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by majtom7
Fri Nov 17, 2017 1:17 pm
Forum: The Hab
Topic: Anomalies on Adult camp missions, realistic or silly?
Replies: 14
Views: 215

Re: Anomalies on Adult camp missions, realistic or silly?

Robotics is incredibly fun, just saying... Eight hours in one week wasn't enough! Whereas I am the other end of the spectrum, i.e., I can appreciate robotics and remotely directed vehicles yet prefer to participate in manned spaceflight. However, my guess is that robotics is a substantially lower c...
by majtom7
Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: The Hab
Topic: Anomalies on Adult camp missions, realistic or silly?
Replies: 14
Views: 215

Re: Anomalies on Adult camp missions, realistic or silly?

I like shuttle missions along with building & launching rockets. Egg drops, too although I have never done one... Just a dinosaur/kid at heart, I guess... Yet at least the shuttle was real and some of the switches affect the sim, not a guess like Orion 1.0 (Orion 2.0 is supposed to be better yet...
by majtom7
Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:06 am
Forum: The Hab
Topic: Anomalies on Adult camp missions, realistic or silly?
Replies: 14
Views: 215

Re: Anomalies on Adult camp missions, realistic or silly?

The ideal situation would be to organize a Corporate camp where you can basically build your own Space Camp experience and dictate (to a certain extent) the types of missions and sims you want. Is that information available, i.e., Activity A is this price, Activity B is this price, etc.? I would be...
by majtom7
Wed Nov 08, 2017 11:12 am
Forum: The Hab
Topic: Patch Pioneer / May 2017 ASA
Replies: 14
Views: 187

Re: Patch Pioneer / May 2017 ASA

It did automatically exclude anyone who couldn't scuba. But it also excluded anyone who was on the shuttle, anyone who was on the station and anyone who was essential in mission control (Flight Director and Capcom). And it should have excluded anyone who was flying home the next day...but that was ...
by majtom7
Tue Nov 07, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: The Hab
Topic: Patch Pioneer / May 2017 ASA
Replies: 14
Views: 187

Re: Patch Pioneer / May 2017 ASA

I wasn't in there for the long mission in 2015 Advanced Academy but a couple of people had to go and test a procedure in the Scuba Tank, which was a nice touch. I have mixed feelings about this. Sounds cool and more realistic yet it also automatically excludes anyone unable to SCUBA for whatever re...
by majtom7
Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:38 am
Forum: The Hab
Topic: Patch Pioneer / May 2017 ASA
Replies: 14
Views: 187

Re: Patch Pioneer / May 2017 ASA

We had a "space sickness" case on a 24 hour EDM. He went to the Marriott during his down time and promptly passed out on station. IMHO, medical anomalies are cheap and easy to throw at you. (BTW, the ISS medical checklist is over 1,000 pages long.) Problems with the vehicles require knowle...
by majtom7
Fri Nov 03, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: The Hab
Topic: Patch Pioneer / May 2017 ASA
Replies: 14
Views: 187

Re: Patch Pioneer / May 2017 ASA

I was stung by a bee once in the middle of the night during a 24 hour EDM. I was the sole person on the flight deck. The counselor did a wonderful job. She made up a balloon bee with the appropriate striping.
by majtom7
Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: von Braun's World
Topic: Hurricane Irma?
Replies: 3
Views: 99

Re: Hurricane Irma?

I heard from a friend who lives in Madison County that yesterday was much ado about nothing. Given that Irma was downgraded to a tropical depression, my guess is that they had a lot of rain today.
by majtom7
Wed Sep 06, 2017 11:51 am
Forum: von Braun's World
Topic: Movie: Mission Control
Replies: 3
Views: 102

Re: Movie: Mission Control

<Raises Hand>
by majtom7
Sat Sep 02, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: The Hab
Topic: Looking for old teammates
Replies: 25
Views: 1374

Re: Looking for old teammates

I couldn't find a Magnus or a Hall that matched her public birthdate. So looks like you're SOL. Hey, good thinking, both of you! I figured that it must be unlikely yet you never know. She worked on her thesis from 1991-96 according to her official bio before receiving her doctorate from Georgia Tech.
by majtom7
Fri Sep 01, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: The Hab
Topic: Looking for old teammates
Replies: 25
Views: 1374

Re: Looking for old teammates

Cool! Thanks for sharing. My two youth camps and one adult camp came up. Corporate/private group camps didn't. Voila! My USSRC camps appear now. Ditto on the corporates... Yet I am unable to answer my burning question... Was the Sandy Magnus on the other team during my first camp in 1991 THE Sandy ...
by majtom7
Fri Sep 01, 2017 12:11 pm
Forum: The Hab
Topic: Looking for old teammates
Replies: 25
Views: 1374

Re: Looking for old teammates

Hotdog wrote:Happened to me, too, when I first tried the search. Make sure you include the slashes when you type your birthday.


Been there, done that, no joy... <shrugs>
by majtom7
Thu Aug 31, 2017 12:03 pm
Forum: The Hab
Topic: Looking for old teammates
Replies: 25
Views: 1374

Re: Looking for old teammates

On the Space Camp alumni page, you can now create an account and register to pull up old camp records. Here is a direct link to the registration page: http://www.spacecamp.com/alumni/user/register At this time, it looks like the years involved are 1989 - 2015. As my favorite hockey announcers might...
by majtom7
Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:07 am
Forum: The Hab
Topic: 2018
Replies: 17
Views: 671

Re: 2018

Seems odd to have to create a registration in order to see the schedule dates... I wonder if someone gets a bonus based on the number of new registrations. LOL This is what USSRC told me back in April regarding Train With An Astro: As of right now we do not have any plans to offer the “Train with an...
by majtom7
Wed Aug 09, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: von Braun's World
Topic: Solar Eclipse
Replies: 8
Views: 313

Re: Solar Eclipse

We'll have roughly 97% totality. We ordered early and received our glasses a couple of weeks ago. I saw paper ones at Lowe's on Friday but saw none there on Monday. I am hoping for clear skies that afternoon.
by majtom7
Sat Jul 08, 2017 12:18 pm
Forum: The Hab
Topic: Space Camp 35th Anniversary Retrospective Video - What Would You Like to See?
Replies: 8
Views: 408

Re: Space Camp 35th Anniversary Retrospective Video - What Would You Like to See?

I would like to see some acknowledgement of Konrad Dannenberg from the von Braun team who taught many a camper.
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by majtom7
Thu Jun 22, 2017 10:09 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Jon McBride's Training Flight Suit
Replies: 11
Views: 868

Re: Jon McBride's Training Flight Suit

Market value is the price that a buyer is willing to pay and a seller is willing to accept. Their estimated value was $1,500-2,500 so I can understand them having a price that they want to get before selling it. It would be nice if they said so, tho.
by majtom7
Tue Jun 20, 2017 10:28 am
Forum: The Hab
Topic: 2018
Replies: 17
Views: 671

Re: 2018

I called Space Camp and inquired about a week long adult program for 2018. I was told the 2018 schedule has not come out yet, but should be ready within a month or so. At that point we should know if there will be one. Their 2018 fiscal year starts 10/1. End of July or so is a pretty tight window f...
by majtom7
Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:55 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Jon McBride's Training Flight Suit
Replies: 11
Views: 868

Re: Jon McBride's Training Flight Suit

Looks like they held it back again. The last time I checked, the bidding was at $700.
by majtom7
Thu Jun 15, 2017 10:45 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Jon McBride's Training Flight Suit
Replies: 11
Views: 868

Re: Jon McBride's Training Flight Suit

http://spacewalkoffame.org/event/charit ... ia-auction

http://www.invaluable.com/catalog/lj9ytekvjn

There are a lot of interesting things in this auction that ends on Saturday.

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