The following pictures and text came to The Troubadour's headquarters by way of subspace radio from Admiral William Schuler. Admiral Schuler was a well known fixture in the USS Voyager. Many an overnight camp crew suffered during his grueling bridge inspections.
"What is this?!" the Admiral would growl into the face of the Voyager's overwhelmed 12 year old captain while pointing to a bit of hardly noticeable fluff on the carpet below his boot. "I almost tripped over it!"
"I, I, I, don't see anything Sir." Of course the poor Captain couldn't see anything. He had instructions to stare straight ahead while standing at attention during a Bridge inspection.
The Admiral would press his complaint even further. "How could you miss this deadly obstacle?" The Admiral would stoop down and collect the contraband on the tip of his finger and show the Captain.
The behind the scenes staff and volunteers would laugh and laugh at the misery Admiral Schuler put our crews through as they desperately did his bidding so the ship could launch from Starbase and head out on its mission.
Ahh, good times.
Items recently discovered in Admiral Schuler's (retired) now declassified security files shows us some interesting things that have taken place on Federations vessels over the last 20 some odd years. No doubt the admiral wished these files had stayed buried forever.
An image of the extremely rare Homo Sapians Grumpus
An even rarer image of Homo Sapian Grumus smiling
Did the Admiral really put this command crew in charge of a multi billion credit starship?
Admiral Schuler was not available for comment at this time, it seems an investigation is in order
Federation Wire Service
Federation Wire Service
News from Dream Flight Adventures, our sister Space
Center in Pennsylvania.
Pennsylvania Elementary School Launches Class-Sized Immersive SimulatorAn elementary school in Pennsylvania will shortly be immersing their students in a real-life "Magic School Bus" to help them learn science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) topics, along with critical thinking, problem solving, and teamwork. Shaler Area Elementary School in Glenshaw is applying an $80,000 grant to work with Dream Flight Adventure in converting a classroom into the "IKS Titan," an interactive learning environment that uses iPads, a Promethean board, a projector, and other technology.
Described by Dream Flight Adventures Director Gary Gardiner as "part simulator, part game, and part theater," the environment allows students to be "sent" on missions created by the school's teachers. The missions involve history, literature, and the humanities along with STEM concepts, to explore outer space, undersea voyages, or trips to the past. Each student will play a role: captain, first officer, pilot, biologist, physicist, engineer, hacker, or one of seven other stations. The simulator can support groups of four to 16 players at a time.
Shaler Area Elementary School's IKS Titan will allow groups of four to 16 students to complete cross-curricular missions.
During regular classes and for special projects, groups of students will climb into the simulator and learn how to operate the technology controls to apply that knowledge in pursuit of their mission. Each player has a specific station with several tasks. Then they come together to work as a team to accomplish the mission.
"Shaler Area School District has committed itself to interdisciplinary learning and development of 21st Century skills among our students, and Dream Flight Adventures will be instrumental in taking this effort to the next level," said Superintendent of Schools Wes Shipley.
"It's the ultimate cross-curricular activity," added Math and Science Teacher Joe Malloy.
Funding was provided by the Grable Foundation. The first group of test pilots will be students participating in Shaler's Gifted and Talented Education program. From there, usage will expand to all students in fourth through sixth grade.
"The IKS Titan classroom simulator makes learning fun and memorable and inspires students to develop greater knowledge and skills in STEM, the arts, and humanities," noted Principal Cindy Foht. "We're excited because the students are excited."
The IKS Titan takes off on its maiden voyage on March 20, 2013.