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by Boomerang
Thu Apr 22, 2021 8:13 pm
Forum: Hab1 Questions/Comments/Announcements
Topic: Heartfelt Thanks and Congratulations for Vincent
Replies: 5
Views: 460

Re: Heartfelt Thanks and Congratulations for Vincent

First off I wanted to say thank you and congratulations to Vincent on 20 years oh Hab 1. As someone who has been a member since very early on it amazes me how the site grew, changed, and helped unite and inform so many people over 20 years. I've made many friends here over the last 20 years. I've be...
by Boomerang
Tue Apr 20, 2021 7:40 pm
Forum: Counseling Sessions
Topic: Possibly Applying
Replies: 2
Views: 252

Re: Possibly Applying

I know i'm late in posting this but go for it and apply. You won't regret it
by Boomerang
Thu Nov 19, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: The Hab
Topic: Rocket restorations
Replies: 12
Views: 2282

Re: Rocket restorations

To my knowledge this was always a Saturn 1 Block II vehicle.
by Boomerang
Tue Jul 28, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: The Hab
Topic: Save Space Camp Campaign
Replies: 6
Views: 1819

Save Space Camp Campaign

For those who have not hear about this. Space Camp is in serious danger of closing in September and not reopening. As it is week long prgrograms will end after August. The plan is to reopen in these programs in the spring. However Space Camp announced today it has a budget shortfall of 1.5 million d...
by Boomerang
Mon Jul 13, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: SpaceCamp (The Movie)
Topic: Kelly Preston Dead at 57
Replies: 2
Views: 885

Re: Kelly Preston Dead at 57

:( :( :( :( Sad to hear this. I was one of the lucky ones who actually saw the film in theaters.
by Boomerang
Mon Jun 22, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: The Hab
Topic: Name Badges
Replies: 24
Views: 15693

Re: Name Badges

I've seen some early shuttle program leather name tags with the meatball but never a cloth one like this. And even though the worm was in use until 1993 the meatball still was often worn on flight suits and jackets as well as the worm. Just look at some of the pre challenger astronaut portraits espe...
by Boomerang
Mon Jun 22, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: The Barracks
Topic: Where is everyone now?
Replies: 4
Views: 944

Re: Where is everyone now?

Some of us are still around. I have not visited Hunstsville since 2012 but still keep up to date on whats going on down there.

In regular life i'm now working in banking. Have been married for 11 years now and living in Kentucky. I also help run a Space Camp scholarship program.
by Boomerang
Fri Jul 26, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Saturn 1 For Sale!
Replies: 3
Views: 1704

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: 2894

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: 2894

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: 7076

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: 2437

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: 3006

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: 6184

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: 6184

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: 1241

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: 4335

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: 3915

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: 2370

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: 1809

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...