Dear 43 Things Users,

10 years after introducing 43 Things to the world, we have decided we have met our last goal: completing the incredible experience that has been 43 Things. Please join us in giving one last cheer to all the folks who have shared their goals with the world, as well as all the people who have worked at The Robot Co-op to build this incredible website. We won a Webby Award, published a book, and brought happiness to a lot of people.

Starting today, 43 Things users can export their goals and entries from the site. Starting August 15, we will make the site “read only”. 43 Things users will still be able to view the site and export their content, but we won’t be taking any new content from users. We hope to leave the site up for folks to see and download their content until the end of the year. Ending on New Year’s Eve takes us full circle.

It has been a long ride (one of our original goals was to "build a company that lasts at least 2 years” - we beat that one!) While we wish the site could live on, it has suffered from a number of challenges - changes in how people use the site, the advertising industry, and how search engines view the site. We wish the outcome was different – but we’ve always been realistic about when our goals are met and when they aren't.

As of today, you will be able to download your goals and entries. See more about that on the FAQ page. Thanks for 10 great years of goal-setting and achieving.

- The Robots.

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Travis Terry 4 months ago

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alexa003 8 years ago

kp1221 17 months ago

banjocatSaw one from a plane

as it was going up, which was really neat, but not the same as being there.

(Original comment was 2005; updating in 2013: )
And we’ll have to call that good enough.
Seeing the launch from the plane’s as close as I’ll get, so I’ll call it done. (Completion date’s inaccurate; not sure what year that was.) 9 years ago

banjocat 9 years ago

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The last flight of any of the original Space Shuttles was yesterday and I got to see Endeavor fly right over the Rockwell Aviation plant where it was built just minutes before it landed for the last time in Los Angeles. Even through the plant has been closed for years, a full scale model of a space shuttle as well as the Columbia Memorial Discovery Center is well worth a visit to Downey, California.

“Watch a space shuttle” is close enough without a launch, so this goal is complete in my eyes! 2 years ago

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Marya MayerFL fun

I grew up in FL so I’ve seen the launch both close up in Coco Beach and in my hometown. I saw the Challenger blow up outside my bedroom window when I was about 10. Sad. 2 years ago

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smorris 9 years ago

Jeff Kiser 4 years ago

RobUnfortunate Missed Opportunity

I tried hard to do this, made the trip to cape canaveral, but the launch got delayed til after my flight left. But I am happy I tried 3 years ago

StephenMission Impossible

I won’t give up on this goal yet, but obviously the last NASA space shuttle mission has already finished and my goal is in limbo now. I know the last shuttle will be coming to Los Angeles. I will keep tabs on what is happening in the decommissioning of the shuttles.

Listening to David Bowie “Space Oddity” 3 years ago

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