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Robert Pearlman

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From: Houston, TX
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posted 07-20-2014 09:41 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It is hard to believe it has been 15 years — it feels like it was just yesterday and yet, at the same time, that it has been so much longer.

Today's lead article isn't about our anniversary, but another event that took place 30 years before collectSPACE came online. It underscores however, what this site does best: highlighting a space artifact while leading current space event coverage and looking forward at the future of space exploration.

I have long said and absolutely believe that the strength of this site, the reason it has lasted 15 years and continues to grow, is you — our community of readers and members. So this is your anniversary, one for which you should be celebrated.

Thank you for making the past decade and a half the success it has been. Here's to the next 15 and more!

David Carey

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posted 07-20-2014 10:11 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for David Carey   Click Here to Email David Carey     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Congratulations Robert!

A great achievement and a superb website.


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posted 07-20-2014 10:12 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for tnperri   Click Here to Email tnperri     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Congrats.... Here's to another 15 years...


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posted 07-20-2014 10:18 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote


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posted 07-20-2014 10:20 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ben   Click Here to Email Ben     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Congrats Robert!!


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From: United Kingdom
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posted 07-20-2014 10:29 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for OWL   Click Here to Email OWL     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well done Robert and thank you from all of us at this side of the pond for such a great site and service you provide to all of us.

Shuttle Endeavour

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posted 07-20-2014 10:39 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Shuttle Endeavour   Click Here to Email Shuttle Endeavour     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote


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posted 07-20-2014 11:25 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mach3valkyrie   Click Here to Email mach3valkyrie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Congratulations and Thanks, Robert.


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posted 07-20-2014 11:53 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Blackarrow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Many congratulations, Robert, and here's to the next 15 years - and beyond!


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posted 07-20-2014 12:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SkyMan1958   Click Here to Email SkyMan1958     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thank you VERY much Robert for all your time and hard work to make this site such a success!!!

Congratulations to all the cS'ers out there!!!

Joel Katzowitz

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From: Marietta GA USA
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posted 07-20-2014 12:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Joel Katzowitz   Click Here to Email Joel Katzowitz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Mazel Tov

Lou Chinal

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From: Staten Island, NY
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posted 07-20-2014 01:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Lou Chinal   Click Here to Email Lou Chinal     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks, Robert.


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posted 07-20-2014 01:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for alanh_7   Click Here to Email alanh_7     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What would we do without it? Congratulations Robert.

E2M Lem Man

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posted 07-20-2014 01:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for E2M Lem Man   Click Here to Email E2M Lem Man     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Happy anniversary my friend! — JM Busby


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posted 07-20-2014 02:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MarylandSpace   Click Here to Email MarylandSpace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Congratulations Robert and collectSPACE.

I can remember our first meeting many years ago at the University of Delaware where Alan Bean was speaking. I believe fellow cS'ers Dwayne and Pete were there, too.

I so enjoy reading everyone's contributions as cS has become a daily classroom for me.

Just yesterday, July 19, fellow cS'er Hart and I made a trip to the Intrepid museum 100% due to a Sighting listed in collectSPACE. We also saw a fellow cS'er whom we had met at the DC Science Expo adding more autographs to his globe.

Wishing you many more successful years Robert.


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posted 07-20-2014 03:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mode1charlie   Click Here to Email mode1charlie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Congrats, and thank you!


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posted 07-20-2014 03:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kite     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Congratulations Robert and thank you for the brilliant collectSPACE site you launched fifteen years ago. I am very proud to be a member and enjoy the knowledge shared by so many cS'ers on here, plus the good natured banter.

What a great date you selected to start, the most memorable date for all of us who remember the first moon landing so well.

Here's to the twentieth anniversary in five years time to match the Apollo 11's fiftieth.


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From: Sacramento, CA
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posted 07-20-2014 03:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for sts205cdr   Click Here to Email sts205cdr     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Congratulations, Robert, and thank you for creating this amazing community of genuine friends!


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posted 07-20-2014 03:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for onesmallstep   Click Here to Email onesmallstep     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A happy anniversary to the best space flight forum on this (or any) planet!


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posted 07-20-2014 03:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for NJSPACEFAN   Click Here to Email NJSPACEFAN     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Congrats Robert! We're all indebted to you for this wonderful forum!

mark plas

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posted 07-20-2014 04:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mark plas   Click Here to Email mark plas     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Robert, thank you for creating this site !It has been a site that has helped me through good and bad times it was and is always there.


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posted 07-20-2014 04:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for sprocketship     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm so glad that I found this site. It's such a great resource! Thanks and congratulations, Robert!


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posted 07-20-2014 05:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ColinBurgess   Click Here to Email ColinBurgess     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
As well as being a daily treat and a fascinating forum populated by some pretty amazing people, the Outward Odyssey book series is greatly indebted to Robert and collectSPACE as it was the "go to" place when I was seeking out suitable authors. Many congratulations, Robert. May there be many more years of collectSPACE to come.


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posted 07-20-2014 05:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for FlyBuzz11   Click Here to Email FlyBuzz11     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thank you Sir, and to everyone on this site. God Speed to all!


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posted 07-20-2014 05:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for micropooz   Click Here to Email micropooz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Robert, thank you for all of the kind words that you gave us members in your tribute above. But the simple fact is that your vision and level-headed moderation has kept this board alive for fifteen years, while countless others have failed due to lack of leadership. Thank YOU!


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posted 07-20-2014 05:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I cannot image what it would be like not to have this site and the people on it. The Kollection has grown, knowledge gained and friends met all through cS. It is a wonderful community.


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posted 07-20-2014 06:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KSCartist   Click Here to Email KSCartist     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thank you Robert. As a life long space "geek" I thought I knew everything. cS has been the best reference site ever. I learn something new every time I log on.

You have built this incredible community. It continues to grow thanks to its membership.

Rob Joyner

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posted 07-20-2014 07:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rob Joyner   Click Here to Email Rob Joyner     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Over the years I've learned a lot about collecting and spaceflight. I've been able to meet many fellow enthusiasts and astronauts. Without Robert's diligence and the great people here on cS, that would have not been possible. Congratulations to Robert and everyone here on cS on fifteen wonderful trips around the Sun.


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posted 07-20-2014 08:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dss65   Click Here to Email dss65     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks, Robert, and all of you who have, day by day, enriched my enjoyment of this hobby.


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posted 07-20-2014 08:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Grounded!   Click Here to Email Grounded!     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Congratulations Robert. What a wonderful resource you have created on collectSPACE!

I have the utmost respect for you and for all fellow cSers who share their knowledge and experience to push this site to ever greater heights.

I don't post often but do tune in each day and am much wiser for it. I am honored to be able to rub elbows with you guys (and gals).

Thank you all, and keep up the good work.

Here's to 15 more!!!


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posted 07-20-2014 09:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MCroft04   Click Here to Email MCroft04     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ditto: well said.

Space Emblem Art

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posted 07-20-2014 10:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Space Emblem Art   Click Here to Email Space Emblem Art     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Congrats Robert. Here's to your continued success.


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posted 07-21-2014 01:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for chet   Click Here to Email chet     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It's not yet midnight here on the west coast, so I can still get my congratulations in while the anniversary is still here -

Fantastic site, and outstanding host and moderator...what more could a space collector want?

A BIG shout out to you, Robert, and this entire community; rev her up for another fifteen (at least)!


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posted 07-21-2014 04:28 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ea757grrl   Click Here to Email ea757grrl     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
And thank YOU, Robert - not only for what you've made possible, but for being a superb ambassador for this field that fascinates us, and for being so kind to us as a group and as individuals (even though I know at times we must test your patience!). I'm happy to be a part of this community, and hope there's many, many more years to come.


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posted 07-21-2014 04:55 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Congratulations Robert!!! That there are still many good years to come.


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posted 07-21-2014 05:01 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tykeanaut   Click Here to Email Tykeanaut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Congratulations to us all. Especially you Robert for all your hard work and it's inception 15 years ago. Here's to many more anniversaries, from "across the pond".


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posted 07-21-2014 05:47 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for space1   Click Here to Email space1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Roger, collectSPACE, we confirm you are "GO" for another 15 years.

Thanks to you Robert, and to all cS readers, for such a great site.


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posted 07-21-2014 06:55 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SpaceAholic   Click Here to Email SpaceAholic     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Happy B-Day to cS and thanks for implementing a site that has significantly contributed to my ADD.

james f. ruddy

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posted 07-21-2014 11:02 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for james f. ruddy   Click Here to Email james f. ruddy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Congratulations Robert! We would not have an active space hobby without you. I look forward to reading your site every day.


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posted 07-21-2014 11:06 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for fredtrav   Click Here to Email fredtrav     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Congratulations and thank you Robert. My collection certainly would not be where it is today and I would not have made as many new friends without this site.

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