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Robert Pearlman
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posted 04-08-2008 02:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
NASA History Division release
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Four series from the NASA Headquarters Historical Reference Collection have been digitized and made available in a new on-line database for use by researchers. The database is now available through the History Division web site. Included are PDFs of Press Kits, Press Releases, Mission Transcripts, and Administrators' Speeches. Researchers may use either the Basic Search or Advanced Search to access these. The HQ History Division staff has digitized all press kits, press releases, mission transcripts, and Administrators' speeches that were available to them in the Historical Reference Collection. Links are provided to other sources where similar and/or additional information may be found.

blue_eyes
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From: North Carolina, USA
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posted 04-08-2008 08:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for blue_eyes   Click Here to Email blue_eyes     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
THIS MADE MY DAY!!! I found my dad!!!

Forgive my excitement, but every year around this time I really miss my late-father. And so I usually go to the NASA History Office online and search for his name, and usually NOTHING comes up, which just feels like a huge empty hole in my belly. But today, thanks to this news, wham-bam-BINGO! There he is!! My dear dad, Hiden Cox, finally clear as day on page 2 of a Headquarters Press Release from Dec. 1961. Yaaaaayy!!!

Nothing could have made me happier today than to see this!

cspg
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posted 04-08-2008 11:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
blue_eyes, email NASA History Office!

I'm sure that this will make their day as well.

Chris (and I don't have anything to do with all this, by the way).

GoesTo11
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Registered: Jun 2004

posted 04-09-2008 12:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GoesTo11   Click Here to Email GoesTo11     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
When I click on any of the four database links, I get this:
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Webtop Warning

Your requested page is not available or an error has occurred.

Please double check your URL and try again.

You will be forwarded to the homepage in 5 seconds, if this does not occur please click on the Home link on the menu bar.


Robert Pearlman
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posted 04-09-2008 12:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It had been working this morning but I get the same error message now. Hopefully, it's just a minor issue and access will be restored soon.

GoesTo11
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posted 04-09-2008 03:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GoesTo11   Click Here to Email GoesTo11     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Links still not working for me. Hope it's temporary... I can't wait to "browse" through this stuff.

BTW, Robert... EXCELLENT choice of a pic for this topic on the homepage.

"We've got TOP MEN working on it."

Jay Chladek
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posted 04-09-2008 03:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jay Chladek   Click Here to Email Jay Chladek     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wow, perfect timing for me as well since I need to do some of my own research here pretty soon. And having access to archives online will make my job potentially easier.

spaceman
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posted 04-09-2008 05:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaceman   Click Here to Email spaceman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi, interesting site. I'll have plenty to download.

Nick
Spaceman
www.spaceboosters.co.uk

heng44
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Registered: Nov 2001

posted 04-10-2008 09:50 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for heng44   Click Here to Email heng44     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by blue_eyes:
Nothing could have made me happier today than to see this!
Hey Anne, that must have been a very special moment for you! I wish I had known your father at that time. Being in public affairs he would have been a great contact for me...

Ed

blue_eyes
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posted 04-10-2008 08:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for blue_eyes   Click Here to Email blue_eyes     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by cspg:
blue_eyes, email NASA History Office!
Chris, that's a good idea! I will, thanks!

Anne

blue_eyes
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posted 04-10-2008 08:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for blue_eyes   Click Here to Email blue_eyes     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by heng44:
I wish I had known your father at that time. Being in public affairs he would have been a great contact for me...
Hey there, Ed! Yeah, I wish you had known him too. You two would have had a total blast together!!

Anne

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