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by rkolker
Mon Jan 07, 2013 3:33 pm
Forum: The Gift Shop
Topic: Space Camp flight suit differences and details...
Replies: 91
Views: 34968

Re: Space Camp flight suit differences and details...

"Space Camp II" was what they called Space Academy the first year. That's a rare set of wings.
by rkolker
Mon Jan 07, 2013 3:29 pm
Forum: The Hab
Topic: SC jackets, anyone have one?
Replies: 23
Views: 8011

Re: SC jackets, anyone have one?

If I can find it and take a picture I have one of the baby blue jackets from the 80's.
by rkolker
Thu Jun 14, 2012 12:42 pm
Forum: The Hab
Topic: 30th Anniversary of Space Camp
Replies: 40
Views: 7568

In 1989 they didn't do any advanced adult programs...

...(they resumed in 1990), so I did this instead.
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by rkolker
Sat Mar 03, 2012 8:31 am
Forum: The Hab
Topic: Adult Week 2013?
Replies: 79
Views: 16457

If we want to do this...

...and 2013 would be the possible date for me, we should work above the base level of management. Is Mike Flashbart still there? Does anyone have an email address for Deb Barnhart? When I reestablished week long adult programs in 1990 (arrgh!) they're who I worked with, and they're in a position to ...
by rkolker
Tue Jan 31, 2012 8:42 pm
Forum: The Hab
Topic: Adult Week 2013?
Replies: 79
Views: 16457

Depending on exactly when...

I might be interested, and I'd touch base with the rest of the Enterprise Team crew to see who else might be able to come.

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by rkolker
Mon Jan 03, 2011 9:23 am
Forum: The Hab
Topic: "Adults Behaving Like Children At Space Camp"
Replies: 16
Views: 4837

Welcome Back Deb

They couldn't have picked anyone better. Deb Barnhart was the person who said yes to advanced adult camps, to 10 day adult camps, and to reestablishing extended adult camps (8 day) after they had lapsed. I worked with her as we prototyped the reestablished advanced adult program in 1990, when she tu...
by rkolker
Thu Sep 30, 2010 1:10 am
Forum: The Hab
Topic: Early Sims?
Replies: 9
Views: 2768

It's probably a permissions problem. Let me take a look. I'm also posting some photos from the first regular adult Space Camp the year before.
by rkolker
Wed Sep 29, 2010 3:42 am
Forum: The Hab
Topic: Early Sims?
Replies: 9
Views: 2768

Early Sims

Back in these days: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=5290551&id=656782959 There was one motion based cockpit, a spacelab, space station and mission control. A combinatrion of video and very crude computer graphics with no real interactivity was used for out the window views and mission cont...
by rkolker
Sat Jan 30, 2010 7:27 am
Forum: The Hab
Topic: My 8 Day Adult ASA Experience
Replies: 15
Views: 4944

Sound's familiar

The mission sounds like they dug up some of the old notes from when we (Enterprise Team) prototyped the new advanced adult academy (talk to Mike Flachbart about that week) with a 24 hour sim. There was an accident aboard the orbiter where a PAM module exploded after deploy. Tiles were damaged and co...
by rkolker
Wed Oct 14, 2009 9:32 am
Forum: The Hab
Topic: Other far destinations
Replies: 2
Views: 1640

I assume...

...she's part of the Canadian Foreign Service. I got to know some of those folks from curling at the Potomac Curling Club outside Washington.
by rkolker
Wed Oct 14, 2009 2:26 am
Forum: SpaceCamp (The Movie)
Topic: Before the Hab
Replies: 78
Views: 52016

"Good" old days

To go back to the original topic, I was there at one of the prototype adult sessions while they were filming Space Camp, so I know exactly what condition everything was in back then. As others have mentioned, there was no training floor as it exists today. There was just "the bubble" with ...
by rkolker
Wed Oct 14, 2009 1:58 am
Forum: The Hab
Topic: Other far destinations
Replies: 2
Views: 1640

Other far destinations

Just a note, because I haven't been here for a while. Some time after Alumni Camp (25th Anniv) I joined the Foreign Service and am currently serving at my first post in Benin, West Africa. No, that is not one of the TAL sites! Although we have people at the TAL sites. The Foreign Service are America...
by rkolker
Wed Oct 14, 2009 1:50 am
Forum: The Hab
Topic: Curious...Was first Space Academy Level II in 1987 or 1988?
Replies: 2
Views: 1862

Space Academy 2

The Enterprise Team prototyped Adult Level II in 1987. Here is the team patch: http://enterpriseteam.org/patches/etptch87a.gif . We helped put together the program, trained from NASA 2102 training documents, included a 24 hour extended duration sim and burned out both ourselves and our councilors, b...
by rkolker
Mon Mar 31, 2008 7:51 am
Forum: The Hab
Topic: Orbiter Interior Quicktimes
Replies: 5
Views: 3242

Orbiter Interior Quicktimes

Unbelievable interactive quicktimes of a high-fidelity shuttle interior with the glass cockpit upgrade. Enjoy.

http://www.panoscan.com/CubicDemos/Shuttle.html
by rkolker
Wed Mar 12, 2008 4:07 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Religion
Replies: 19
Views: 8746

There is a difference between science and faith, they are not equivalent or interchangeable. This makes the question of human origin important in determining how one views the world. One is based on observation, one based on belief.

Belief won't get us to the stars.
by rkolker
Wed Mar 12, 2008 12:32 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Religion
Replies: 19
Views: 8746

I am very non-religious. It's just no part of my life, never has been, and I've never felt the need.

I waver between total disinterest in the subject (except an academic one, as I have in everything) and an anti-religious fervor which comes out whenever some religion tries to tell me what to do.
by rkolker
Wed Mar 12, 2008 12:29 pm
Forum: von Braun's World
Topic: One-Way Ticket
Replies: 8
Views: 4063

The movie was called Countdown. It was based on a book called The Pilgrim Project.

One of my favorite things about the movie was the shots of "Houston" with the mountains in the background (although they did shoot some of it at JSC).
by rkolker
Wed Mar 12, 2008 12:27 pm
Forum: The Hab
Topic: Alumni Camp
Replies: 43
Views: 19240

I won't be making it to camp this year, but if I'm in the mood I may make the drive down to Huntsville that weekend to do what I didn't have time to last year.
by rkolker
Fri Mar 07, 2008 11:05 am
Forum: The Hab
Topic: Videos on YouTube
Replies: 18
Views: 7314

Space Camp 1986

http://youtube.com/watch?v=RbRn8xPJUjA&feature=related

Please excuse the quality. This is a computer capture of a DVD of a Beta tape recorded off the air in the basement of Hab 2 (then "the bubble") in 1986.
by rkolker
Tue Oct 30, 2007 8:08 am
Forum: von Braun's World
Topic: Live on Mars
Replies: 5
Views: 3976

There are email addresses on the Mars Society web site. I've written for more information about duration, training requirements, etc. There is also apparently a "mission home" site (think mission control) but not a lot of information about it. I have to think about this for next fall/winte...

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