to do every day. Thanks so much for helping us all to connect to so many space enthusiasts all over this planet!


P.S. I love the new logo.

Robert Pearlman

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From: Houston, TX
Registered: Nov 1999

posted 02-22-2009 01:50 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Although I intend to contact each of you individually, I want to publicly express my gratitude to the group of 25 collectSPACE members who came together to present me tonight with a very special collectSPACE 10th anniversary gift.

It caught me completely off-guard while finishing my dessert at tonight's Spacefest banquet, when my friend and author Andy Chaikin asked me to join him on the stage. It was there that he explained, before everyone at the banquet -- astronauts, speakers, and attendees -- that my members wanted to present something on behalf of our 10th year.

Opening a small box, Andy revealed a Roger Chaffee autograph, one of the very few pre-shuttle era astronaut autographs that was not yet represented in my signed copy of Who's Who in Space. With the signature came a truly wonderful plaque and a card that listed the members who contributed towards the gift on behalf of everyone who reads collectSPACE.

To say that I was deeply touched would be an understatement. The autograph is wonderful, the plaque amazing and the presentation before a room of some 400 people -- many of them collectSPACE members and readers -- is a memory I will cherish forever.

So to Ray Holt, Florian Noller, Tim Gagnon, Stefan Kontradowitz, Mike Larson, Stephen Beck, Joel Katzowitz, Tahir Rahman, Bob McLeod, Woody Witt, Brian Riehle, Bill Sawchuck, Chris Nicolosi, Mike Behette, Dennis Falci, Scott Schneeweis, Garry Laing, Bob Runge, Rodrigo Duque, Rick Mulheirn, Lou Chinal, Doug Henry, Gary Milgrom, Steven Smith and Colin Burgess, I say, "Thank you!" for your support, your gift and most of all, your friendship.


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From: Cortlandt Manor, NY
Registered: May 2000

posted 02-22-2009 08:11 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for WAWalsh   Click Here to Email WAWalsh     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What an outstanding gesture from the 25. A tip of the hat to them.


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From: Holbrook MA, USA
Registered: Jul 2008

posted 02-23-2009 09:28 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for xlsteve   Click Here to Email xlsteve     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Originally posted by WAWalsh:
What an outstanding gesture from the 25. A tip of the hat to them.

Indeed, a very worthy and appropriate gesture, and well deserved.

Lunar rock nut

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From: Oklahoma city, Oklahoma U.S.A.
Registered: Feb 2007

posted 05-17-2009 06:32 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Lunar rock nut   Click Here to Email Lunar rock nut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It has been ten years, Robert. How much longer do we have to wait? I for one would like to see a collectSPACE poster hanging at every venue. Full size or a mini poster. Last Saturday while visiting Destination Space at the Omniplex in Oklahoma City I envisioned one displayed on the wall. Not to mention classrooms, etc.


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posted 05-17-2009 06:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for historyinminiature   Click Here to Email historyinminiature     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Robert, I want to reiterate what everyone else has said here. The job you perform is superhuman, I should know!

Best Always,

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