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#1 Posting As Me ;)

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Posted 05 January 2004 - 10:05 PM

Hi Everyone:

Just wanted to congratulate Paul on a job well done.  Our JPL Rocket Scientist worked on this project :)

Here's a link to pictures and to share in the success!


:)  Celeste Wolfe

Edited by Posting As Me ;), 05 January 2004 - 10:06 PM.

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Posted 05 January 2004 - 10:07 PM

Good show, Paul-- you should be very proud of your work on this project!

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Posted 05 January 2004 - 10:08 PM

Hi Celeste!

And congrats Paul :D
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Posted 05 January 2004 - 10:16 PM


Congratulations!   :hehe:

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Posted 05 January 2004 - 10:49 PM

Congratulations to you Paul.  This is very exciting stuff.

And Celeste I adore your handle!   :love:
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Posted 05 January 2004 - 10:51 PM

Congratulations, Paul!  That's got to be incredibly satisfying!

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Posted 05 January 2004 - 11:01 PM

Cool! :cool:  Congrats Paul!!

Thanks Celeste, it's nice to see you around here, as yourself. :D  :cool:
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Posted 05 January 2004 - 11:05 PM

Neat, and please allow me to add my congratulations to the others!
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Posted 05 January 2004 - 11:14 PM

;)+Jan 5 2004, 07:05 PM-->
QUOTE(Posting As Me ;) @ Jan 5 2004, 07:05 PM)
Our JPL Rocket Scientist worked on this project :)[/quote]
I kept thinking "I wonder if Paul W. worked on this?" as I watched the news reports. :D  Go Paul! :D

So many visits to Mars, so this was a hugely important step!

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Posted 05 January 2004 - 11:36 PM

Outstanding, Mr. Woodmansee! Y'all did a *fantastic* job!


And it's great to see you again, Mrs. Wolfe! Been awhile! :) :)
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Posted 06 January 2004 - 12:14 AM

Congratulations, Paul, job well done!

And hi Celeste in propria persona.

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Posted 06 January 2004 - 12:57 AM

Very cool!  Wow!

catchy handle Celeste!   :lol:  :cool:
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Posted 06 January 2004 - 01:04 AM

Wow, *that's* exciting news!  Congratulations, Paul, and welcome, Celeste!! :D

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Posted 06 January 2004 - 05:02 AM

Congratulations on this awesome achievement.  :)

It's been rather a disappointing Christmas for the British Beagle project but I'm so thrilled we're getting to see such stunning pictures now from Mars.  Thank you for helping to make that possible!   :D

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Posted 06 January 2004 - 05:58 AM

Congratulations Paul! :wow: :welldone:

An I love your board name Celeste  :cool:


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Posted 06 January 2004 - 09:32 AM

writergroupie, on Jan 5 2004, 11:14 PM, said:

I kept thinking "I wonder if Paul W. worked on this?" as I watched the news reports. :D  Go Paul! :D
See, that's why it succeeded where the other probes failed -- because Paul equipped it with GFG's and point-defense lasers. :D
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Posted 06 January 2004 - 12:56 PM

Hi Celeste! Thanks for posting this tidbit for us :D

Congratulations seem so tame for a coup such as this! I do hope Paul is beaming with pride at having been involved with such a piece of history :)

What a way to start 2004 in the Woodmansee household!

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Posted 06 January 2004 - 08:03 PM

Congratulations, Paul.

I was extremely pleased that it was a NASA Probe that made the successful landing, and to find that a person that I've conversed with (well, at least on the BBS) worked on it, makes it that much more satisfying.

Thanks for clueing us in Celeste!


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Posted 08 January 2004 - 11:52 AM

I haven't posted here in a while, but I do lurk frequently. Thanks for the congratulations Celeste and everyone else.

We're all very happy so far about the performance of Spirit. I can't wait to see the full color high-resolution pictures, as well as close up view of "sleepy hollow" and see if they can find traces of water where the crater has been ct away.

Yes, I did work on the Mars Exploration Rover development team, as did about 600 other people here at JPL. My part was working on the propulsion system for the cruise stage that guided Spirit and Opportunity to Mars (especially the zero G propellant tanks), as well as a little bit of work on the flight phase heat rejection system. I finished my part in the program over a year ago, but it's good to see that everything worked.

Incidentally my wife Laura and I have other reasons to be happy (and tired), we've had a baby boy just a few weeks ago. His name is Nathan and he's doing fine.

Finally, I want to mention that Laura's second book is out in the book stores (and on Amazon). I urge you to check out "Women of Space: Cool Careers on the Final Frontier" and not just because she wrote it - but also because it's fun to read stories of people who work behind the scenes on space exploration.

So that's three reasons for me to celebrate.


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Posted 08 January 2004 - 11:54 AM

Congratulations again on the project, and to you and your wife Laura on the birth of Nathan!

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