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by Hotdog
Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: The Hab
Topic: 2019?
Replies: 67
Views: 1428

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: 67
Views: 1428

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: 67
Views: 1428

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: 73

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 ne...
by Hotdog
Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: The Hab
Topic: 2019?
Replies: 67
Views: 1428

Re: 2019?

by Hotdog
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: The Hab
Topic: 2019?
Replies: 67
Views: 1428

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: 67
Views: 1428

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: 67
Views: 1428

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...
by Hotdog
Sat Jun 01, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: The Hab
Topic: 2019?
Replies: 67
Views: 1428

Re: 2019?

Thank you for sharing your experience! Let me know if you need help digitizing your design for patch production.
by Hotdog
Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: The Hab
Topic: 2019?
Replies: 67
Views: 1428

Re: 2019?

The Hall of Fame dinner is the weekend of July 13, but the rest of the Summerfest alumni activities will be the weekend of July 20th. There's just so much going on that week with all of the Apollo 50 stuff. While the Summerfest stuff is still being nailed down, here is a run-down of the Apollo 50 ev...
by Hotdog
Fri Mar 08, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: The Hab
Topic: IMAX :-(
Replies: 12
Views: 1667

Re: IMAX :-(

You guys are not going to believe what we have now in place of the old Spacedome IMAX! The new Intuitive 3D planetarium is literally out-of-this-world! This is going to be a game-changer for the Rocket Center and for Space Camp! The 8k laser projection system is the first of its kind in the world an...
by Hotdog
Sun Feb 24, 2019 12:43 am
Forum: The Hab
Topic: SC coins?
Replies: 19
Views: 3325

Re: SC coins?

I am going to guess that it's a returning trainee medal, but I could be wrong?
by Hotdog
Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: The Hab
Topic: 2018
Replies: 89
Views: 9666

Re: 2018

My feeling is that adult camps are the redheaded stepchild. In a way, you are correct. One thing I forgot to mention is that right now, Space Camp attendance in the youth programs is B O O M I N G . The last two years or so, Camp programs have been booked to the max, to the point of having staff sh...
by Hotdog
Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: The Hab
Topic: 2018
Replies: 89
Views: 9666

Re: 2018

If everyone wants to be pilot or commander for every mission, how will you deal with that? I've had an entire day of camp ruined because adults couldn't get over their desire/demand to be PLT or CDR. After getting everyone's money, the team organizer could send out an email with a "mission pos...
by Hotdog
Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: The Hab
Topic: 2018
Replies: 89
Views: 9666

Re: 2018

Just playing Devil's Advocate here: Who is willing to front the $24K or more for a corporate camp, trusting that you will get repaid promptly without anyone dropping out? And if someone does drop out, that everyone else will pay more to cover the additional cost without anyone else dropping out? I ...
by Hotdog
Thu Nov 29, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: First Timers
Topic: Space Camp Benefits!
Replies: 5
Views: 335

Re: Space Camp Benefits!

Welcome to the forum! I know what you are going through. Many moons ago, I struggled to convince my parents to send me to Space Camp. I think they were hoping my space obsession was just a phase and that I would outgrow it and move on to something else. Ha! After 3 years of waiting, I talked my dad ...
by Hotdog
Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: The Hab
Topic: IMAX :-(
Replies: 12
Views: 1667

Re: IMAX :-(

I went by and paid my last respects on Friday. Lots of memories in that theater! :cry: I snapped these images for posterity on the way out: https://i.imgur.com/EZXEwQF.jpg https://i.imgur.com/Y5RyvXP.jpg https://i.imgur.com/FPwm5We.jpg https://i.imgur.com/J47Bmiy.jpg
by Hotdog
Sat Aug 25, 2018 1:27 am
Forum: The Hab
Topic: 2018
Replies: 89
Views: 9666

Re: 2018

Always pack your swim trunks. Ya just never know! I know some of our alumni parties tend to lean away from the bar and more poolside. It depends on the group, and the weather!
by Hotdog
Sat Aug 04, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: SpaceCamp (The Movie)
Topic: Ozzy & Jack's World Tour comes to Space Camp
Replies: 6
Views: 3961

Re: Ozzy & Jack's World Tour comes to Space Camp

I saw the Samantha Brown episode last week also and really enjoyed it. She went to some interesting places and I learned a lot about Huntsville. She seemed very enthusiastic about Space Camp, and Dr. B did a great job talking about Camp and the rocket center.
by Hotdog
Sat Aug 04, 2018 1:25 am
Forum: SpaceCamp (The Movie)
Topic: Ozzy & Jack's World Tour comes to Space Camp
Replies: 6
Views: 3961

Re: Ozzy & Jack's World Tour comes to Space Camp

Yeah, at no point does the show even try to explain the mission, flight deck, team work, etc. Which I suppose is my main beef with the show. Ozzy and Jack spend the first 45 minutes of the episode screwing off in Birmingham, not even in Huntsville! So Space Camp, despite being Jack's biggest childho...

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