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by Sandrat
Thu Jul 10, 2008 6:14 pm
Forum: The Barracks
Topic: Describe Aviation Challenge
Replies: 9
Views: 7084

Chief's Rules

Honor

Mile Marker 117
by Sandrat
Fri Jun 22, 2007 8:17 pm
Forum: The Hab
Topic: 25 years ago today.....
Replies: 10
Views: 6515

Please see my edited post.
by Sandrat
Thu Jun 21, 2007 11:24 am
Forum: The Hab
Topic: 25 years ago today.....
Replies: 10
Views: 6515

EDITED POST: Out of respect for Vincent, I have deleted my rant. Try not to be so accurate with everything you have to post - your opinions and feelings are more welcomed than your unerring accuracy for all things Space Camp. Such things seem disrespectful to many of us who were so involved for so l...
by Sandrat
Tue Jun 05, 2007 9:57 am
Forum: The Hab
Topic: Smurfs Gone Green
Replies: 47
Views: 26224

That was a reward for counselor of the week for Intermediate / Mach III Counselors as well as others in the program. I know Spanky flew a couple of times, Joker as well. Not quite. I seem to recall one counselor in particular who was 1 shot shy of having and ACE (under European rules... 5) and stil...
by Sandrat
Fri Jun 01, 2007 9:53 am
Forum: The Hab
Topic: New flightsuit for 25th Anniversary
Replies: 15
Views: 9421

First things first as read once in "Twisted Mego Theatre..."

"Mother Of God...."


Attention all hands. Attention all hands.

Joker wins best post of 2007 so far. Love the visual aids, amigo.

That is all.

:D
by Sandrat
Thu May 31, 2007 4:09 pm
Forum: The Hab
Topic: Did you ever read?
Replies: 24
Views: 13640

i remember back in the 80's when the Young Astronauts was a club you could actually join. i still have the patches, posters, and other stuff from that club somewhere. Still is a club you can join, just much harder to find. There was a Young Astronauts Club that met in the Challenger Space Center in...
by Sandrat
Thu May 31, 2007 11:44 am
Forum: The Hab
Topic: Smurfs Gone Green
Replies: 47
Views: 26224

Sky Warriors was awesome. The aircraft flown were T-34B trainer aircraft utilized by the Navy for primary flight training. Many counselors had the opportunity to fly those aircraft in the program as well. That was a reward for counselor of the week for Intermediate / Mach III Counselors as well as o...
by Sandrat
Thu May 31, 2007 11:40 am
Forum: The Hab
Topic: Did you ever read?
Replies: 24
Views: 13640

I think that Space Camp book referred to earlier is the one with one or two pictures of Spanky as a youngster attending Camp in it.

He's so cute. :lol:
by Sandrat
Fri May 25, 2007 11:56 am
Forum: The Barracks
Topic: Iron Gump
Replies: 301
Views: 123956

Snared A short SG story One lovely summer day in 1997, the SGM came into the office grinning that particularly evil grin that only he can do. Seems that he'd been doing some thinking about devising some way to have the trainees walking to the lake from Space Camp not divert through the woods and thr...
by Sandrat
Mon May 21, 2007 10:59 am
Forum: The Hab
Topic: Hall Of Fame Class Released
Replies: 7
Views: 4607

Hall Of Fame Class Released

The Space Camp Hall of Fame's first class has been named as of this morning. You can find the information at www.al.com.

Let the debating begin....
by Sandrat
Fri May 18, 2007 6:22 pm
Forum: The Barracks
Topic: AC BLOG
Replies: 17
Views: 11861

You know, the large place with lots of tables and chairs (or stools) where people eat? 8)
by Sandrat
Thu May 17, 2007 4:20 pm
Forum: The Barracks
Topic: Iron Gump
Replies: 301
Views: 123956

The SGM, a Gamma Goat, and one very lucky guy.... WARNING: What you are about to read is hearsay - I have no actual knowledge of this event, but it is part of the lore of AC. Back in the day, the staff at AC didn't exactly have the best relationship with the brownshirted security guards who man the ...
by Sandrat
Wed May 16, 2007 12:31 pm
Forum: The Barracks
Topic: Iron Gump
Replies: 301
Views: 123956

The SGM would regard them as:

Cannon fodder.

Fish food.

Easy pickins.

Take your pick.


In his impeccable logic: "Why fly something without a gun on it?"
by Sandrat
Wed May 16, 2007 9:43 am
Forum: The Barracks
Topic: Iron Gump
Replies: 301
Views: 123956

Try being out in the middle of the woods, in broad daylight, and having him sneak up on you. The man is a wraith. He wore a gillie suit at AC on numerous occasions and I followed him through a thicket. He never got caught on anything. Truly amazing.
by Sandrat
Wed May 16, 2007 9:40 am
Forum: The Hab
Topic: Smurfs Gone Green
Replies: 47
Views: 26224

There were plenty of counselors that worked mostly sim support or other support throughout their summers for those reasons. Attrition should be a natural part of the training process. Watering down training so that everyone can "get it" is not training for success. Believe me, regardless of the prog...
by Sandrat
Tue May 15, 2007 2:13 pm
Forum: The Barracks
Topic: Iron Gump
Replies: 301
Views: 123956

Once upon a time....Counselor Training So, I'm thinking about Counselor Training again today, and a funny memory came bubbling to the surface of my mind. It's a Spring Counselor Training session and, imagine this, it's raining in Alabama. Horrors! This was about the time that the front of the barn w...
by Sandrat
Tue May 15, 2007 12:20 pm
Forum: von Braun's World
Topic: Atlantis Headed Back To The Pad
Replies: 0
Views: 1859

Atlantis Headed Back To The Pad

The ending is kinda funny - "Please sign our multi-billion dollar contracts!" By MIKE SCHNEIDER, Associated Press Writer 1 hour, 12 minutes ago CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - After 2 1/2 months of repairs to its external fuel tank, space shuttle Atlantis returned to the launch pad Tuesday in anticipation of...
by Sandrat
Mon May 14, 2007 9:54 pm
Forum: The Barracks
Topic: Iron Gump
Replies: 301
Views: 123956

The SGM is a force of nature. One cannot influence him, one can only be influenced by him.
by Sandrat
Mon May 14, 2007 2:06 pm
Forum: Counseling Sessions
Topic: Mike Martin - AC
Replies: 2
Views: 3426

Murph,

No, Martin isn't there anymore. Not sure when he left, but he was one of the first managers of the AC program. When I interviewed in 1995, he was not there. At that time, Ralph Bryson was the Program Manager and Steve Austin was the Assistant Program Manager.
by Sandrat
Mon May 14, 2007 2:04 pm
Forum: The Hab
Topic: Smurfs Gone Green
Replies: 47
Views: 26224

I wanted to come up with a neat response, but Joker has said everything I wanted to say. The warrior ethos is what made (and I hope still makes) AC what it is. There are plenty of people who could do either job, but if you're trained to do either job, you do neither very well. Go back to program spe...