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« on: December 22, 2011, 09:31:59 PM »

Dear friends,

This is the fifth time we spend holidays together since December 2007 - some of us with families, some of us with friends, and some very lucky ones, in Space.

2011 has been an eventful year for NASA: the retirement of the STS program amid public and political controversy which hasn't gone unnoticed in this forum, the search for new challenges, and finally settling for the development of the Heavy Lifter which may one day take humans beyond the Moon orbit, to one of our solar system neighbors.

2011 has also seen the kick-off of a commercial space race, with companies developing platforms designed to take humans to the ISS, and eying the possibility of inter-planetary travel. It is inevitable that eventually, at least one of these first commercial endeavours becomes successful. We are witnessing the birth of the "mainstream space travel", just like a bit more than a half a century ago, our grandparents have witnessed the birth of mainstream aviation. Now many of us here may well become the grandparents of the future passengers or even pilots or commanders of such flights. Amazing!

Meanwhile, at Exciting Simulations we are working hard to bring you the next major version of our Space Shuttle Mission Simulator and allow all of us to get as close and affordable as humanly possible to what only a handful of humans have been experiencing for the last 30 years of STS program. If the Alpha I see is any indication, SSMS2 will definitely honor the STS legacy, will provide new insights into the STS program, an even more immersive experience, more challenges, more excitement, and hopefully will inspire a new generation of Astronauts.

For all this, we have to thank all of you for being with us, for your continuous support and for offering suggestions, ideas and nagging for an even better product. Keep the comms coming!

So Happy Holidays to all of us, and stay tuned for new sneak peeks along the SSMS2 development path. We hope to come with more of them soon Wink

//The SSMS2 Ground Crew//
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« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2011, 10:14:48 PM »

Best wishes to all who make this world becomes better, thank you for make us dream and listen to our expectations !
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« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2011, 10:34:30 PM »

That was well said.

Best wishes on the upcoming new year, to you and all here in the SSMS community. 
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« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2011, 11:29:51 PM »

Hi, Guys!

I wanted to email you and wish you a very merry Christmas and a very happy new year!

              Cheers,
            Vincent
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« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2011, 05:31:31 AM »

I apologize in advance for this

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« Reply #5 on: December 26, 2011, 07:39:39 AM »

Apology accepted Smiley

Nice, VERY nice. Thank you for the post Spaceguy5.

Thank you all for the wishes!

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« Reply #6 on: December 26, 2011, 06:41:16 PM »

NICE picture !! thanks!
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« Reply #7 on: December 31, 2011, 10:28:44 AM »

2011 will soon be behind all of us and 2012 will become the current year. This will be the first year without a Space Shuttle Flight, and without the many thousands of NASA and USA employees, manning the stations, making sure that Astronauts get safely up in orbit, perform the missions and return home in one piece.
 
So here's to all those many, MANY great people who did it for so many years. Here's to their families for putting up with their absence at home, and to those brave few who inspired us to look forward to the next manned Space missions.
 
Let's raise a glass for 2012 with the hope that it will be part of a very short gap before we see again Astronauts going up and beyond in new, safer, more bold and more sophisticated spacecraft, towards more exciting and daring missions.

Here's to all of our friends. customers, supporters and families who will be continuing the legacy of the Space Shuttle and will be keeping exploring the (virtual) Space with our Space Shuttle Mission Simulator.

Happy New Year!

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« Reply #8 on: December 31, 2011, 06:51:53 PM »

Holy and inspiring words Admin!

So, up a glass to 2012 new year incoming , peace, health for everyone and let's hope space manned exploration will continue asap !

Happy new year 2012!

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« Reply #9 on: December 31, 2011, 08:00:42 PM »

Thanks !!!! Happy new year 2012 !
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« Reply #10 on: January 01, 2012, 12:03:28 PM »

Happy new year go to everyone....n best wishes for 2012
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« Reply #11 on: January 01, 2012, 04:04:19 PM »

Happy New Year to everyone in the cyber Astronaut Office.

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« Reply #12 on: January 02, 2012, 03:03:53 PM »

Happy new year to all the community!!
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