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ALAIN
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Posts: 355
From: GENT, Belgium
Registered: Apr 2001

posted 02-11-2004 02:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ALAIN     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
So who are the female collectSPACE readers? I know there are Jacqueline and Liz, just curious...

pokey
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Posts: 345
From: Houston, TX, USA
Registered: Aug 2000

posted 02-11-2004 02:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for pokey   Click Here to Email pokey     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Don't forget me (Kathy).

Like I said in one of my postings yesterday, my cubicle is full of photos male astronauts and cosmonauts.

(Not only do I have photos of them, I have met them in person also! My boyfriend works for another NASA contractor with no access to my building and doesn't know about all my beefcake space suit pics. He thinks I just have Mir, ISS and shuttle posters up on my walls...)

Carrie
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Posts: 225
From: Syracuse, New York, USA
Registered: May 2003

posted 02-11-2004 06:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Carrie   Click Here to Email Carrie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am, and proud to be a space-loving gal!

I only wish there were more women interested in space; I've often wondered why more are not, especially now that there are quite a few female space travelers and scientists.

I'd love to meet a female astronaut or cosmonaut sometime!

desirina
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Posts: 53
From: knoxville, tn USA
Registered: Feb 2003

posted 02-11-2004 09:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for desirina   Click Here to Email desirina     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Add me to the list I have been a space freak for many years now. — Desiree

Nessa
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Posts: 19
From: Los Angeles, CA
Registered: Feb 2004

posted 02-11-2004 10:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Nessa   Click Here to Email Nessa     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Count me in.

danatbird
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Posts: 30
From: Corsicana, TX
Registered: Oct 2001

posted 02-12-2004 08:41 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for danatbird   Click Here to Email danatbird     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Add me to the list. And I have my office decorated, too. One wall is strictly John Young memorabilia. Another wall is Thunderbirds/Blue Angels and military aviation related.

Kirsten
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Posts: 503
From: Delft, Netherlands
Registered: Apr 2001

posted 02-13-2004 01:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kirsten   Click Here to Email Kirsten     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
And here's another one!

kosmonavtka
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From: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Registered: Aug 2003

posted 02-15-2004 07:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kosmonavtka     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Count me in, also! I'm a cosmonaut fan.

ApolloChick
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Posts: 2
From: Arkansas
Registered: Jun 2003

posted 02-20-2004 08:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ApolloChick   Click Here to Email ApolloChick     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Add me to the list of female forum-readers. Have been collecting since I was a sweet young thing...since my days working in the Astronaut Office at NASA JSC during Gemini, Apollo, and Skylab.

Spacebug
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Posts: 72
From: Yacolt WA USA
Registered: Aug 2003

posted 02-20-2004 09:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Spacebug   Click Here to Email Spacebug     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
One more YL here---

spaceychick
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From: Lockport, IL USA
Registered: Sep 2008

posted 09-19-2008 10:47 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaceychick   Click Here to Email spaceychick     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I just joined the collectSPACE community and noticed (not much of a surprise) that the postings are from mostly men.

When I "drag" my husband to space events I am one of the only women in a room full of men. I know there are other women out there like me, just wanted to say "hello." — Lisa

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space4u
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Posts: 296
From: Cleveland, OH USA
Registered: Aug 2006

posted 09-19-2008 01:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for space4u   Click Here to Email space4u     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Lisa, yep I am a woman too.

My husband usually likes going to space events and museums so I am lucky in that regard. We also have two daughters — now both in their teens and we have dragged them to many space museums so that they actually tolerate Mom's passion and know that they have a leg up on school projects that involve space stuff!

As far as mostly men on this forum — I have no problem as I also love all sports too and usually that is a male dominated topic too. I guess that's what happens when you grow up with two older brothers! — Marcy

november25
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Posts: 646
From: Douglas, Isle of Man, UK
Registered: Feb 2004

posted 09-19-2008 05:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for november25   Click Here to Email november25     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Another one to add to this list.

I have been a member for a few years now. Really pleased. Have met so many members, via e-mail or at the various shows etc.

My hubby Ted is now converted to space and together we have met so many Astronauts - to which we say — thank you — plus my house has autographed photos — in it — ranging from the Mercury to shuttle era.

Robert - its thanks to you - and this forum that we all enjoy our hobby. May we all continue to do so. — Brenda

Super Nova
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Posts: 5
From: Morristown, NJ USA
Registered: Jul 2007

posted 09-19-2008 09:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Super Nova   Click Here to Email Super Nova     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Add me to the list too! I have been crazy about space and the astronauts for as long as I can remember. Space and horses!

OOTWCook
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Posts: 18
From: Lancaster, California , USA
Registered: Mar 2005

posted 09-23-2008 04:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for OOTWCook   Click Here to Email OOTWCook     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Count me in. I was lucky enough to be raised in Lancaster-with my dad working out at Edwards AFB during it's heyday. It couldn't get any better than that.... Joni.

(Thanks Robert for all you do, you're awesome.)

ea757grrl
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Posts: 555
From: South Carolina
Registered: Jul 2006

posted 09-23-2008 06:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ea757grrl   Click Here to Email ea757grrl     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Another one checking in. Spaceflight's been a lifelong fascination of mine, and I'm lucky enough to share my life with a guy who's fascinated with spaceflight too. — jodie

spaceychick
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Posts: 35
From: Lockport, IL USA
Registered: Sep 2008

posted 09-24-2008 08:11 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaceychick   Click Here to Email spaceychick     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Nice to hear from my fellow "spacey chicks." My husband has been very patient with my obsession, and is beginning to develop a bit of a passion for the subject, too. I also am the only girl in my family (two younger brothers and almost all male cousins).

It's great being able to share my passion with others in these message boards.

Tykeanaut
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Posts: 1623
From: Worcestershire, England, UK.
Registered: Apr 2008

posted 05-21-2013 07:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tykeanaut   Click Here to Email Tykeanaut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It would be interesting to know how many members there are in total and the percentage split male/female?

Robert Pearlman
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From: Houston, TX
Registered: Nov 1999

posted 05-21-2013 07:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
As we allow pseudonyms and don't poll for gender, there would be no way to tell the breakdown between male and female members.

Cozmosis22
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Posts: 262
From: Texas * Earth
Registered: Apr 2011

posted 05-21-2013 08:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Cozmosis22     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There may be no way to know for sure; but in this hobby an estimation of less than 85% male would be hard to fathom.

Long live collectSPACE and thank you sir Robert!

Space Geek FL
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Posts: 20
From: Inverness, FL, USA
Registered: Oct 2011

posted 05-22-2013 01:33 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Space Geek FL     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yup add me to the list, I was lucky enough to grow up on Long Island near Grumman in the 60's. I love airplanes and especially spaceflight. My boys went to space camp and now my grandkids really love it too. It has become a family thing for all of us. My office is decorated with autographs and photos as is almost every room in my house. Glad to be part of a growing female group. Torie

Cliff Lentz
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Posts: 639
From: Philadelphia, PA USA
Registered: Mar 2002

posted 05-25-2013 08:11 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Cliff Lentz   Click Here to Email Cliff Lentz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There really isn't ANY reason that enthusiasm for space flight or space collecting should be gender specific!

In my two stays at Adult Space Camp in Alabama and several autograph/lecture events in DC and Florida, I've met many great woman space fans. Great collectors and great knowledgeable people.

We all have that secret wish whether or not its possible, to someday go into space ourselves. There are probably more women out there and do everything I can think of to encourage everyone to rejoice in the experience. Welcome all!

Tykeanaut
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Posts: 1623
From: Worcestershire, England, UK.
Registered: Apr 2008

posted 05-25-2013 09:38 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tykeanaut   Click Here to Email Tykeanaut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I totally agree! But some hobbies, sports etc do sometimes lend themselves more to one group or another sometimes?

englau
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Posts: 97
From: tampa, florida, usa
Registered: Mar 2012

posted 06-11-2013 01:13 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for englau   Click Here to Email englau     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm female as well!

I never really thought of an interest in space exploration being gender specific. I honestly still don't. There's a pretty even breakdown at my University as well!

dss65
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Posts: 821
From: Sandpoint, ID, USA
Registered: Mar 2003

posted 06-11-2013 10:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dss65   Click Here to Email dss65     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very glad to hear that!

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