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by Benji
Sun Jan 21, 2024 8:34 pm
Forum: The Hab
Topic: Song about Wally Funk (from a play about the Mercury 13)
Replies: 0
Views: 1091

Song about Wally Funk (from a play about the Mercury 13)

Fantastically nerdy theater writer Helen Arney is working on a play about the Mercury 13 called "Almost Astronauts". On episode 3.1 (October 10, 2023) of A Podcast Of Unnecessary Detail she shared one of the songs written for (and subsequently cut from) the show, about Wally Funk. Check it...
by Benji
Sat Aug 14, 2021 7:47 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: American Samoa Teacher of the Year faced discrimination on the way home from Camp
Replies: 2
Views: 5453

Re: American Samoa Teacher of the Year faced discrimination on the way home from Camp

Im not a fan of the Huntsville airport. I'm surprised. Beyond the cost (unavoidable in a small airport), I find the airport to be excellent. I do agree entirely about there being multiple sides to a story and a general lack of airline "customer service". This being American Airlines in pa...
by Benji
Sat Aug 14, 2021 7:43 pm
Forum: von Braun's World
Topic: Apollo Guidance Computer
Replies: 0
Views: 11848

Apollo Guidance Computer

Check out this excellent and fascinating talk about the Apollo Guidance Computer: https://youtu.be/B1J2RMorJXM
by Benji
Fri Jul 30, 2021 9:17 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: American Samoa Teacher of the Year faced discrimination on the way home from Camp
Replies: 2
Views: 5453

American Samoa Teacher of the Year faced discrimination on the way home from Camp

This doesn't refect well on Huntsville: "Suluai-Mahuka, a high school English teacher, wrote she departed Huntsville's U.S. Space & Rocket Center at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center on a "joyous high." She and all state teachers of the year had been invited to the space camp th...
by Benji
Tue Dec 15, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Fuility Closet Puzzler
Replies: 1
Views: 4964

Re: Fuility Closet Puzzler

Another Robert Pearlman podcast appearance, this time in a pun-packed episode of the Business Insider podcast Brought to you by... called NASA Uncut.
by Benji
Tue Oct 20, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Fuility Closet Puzzler
Replies: 1
Views: 4964

Fuility Closet Puzzler

Futility Closet is one of my favorite podcasts, each week featuring a fascinating "forgotten stor[y] from the pages of history", plus a lateral thinking puzzle. This week's episode is 316: A Malaysian Mystery . I'm sharing it because the lateral thinking puzzle (which starts at 25:55) has ...
by Benji
Mon Jul 13, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: "For All Mankind"
Replies: 4
Views: 7343

Re: "For All Mankind"

p51 wrote: Mon Apr 27, 2020 5:55 pm It isn't free, you actually have to sign in with your credit card number under some sort of promotional deal to get into that service.
It was free for a period of time, no credit card required, as media companies were offering content to entertain folks stuck at home during the pandemic.
by Benji
Mon Jul 13, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: SpaceCamp (The Movie)
Topic: Kelly Preston Dead at 57
Replies: 2
Views: 8401

Kelly Preston Dead at 57

Kelly Preston, the actress best known* for playing Tish Ambrosei in the 1986 film SpaceCamp, died yesterday after a two year battle with breast cancer. More details on CNN.com . https://m.media-amazon.com/images/M/MV5BMjBiMTczYjktOTAzNS00ZjI1LWFjZGYtMWUzMjE1ZTJlNTA4XkEyXkFqcGdeQXVyOTc5MDI5NjE@._V1_....
by Benji
Sun Apr 26, 2020 12:27 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: "For All Mankind"
Replies: 4
Views: 7343

"For All Mankind"

"For All Mankind" is a dramatic historical fiction series on Apple TV that imagines a world in which the USSR lands on the moon before the USA. It's currently free to watch. I just finished the second episode and my reaction is a solid "meh". I was excited by the totally unique c...
by Benji
Sat Jan 11, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: SpaceCamp (The Movie)
Topic: Remake
Replies: 2
Views: 4409

Re: Remake

I thought it was satire when I first read it :lol:

Looking forward to watching it, should be fun.
by Benji
Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: von Braun's World
Topic: What it's like to fly in space
Replies: 0
Views: 8943

What it's like to fly in space

At least two Space Camp Hall of Famers quoted in this article: https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics ... 360ddc0c91
by Benji
Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: The Hab
Topic: Space Camp makes the Science Channel
Replies: 3
Views: 4117

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: 5717

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: 8738

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: 5006

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: 5006

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: 9029

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: 9528

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: 17064

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: 13138

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...