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Philip
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Posts: 4803
From: Brussels, Belgium
Registered: Jan 2001

posted 01-26-2009 11:30 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Philip   Click Here to Email Philip     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Can we have a show of hands here on collectSPACE of how many people on here are members of the British Interplanetary Society?

I've been buying "Spaceflight" as loose issues since 1976, member since 1998, Fellow since 2009. My son is the youngest ever BIS-member and he hopes to become the oldest BIS-member ever by 2061 (when Halley's comet comes back).

Rex Hall
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Posts: 170
From: London, England
Registered: Oct 2001

posted 01-26-2009 12:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rex Hall   Click Here to Email Rex Hall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have been a member since 1974.

DChudwin
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Posts: 972
From: Lincolnshire IL USA
Registered: Aug 2000

posted 01-26-2009 02:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for DChudwin   Click Here to Email DChudwin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have been a Fellow for many years, although dues for U.S. members have been pricey, especially since we cannot participate in the meetings at BIS Headquarters in London. However, Spaceflight, the monthly BIS publication, is outstanding.

OLDIE
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From: Portsmouth, England
Registered: Sep 2004

posted 01-26-2009 02:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for OLDIE     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've been a member (later a Fellow) of the Society since 1971. Two things encouraged me to join. First, I saw some actual samples of moon rock (on display in London). Second, the address of the Society was published in a little collectors' Space booklet issued by Brooke Bond Tea. There were actually two versions of this, a British version and a Canadian version.

ColinBurgess
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From: Sydney, Australia
Registered: Sep 2003

posted 01-26-2009 02:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ColinBurgess   Click Here to Email ColinBurgess     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
In my days of flying as cabin crew with Qantas I used to travel to London quite regularly and would catch the Tube over to BIS headquarters to pick up the most recent issues of "Spaceflight." When Rex Hall was elected President of the BIS and with retirement looming for me, he convinced me to become a member so that I could continue to receive (and write for) the magazine. So yes, count me in.

gliderpilotuk
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From: London, UK
Registered: Feb 2002

posted 01-26-2009 03:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for gliderpilotuk   Click Here to Email gliderpilotuk     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Member for about the last 5 years. — Paul

lm5eagle
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posted 01-26-2009 03:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for lm5eagle   Click Here to Email lm5eagle     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Been a member for over a year now. Biggest regret - not having joined years ago. Not easy to get to meetings, but 'Spaceflight' makes membership highly worthwhile.

KenDavis
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From: W.Sussex United Kingdom
Registered: May 2003

posted 01-26-2009 05:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KenDavis   Click Here to Email KenDavis     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Member since 1983.

space4u
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From: Cleveland, OH USA
Registered: Aug 2006

posted 01-26-2009 06:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for space4u   Click Here to Email space4u     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Been a member for several years. Nothing like Spaceflight Magazine. — Marcy

astro-nut
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From: washington, Illinois USA
Registered: Jan 2006

posted 01-26-2009 07:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for astro-nut   Click Here to Email astro-nut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I, too, am a member of the British Interplanetary Society. I was a member starting in 1987 and then again in 2000. The only regret I have is that the membership for U.S. members is very EXPENSIVE! Thank you.

Jay Gallentine
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From: Shorewood, MN, USA
Registered: Sep 2004

posted 01-26-2009 08:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jay Gallentine   Click Here to Email Jay Gallentine     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am a member since 2005.

art540
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From: Orange, California USA
Registered: Sep 2006

posted 01-26-2009 09:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for art540   Click Here to Email art540     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have been a member since 1996...

cspg
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From: Geneva, Switzerland
Registered: May 2006

posted 01-26-2009 11:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
And so I am!

Since 1995 - I didn't know about BIS before that date.

heng44
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From: Netherlands
Registered: Nov 2001

posted 01-27-2009 12:01 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for heng44   Click Here to Email heng44     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have been a member since 1991 and I try to make periodic contributions to their publication 'Spaceflight'. — Ed Hengeveld

Rick Mulheirn
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From: England
Registered: Feb 2001

posted 01-27-2009 03:58 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick Mulheirn   Click Here to Email Rick Mulheirn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Me too; circa 30 years.

Apollo-Soyuz
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From: Shady Side, Md
Registered: Sep 2004

posted 01-27-2009 04:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Apollo-Soyuz   Click Here to Email Apollo-Soyuz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have been a member since around 2004.

Harald Kraenzel
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From: Dinslaken,Germany
Registered: Nov 2005

posted 01-27-2009 06:23 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Harald Kraenzel   Click Here to Email Harald Kraenzel     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am member, too. At least for 20 years.

Rex Hall
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From: London, England
Registered: Oct 2001

posted 01-27-2009 06:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rex Hall   Click Here to Email Rex Hall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I buy a membership for a friend in Russia as a gift. I would hope some others could do so as well as a son.

Philip's son in 60 years will break a record. On a recent anniversary we had a number of members who had joined 50 years ago.

Philip
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From: Brussels, Belgium
Registered: Jan 2001

posted 01-28-2009 09:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Philip   Click Here to Email Philip     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Indeed half a century BIS-member is the target to beat. My son joined at the age of 100 days

spaceman
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From: Walsall, West Midlands, UK
Registered: Dec 2002

posted 01-30-2009 05:52 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaceman   Click Here to Email spaceman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have been a paid up member (before that I used to buy spaceflight when it sporadically appeared through the newsagents). My son has been a member and my daughter currently is.

Philip
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From: Brussels, Belgium
Registered: Jan 2001

posted 05-11-2013 07:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Philip   Click Here to Email Philip     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This year the British Interplanetary Society is celebrating its 80th birthday!

Moreover, the BIS is looking to establish international branches, besides their regional UK groups. The Italians were first.

Blackarrow
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From: Belfast, United Kingdom
Registered: Feb 2002

posted 05-11-2013 05:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Blackarrow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm not sure why I haven't posted on this thread before. I have been a member of the BIS since 1971 (I had just turned 16) and a Fellow for about the last 20 years. The rules of eligibility for a fellowship change over the years. I suspect I am only eligible nowadays because I'm already a Fellow!

Mike Z
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Posts: 435
From: Ellicott City, Maryland
Registered: Dec 2005

posted 05-14-2013 08:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mike Z   Click Here to Email Mike Z     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Rex Hall was a truly wonderful man!! His wife Lynn is also a really wonderful lady!! Rex is still very much missed.

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