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Robert Pearlman
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posted 12-12-2008 05:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Space Station Crew Exchanges Seasons Greetings with Earth
Soaring high above the Earth, the crew of the International Space Station beamed down season's greetings.

The public can return the extraterrestrial good will and send greetings to the crew.

The e-mailed greetings can be sent through Jan. 5, 2009. Last year, thousands of messages were sent to the Expedition 16 crew from throughout the world.

As the holidays pass aboard the International Space Station, the crew may make Christmas cookies, chocolate covered pecans and candied yams as they celebrate the season. Those items are available in the pantry for Expedition 18 Commander Mike Fincke and Flight Engineers Sandy Magnus and Yuri Lonchakov.

Magnus made it a point to request that red, green, yellow, blue and white icing be among her foods to be used to decorate an assortment of cinnamon, shortbread and butter cookies also carried aloft. The crew also has a variety of candies to continue the high-calorie traditions so common on Earth this time of year.

Along with the sweets, the crew's food may include smoked turkey, cornbread dressing and mashed potatoes. Fincke also has included asparagus, shrimp cocktail, dried blueberries, tropical fruit, wheat flat bread and brown rice.

Of course, since a refrigerator is only a very recent arrival aboard the station, the food items all must be prepared to keep at room temperature for long periods, so they are irradiated, freeze dried or otherwise preserved. But the view at the dining table from 220 miles up cannot be beat.

The crew also will have holiday gifts from family and friends to open, recently delivered to the station aboard a Russian cargo ship earlier this month.

To all our readers and members,

As we enter our tenth year online in 2009, we wish you a joyous holiday season and a very spacey New Year!

Rick Mulheirn
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posted 12-15-2008 09:14 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick Mulheirn   Click Here to Email Rick Mulheirn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The last 12 months have been interesting for a number of reasons, not least of which have been the contacts and correspondence made with many fellow members of this forum; far too many to list individually.

If I may I would like to take this opportunity to send each and every member my Greetings for the festive season and my Best Wishes for the forthcoming year!

spaceman
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posted 12-15-2008 04:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaceman   Click Here to Email spaceman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'd like to second that 'Best wishes and peace on and above the Earth to all'.

On a rather sad note, tomorrow December the 16th 2008 I'll be the same age as NASA...

Robert Pearlman
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posted 12-15-2008 05:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
In the spirit of this thread, here's a really neat card from the San Diego Air & Space Museum!

music_space
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posted 12-16-2008 02:23 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for music_space   Click Here to Email music_space     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Oops! Isn't this quote from A8?

Greetings to all, enjoy life at it comes, and good reading and collecting!

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Collector of litterature, notebooks, equipment and memories!

FFrench
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posted 12-16-2008 08:11 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for FFrench     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by music_space:
Oops! Isn't this quote from A8?
No "oops" involved... Gumdrop is the spacecraft on display at the museum...

Daniel Lazecky
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posted 12-21-2008 11:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Daniel Lazecky   Click Here to Email Daniel Lazecky     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Happy and merry Christmas, happy new year 2009. Luck, success, peace and fair weather underfoot and valid health I wish from Czech Republic.

A your collections, to filled and are satisfied also.

Cliff Lentz
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posted 12-21-2008 11:20 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Cliff Lentz   Click Here to Email Cliff Lentz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Peace on Earth... and everywhere else!!

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posted 12-21-2008 11:23 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Linda K   Click Here to Email Linda K     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
To all of the wonderful people I've met through this forum - May you have a safe and happy holiday season, and the very best of everything in the New Year!!!

spaceman1953
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posted 12-21-2008 06:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaceman1953   Click Here to Email spaceman1953     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A very beautiful card.

Reminds me of the several commercial designs that were available in 1969... and there were at least one and maybe two or three church bulletin covers that used the Apollo 8 Earthrise picture.

Nice stuff for us space collectors, to be sure!

Merry Christmas!

KSCartist
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posted 12-22-2008 02:02 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for KSCartist   Click Here to Email KSCartist     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I want to wish everyone I've met through cS and on cS a wonderful holiday.

Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or Saturnalia (for that matter) I hope all of your dreams come true.

all the best,
Tim

Mike Z
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posted 12-22-2008 02:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mike Z   Click Here to Email Mike Z     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I want to wish everyone a wonderful Holiday Season for which ever holiday you celebrate and a Happy and HEALTHY New Year!!

Have a safe holiday and be well all year long!!

We should also remember and keep the Troops fighting for us, so that we can enjoy the things we do, in our prayers.

I want to send a special thanks to everyone who has helped me out with my collecting questions!

randy
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posted 12-22-2008 09:33 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for randy   Click Here to Email randy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Merry Christmas to one and all from the Bond family.

Randy

NavySpaceFan
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posted 12-22-2008 10:10 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for NavySpaceFan   Click Here to Email NavySpaceFan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'd like to wish everyone on the site a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!!!!!

Lou Chinal
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posted 12-22-2008 10:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Lou Chinal   Click Here to Email Lou Chinal     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Let's take a moment to thank Robert for all his hard work in keeping this site up & running.

***All the best of the season***

Lunar rock nut
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posted 12-23-2008 06:33 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Lunar rock nut   Click Here to Email Lunar rock nut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Happy Holidays to All from Oklahoma city.

Terry

StarDome
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posted 12-23-2008 07:01 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for StarDome   Click Here to Email StarDome     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
To Robert et al, seasons greetings and happy holidays, here's to a wonderful 2009.

Take care everyone and all the best,
Andy

paul prendergast
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posted 12-23-2008 10:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for paul prendergast   Click Here to Email paul prendergast     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Some nice cards there just to wish all fellow collectors have a great xmas and a super new year I think we could all do with that.

alanh_7
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posted 12-24-2008 08:53 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for alanh_7   Click Here to Email alanh_7     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I just wish to take this opportunity to wish everyone a safe and happy Holiday Season.

All the Best
Alan

Fra Mauro
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posted 12-24-2008 10:05 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fra Mauro   Click Here to Email Fra Mauro     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A wonderful holiday season to everyone on this site! Keep the faith and here's to a bigger space budget next year!

ejectr
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posted 12-24-2008 11:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ejectr   Click Here to Email ejectr     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Happy Holidays to the best people of the best forum on the web today.

LCDR Scott Schneeweis
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posted 12-24-2008 11:29 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for LCDR Scott Schneeweis   Click Here to Email LCDR Scott Schneeweis     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Happy Festivus (for the rest of us) to one and all!!!

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NovaRob
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posted 12-24-2008 12:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for NovaRob   Click Here to Email NovaRob     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by LCDR Scott Schneeweis:
Happy Festivus
Please, no Airing of Grievances! (Feats of Strength are allowed.)

Happy Holidays to all!

GACspaceguy
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posted 12-24-2008 02:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Merry Christmas! Cherish the time you spend with your family and loved ones, you never know how much have.

Steve Procter
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posted 12-24-2008 05:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Steve Procter   Click Here to Email Steve Procter     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
And a very Happy and Peaceful Christmas to all CS'ers and their families.

Greggy_D
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posted 12-24-2008 09:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Greggy_D   Click Here to Email Greggy_D     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Merry Christmas!!! May Santa bring us all of the artifacts on our lists.

liebeek
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posted 12-25-2008 08:52 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for liebeek   Click Here to Email liebeek     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'd like to wish you all a good day today and a very happy, healthy, good collecting 2009!!!

Ruud

sts205cdr
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posted 12-25-2008 10:41 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for sts205cdr   Click Here to Email sts205cdr     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Merry Christmas to everyone on cS, and God Bless all of you, all of you on the Good Earth!

--John

medaris
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posted 12-25-2008 02:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for medaris   Click Here to Email medaris     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Merry Christmas, everyone! After looking at the weather forecast, I hope Collectspacer's in Canada are well wrapped up!

irish guy
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posted 12-29-2008 09:01 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for irish guy   Click Here to Email irish guy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Merry Christmas and Peaceful new year from myself & Siobhan. Hope we all have an exciting new year and memorable one. A big hello to all the CS members we met over the year. Sincere thanks to you Robert for all your hard work. WIshing you and yours a great 2009.

ilbasso
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posted 12-29-2008 10:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ilbasso   Click Here to Email ilbasso     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Happy New Year, friends!

I took this opportunity to do a quick patchwork sampler from my collection of the signatures of some of my heroes, past and present!

Here's to long, happy lives for all astronauts, cosmonauts, taikonauts, their friends and families, the workers who support them, and those of us who admire their work! We wish them all the best in 2009.

Jonathan



(full size image is here)

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Brand new blog! at http://jonathan-spacejunk.blogspot.com

heng44
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posted 12-30-2008 01:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for heng44   Click Here to Email heng44     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

Robert Pearlman
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posted 12-31-2008 12:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
From their vantage point 220 miles above Earth, the International Space Station crew expressed their year-end thoughts on the significance of the outpost and their New Year's wish for the complex in 2009.

The crew also shared their wish for peace in the languages of all of the countries represented in the space station partnership.

Also see: 'Space rose' adds New Year's parade to its 5.3 million mile journey

martinbiddulph
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posted 12-31-2008 02:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for martinbiddulph   Click Here to Email martinbiddulph     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Happy New Year to all collectSPACE members and I will see you at Kennedy Space Center in May for the Astronaut Hall of Fame weekend in May.

Daniel Lazecky
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posted 12-31-2008 02:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Daniel Lazecky   Click Here to Email Daniel Lazecky     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
To all, peace, calm and fair weather in your soul. Not forget that on you who and today suffer hardship.

medaris
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posted 01-01-2009 07:29 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for medaris   Click Here to Email medaris     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Happy New Year, everyone! I'm looking forward to another great year of collectSPACE.

tedc
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posted 01-01-2009 11:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for tedc   Click Here to Email tedc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Best wishes to all members for a joyous and prosperous new year.

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