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by p51
Sat Sep 28, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: "Ad astra" movie
Replies: 0
Views: 70

"Ad astra" movie

I saw it the first weekend of the release and in a word, "Meh." The nuts and bolts, to me, proved distracting. The opening sequence of an antenna array anchored on the ground that went into space was a little confusing to me, tears going down a face in zero gravity, "Space Force"...
by p51
Tue Sep 24, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: The Gift Shop
Topic: "Red and Rover" comic
Replies: 0
Views: 76

"Red and Rover" comic

This comic strip often has references to the space program as it takes place sometime in the 60s from what I can tell.
But seeing this one today, I thought many of you could relate to it:
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by p51
Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: The Hab
Topic: Alumni discount
Replies: 2
Views: 172

Re: Alumni discount

I got a couple of emails about this, so they do have some people down on a list to notify about that.
by p51
Tue Jul 23, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: The Hab
Topic: 2019?
Replies: 72
Views: 3205

Re: 2019?

Hate that you couldn't make it, Kale. You missed a great party! I'm still recovering from the 8 days of SC and Apollo awesomeness. I spoke to one of the sim techs very briefly, and he said the Discovery sim will be removed this fall to begin its transformation into a Dreamchaser. Supposedly SNC is ...
by p51
Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: The Hab
Topic: 2019?
Replies: 72
Views: 3205

Re: 2019?

Recently I started really thinking about SC. My most recent week-long trip in November was actually a disappointment in many ways. They’ve cut down the things that make SC special to such a degree, I wondered a few times that week what I was even doing there. I’m sure that to a degree it’s due to th...
by p51
Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: The Hab
Topic: 2019?
Replies: 72
Views: 3205

Re: 2019?

The STS sims are Space Camp to more than one generation of people. It would kill me if they removed all of them, especially Enterprise. Maybe someday if there's something tangible and real going to space (as in, after we have landed on the Moon again) and not theoretical, they'll take the orbiter si...
by p51
Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: The Gift Shop
Topic: An ISC Patch Popped Up on ebay
Replies: 2
Views: 146

Re: An ISC Patch Popped Up on ebay

Wow, I didn't know about this (so if you lost, it wasn't to me). I would have bid on it if I'd known, though...
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by p51
Fri Jul 05, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: The Hab
Topic: 2019?
Replies: 72
Views: 3205

Re: 2019?

The FFT in Seattle was just used for ground training (I assume for strapping in and emergency egress training). There were no sims ever hooked up to it and the museum there didn't get one of the actual STS sims. :( I think I read somewhere that one of the STS motion sims from Houston was given to a ...
by p51
Thu Jun 27, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: The Hab
Topic: Smithsonian @ Space Academy
Replies: 4
Views: 219

Re: Smithsonian @ Space Academy

Just slap the name, "Smithsonian" onto the "train with an astronaut" Adult academy and charge much more. Heck, my wife and I took a non-space-related trip to Colorado earlier this month through a local tour company and I recommended they do a Space Camp trip almost exactly like t...
by p51
Sun Jun 23, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: The Hab
Topic: 2019?
Replies: 72
Views: 3205

Re: 2019?

I have to be honest, and I can't believe I'm even thinking this, much less writing it, but unless I hear definitive proof that the adult program content has improved, I just don't see me going back anytime soon. I have watched the quality of the adult program slowly diminish the last two times I hav...
by p51
Tue May 21, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: The Hab
Topic: 2019?
Replies: 72
Views: 3205

Re: 2019?

I am going to go on a wee bit of a rant here. The adult camp page talks about learning what it takes to be an astronaut. Yet can you really do that in a one hour mission? That's barely enough time for a launch and landing, much less on orbit operations. The last time I participated in a one hour sh...
by p51
Fri Feb 15, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: von Braun's World
Topic: Informal space science education thread
Replies: 56
Views: 20916

Re: Informal space science education thread

Yeah, OK-1K1 (the only flown Buran) got crushed in it's hangar in a winter storm. A few Roscosmos employees died in the collapse as well as I understand. There was never any real plans to display the Buran anywhere, sadly. Russia doesn't have a museum on the level of Smithsonian Air & Space muse...
by p51
Wed Feb 06, 2019 1:54 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: "First Man" movie, who's going to see it the opening weekend?
Replies: 8
Views: 4472

Re: "First Man" movie, who's going to see it the opening weekend?

Jennifer, I can't disagree with your take on the film. I saw it in IMAX and the grainy hand held shots were almost impossible to watch in that format, but it made the Crystal clarity of the Moon scenes that much more impressive by comparison. It's a good movie on DVD or BluRay, as you can skip to th...
by p51
Fri Jan 25, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: SpaceCamp (The Movie)
Topic: Lego movie voice actors go to Space Camp
Replies: 7
Views: 739

Re: Lego movie voice actors go to Space Camp

BTW, I thought handing out a Right Stuff Award just cheapened it further. It's not a Medal of Honor. I know plenty of people who consider the Right Stuff Award to be sort of a joke anyway, either given to the 'cool kid' in the team or the one with a sob story. I understand that they paid a $2,500 l...
by p51
Mon Jan 21, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: SpaceCamp (The Movie)
Topic: Lego movie voice actors go to Space Camp
Replies: 7
Views: 739

Lego movie voice actors go to Space Camp

This apparently was on last night, did anyone see it?
https://whnt.com/2019/01/17/hollywood-s ... untsville/
by p51
Sun Jan 20, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: The Hab
Topic: 2019?
Replies: 72
Views: 3205

Re: 2019?

My wife and I will be going to a 3 day Adult Space Academy in May. Due to a job change and other things going on career wise there is no way we could do it on our actual anniversary so this was as close we could get. (Which was only a couple weeks early anyways). It was a mutual gift we bought for ...
by p51
Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: The Hab
Topic: 2019?
Replies: 72
Views: 3205

2019?

Happy new year!
Who's planning on Space Camp this year?
by p51
Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: SpaceCamp (The Movie)
Topic: Movie patch, real or replica?
Replies: 13
Views: 4055

Re: Movie patch, real or replica?

Out of curiosity, was this patch used or not used? (Pin holes from stitching, wear, etc?) I could not quite tell from the photos. It's stretched slightly, so I'm not 100% sure it was never sewn to anything. It doesn't look as fresh as a patch that never saw the sunshine on a garment at some point. ...
by p51
Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: The Hab
Topic: 2018
Replies: 89
Views: 11237

Re: 2018

The initial Hoot Camp generated a lot of excitement and interest. It was a great value for its price yet there was no way that there was going to be another loss leader like that. I feel that it led to inflated expectations at USSRC regarding future adult attendance and for possible attendees regar...
by p51
Thu Nov 29, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: The Hab
Topic: 2018
Replies: 89
Views: 11237

Re: 2018

My wife has offered to let me pick out a trip for us next year for my 50th birthday. Not a chance could I pick SC for that as she would be along and although I think she'd like most of it (especially the problem-solving), the silly parts of space ghosts and the "hit the ground running without a...

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