February 2003 - Added two Flash-based games in our Attractions pages.
April 2003 - Introduced totally new look. Big changes requiring almost all
scripts to be adjusted!
June 2003 - Implemented Affiliates. Added EMRR Chat!
July 2003 - Broke the 1500 reviews/article milestone. Hit 1521 product reviews/articles.
November 2003 - Added Rocket Glossary - huge! Hit over
1000 RockSIM files
December 2003 - Released the 3rd-cut of "EMRR on CD" - 12'03
version. Hit over 10,000 Flight Logs!
2004 Special Banner -
April 2004 - Near re-write of Flight Profile and Flight Logs database. Added
many new features and improved looks.
August 2004 - Went backward in time and added a date to every review that I
October 2004 - Changed the left menu and became Essence's Model Rocketry
Reviews and Resources. Major RockSIM Library overhaul. Introduced the new Links Library
November 2004 - Broke the 2000 reviews/article milestone.
Hit 2026 product reviews/articles.
December 2004 - Added ability to save "draft" reviews to be finished
at a later time. Added first ever Featured Story. Released the 4th-cut of "EMRR on CD" - 12'04
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January 2005 - Kicking off the year right with the 2005 EMRR
Challenge!. Introduced Featured Stories with the 2005 Challenge.
April 2005 - Hit 1/2 Million "Front Door" Guests to the
May 2005 - Converted all RockSIM's to at least version 6 or higher to work
with RockSIM 8 Demo.
June 2005 - Kicked off Second-Opinion Rally
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June 2005 - Kicked off Second-Opinion Rally
January 2006 - Return of the Challenge!
April 2006 - Introduced the first ever "Design this Spaceship"
contest. A big, bit hit! Also broke the 2500 reviews/article milestone. Hit 2550 product
September 2006 - A lot of updating to Flight Logs and ability to have club
sites enter logs directly from their site.
January 2007 - The EMRR Challenge continues to have draw! Introduced
Featured Tips with the Challenge.
January 2007 - Eliminated the YahooGroups! and began running own
March 2007 - Finished fully integrating the new EMRR Super Hit List into the
site's what's new and search engine. This was among many site "freshening up" activities.
May 2007 - Introduced the first ever Rocket Video contest
June 2007 - Integrated Featured Tips into the regular tips database.
October 2007 - Made significant changes to the dynamic building of
reviews... now only builds when there is new information or refreshes every 5 days. GREATLY improved the speed of the
December 2007 - After some persistence of guests, released the 2008 EMRR
Calendar using Cafepress. Hit over 25,000 Flight Logs!
*All pics found on EMRR in reviews, contests, or elsewhere.
January 2008 - 10 Years Old! Started the "Essence of Essence's Model
Rocketry Reviews" BLog. Started the You FLEW it, Please REVIEW it! campaign.
February 2008 - Officially kicked off the Who's Who in Rocketry Registry.
Went over 3000 product reviews/articles.
March 2008 - Started the EMRR Corner in Apogee's Newsletter.
April 2008 - Started the EMRR What's New RSS Feed.
May 2008 - Eliminate self-maintained eList and now using HTML Newsletter
July 2008 - Completed first ever Box O' Parts Contest. Introduced new
Picture Archive format for Manufacturer Archives.
September 2008 - Major Flight Log Form overhaul including allowing pictures
to be added to Flight Logs. Also introduced the Flight Log Management feature!
December 2008 - Switched over to a new server provider.
January 2009 - 11 Years Old! Started the
"Elevate Eleven" contest which is also tied to the Apollo 11 40th Anniversary. A tremendous amount of
back-ground site work has taken place including many, many time saving factors.
February 2009 - Added the Glossary Word Pop-Up for each of the reviews...
very cool! Also started background work for the EMRR on CD.
March 2009 - Re-introduced "EMRR on CD". Major script and site
overhaul eliminating most on-the-fly page builds. EMRR presented at NARCON 2009
April 2009 - Hit over 30,000 Flight Logs! and
went over 3,500 product reviews/articles.
May 2009 - Converted the RockSIM ZIP Archives to by Manufacturer.
June 2009 - Improved the Flight Logs database format to allow for better
control of Total Impulse, Total Cost, and faster generation of tables.
August 2009 - The Flight Log database, Search and Profile has gone through a
near-100% revamp! This was the biggest programming project on EMRR in a quite a while and it has made Flight Log
management much easier for the user and EMRR.
January 2010 - 12 Years Old! Another exciting
year ahead of us!
August 2010 - Hit over 35,000 Flight Logs! and
went over 3,900 product reviews/articles. RETIRED FROM EMRR!