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by p51
Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: The Hab
Topic: 2018
Replies: 44
Views: 2621

Re: 2018

This should come as no surprise to many of you here, but I had an 'extra' SC flight suit and I decided to put my Advanced SC patch on it (don't recall where I found that but they're almost impossible to get these days), then added an Army Astronaut patch as well, I'll probably wear it at least once ...
by p51
Thu Aug 23, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: The Hab
Topic: 2018
Replies: 44
Views: 2621

Re: 2018

Anyone else here wanting to do the week-long adult program this fall? I'd think that any team I'll be on will be about half alumni and half first-timers. That's how it worked out for 'Hoot Camp' in 2016. I was surprised how many people did a week-long program their first time. That's great! And, you...
by p51
Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: The Hab
Topic: 2018
Replies: 44
Views: 2621

Re: 2018

How's the camp planning coming along, Lee (P51)? Are you registered yet? Yep, I'm signed up and made the first payment already. I'll made the final half payment in the next week or so. Once I started doing the math on a hotel (I just didn't want to do the HAB for a week), my wife pointed out that i...
by p51
Thu Aug 02, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: SpaceCamp (The Movie)
Topic: Ozzy & Jack's World Tour comes to Space Camp
Replies: 6
Views: 184

Re: Ozzy & Jack's World Tour comes to Space Camp

I hadn't even heard of it, but I found video at JSC of them actually getting into (I assume) ACES suits on the floor where the FFT once sat. Here's a preview showing them at SC: https://youtu.be/-snaSsiEivw Once again, they showed the celebs riding the MAT, on the 1/6 G chair, and performing an ISS ...
by p51
Fri Jul 27, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: The Hab
Topic: 2018
Replies: 44
Views: 2621

Re: 2018

I have been thinking lately that a good replacement for the rocket launch, for adults, would be to build and fly our own drones. That could include a robotics component that a lot of us have been hoping for. But how do drones really translate for anything space related? I doubt the Martian atmosphe...
by p51
Thu Jul 19, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: The Hab
Topic: 2018
Replies: 44
Views: 2621

Re: 2018

The oddest thing happened very recently. My pal Steve from SC texted me a photo of one of the week-long adult sessions this fall. I made a "hmmm" comment and my wife overheard. She asked what it was and I showed her the text, simply surprised they're doing a week-long session and for no ot...
by p51
Thu Jul 19, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: The Hab
Topic: Camp Suggestion for 2019
Replies: 3
Views: 129

Re: Camp Suggestion for 2019

Naturally, I like the idea. I'd imagine they're gonna do something for the 50th. That said, do you mean an Apollo landing sim? I can't imagine how that'd work as none of the hardware at SC would work for a LM landing on the moon but I know the software is there for the Altair lander, as I did a luna...
by p51
Wed Jul 18, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: The Hab
Topic: Adult Camp Accomodations
Replies: 13
Views: 253

Re: Adult Camp Accomodations

Starbucks inside a Marriott seems to be a normal thing. The Marriott resort that hosts SPACEFEST in Tucson also has a Starbucks. That being said, I can tell you there are not too many people that are happy about this. Otters has long been the unofficial Space Camp watering hole of legend, and wipin...
by p51
Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: The Hab
Topic: Adult Camp Accomodations
Replies: 13
Views: 253

Re: Adult Camp Accomodations

FYI - Just got back from Space Camp Summerfest and the Marriott has begun renovating the hotel. All of the rooms are being remodeled, and they are putting a Starbucks in where the old Otters was. Geez, another Starbucks? Yeah, if the Marriott needed one thing, it's was one of those... :roll: I'm to...
by p51
Fri Jul 13, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: The Hab
Topic: Adult Camp Accomodations
Replies: 13
Views: 253

Re: Adult Camp Accomodations

Has anyone heard anything new about adult campers staying at the Marriott? You mean officially , as part of the package? That's news to me, but it'd be great if it's true. I've known several people who stayed at the Marriott the entire time they were at SC, but I've yet to do so. I was at the week-...
by p51
Fri Jul 13, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: The Hab
Topic: 2018
Replies: 44
Views: 2621

Re: 2018

One would think that a weeklong camp means appreciably more mission time than a weekend camp. However, the weeklong has even less mission time proportionally than the weekend ones (based on the sample schedules without meals) - 20% versus 40%. I haven't measured it, but I also wouldn't argue agains...
by p51
Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: The Hab
Topic: 2018
Replies: 44
Views: 2621

Re: 2018

I am debating a camp this year because I know people attending in September yet I am disappointed in the sample schedules. Camp time and more importantly to me, mission time, keeps shrinking in comparison to the good 'ol days. I've heard this from others as well, that back in the day, there was mor...
by p51
Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: The Hab
Topic: 2018
Replies: 44
Views: 2621

Re: 2018

The big question: who is going to Space Camp this year? Not me, unfortunately. Nor I. My wife and I spent three weeks in the UK/Europe in May, so that expended all the time off (and a lot of money) for this year in regard to going anywhere fun. We didn't see anything space related (even though our ...
by p51
Mon Jun 25, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: SpaceCamp (The Movie)
Topic: SpaceCamp Anniversary
Replies: 7
Views: 238

Re: SpaceCamp Anniversary

I couldn't make it through this, but here's part one of the Mary Kate and Ashley video: https://youtu.be/lLvOIIsF5tM
by p51
Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: SpaceCamp (The Movie)
Topic: SpaceCamp Anniversary
Replies: 7
Views: 238

Re: SpaceCamp Anniversary

I wasn't aware of the date that the movie was first released. That said, I do remember seeing it new in the theaters right after it first came out. I grew up within a few hours drive of space camp as a kid, but there was no way I was ever going to go when I was young. I grew up in a house where we d...
by p51
Tue May 15, 2018 12:51 am
Forum: SpaceCamp (The Movie)
Topic: Another movie being filmed at the Rocket Center
Replies: 2
Views: 153

Re: Another movie being filmed at the Rocket Center

It'll probably have an odd musical number somewhere on it, then.
It'll probably be better than Space Warriors, I'd bet.
by p51
Sun Apr 01, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: The Gift Shop
Topic: Luna Replicas
Replies: 1
Views: 222

Re: Luna Replicas

I took a really good look at the jackets. As much as I would love to have one of the yellow ones, I'd like to see,one in person first. The outside might be right, or very close, but I do wonder about the linings. I've been lucky enough to see a couple of real ones over the years, and took a real goo...
by p51
Thu Mar 29, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: The Hab
Topic: The OTHER STA...
Replies: 0
Views: 212

The OTHER STA...

I thought you'd like this, photos of the other STA airplane. This one is at the Evergreen aviation museum in McMinnville, Oregon (where the Howard Hughes "Spruce Goose" plane resides today). Sadly, she's stuck in the back of the parking lot, not far from several modern USAF fighters. They ...
by p51
Tue Mar 06, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: The Gift Shop
Topic: Astronaut Wings: new order!
Replies: 14
Views: 895

Re: Astronaut Wings: new order!

I had no idea that company made them; I'll be sure to tell people about that option after this run is complete if anyone else wants one. I had some made by Jennifer in the first run; and they look perfect. Just an FYI, SC hall of famer Hoot Gibson was the one who designed these wings. Hoot told me t...
by p51
Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: The Gift Shop
Topic: Astronaut Wings: new order!
Replies: 14
Views: 895

Re: Astronaut Wings: new order!

Count me in for at least 3, maybe more!

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