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by p51
Sat Mar 21, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: The Hab
Topic: 2020: who's going to Space Camp?
Replies: 6
Views: 151

Re: 2020: who's going to Space Camp?

Hotdog, congrats! :D
Sadly, since I first asked the question, anyone going to Space Camp anytime in the near future (or maybe even this year or beyond if things don't get much better) had become questionable.
Let's hope we can all get to planning for our next visit to SC soon enough!
by p51
Wed Mar 04, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: The Hab
Topic: 2020: who's going to Space Camp?
Replies: 6
Views: 151

2020: who's going to Space Camp?

I doubt I'll be going but you just never know...
Anyone planning to go this year?
by p51
Tue Jan 21, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: SpaceCamp (The Movie)
Topic: Movie patch, real or replica?
Replies: 29
Views: 5344

Re: Movie patch, real or replica?

I see what you mean. It has a different font than the USSRC one in the packaging. A facsimile of a facsimile... Well, maybe not. I have one of these and it's not a new patch. I think it could actually be a patch either made for the production people (who often get souvenir stuff like this from prod...
by p51
Mon Jan 20, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: SpaceCamp (The Movie)
Topic: Movie patch, real or replica?
Replies: 29
Views: 5344

Re: Movie patch, real or replica?

2007 facsimile patch on Ebay… https://www.ebay.com/itm/223861837969?ul_noapp=true Nope, that is not one of the gift shop patches. I have one just like it, made a lot like the real movie ones though some of the letters aren't done the same way. Web backing, merrowed edge. Clearly not sold in the gif...
by p51
Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: SpaceCamp (The Movie)
Topic: Remake
Replies: 2
Views: 135

Re: Remake

The original movie led you to think they were all going to the Space Camp at Kennedy (otherwise that was a long commute from Huntsville on two occasions in the film). I can't help but wonder if this new film will have a similar concept and if so, if it'll take part back in the 80s or today. As nobod...
by p51
Sun Dec 08, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: SpaceCamp (The Movie)
Topic: Movie patch, real or replica?
Replies: 29
Views: 5344

Re: Movie patch, real or replica?

No, it has no rights noted anywhere. The same generic SC packaging...
by p51
Sat Sep 28, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: "Ad astra" movie
Replies: 0
Views: 318

"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: 311

"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: 368

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: 5420

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: 5420

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: 5420

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: 345

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: 5420

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: 430

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: 5420

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: 5420

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: 22081

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: 4794

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: 1143

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...

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