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by Boomerang
Fri Jul 26, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Saturn 1 For Sale!
Replies: 3
Views: 54

Re: Saturn 1 For Sale!

I saw it 14 years ago today actually on a tour of Marshall. It was in pretty rough shape back then and i'm sure it has not improved with age. If a museum or other facility had the mone to do some restoration work it might be salvageable. Keep in mind this is a Saturn 1 block 1 first stage. So basicl...
by Boomerang
Fri Jan 25, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: SpaceCamp (The Movie)
Topic: Lego movie voice actors go to Space Camp
Replies: 7
Views: 530

Re: Lego movie voice actors go to Space Camp

I take back what I said I rewatched it and Hoot does say Elizabeth wins the Right Stuff award but had to listen really closely to hear it over the cheering most would nt have heard that and again non alum would have no idea its significance.
by Boomerang
Fri Jan 25, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: SpaceCamp (The Movie)
Topic: Lego movie voice actors go to Space Camp
Replies: 7
Views: 530

Re: Lego movie voice actors go to Space Camp

To be fair they never called it a right stuff award or explained its significance on the show. Only an alum would know what it really should mean.
by Boomerang
Mon Oct 10, 2016 8:16 pm
Forum: First Timers
Topic: Packing for Space Camp: THE VIDEO!
Replies: 15
Views: 4011

Re: Packing for Space Camp: THE VIDEO!

Fun little video but that's not Hab1. Is that the Aviation Challenge dorm (Hab3?). I'm guessing they did it there because they wanted to show the smallest lockers and encourage people to pack light. The two things missing from the video (and the official packing list) are a camera and a small bag o...
by Boomerang
Fri Oct 07, 2016 8:05 pm
Forum: The Hab
Topic: What has happened to the atlantis simulator from Level 2?
Replies: 5
Views: 1274

Re: What has happened to the atlantis simulator from Level 2?

Atlantis is definitely not what she one was. I have always heard the story it was the set used in the movie as well and camp even use to say it in promotional photos over the years. However I have my doubts as every account I have of filming the movie talks about a cockpit suspended above the floor ...
by Boomerang
Sat Aug 20, 2016 10:38 pm
Forum: First Timers
Topic: Accomodation included?
Replies: 5
Views: 1611

Re: Accomodation included?

May seem like a tight fit for adults but as I understand it the hab 1 rooms are suppose top be the same amount of living space as space shuttles had when not carrying space lab or space hab so may be a tight fit but gives you a since of astronaut life
by Boomerang
Sun Aug 07, 2016 8:54 pm
Forum: First Timers
Topic: Medication
Replies: 14
Views: 3405

Re: Medication

I think you have to consider that the main attendees of the camp are still children. So yes the Beir Garten has become a regular event each week it should stay at that event and drunk adults coming back on campus whether from that or from a local bar may still be seen by children. Or by parents who ...
by Boomerang
Sat Aug 06, 2016 9:34 pm
Forum: First Timers
Topic: Medication
Replies: 14
Views: 3405

Re: Medication

When I worked there it was made very clear to us that drinking in the Hab or coming back extremely enebriated was a huge transgression. Not saying drinking doesn't happen among counselors but most know their limits and either stop or go somewhere else for the night atleast in my experience.
by Boomerang
Sat Jun 11, 2016 10:37 pm
Forum: The Hab
Topic: Space Camp Ambassador
Replies: 1
Views: 649

Re: Space Camp Ambassador

Not sure who you are referring to but I know as an ambassador you do have a background check run atleast I know I had to sign permission to have one done. I have heard so little from the ambassador program in the last year i'm not sure it really exist anymore.
by Boomerang
Mon May 09, 2016 10:22 pm
Forum: SpaceCamp (The Movie)
Topic: The Goldbergs
Replies: 8
Views: 2217

Re: The Goldbergs

The movie somewhat inspired me to go to camp. I remember seeing it in theaters in 86. Was already a huge space buff but didn't realise the camp was a real place and even if it was the kids in the movie were a lot older than I was. I found out about 3 years later when looking for a flight suit after ...
by Boomerang
Fri Apr 15, 2016 9:39 pm
Forum: First Timers
Topic: Question from first time
Replies: 9
Views: 1909

Re: Question from first time

I always felt the PAO position at camp was pointless. I mean in the real world they are comnetating for NASA television and whoever ma be watching it. At Space Camp they are giving a running commentary for no one. I think their are other MOCR positions that could replace it and have a real purpose j...
by Boomerang
Wed Apr 13, 2016 7:29 pm
Forum: The Hab
Topic: space camp scholarship
Replies: 1
Views: 1687

Re: space camp scholarship

I just wanted to post an update on this. We were able to raise the funds to send one of our members to Space Camp for the first time since 2008. Our scholarship winner looks like he will be attending Space Academy in August of this year. I would also like to thank Vincent for donating to this cause....
by Boomerang
Wed Oct 21, 2015 8:46 pm
Forum: von Braun's World
Topic: Normalization of deviance
Replies: 2
Views: 1101

Re: Normalization of deviance

I remember reading "The Challenger Launch Decision" many years ago and that term. I've studied the Challenger accident for a long time and later the Apollo 1 and Columbia as well. I'd say the normalization of deviance can be applied in all three cases. NASA came to accept things for expedi...
by Boomerang
Fri Oct 09, 2015 5:56 pm
Forum: The Hab
Topic: Hab Windows
Replies: 21
Views: 4070

Re: Hab Windows

Don't know why they removed them specifically but I remember when I worked there a lot of counselors complained the bubble window rooms had a lot of bug problems probably coming in through the windows. I lived in Hab 2 so I never experienced it.
by Boomerang
Sat Aug 08, 2015 10:08 pm
Forum: The Hab
Topic: space camp scholarship
Replies: 1
Views: 1687

space camp scholarship

Before i post this let me point out i cleared this with Vincent before posting this. And Vincent if you feel its in the wrong spot please feel free to move this. I know most of the people who are on this forum have been to or are going to be going to Space Camp or one of its many programs. Some of u...
by Boomerang
Sun Mar 22, 2015 5:20 pm
Forum: The Hab
Topic: You know you're addicted to Space Camp-
Replies: 23
Views: 3996

Re: You know you're addicted to Space Camp-

31. You start a group to reunite one of your space camp teams from 1998 atleast online. (succeded in doing this a few years ago) 32. You are currently using the said group to try to get as many of the team back together as possible for a 20 year reunion in in 2018. (working on this now) 33. you rand...
by Boomerang
Fri Aug 15, 2014 11:02 am
Forum: The Hab
Topic: Flightsuit sizes?
Replies: 11
Views: 3028

Re: Flightsuit sizes?

this has always bugged me about the space camp flight suits. Military flight suits come in sizes and lengths so you can more easily pick the right size for your build and height. Space camp suits just come in sizes. Problem with that is the bigger the size the taller the suit. So a short larger buil...
by Boomerang
Sat Jul 05, 2014 2:46 pm
Forum: The Hab
Topic: "veteran" or "alumni" patch?
Replies: 25
Views: 6544

Re: "veteran" or "alumni" patch?

Your right it's not the STS it is the Space Launch System or SLS. As to why they used the F-16 you'd probably have to ask Hotdog as this is once again his design. He originally used the shuttle instead of SLS but they wanted the SLS instead. May have gone with the F-16 since it is one of the aircraf...
by Boomerang
Tue Jun 17, 2014 1:22 pm
Forum: Counseling Sessions
Topic: Are counselors allowed to use the sims in down time?
Replies: 4
Views: 1771

Re: Are counselors allowed to use the sims in down time?

That would imply they had down time. Now I can only speak for summer months since thats when i worked there but keep in mind camps are going on almost constantly and its not uncommon or at least wasn't 7 years ago for counselors to work 75-80 sometimes more hours a week. When you did have time off m...
by Boomerang
Tue Jun 10, 2014 9:16 am
Forum: The Hab
Topic: Trainer badge?
Replies: 8
Views: 2026

Re: Trainer badge?

I would have said looks like a blank badge that just never had a picture of the crew trainer out on it but then i don't know the process used and if their are just blank badges they put the photo on or if they do all the graphics at once. I just know we had our pohotos taken first thing the first da...

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