Last mission for Atlantis

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Last mission for Atlantis

Postby ApolloXI » Thu May 11, 2017 3:42 pm

On the Space Camp Facebook page they announced today was Atlantis' last mission. Sad day for many of us older alumni and consolers who served on board her.

This makes me want to head back to the USSRC and see what the rest of the MCC floor looks like.
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Re: Last mission for Atlantis

Postby p51 » Fri May 12, 2017 3:38 pm

Not even the older ones. I know there are plenty of kids who are still kids today who ran missions in the Atlantis.
I was lucky enough to pull a CDR slot in my only mission in that orbiter, in 2013. It was an excellent mission, probably the best one I ever took part in, if I do say so myself.
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I never got take part in a mission in the Endeavour, though (and only ever got to see the inside when sneaking into the crew compartment late one night last Fall during "Hoot Camp"...
As for Atlantis, I just wish I could have seen her in her prime when she had a more realistic interior.
Does anyone have any idea what'll happen to the Atlantis now that she's not being used for SC missions anymore?
Good Speed, Atlantis! You served the campers well!
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Re: Last mission for Atlantis

Postby Feuerfresser » Mon May 15, 2017 5:00 am

Is there any other Shuttle Mission planned during Adult Space Academy?
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Re: Last mission for Atlantis

Postby Hotdog » Wed May 17, 2017 8:40 am

I would hope she would be restored back to movie quality and put in a future museum shuttle exhibit. But I'm guessing they'll use another one of the orbiter sims for that, maybe Endeavour. From what I hear, parts of Atlantis will be auctioned off at this year's Summerfest.
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Re: Last mission for Atlantis

Postby p51 » Wed May 17, 2017 2:43 pm

Hotdog wrote:From what I hear, parts of Atlantis will be auctioned off at this year's Summerfest.
That is so sad. Wasn't that the original sim at Space Camp?
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Re: Last mission for Atlantis

Postby Hotdog » Fri May 19, 2017 10:50 am

The first "real" shuttle sims at Space Camp were Discovery and Columbia. Not sure which one came first. Columbia was the sim for the younger Camp kids and Discovery for the teenage campers. Discovery was the sim being used in the movie where Kevin crashes and burns on their training mission. It had a full payload bay, which was kept even when we got Enterprise with it's full payload bay. Only in recent times was the payload bay for Discovery dismantled to make room for more ISS hardware and the Orion/Altair stuff. Last I heard, Discovery was going to be remodeled into a Dreamchaser space plane sim.
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Re: Last mission for Atlantis

Postby airkale » Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:25 pm

So I wonder where the storage facility is where the sims go to die? I wish all of the sim equipment could have been saved as-is by some camper that was well endowed. Maybe they go to the bus barn... you know like where they used to like to park things like the actual Sky lab simulator... in the elements!

I was lucky enough to have missions in Columbia (before the rename), Discovery and Enterprise. Never got in Endeavor. We snuck in Atlantis during Alumni Acad... I was lucky enough to ride the RMS in Enterprise, but it would have been neat to go in the MMU arm as well on Discovery.

Good memories...

I would have loved to get an Apollo CM and LM simulator!
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Re: Last mission for Atlantis

Postby SpaceCanada » Tue Sep 26, 2017 4:48 pm

I know a certain someone on my adult team back in 2004 that would probably go all google eyed at the prospect of owning an old shuttle sim. Then again, he has probably crafted himself an exact replica by now... Someone will have to get an update from him next time he's at camp. PK - you know Sims, right?
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