|Nicole, Brooklyn, ? , Megan, and Tyson in the Magellan Control Room|
Let's take another quick stroll down memory lane with more newly discovered photographs from the Christa McAuliffe Space Education Center's Voyager Era.
The photo above shows Nicole VandenBos giving explicit orders to Tyson and Megan on what, where, how, and when to stage a successful Magellan bridge take over. Does anyone recognize the volunteer in the Discovery Room doorway?
I wonder if those army green fatigues are still used at the CMSEC? If they are, I suggest a series of fumigations. I don't remember when old military fatigues became a thing at the Space Center. Whatever the reason, the tradition has continued leaving children to assume that all universal bad guys are also the worst dressers in the galaxy.
|Brittney VandenBos and Casey Voeks Enjoy a Moment in the Magellan Control Room|
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|Nicole and Alex Anderson|
Finally, Nicole and Alex enjoying a moment in the Discovery Room. Alex is wearing his Baby Blues, signifying his status in the Space Center's Programming Guild. I wonder if this moment away from their duties was approved by Casey. It was either that or they just couldn't stand another moment listening to his engineering character!
The Space EdVenture Center Directors and Staff Celebrate the November 8th Space Centering Holiday on the Bridge of the USS Voyager Learning Blender and After Effects From One of Their Own
|Nathan explaining Something to do with Blender to the Gathered partiers.|
Everyone in the Space Centering family celebrated (a slight exaggeration) the CMSEC's 27th Anniversary their own way on November 8th. Members of the Space EdVentures Cooperative really brought the roof down on the new USS Voyager by gathering to learn the art and practices of special effects from one of their own - Nathan King of the Lions Gate Center at Lakeview Academy.
Maeson Busk, Director of the Telos Discovery Space Center at Canyon Grove Academy, sat on the Damage Control steps with half his brain focused on the proceedings while the other half concentrated on new tactical screens for the Farpoint Space Education Center's Long Duration Mission program. Maeson is a proud employee of three space centers, TDSC, the CMSEC, and the FSEC. Which in turn makes him a GMTI (a Grand Master of Troubadours International).
Ryan Anderson, Executive Director of Telos Discovery Space Center, was present with family in tow.
The two Anderson boys seemed to quickly pick up Blender and After Effects. The ultimate goal is better tactical effects to make better missions which in turn makes for a better experience in the simulators. Another session is scheduled for this Wednesday.
Meet More of Farpoint's Brave Young Men and Women in the Space Service. This Week's Crews.
|Space Guard: Ready to Serve. Ready to Fight|
This year's Long Duration Mission briefing follows the point tally. Launching the Voyager from Farpoint Station and setting the course for New Earth is all that is expected to conclude this month's meeting. Easier said than done for some of our younger Young Astronauts.
Meet the 6th Grade Cobra Squadron composed of students from two different schools. Cobras always meet on Mondays. Ben was November's captain. He handled the launch from Farpoint Station well.
May I introduce you to the Middle School Scorpion Squadron. Scorpion Tuesdays we say, because all five Scorpion squadrons meet on Tuesdays. They succeed in launching the Voyager with a crew of five! It was nip and tuck a few times but they pulled it off. Their missing crewmen would be proud. It was either launch on the Voyager's launch or miss their dress rehearsal for the school's production of "The Sound of Music".
Ladies and gentlemen, may I introduce you to the 4-6th Grade Wednesday Phoenix Squadron under Captain Roman's steady hand. This team did an excellent job of realism.
You'd think you were watching a Hollywood production.
The Middle School Lion's Squadron in two poses. The second pose is to intimidate the other squadrons. The tough look and show of muscle should, if their thinking is correct, instill doubt in the minds of the other five middle school squadrons. The five Young Astronaut and Voyager Club Lion Squadrons meet on Thursdays.
We wrap up the week with the Middle School Friday Squadron - the Tigers. Savannah expertly led the crew as they skillfully departed Farpoint Station. Not only was Savannah an outstanding captain, she had the starring role of Maria in Renaissance Academy's production of "The Sound of Music" (which explains the makeup). She stepped off the Voyager's bridge and right onto the school's stage for the Friday evening performance.
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