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by Mercergl
Mon Aug 31, 2009 11:11 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Project
Replies: 8
Views: 5279

I wouldn't trust many people to use a modified air compressor launcer for something like that. It would be cool though.
by Mercergl
Fri Aug 28, 2009 10:48 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Project
Replies: 8
Views: 5279

Awesome design! I think I considered making a model rocket like this once, but I didn't want to have to deal with a wildly tumbling rocket and/or explosion. I wonder what kind of pressure launch rig you could use...
by Mercergl
Mon Aug 17, 2009 10:54 pm
Forum: von Braun's World
Topic: Not Good...
Replies: 2
Views: 1811

I have a couple of thoughts on this: one is that I find it a little disturbing that the first comment on the article is by one of those we-didn't-go-to-the-moon idiots. Second is that there is so much going on in the government right now, with so much of it going so poorly, I'm afraid that too much ...
by Mercergl
Fri Jul 24, 2009 2:34 pm
Forum: The Hab
Topic: Space Camp in the News
Replies: 7
Views: 3641

The real equipment is pretty cool. The station mock-up sounds like the disorientating Mir model that used to be at the USSRC. I think it's on loan to the Clinton library or something.
by Mercergl
Wed Jul 22, 2009 10:15 am
Forum: The Hab
Topic: Space Camp in the News
Replies: 7
Views: 3641

Hey at least they're warm enough to where you won't freeze in the hab. Although my room this year was strikingly similar to a convection oven for two days.
by Mercergl
Sat Jul 18, 2009 9:33 pm
Forum: von Braun's World
Topic: R.I.P. Walter Cronkite
Replies: 2
Views: 1959

I was surprised when I saw an ad commemorating him. I hadn't realized what happened. It's a shame for him to die so close to the 40th anniversary of the landing.
by Mercergl
Thu Jul 16, 2009 9:03 pm
Forum: von Braun's World
Topic: Al Bean art
Replies: 2
Views: 1940

Update type thing: he is featured in an article in the most recent Air & Space.
by Mercergl
Thu Jul 16, 2009 8:25 pm
Forum: von Braun's World
Topic: Al Bean art
Replies: 2
Views: 1940

Al Bean art

I was at the Air and Space Museum in DC today and an exhibit of Al Bean's art opened to coincide with the Apollo 11 anniversary (I assume) and Bean was there signing books etc. I would have bought something to have signed but I didn't have time to wait in line for 90 minutes (but half of them will p...
by Mercergl
Thu Jul 16, 2009 8:06 pm
Forum: The Hab
Topic: 2009 Hall of Fame Weekend Recap
Replies: 7
Views: 3128

No problem and I'm sure they don't find it funny but the food thing is always funny to see.
by Mercergl
Wed Jul 15, 2009 6:30 pm
Forum: Hab1 Questions/Comments/Announcements
Topic: Promoting Hab1
Replies: 8
Views: 5404

I found this site while looking for information before the first time I went to camp. I think that mentioning the site on facebook/myspace and on different groups on those sites would help a lot. I'm sure once people know about it they'll be more inclined to join.
by Mercergl
Wed Jul 15, 2009 6:27 pm
Forum: The Hab
Topic: 2009 Hall of Fame Weekend Recap
Replies: 7
Views: 3128

That would be one of the few foods that are exceedingly difficult to screw up. I can definetly understand the drooling and such.
by Mercergl
Wed Jul 15, 2009 4:10 pm
Forum: von Braun's World
Topic: End of Space Station
Replies: 3
Views: 2247

It really has to get funded. As far as Orion, we need it as a jumping off point. On an unrelated note has anyone read World War Z by Max Brooks? Yes it's about zombies but one of the sections is about an ISS crew aboard during the "war". I thought it was pretty interesting.
by Mercergl
Wed Jul 15, 2009 4:05 pm
Forum: The Hab
Topic: 2009 Hall of Fame Weekend Recap
Replies: 7
Views: 3128

You had a ? next to Alex for alum. If it's the same alex I'm thinking of (currently a counselor?) then I believe he did go. Yeah just some random information I was trying to remember (had an Alex as a counselor this year, he was awesome. He mentioned having gone.).
by Mercergl
Wed Jul 15, 2009 3:54 pm
Forum: The Hab
Topic: ASA 12 day in 2010???
Replies: 5
Views: 2870

That would be awesome. I wish I could go to a 12 day one.
by Mercergl
Fri Jul 10, 2009 3:33 pm
Forum: The Hab
Topic: Is it just me...
Replies: 20
Views: 6893

I was lucky enough to only have one person on the team that nobody could stand each year. Sometimes it's irritating but usually they're not bad people, just not motivated. I think a good deal of people there are type 1 and 2 campers that safety (who I found out is awesome at 4 square this year) list...
by Mercergl
Wed Jul 08, 2009 11:32 pm
Forum: The Hab
Topic: Changes at the USSRC
Replies: 16
Views: 6537

I've been talking with someone there right now and they say the davidson center is pretty empty. Maybe they're moving things in preparation for the new Apollo exhibits.
by Mercergl
Wed Jul 08, 2009 3:19 pm
Forum: The Hab
Topic: Changes at the USSRC
Replies: 16
Views: 6537

I think that it's a traveling exhibit that stays for a few months but I'm not sure. If it is then hopefully some of that collection will be put up once it leaves.
by Mercergl
Wed Jul 08, 2009 1:07 pm
Forum: The Hab
Topic: Changes at the USSRC
Replies: 16
Views: 6537

All of the Apollo related items have been moved to the davidson center, which is getting more exhibits in the months to come. The main museum is not as crowded now with the LM, Command module etc moved. All of the exhibits on Von Braun and such are in the same place.
by Mercergl
Tue Jun 30, 2009 1:03 pm
Forum: First Timers
Topic: ASA: Pilot or Mission Specialist?
Replies: 22
Views: 10522

We pretty much made our disgruntled CATO do the phone work, which was pretty funny to watch. The medical inaccuracies don't bother me too much, since they're so much fun.
by Mercergl
Mon Jun 29, 2009 6:43 pm
Forum: von Braun's World
Topic: Moon landing tapes found!
Replies: 3
Views: 2392

Cool! I'll have to look at the video sometime

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