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Robert Pearlman
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posted 08-12-2005 07:42 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
From the Mobile (Alabama) Register:
NASA facility near Mississippi's Gulf Coast celebrates 30 years of testing shuttle engines
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NASA's Stennis Space Center celebrated its 30th anniversary of testing space shuttle engines with the thunderous ignition of a shuttle main engine Thursday at its facility in south Mississippi.

Members of the news media and tourists were allowed to witness the test, which lasted about 6 minutes and produced a huge, white cloud of vapor that drifted away from the steel-and-concrete structure on which the rocket engine was mounted.


Related articles:

Stennis celebrates testing success (The Clarion Ledger)

Stennis marks its 30th year as the place to test shuttle engines (The Sun Herald)

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posted 08-12-2005 08:48 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for collshubby   Click Here to Email collshubby     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You have ruined my day, Robert!

For the first time in my life, I was within a 40 minute drive of astronauts (Fred Haise, no less!) and I didn't even know about it!

Guess I should start reading the newspaper more. ;-)

I'm going to go sulk for the rest of the weekend. :-(

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tegwilym
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posted 08-12-2005 03:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for tegwilym   Click Here to Email tegwilym     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by collshubby:
I'm going to go sulk for the rest of the weekend. :-(

I sulk every time Robert posts messages describing his trips to cool places!

Robert Pearlman
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posted 08-12-2005 09:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sorry, Brian. The newspaper articles about this event disagree over whether this was a private, invite-only celebration or open to the public.

Either way, no mention of this event appeared in any of my daily Sightings searches until today, after the fact. Sorry.

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posted 08-12-2005 09:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for collshubby   Click Here to Email collshubby     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hhheeeyyy...I was just joking. It's cool. It seems like Fred Haise hosts a lot of things there, so I'll get my chance!

:-)

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