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garymilgrom
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posted 11-29-2012 11:18 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for garymilgrom   Click Here to Email garymilgrom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Selecting the PDF option to purchase this magazine changes the price to a thousand pounds! What's up with that?

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garymilgrom
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posted 11-30-2012 10:07 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for garymilgrom   Click Here to Email garymilgrom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Any BIS members have an answer to this? I'd really like to buy the issue! Thanks.

Philip
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posted 11-30-2012 11:09 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Philip   Click Here to Email Philip     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
First of all check if you already paid your membership for 2013 and have chosen for the digital issues (Membership = hard copies or [not "and"] .pdf digital issues). You need to login on the BIS-space.com website (lower right of the webpage) with your membership credentials.

Put the .pdf issue in your basket, fill the form and go to checkout...

BIS HQ just confirmed it's not a problem, it's so that people cannot buy the latest edition until it has hit the doorsteps...

(Have been promoting the BIS for more than a decade on collectSPACE.com and thank Robert Pearlman for the occasion!)

ed zigoy
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posted 01-08-2013 12:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ed zigoy   Click Here to Email ed zigoy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
In the past Spaceflight used to carry lots of letters from its readers. Now at most it’s maybe one or two per single page. Guess the Editors are not interested in hearing from anyone, since they didn’t bother carrying it in the January 2013 issue. Or maybe this “regular feature” was just plain dropped?

Philip
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posted 01-09-2013 09:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Philip   Click Here to Email Philip     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well the Spaceflight index wasn't printed in the December 2012 issue in order to provide 4 extra pages for "Society News".

There might be extra space for "E-mails & Letters" in order to print some tributes to the late Sir Patrick Moore (1923-2012) in the March issue.

The February 2012 is a great issue dedicated to commercial spaceflight (XCOR, DreamChaser, Virgin Galactic,...). I guess most readers prefer a themed issue.

ed zigoy
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posted 01-09-2013 11:03 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ed zigoy   Click Here to Email ed zigoy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Philip:
Well the Spaceflight index wasn't printed in the December 2012 issue...
Another year's index available as a .pdf? And if so where are they available for the reader to see?

What’s with the recycling of Spaceflight covers, December 2010 and February 2013 look the same!!! No other photos of commercial spacecraft found?

One good move in Spaceflight, glad to see the ‘Book Reviews’ page is now ‘Off the Shelf’ with more media covered.

Philip
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posted 01-10-2013 09:18 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Philip   Click Here to Email Philip     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I hope BIS will make the complete Spaceflight index available for its 80th Birthday year.

Philip
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posted 02-11-2013 07:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Philip   Click Here to Email Philip     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Congrats to the Spaceflight editor as the March 2013 is a superb issue with lots of Space Art by David Hardy and Lynette Cook.

Philip
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posted 03-11-2013 04:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Philip   Click Here to Email Philip     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The April 2013 issue of Spaceflight is a Mars special.

Meanwhile, Spaceflight indexes compiled by Philip Corneille and Ben Jones are available online.

Philip
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posted 05-04-2013 11:30 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Philip   Click Here to Email Philip     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
June 2013 issue has a 12-pages Apollo-Skylab special

Tykeanaut
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posted 06-14-2013 01:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tykeanaut   Click Here to Email Tykeanaut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I live quite close to Leamington Spa, so was disappointed to read in the latest edition about the recent BIS event there which I knew nothing about.

I didn't see it advertised in a previous issue of Spaceflight?

Philip
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posted 07-17-2013 06:57 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Philip   Click Here to Email Philip     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Log in on the BIS website with your member credentials to see all the hidden extras...

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posted 07-17-2013 08:07 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tykeanaut   Click Here to Email Tykeanaut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Was the event members only then?

Blackarrow
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posted 07-17-2013 05:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Blackarrow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Philip:
Log in on the BIS website with your member credentials to see all the hidden extras...
Member credentials? Don't tell me I've been allocated one of those ridiculous numbers that's larger than the number of atoms in the universe....

Philip
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posted 08-09-2013 06:52 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Philip   Click Here to Email Philip     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Launch vehicle themed September issue of BIS Spaceflight magazine.

Tykeanaut
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posted 08-09-2013 01:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tykeanaut   Click Here to Email Tykeanaut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I notice the letters page is particularly short or sometimes not there. Is that because no one is corresponding or an editing decision I wonder?

Philip
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posted 08-15-2013 08:01 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Philip   Click Here to Email Philip     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm not the spokesman for BIS.

Tykeanaut
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posted 08-15-2013 10:12 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tykeanaut   Click Here to Email Tykeanaut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It was only a rhetorical comment.

Philip
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posted 08-24-2013 08:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Philip   Click Here to Email Philip     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Of course, so was mine.

Curious to see if Spaceflight magazine will cover the Gaia and WISE astronomy space missions...

Philip
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posted 10-06-2013 03:02 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Philip   Click Here to Email Philip     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
All the interesting stuff (WISE, Voyager) is on the BIS website, magazine = British club, especially nowadays with 80th birthday.

Also BIS' editor of Odyssey magazine quit...

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posted 10-06-2013 05:44 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for dom   Click Here to Email dom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What, Mark Stewart's gone from Odyssey

Can't see that announcement on the BIS website. Please post a link...

Philip
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posted 10-11-2013 11:04 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Philip   Click Here to Email Philip     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It was announced by the BIS president in a letter to all BIS members and fellows... just sent you an email.

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posted 10-16-2013 07:42 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tykeanaut   Click Here to Email Tykeanaut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Good review of the shuttle Atlantis exhibition in Florida by our very own Rick (Mulheirn) in the latest issue.

Philip
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posted 10-30-2013 03:11 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Philip   Click Here to Email Philip     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Indeed recent news and longer in-depth articles (genre Dwayne Day) is what most members like to see in our favorite Spaceflight magazine...

Philip
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posted 10-30-2013 03:29 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Philip   Click Here to Email Philip     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just wanted to ask if there's some interest in getting the complete Spaceflight magazine package published between 1956 and 2013? Similar as was done with Sky & Telescope magazine between 1941 and 2010...

I would certainly be interested to browse old Spaceflight magazines in PDF on a computer or tablet.

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posted 10-30-2013 03:38 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for hoorenz   Click Here to Email hoorenz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Same answer as 1,5 years ago: I would be very much interested in the older issues on a dvd.

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posted 10-30-2013 03:54 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for heng44   Click Here to Email heng44     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Count me in!

Philip
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posted 10-30-2013 04:04 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Philip   Click Here to Email Philip     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Indeed I would like a DVD-set offered in the BIS online shop for around maximum Euro 100.00 for six decades of Spaceflight magazine!

Danny VH
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posted 10-31-2013 02:37 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Danny VH   Click Here to Email Danny VH     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very nice initiative… Count me in too!

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posted 10-31-2013 06:02 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for johntosullivan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Count me in.

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posted 10-31-2013 11:40 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ed zigoy   Click Here to Email ed zigoy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by hoorenz:
Same answer as 1,5 years ago: I would be very much interested in the older issues on a dvd.

See the above June 2012 discussion about scanning.

Philip
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posted 10-31-2013 03:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Philip   Click Here to Email Philip     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Recollections of the BIS with the late Sir Patrick Moore, the first editor of BIS Spaceflight magazine in 1956.

Philip
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posted 11-10-2013 02:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Philip   Click Here to Email Philip     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Amazingly the December issue was available as an online purchase before members got it in their e-mail

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posted 11-13-2013 09:18 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Philip   Click Here to Email Philip     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wanted at BIS: Odyssey Team of contributors.

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posted 04-11-2014 05:42 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Philip   Click Here to Email Philip     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
May 2015 issue of Spaceflight is a hit on Twitter thanks to Asteroids special... Dwayne Day dug up some MIT archives with a proposal to use Saturn V rockets to nuke a rogue asteroid.

Philip
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posted 08-28-2014 04:51 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Philip   Click Here to Email Philip     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Coming up: Secrets unveiled
The October issue of Spaceflight will unravel a dark and deeply held secret from the tense years of the Cold War when both sides of the ideological divide tried to spy on each other’s satellites – from platforms in space! Now an accepted practice, back in the closing months just before the first manned landing on the Moon, this was a very dangerous game. Dwayne Day, that doyen of dark secrets from a bygone era tells all, as he explains how a mistaken interpretation could easily have raised the stakes in the one-upmanship of political bounce.

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posted 09-02-2014 11:00 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ed zigoy   Click Here to Email ed zigoy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Kudos to Spaceflight on the 500th Satellite Digest in the September issue.


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