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butch wilks
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posted 10-16-2012 11:25 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for butch wilks   Click Here to Email butch wilks     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Chris, a letter is on it's way to you and to all who have had the box up to this time.

I sent them out on Saturday 19/10/12, so keep an eye out for a letter with EGB-V in the bottom left of the letter. As UK post is so slow it may that a week or more to get to you. But it they are on there way to you all.

Rocket Chris
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posted 10-16-2012 12:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rocket Chris   Click Here to Email Rocket Chris     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Awesome!

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posted 10-16-2012 12:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaced out   Click Here to Email spaced out     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My decals arrived today. Very nice.

Hopefully either Jacques or Kirsten can stick one of these on the box itself.

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posted 10-17-2012 06:22 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Apollo 8   Click Here to Email Apollo 8     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I received my decals today too. Thank you, Butch for having this fine idea and sending the decals to all of us!

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posted 10-17-2012 08:47 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for space-coins   Click Here to Email space-coins     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I too received my decal today! Thanks again for the great idea!

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posted 10-17-2012 09:08 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaced out   Click Here to Email spaced out     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
We also need to thank Mike Riches (Besixdouze) for producing the artwork of course.

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posted 10-17-2012 09:13 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaced out   Click Here to Email spaced out     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Time for an update on where we are in the flightplan:

The EGB-V is currently in Holland, having travelled just over 2,500km.

Next up is a very short hop to Delft, then over the border to the 4th country on the flight path - Belgium.

Jacques van Oene
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posted 10-18-2012 08:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jacques van Oene     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Okay, the countdown has started....

10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1... abort, abort, abort...

No, just kidding... in a few moments the EGB will launch toward DELFT in The Netherlands...

I did not take out much, but added a lot. I hope the box in not too heavy.

So I say goodbye, and have a safe trip EGB.

Kirsten
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posted 10-24-2012 02:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kirsten   Click Here to Email Kirsten     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
At the moment, it is at one of my neighbours' home. The postman must have tried at my house just when I was not there. As soon as I have it and it is ready to go to Ann, I will inform.

Ann
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posted 10-25-2012 03:04 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ann   Click Here to Email Ann     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Looking forward to it.

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posted 10-26-2012 04:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaced out   Click Here to Email spaced out     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm hoping Kirsten has been able to call a Dutch SWAT team in to kick down the neighbour's door and rescue the EGB-V.

As the box has taken over a week to travel the 55km from Houten to Delft, by my calculation it will be the end of the year before it leaves Belgium, 2013 before it reaches northern England, and Scotland may well be an independent country/petrocracy before it arrives there.

Jacques van Oene
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posted 10-30-2012 02:08 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jacques van Oene     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
HELP!!!

Kirsten informed me that the EGB is currently lost in space... An international resque operation is underway, so hopefully the EGB is found soon.

More info when available.

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posted 10-30-2012 06:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaced out   Click Here to Email spaced out     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Houten, we've had a problem!

Jacques van Oene
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posted 10-30-2012 10:32 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jacques van Oene     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It is more DELFT, we have a problem...

butch wilks
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posted 10-30-2012 12:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for butch wilks   Click Here to Email butch wilks     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Nooo! It has not gotten to the UK yet. Do not tell me that your post is part of the UK post office, too.

Jacques van Oene
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posted 10-31-2012 09:51 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jacques van Oene     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Kirsten told me that the EGB is now in her hands So the international S.A.R. operation was successful....

butch wilks
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posted 10-31-2012 02:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for butch wilks   Click Here to Email butch wilks     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes, that good news. I'll have to put EGB-V/B box back on stand by.

Kirsten
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posted 11-06-2012 09:39 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kirsten   Click Here to Email Kirsten     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The bag is in my hands indeed. These days I will prepare some DVDs to add to it (didn't have the time yet); it will be sent to Ann next week because during the weekend I will attend a space event in Germany. Sorry for the delay.

Kirsten
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posted 11-14-2012 01:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kirsten   Click Here to Email Kirsten     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The EGB V has just been posted, finally !!! Tomorrow it will be on its way to Ann. Sorry once again for the terribly long delay ! The EGB V stickers, I also put in.

Ann
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posted 11-16-2012 11:34 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ann   Click Here to Email Ann     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The EGB-V docked to space station Belgium-1/Antwerp today at 15:32 UTC.

Inspection of the reinforced cardboard-cardboard outer hull has been completed with no major damage found. Unloading and inspection of the cargo will start later today.

Undocking is targeted for Monday, November 19. The EGB-V will be using Bpost Bpack-24h propulsion technology during its voyage to station Belgium-2/Brussels and is expected to arrive there on Tuesday.

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posted 11-16-2012 05:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaced out   Click Here to Email spaced out     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Nice to see the box on the move again. A few short hops in Belgium then it's off over the white cliffs of Dover... or at least the rapidly eroding East Anglian shoreline.

butch wilks
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posted 11-17-2012 02:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for butch wilks   Click Here to Email butch wilks     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Chris, as I live at the most easterly point of east Anglian, I have to say the sea can have the first 1/4 mile of it. Unlike lands end and John O'Grots, all we have is a concrete sea wall next to a very big gas tank and 500 foot windmill that's part of a ind est, and its all in the middle of the town.

We now have no fishing fleet in the town too now. The sea can have that part of the shoreline.

As to white cliffs I know that's all you can see of the UK from France, but we're as flat as you can get. The white cliffs are the nearest cliffs to me, and they are over 300 mile away from me.

Looking forwards to seeing what's in the EGB-V when I get it.

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posted 11-17-2012 05:08 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaced out   Click Here to Email spaced out     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Butch - I take it you don't work for the Lowestoft Tourist Board?

eurospace
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posted 11-17-2012 03:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for eurospace   Click Here to Email eurospace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Tuesday is a good day for the landing of EGB-V in Brussels as my cleaning lady is in while I am at work. I will instruct her accordingly. TX, Ann!

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posted 11-20-2012 02:48 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ann   Click Here to Email Ann     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The EGB-V is on its way to Brussels and should arrive there today.

Thanks, Mike and Butch, for the fantastic insignia and decal and thank you, Chris, for putting so much great stuff in the box to start with.

It seems the EGB-V more than doubled in weight: more than 4kg when it arrived here.

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posted 11-20-2012 03:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaced out   Click Here to Email spaced out     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
4kg? I was trying to avoid a heavy box as it's so expensive to post and tends to put people off taking part. That's why I started it at 3kg.

People further on down the line - please try to take out plenty of stuff, and make sure there's not too much heavy but low-value stuff like books in there. Don't be afraid to lighten the load.

UPDATE: Having checked the standard postage rates in the UK it seems that between 2 and 4kg the rate is the same so you might as well aim to keep the box in the 4 kilo category.

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posted 11-20-2012 01:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for eurospace   Click Here to Email eurospace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The EGB-V has safely landed in the capital of Europe.

The content will spend 72 hours of EVA here before taking off for the Flemish countryside...

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posted 11-22-2012 11:57 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for eurospace   Click Here to Email eurospace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The European Grab Bag has lifted off from Schaerbeek main post office and is on its way to Sint-Martens-Lierde.

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posted 11-26-2012 04:38 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dirk   Click Here to Email Dirk     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
EGB-V arrived well in St Martens Lierde. Will go to the UK next Wednesday.

ApolloAlex
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posted 11-26-2012 05:44 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ApolloAlex   Click Here to Email ApolloAlex     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I just have to say now that EGB-V is getting closer and I am after Kevin T. Randell, I shall have to email you my new possible address Kevin, as my family and I are moving so please be advised in a change of trajectory!

Thanks.

Kevin T. Randall
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posted 11-26-2012 08:55 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kevin T. Randall   Click Here to Email Kevin T. Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Message received Alex, awaiting new trajectory.

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posted 11-28-2012 05:58 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dirk   Click Here to Email Dirk     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
EGB-V is on its way to the UK.

butch wilks
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posted 12-01-2012 06:33 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for butch wilks   Click Here to Email butch wilks     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The runway lights are on, but cannot see it at this time on the approach. I have the EGB-V chase team on standby. But we have no comms at this time. Looking to see a touchdown some time this week.

David Stephenson
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posted 12-01-2012 04:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for David Stephenson   Click Here to Email David Stephenson     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Guys, could you take my name off the grab bag route for this round. I'm concentrating my efforts in the aviation field at the moment. Hope you all enjoy the grab bag as you receive it.

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posted 12-02-2012 01:38 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaced out   Click Here to Email spaced out     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
As the EGB-V wings its way towards the tender loving care of the Royal Mail the updated flight plan is now as follows: See later update.

butch wilks
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posted 12-03-2012 08:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for butch wilks   Click Here to Email butch wilks     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The EGB-V landed at 4.45pm gmt on 3/12/12. Unloading over the next few days. I'll then put it back in orbit to send it on to Kevin.

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posted 12-05-2012 06:19 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for martin00sr   Click Here to Email martin00sr     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am away from December 21st until January 12th — so a new trajectory might have to be calculated unless the EGB arrives in Denmark well before the 21st.

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posted 12-05-2012 09:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaced out   Click Here to Email spaced out     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Okay, we'll assess the flight plan closer to the time. With the Christmas rush the box may move pretty slowly in the UK anyway, if it doesn't get stolen outright!

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posted 12-05-2012 12:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for fredtrav   Click Here to Email fredtrav     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ever the optimist.

Kevin T. Randall
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posted 12-05-2012 01:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kevin T. Randall   Click Here to Email Kevin T. Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I hope the EGB dose not go off course, or go missing, as I'm the next recipient.


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