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by p51
Tue May 21, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: The Hab
Topic: 2019?
Replies: 23
Views: 566

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: 19674

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: 4210

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: 390

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: 390

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: 23
Views: 566

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: 23
Views: 566

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: 3431

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: 9185

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: 9185

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...
by p51
Thu Nov 29, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: First Timers
Topic: Space Camp Benefits!
Replies: 5
Views: 267

Re: Space Camp Benefits!

Space Camp isn't as 'serious' as many think it is, in my opinion. I think it's halfway between a serious thing and a chance to go goof off with people your age. I would strongly suggest going to Space Camp while you are young. You will get so much more out of it . You will learn to work as a team wi...
by p51
Thu Nov 22, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: SpaceCamp (The Movie)
Topic: Movie patch, real or replica?
Replies: 13
Views: 3431

Re: Movie patch, real or replica?

I also was an active bidder on that patch. It is a great piece! thanks, I actually got a second offer on it, which leads me to believe that either they had two of them, or the person who won backed out. I have curtailed my space camp collecting, for the most part, but this was the one thing I wasn'...
by p51
Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: SpaceCamp (The Movie)
Topic: Movie patch, real or replica?
Replies: 13
Views: 3431

Re: Movie patch, real or replica?

Okay, whatever that previous one was, I'm 99.999999% certain I have a real "Spacecamp" movie patch now! 8O
It didn't come cheap, but I've compared it to the known movie ones online and it matches perfectly.
by p51
Fri Nov 16, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: The Hab
Topic: 2018
Replies: 89
Views: 9185

Re: 2018

However, I feel that a majority of people come to camp and get pumped up to do missions, not engineering and programming. It is very sad that missions are such a small part of camp when they used to be the majority. I am with you in that I'd rather spend time on the sims, and I bet for groups like ...
by p51
Thu Nov 15, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: The Hab
Topic: 2018
Replies: 89
Views: 9185

Re: 2018

5 hours total mission time...<SMH> Speaking for myself, if I knew that we would only get 5 hours mission time for a "week" (really a 4 1/2 day) long program, I might not register in the first place. No wonder they keep a tight lid on activity details beforehand... I can't disagree with yo...
by p51
Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: The Hab
Topic: 2018
Replies: 89
Views: 9185

Re: 2018

Did I read that right: only 2 missions, a 3 hour and a 1 hour? Two one-hour missions, then the "LDM" was only 3. We only used STS, as the Mars landing site stuff is under construction right now. We got to look around the new Orion sim they have (which everyone walks by when doing the walk...
by p51
Mon Nov 12, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: The Hab
Topic: 2018
Replies: 89
Views: 9185

Re: 2018

I enjoyed it, but there were some issues with all this. First, the graduation was so fast, I think it was done in less time than it took me to type this sentence. No wings being pinned on, they just handed you the envelope and there's the door. The trainers were very ill-prepared for such a small gr...
by p51
Sun Nov 11, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: The Hab
Topic: 2018
Replies: 89
Views: 9185

Re: 2018

We look forward to your camp updates! I got back on Saturday (the Huntsville flight was seriously delayed) and I haven't had time to write down anything. Let's just say that our team was comically small (one team of 8 guys and that was it) and the trainer really didn't know his space history very w...
by p51
Mon Oct 22, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: The Hab
Topic: 2018
Replies: 89
Views: 9185

Re: 2018

I haven't really spent much time getting ready for SC over the past week due to a new addition to the house- Meet Sweet Pea! https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1975/43576068110_d03c2e94af.jpg https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1926/43576067840_5d5c046dd8_n.jpg She's a dachshund/poodle crossbreed, 8 weeks ol...
by p51
Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: "First Man" movie, who's going to see it the opening weekend?
Replies: 8
Views: 4210

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

Maybe the answers are in the annotated screenplay. https://www.space.com/42069-first-man-annotated-screenplay-book.html?utm_source=sdc-newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20181010-sdc Yeah, I saw that on Collect Space as well, but if you have to put out a book explaining all the depart...

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