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Paul23
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posted 12-30-2010 08:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Paul23   Click Here to Email Paul23     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just seen on the BBC that Piers Sellers has been awarded an OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the New Years Honours List.
Dr. Sellers is one of only five UK-born people to have flown into orbit so far - out of some 500 in total across the world.

"It is a tremendous honour, and I'm really glad that the whole business of spaceflight has been recognised in the UK," he told BBC News.

FFrench
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posted 12-31-2010 12:06 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for FFrench     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Congratulations to Piers!
Dr. Sellers is one of only five UK-born people to have flown into orbit so far - out of some 500 in total across the world..
I think the BBC have got that wrong. UK-born people to have flown into orbit:
  • Helen Sharman
  • Mike Foale
  • Piers Sellers
  • Nick Patrick
  • Richard Garriott
  • Box Johnson
I make that six.

ASCAN1984
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posted 12-31-2010 02:14 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ASCAN1984   Click Here to Email ASCAN1984     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great to see an astronaut on their. Piers was the first astronaut to ever write me a note. Really nice guy.

icarkie
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posted 12-31-2010 02:28 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for icarkie   Click Here to Email icarkie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Congratulations Piers on being appointed a OBE.

lm5eagle
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posted 12-31-2010 04:44 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for lm5eagle   Click Here to Email lm5eagle     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Congratulations Piers! Excellent choice for an honour, Maam!

issman1
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posted 12-31-2010 05:15 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for issman1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Let's hope that when Dr. Sellers comes to Britain to collect his OBE, he'll try to convince the government to do a lot more to get involved in human spaceflight.

Delta7
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posted 12-31-2010 06:51 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Delta7   Click Here to Email Delta7     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Does this make him a "Piers Of The Realm"?

Steve Procter
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posted 12-31-2010 07:05 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Steve Procter   Click Here to Email Steve Procter     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
When he goes to the Palace for his gong I hope the catering people take account of his favourite foods.

He told me he used to be very fond of 'a curry and a Kit Kat'!

Tykeanaut
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posted 12-31-2010 12:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tykeanaut   Click Here to Email Tykeanaut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yep, congratulations Piers! I forgot to ask him if he has a favourite football team when I met him. Having gone to Uni. in Leeds I hope it's my favourite team?

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