It has come to my attention that there soon will be another private home starship built by one of our Farpoint Cadets.
Mr. WilliamsonThanks for sharing your story Isaac, and thank you for being one of our top cadet volunteers.
It all started about a month or two ago. I was bored out of my mind and sat down at my computer. I had nothing to do and was think about space camp and so I started programing controls. I didn't plan to use the controls and didn't know why I was making them, I just wanted to. When I had a thought. If I could network these.... and find enough computers... I might, might be able to do a small mission for my cousins. So I started working on the controls even more and found a PERFECT section in my basement
(its about the exact size of the Phoenix bridge). I haven't finished them yet, but I'm hoping to finish the controls by the start of school. I bought some cool rope lights and okay-ed the mission with my parents. I found 5 or 6 computers I could use. I'm not sure if Ill do more missions for friends or just end it after this one mission, but I must admit, I cant believe how well everything is working! I wrote a new mission and made a tactical. Its funny to think how far I've come, from writing a pointless set of controls to making a working simulator in my basement! I just wanted to say good luck to Matthew and Aaron, and anyone else making their own "Star ship Simulator"! Thanks!
It will be a busy week at both space education centers. The Discovery Space Center has an overnight camp tonight and a three day Galaxy Camp starting tomorrow. The CMSEC has an EdVenture Camp starting Friday, ending Saturday morning.
The summer is winding down. School starts on August 20th (in the Alpine School District). Time to book your camp or private party before your life is taken over by the bureaucrats. Visit
spacecamputah.org to link to both space education centers.
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