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UnmannedSpaceflight.com and The Planetary Society, "A match made in the heavens"
brellis
post Oct 9 2010, 03:23 AM
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Reading through UMSF threads and trying to figure out what the heck y'all are talking about blink.gif is always a bright moment in my day.

This thread is making good sense to me! smile.gif

Oh, and I am a proud member of the Planetary Society, just got my Volume XXX Report yesterday.
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post Oct 11 2010, 12:31 PM
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rolleyes.gif As a lurker for 7 years, I thought I'd post my thoughts. I have been following the unmanned missions since the Mariner-2 days and I always thought the technicians and scientists who plan and execute these missions never got the accolades and recognition they deserved. Your website allows us to relive those missions and the excitement of them. Thank you for your fantastic website. rolleyes.gif


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post Oct 11 2010, 06:56 PM
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So now UMSF is "a project of the Planetary Society"...well...whatever.
I just hope EVERYTHING will remain SAME AS BEFORE.

Now, can somebody/anybody at Planetary Society,UMSF,JPL or wherever try to find out what has happened to those RAW IMAGES from our beloved Mars rover Opportunity? It's been a week since last images were uploaded to either exploratorium or JPL MER site.



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post Oct 11 2010, 08:24 PM
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Take it easy, man! wink.gif
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post Oct 11 2010, 08:25 PM
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Toma B: It might be time to cut back on the coffee...


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post Oct 11 2010, 09:20 PM
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Ted, facebook is down! Can you/the tooth fairy fix it for me?
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post Oct 12 2010, 03:06 AM
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Sorry, Facebook is the responsibility of the Easter bunny.


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post Oct 12 2010, 05:34 AM
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Sorry, Facebook is the responsibility of the Easter bunny.

-- i like that ,Easter bunny tongue.gif tongue.gif --
never did like it , my daughter however can not live with out it
She also thinks it is "wired" that her aunt is on facebook . Guess it is a age thing
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post Oct 13 2010, 10:13 PM
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I notice that there is now a link to planetary.org at the bottom of the page wherever you are in UMSF. That's great. It saves going out in the rain and walking round the block. But having made the journey through the internal door there seems to be no easy link back the other way. So it's out in the rain time, but guess what: I forgot my umbrella.

Just a friendly suggestion
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post Oct 13 2010, 11:17 PM
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QUOTE (ngunn @ Oct 13 2010, 06:13 PM) *
...having made the journey through the internal door there seems to be no easy link back the other way....

I just use the handy worm hole links in my bookmark toolbar to get where I need to through hyper- (or cyber-) space.

Guess where the gorilla on Mars icon leads me to. laugh.gif
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post Oct 15 2010, 03:17 PM
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A lot of concern has been expressed about how UMSF(.com) would be affected by its association with The Planetary Society. Let's turn that around. Emily L. has frequently sung the praises of UMSF in her Planetary Society Blog. Now she has specifically recommended UMSF as a site worthy of being part of the Planetary Society family. All the more reason for "keeping UMSF at an 'impressively high level" .

In Emily's blog post which I link above, she says, "...at UMSF, you have to stay to the rules of conduct, keeping to the subject of robotic missions, and the data they return, and not post about forbidden topics or engage in antisocial behavior like trolling or ranting." I would add to the list of unacceptable behaviors 'overly social behavior' such as the off topic banter that recently broke out in one of the Opportunity forums and has since been mercifully removed.
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post Oct 15 2010, 03:57 PM
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QUOTE (centsworth_II @ Oct 15 2010, 08:17 AM) *
A lot of concern has been expressed about how UMSF(.com) would be affected by its association with The Planetary Society.


To be honest, I just don't think that's true. There is not just cause for such concern, and because of that we've made it abundantly clear that things will change very very little, and because of that, people have not expressed much concern at all. Infact most people have used very very positive words indeed.
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post Oct 15 2010, 04:20 PM
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QUOTE (djellison @ Oct 15 2010, 11:57 AM) *
...people have not expressed much concern at all. In fact most people have used very very positive words indeed.
Right. I should have said that there has been a lot of emphasis put on how the UMSF/TPS association will not affect UMSF while little concern has been expressed for how the association will reflect on TPS.

UMSF should be affected in that there should be additional pressure to 'keep up the high standards'.
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post Oct 16 2010, 12:15 AM
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at UMSF, you have to stay to the rules of conduct, keeping to the subject of robotic missions, and the data they return, and not post about forbidden topics

As evidence that UMSF won't be changing content policies, some of UMSF's "forbidden topics" are, or have been, actual TPS projects. (For example one of them rhymes with "YETI.") This board simply has a narrower focus than the other TPS web sites, like different floors of a department store. After all if you were going shopping you wouldn't try to buy dog kennels in the mattress department.

So let's continue to celebrate this new relationship and everyone chill. The same old curmudgeons are still working the levers in the engine room. In fact I think I just saw Stu banging a wrench on a steam pipe down there.


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post Oct 16 2010, 04:42 AM
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erm, sorry about the McMansion post. I thot that was funnie smile.gif
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