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Saturday, August 29, 2015

The New USS Voyager is a Masterpiece of Volunteerism. Space Center Legend Visits the New USS Voyager. Space News. The Imaginarium..

Brent and Alex Anderson workin on the new USS Voyager's sound and lighting systems.
Local Brothers Demonstrate Dedication Level 1000%

Hello Space Fans!
Alex and Brent Anderson easily set the bar when one measures dedication to the Space EdVentures cause. Here they are on Saturday afternoon working in the bowels of the new USS Voyager at Renaissance Academy - unpaid, driven by an altruistic passion to share this Voyager Project vision with today's younger generation.  

Our hats are off to you both.

Chris and Emily Call tour the Voyager's Sick Bay.  Brent and Alex were in charge of the nickel tour
Space Center Legend Visits the New USS Voyager

The new USS Voyager at Renaissance Academy had an unexpected and very welcome visitor Saturday morning.  Chris and Emily Call came by with their 6 month old son to tour the simulator and learn about Project Voyager

"This Is Awesome," were the words Chris used over and over again, just like he did during his tenure at the Space Center as Odyssey Flight and Set Director many years ago. 

The Voyager's Bridge elicited more than 25 "Awesomes" from Chris seen above admiring the back bridge lighting cloud.

Alex Anderson is a man with purpose.  While everyone toured, he stuck to business wiring the lights in the bridge's back cloud.

Most of the Voyager's lights working. Here you see a few of the Voyager's new lights set ultra violet.

Chris and company leaving the brig / quarantine through the turning door.  Next stop was the Sick Bay and Engineering.

There was a brief stop to inspect two of the Voyager's "special" features.

Emily with Baby Call (I forgot his name - I'm a bad reporter).  This future Voyager cadet demonstrates cuteness overload. Chris and Emily are very happy.  

Now the question, will Chris join Project Voyager like so many of his former friends at the Space Center?  Let's just say he left the Voyager very tempted indeed.  

Mr. W.

Space News
By Mark Daymont 

Cosmonauts Make Ready for a Crowded ISS

TMA-16M maneuvers near the ISS.

 The crew of Expedition 44 continued their efforts to rearrange the spacecraft docked to the ISS on Friday. Soyuz commander Gennady Padalkin, along with year-long ISS residents Mikhail Kornienko and Scott Kelly, boarded the TMA-16M ship and undocked form the station late last night. In case something were to go wrong and prevent docking again, the three wore their flight spacesuits. They quickly thrusted over to the end of the Zvesda module, where they docked the spacecraft early in the morning hours. The movement of the spacecraft allows an open docking port on the Poisk module, where another crew will dock next week. When that craft arrives, there will temporarily be 9 crew members on the station.

Current arrangment of spacecraft docked at the ISS.
While the spacecraft shuffle continued, other crewmembers continued working on the HTV cargo module which recently arrived at the station after blasting off from Japan. 

Moving waste and trash into the emptied HTV-5 is much simpler with zero-G.

The Imaginarium

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