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post Jan 19 2008, 09:32 AM
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Nice stickers, Phil! smile.gif

Unfortunately, not gonna bother with putting any on my vintage 2003 Dell Inspirion 5100 laptop; the keyboard just went out again (using a $15 USB keyboard to type this now), so the old girl's ready for replacement. Kinda thinking about trying an Apple, though something in me curdles at the thought. Doug said he loves his, but I still dunno...


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post Feb 1 2008, 11:29 PM
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QUOTE (djellison @ Jan 18 2008, 12:14 PM) *
LOL - they might want to turn the laptop on smile.gif

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I just talked with Maria today in the hallway and she insists that the computer was on at the time.


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post Feb 7 2008, 06:26 PM
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post Feb 29 2008, 07:03 PM
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Anyone has a high resolution version of this MER team photo?
http://marsrovers.nasa.gov/people/images/photo1.jpg
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post May 26 2008, 04:36 PM
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Dr. Ernst Stuhlinger, 94, passed away Sunday 25th May 2008.. A member of Dr. Wernher von Braun's rocket team since 1943, he was one of 126 scientists who came to the U.S. as part of Operation Paperclip. In 1955, he became a naturalized citizen and worked at the Redstone arsenal.
Former rocket scientist Dr. Ernst Stuhlinger kept abreast of the latest space news, especially Deep Space-1. He will be remembered as a "visionary" and "truly humble" man...
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post Sep 3 2008, 04:44 PM
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NASA's Carl Sagan Fellows to Study Extraterrestrial Worlds
PASADENA, Calif. -- NASA announced Wednesday the new Carl Sagan Postdoctoral Fellowships in Exoplanet Exploration, created to inspire the next generation of explorers seeking to learn more about planets, and possibly life, around other stars.
NASA's new Sagan fellowships will allow talented young scientists to tread the path laid out by Sagan. The program will award stipends of approximately $60,000 per year, for a period of up to three years, to selected postdoctoral scientists. Topics can range from techniques for detecting the glow of a dim planet in the blinding glare of its host star, to searching for the crucial ingredients of life in other planetary systems.
A call for Sagan Fellowship proposals went out to the scientific community earlier this week, with selections to be announced in February 2009.

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post Sep 27 2008, 03:28 PM
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http://nexsci.caltech.edu/sagan/
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post Oct 26 2008, 05:55 PM
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Cosmologist Stephen Hawking retiring from Emeritus Lucasian post:

http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/2008-10...etirement_N.htm
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post Nov 28 2008, 03:56 PM
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31 July 1964:
JPL team members put the hands in the air in a cheer of joy just moments after the Ranger 7 smashed into the lunar surface.
During its dive, the 366 kg spacecraft photographed the lunar surface with the six-camera RCA package. Finally a successful Ranger mission!

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post Dec 19 2008, 06:38 PM
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Viking Mars mission director Dr Walter Lowrie passed away at age 84...
http://www.orlandosentinel.com/community/n...,0,133598.story
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post Feb 3 2009, 04:22 PM
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One of many group pictures from my collection I would like to share with UMSF.
On the left in this Mariner 69 group we recognize the late Dr William Hayward PICKERING, director of JPL between 1954 & 1976.
Anyone who can help to identify people in this Mariner group is welcome to contact me cool.gif



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post Feb 3 2009, 06:30 PM
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Philip, perhaps this "restored" version could help... wink.gif

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post Feb 4 2009, 04:58 PM
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Here's another Mariner 69 related group photo:

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Conway Snyder (Viking Project Scientist at JPL*) was a man of exceptional achievements (see his orbituary herebelow).

He was also among the very first Members of the Planetary Society in 1980 when it was founded. He was very enthusiastic about TPS's goals and organization.

With Jim French (former MGCO Project Manager at JPL), he was among the "Mars Underground" speakers at the very first "Case for Mars" conference in 1981 at Boulder (**) for future visions about the human exploration of Mars, bringing to the audience JPL's experience and knowledge of Martian exploration... and taking the risk of getting NASA angry against him at a time when the space Agency was not willing to discuss those topics and ire the Senate on budget talks.

sad.gif sad.gif sad.gif He died April 14, 2011. Unfortunately, I only received the sad news two days ago, because his family had difficulties to find my new address among his papers.

Conway's life and Mars missions achievements deserve those few lines :
(i) he spent his whole life at JPL for Mars exploration, initiating success-stories missions ;
(ii) he gave post-mortem to CalTech and JPL his whole collection of Mars documentation (that includes Mars historic globes and a lot of papers covering the history of Mars exploration with his own notes). Believe me : his office in his home was a treasure trove about the Mariner and Viking missions…

After he retired in 1984, some scientists and Mars engineers at JPL still kept contact with him : he was glad to share his great Martian experience when new Mars missions were to be decided (especially for MGCO/Mars Observer, MGS and Pathfinder).

Like others, I had great times at JPL with him : he was a great manager.
Mars scientists from other NASA Centers and Universities often visited him and he gave me the great opportunity to meet them also.

==> NASA honored him with 3 "Exceptional Scientific Achievement Awards"

…... And in July 1982, after a day work at JPL, he took his car and drove me to the Planetary Society (office located then 65 North Catalina in Pasadena) where he introduced me to Bruce Murray and Lou Friedman. I had a great and nice chat with them and I remember leaving Lou's office, so glad to be now a member of the Planetary Society, thanks to Conway (and Lou) !

Thanks again Conway. Thanks so much for all you have done for JPL and Mars exploration mars.gif mars.gif mars.gif mars.gif mars.gif

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(*) He was named by JPL in 1963 Project Scientist for the "Mariner-Mars 1964" mission, the very 1st time such a position was created for a mission to Mars. Because he was to be part of it as an Investigator, after all the teams were built and instruments selected he gave his position to Richard Sloan. He was named Viking Orbiter Project Scientist in 1969, and he replaced Gerald Soffen as Viking Project Scientist for the whole mission May 25, 1978, until May 21, 1983, end of the Viking Project
(**) Organized by Tom Meyer and Carol Stoker with Chris McKay
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