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by p51
Thu Nov 29, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: First Timers
Topic: Space Camp Benefits!
Replies: 5
Views: 505

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: 3957

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: 3957

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: 10715

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: 10715

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: 10715

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: 10715

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: 10715

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: 10715

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: 4420

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...
by p51
Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: "First Man" movie, who's going to see it the opening weekend?
Replies: 8
Views: 4420

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

I really liked “First Man” (I’m glad I asked the theater manager about the patch giveaway as they had them but the manager had no clue about it) https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1924/44359399765_b31ff709ee.jpg I can't tell if my wife will like it or hate it. It's a coin flip, I think, for what her rea...
by p51
Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: "First Man" movie, who's going to see it the opening weekend?
Replies: 8
Views: 4420

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

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I'll be seeing it in a few hours, sure hope I get one of these!
by p51
Mon Oct 08, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: The Hab
Topic: IMAX :-(
Replies: 12
Views: 1900

Re: IMAX :-(

Dang, I didn't know they were replacing it. I thought they were remodeling it.
Wow, that stinks, as it was always a neat thing to go to SC and watch a space movie, sometimes with Hoot Gibson or Bob Springer in the audience with us!
by p51
Mon Oct 08, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: "First Man" movie, who's going to see it the opening weekend?
Replies: 8
Views: 4420

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

Oddly, they're playing "First Man" at a local IMAX theater on Thursday night near my office so I'm going there after work. Ordered my ticket through fandango several days ago and saw ALL the seats available at the time. Some are gone now on the site, but no sell out for me! I got seat in t...
by p51
Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: The Hab
Topic: 2018
Replies: 89
Views: 10715

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: 89
Views: 10715

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: 89
Views: 10715

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: 4091

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: 89
Views: 10715

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: 89
Views: 10715

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...

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