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by Hotdog
Tue Jun 23, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: The Barracks
Topic: Where is everyone now?
Replies: 2
Views: 43

Re: Where is everyone now?

Welcome back! Always great to see some old faces pop back up. A lot has changed! I am now living and working in Huntsville. I have been volunteering and helping out Space Camp and AC for the past several years, including our annual Summerfest alumni reunion and Hall of Fame events. I would suggest c...
by Hotdog
Thu Jun 18, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: The Hab
Topic: Name Badges
Replies: 24
Views: 12013

Re: Name Badges

I would say it's fairly recent. NASA didn't revert back to the meatball until 1997-1998, and she had one mission after that point (STS-98 in 2001). The only photos I've seen of her wearing that badge are more recent pics taken after that time. I haven't seen any other astros with that particular bad...
by Hotdog
Sat May 23, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Hab1 Questions/Comments/Announcements
Topic: HabForum Update!
Replies: 8
Views: 449

Re: HabForum Update!

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by Hotdog
Fri May 22, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Hab1 Questions/Comments/Announcements
Topic: HabForum Update!
Replies: 8
Views: 449

Re: HabForum Update!

Avatars aren't working :(
by Hotdog
Mon May 18, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: Counseling Sessions
Topic: Rocket Center lays off more than a third of staff
Replies: 2
Views: 254

Rocket Center lays off more than a third of staff

Sad news from the Rocket Center today. Many of the crew trainers and staff we know and love have been let go. My heart breaks for those who have been impacted. :cry: :cry: :cry: This is a huge blow to Space Camp and to our friends who dedicated their life to something they loved. https://www.al.com/...
by Hotdog
Mon Mar 16, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: The Hab
Topic: 2020: who's going to Space Camp?
Replies: 11
Views: 1171

Re: 2020: who's going to Space Camp?

I'm not that brave! Graphic Designer for Remington Firearms.
by Hotdog
Fri Mar 06, 2020 11:30 pm
Forum: The Hab
Topic: 2020: who's going to Space Camp?
Replies: 11
Views: 1171

Re: 2020: who's going to Space Camp?

YES!! ...well, sort of. I've accepted a job in Huntsville and will be moving there soon. I expect to be at Space Camp and the Rocket Center a lot more now.
by Hotdog
Sun Oct 13, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: The Hab
Topic: Rocket restorations
Replies: 0
Views: 599

Rocket restorations

Restoration of the Saturn I Block II is in full swing!

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by Hotdog
Mon Jul 29, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Saturn 1 For Sale!
Replies: 3
Views: 827

Re: Saturn 1 For Sale!

Considering that the first Saturn I Block I flight was just a test of this stage, with dummy second and third stages, it wouldn't take much for whoever buys this to turn it into a complete rocket for vertical display in a Rocket Park (are you listening, Sprocket? :D ). A basic and bare mockup could ...
by Hotdog
Mon Jul 29, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: The Hab
Topic: Orion anomalies
Replies: 2
Views: 578

Re: Orion anomalies

No Orion anomalies yet. I think they are holding off until we know what real Orion anomalies are going to look like. I don't think it would be too difficult to combine some of the real-life Apollo and Shuttle anomalies to make some temporary ones to use in the meantime. Otherwise, the kids who are c...
by Hotdog
Tue Jul 23, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: The Hab
Topic: 2019?
Replies: 72
Views: 7902

Re: 2019?

As far as I know, Enterprise is staying. Will confirm later. Buzz was not signing anything. We were lucky just to have him show up I think. He skipped out on the Homecoming dinner, and only spoke at the Aerospace States Association awards the following evening. He paused to take two photos before he...
by Hotdog
Mon Jul 22, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: The Hab
Topic: 2019?
Replies: 72
Views: 7902

Re: 2019?

Hate that you couldn't make it, Kale. You missed a great party! I'm still recovering from the 8 days of SC and Apollo awesomeness. I spoke to one of the sim techs very briefly, and he said the Discovery sim will be removed this fall to begin its transformation into a Dreamchaser. Supposedly SNC is c...
by Hotdog
Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: The Hab
Topic: 2019?
Replies: 72
Views: 7902

Re: 2019?

airkale wrote: I'm glad in some ways that I haven't been at a camp since they got rid of the orbiters. I'd hate to have seen them all come down.
Well, they're not all gone. We still have Enterprise, Discovery and the newer Endeavour. Hoping we get to at least keep Enterprise as time goes on.
by Hotdog
Fri Jul 05, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: The Hab
Topic: 2019?
Replies: 72
Views: 7902

Re: 2019?

I really have to wonder what happened to all the shuttle era actual hardware sims? We have the STA in Huntsville, the SCA in Houston, and the Skylab trainers in both. But what about the orbiter actual sims from NASA? One is at the Museum of the Air Force in Dayton, Ohio, and the other is in Seattle...
by Hotdog
Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: The Hab
Topic: 2019?
Replies: 72
Views: 7902

Re: 2019?

An idea I had awhile back was to build my own Shuttle sim, similar to the Discovery or Endeavour we trained in at Space Academy back in the 80s and 90s. I'd use the free Orbiter sim as the basis for it, and purchase the readily available flat screen monitors for the windows and screens. Saitek makes...
by Hotdog
Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: The Hab
Topic: Smithsonian @ Space Academy
Replies: 4
Views: 731

Re: Smithsonian @ Space Academy

WOW! Glad to see this happening! I hope they sell out every spot. I like the idea of an "upscale" adult program. This is very close to being the "Adult Space Academy Elite" I've been dreaming about. The market for it may be very small, but it's there. Like the folks who would never drive a Volkswag...
by Hotdog
Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: The Hab
Topic: 2019?
Replies: 72
Views: 7902

Re: 2019?

by Hotdog
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: The Hab
Topic: 2019?
Replies: 72
Views: 7902

Re: 2019?

You might let Amber know. Seems like there's always someone wanting to squeeze in a +1 at the last minute, so it would be helpful to know there will be an empty seat to accommodate them.
by Hotdog
Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: The Hab
Topic: 2019?
Replies: 72
Views: 7902

Re: 2019?

I'll be there for sure, from the 13th until the 20th. Thursday is Biergarten, Friday is lunch with Hoot Gibson, and there's an astronomy thing going on at the planetarium that evening. Saturday there's a Pass The Torch lecture in the NatGeo theater before the concert. I'm sure there will be other th...
by Hotdog
Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: The Hab
Topic: 2019?
Replies: 72
Views: 7902

Re: 2019?

Very excited for Summerfest this year, with the added bonus of the Apollo 50 events rolled in with it! You can purchase tickets to the various events individually, but if you're going to be here all week, your best bet is to get the All Access Pass. You'll get a badge and a lanyard that gets you int...