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by Benji
Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: The Hab
Topic: Space Camp makes the Science Channel
Replies: 3
Views: 933

Re: Space Camp makes the Science Channel

Incidentally, that's a great team photo! I love how the STA looks like it has a little grin.

Just got back from Family Camp and our team photo was in front of the LM mockup in the Davidson Center. I much would've preferred this one.
by Benji
Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: The Hab
Topic: "slipped the surly bonds of earth" to "touch the face of God."
Replies: 5
Views: 1139

Re: "slipped the surly bonds of earth" to "touch the face of God."

Oh, wow. We attended several times together and she was a really fun teammate. :(

We were friends on Facebook, but somehow I missed this when it happened. Thanks for posting it.
by Benji
Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: von Braun's World
Topic: Congrats Space X
Replies: 3
Views: 3433

Re: Congrats Space X

This is the control software for the Phobos station sim at Camp, suggesting the Roadster's potential fate: http://www.schwartzster.com/images/forums/roadster_on_the_moon.jpg P.S. Careful when you talk to people from Martian moons. Those Phobotians are okay, but you don't want to get a Deimotion. :ro...
by Benji
Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: von Braun's World
Topic: Dr. von T dies at 104
Replies: 2
Views: 427

Re: Dr. von T dies at 104

I believe he is the first living member of the Space Camp Hall of Fame to pass away.
by Benji
Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: von Braun's World
Topic: Dr. von T dies at 104
Replies: 2
Views: 427

Dr. von T dies at 104

Space exploration legend, creator of the Lunar Roving Vehicle, respected Camp lecturer, and member of the Space Camp Hall of Fame died yesterday:

https://www.al.com/news/huntsville/inde ... _last.html
by Benji
Thu Aug 24, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: von Braun's World
Topic: SAC Museum
Replies: 0
Views: 710

SAC Museum

I am in Omaha for work this week and today I had the chance to check out the Strategic Air Command Museum in nearby Ashland, NE. I was surprised by the number of NASA artifacts, so I thought I'd share. The museum is gorgeous. An Atlas mission stands guard outside (along with a few other missiles and...
by Benji
Thu Aug 24, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: von Braun's World
Topic: Solar Eclipse
Replies: 8
Views: 1783

Re: Solar Eclipse

I drove up to Tennessee Tech in Cookeville, TN. Experience totality for two and a half minutes. It was amazing ! People were intrigued by my little projector set up, which was fun: http://www.schwartzster.com/images/forums/hab1/eclipse/IMG_20170821_113710197-1000.jpg http://www.schwartzster.com/imag...
by Benji
Thu Aug 24, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: The Hab
Topic: Looking for old teammates
Replies: 26
Views: 4897

Re: Looking for old teammates

I've thought of making some type of 'non-official Space Camp' Google document or file share of some sort for alumni to post their class information, dates, and anything they'd want to share (scans of mission patches, artwork, etc), or even their email address for those long lost teammates. Shortly ...
by Benji
Mon Apr 03, 2017 9:33 am
Forum: SpaceCamp (The Movie)
Topic: The Mars Generation Movie
Replies: 12
Views: 2917

Re: The Mars Generation Movie

I'm excited for this movie. I'm assuming the USSRC will have some sort of release party, otherwise I may have to host a small gathering myself. Since it's being distributed directly by Netflix, I wouldn't be surprised if it has fewer geographical restrictions than some of their licensed content. I'l...
by Benji
Tue Nov 22, 2016 2:58 pm
Forum: Counseling Sessions
Topic: Schollarship questions
Replies: 7
Views: 2330

Re: Schollarship questions

I don't know how this affects the scholarship process, but when choosing a camp level I would consider the social implications over the academic ones. That is, would you rather be the oldest in your group or the youngest? My opinion is that you'll learn about the same either way, and can always lear...
by Benji
Thu Aug 04, 2016 4:13 pm
Forum: The Hab
Topic: Orbiter mockup at the old Florida STS departs...
Replies: 6
Views: 1257

Re: Orbiter mockup at the old Florida STS departs...

I have fond memories of sims in there as well as the Shuttle to Tomorrow film. Glad they're at least planning on putting it to use!
by Benji
Tue Oct 20, 2015 3:36 pm
Forum: von Braun's World
Topic: Normalization of deviance
Replies: 2
Views: 1037

Normalization of deviance

​I learned a new phrase yesterday which describes a concept I had always understood (I suspect most of us do in some form or another) but never had a term for. "Normalization of deviance", is when an individual or group becomes accustomed to a deviation (breaking a rule, circumventing a pr...
by Benji
Fri Jul 24, 2015 9:32 am
Forum: The Gift Shop
Topic: 2015 Hall of Fame Auction Discussion
Replies: 10
Views: 2741

Re: 2015 Hall of Fame Auction Discussion

We could have another Sprocket-themed episode of "Shipping Wars" on our hands http://www.uship.com/shipment/T38-Shuttle/486405778/ Already someone looking for a quote to ship a sign from the auction: http://www.uship.com/shipment/metal-sign-won-in-a-charity-auction--Spa/424639719/
by Benji
Thu Jul 23, 2015 9:20 am
Forum: The Gift Shop
Topic: 2015 Hall of Fame Auction Discussion
Replies: 10
Views: 2741

Re: 2015 Hall of Fame Auction Discussion

3. I think they'll later regret getting rid of some of these signs. That large SC sign from the arch by Hab1 would look great mounted on the wall by the hall of fame displays! This. Yes. Kyle (my husband) suggested that the person who gets the big sign should put it back up where it belongs (at the...
by Benji
Tue Jul 21, 2015 3:35 pm
Forum: von Braun's World
Topic: Book review: Rocket Girl: The Story of Mary Sherman Morgan, America's First Female Rocket Scientist
Replies: 0
Views: 1679

Book review: Rocket Girl: The Story of Mary Sherman Morgan, America's First Female Rocket Scientist

Rocket Girl is the biography of chemist Mary Sherman Morgan. Morgan invented Hydyne, the fuel which propelled several Jupiter C and Juno I rockets and was instrumental in helping the U.S. catch up to the USSR at the beginning of the Space Race. The book is a work of creative nonfiction (i.e. made-u...
by Benji
Tue Jul 21, 2015 3:04 pm
Forum: The Gift Shop
Topic: 2015 Hall of Fame Auction Discussion
Replies: 10
Views: 2741

Re: 2015 Hall of Fame Auction Discussion

I'd list all of the things I want, but I would basically be everything! If only I could figure out a use for that sign…
by Benji
Fri Jul 10, 2015 7:33 pm
Forum: The Hab
Topic: 100 year old trainee
Replies: 1
Views: 673

100 year old trainee

Here's a fun story about a centenarian who is currently at Camp: http://www.al.com/news/huntsville/index.ssf/2015/07/space_camper_100.html
by Benji
Thu Jun 04, 2015 1:35 pm
Forum: The Hab
Topic: Family Camp Review
Replies: 7
Views: 1530

Re: Family Camp Review

Photographers from Sharpshooter Imaging, the company which takes photos of museum visitors as they enter, took photos of us throughout the weekend. For $50 + tax they would mail a USB stick containing the photos of your family, including the green-screen photo from the museum entrance, and a few sto...
by Benji
Thu Jun 04, 2015 1:27 pm
Forum: The Hab
Topic: Family Camp Review
Replies: 7
Views: 1530

Family Camp Review

Over the weekend of Memorial Day I attende[img]d[/img] Space Camp Family Camp and I thought I'd write about it for anyone interested. I'd been looking forward to this trip since my daughter was born and I had a great time sharing my love of Camp with her. Also in my family were my brother-in-law and...
by Benji
Fri May 29, 2015 9:17 am
Forum: The Hab
Topic: Video of Space Camp Florida circa 1998
Replies: 0
Views: 1730

Video of Space Camp Florida circa 1998

I uploaded my team tape from my first trip to Camp, in Florida in 1998, and thought I'd share: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=flby89539Nw&t=1

I have no idea what's up with the skipping countdown at the beginning, but it was part of the tape and not a transfer artifact.

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