It is a yearly tradition. The first week of summer vacation is spent cleaning, polishing, repairing, and decluttering the Magellan, Odyssey, Phoenix, and Galileo simulators at the Christa McAuliffe Space Education Center in Pleasant Grove. I started the tradition in June of 1991 just before we opened for our very first summer camp. Back then we had the Voyager only to ready for summer camp. June 2012 was the last time we had five simulators to prep.
Natalie, James, and Devon were busy working on new rope lighting for the Odyssey and Magellan.
The Odyssey Control Room was a disaster zone. They even had part of the wall down to work on one of the engineering panels.
The rest of the Odyssey equipment was in the hallway between the Odyssey and the Phoenix.
I found Jon Parker, Asst. Director, working on summer story videos in the Phoenix Control Room.
He didn't want to be disturbed and closed the blinds right after the picture was snapped.
Space Center Director James Porter was playing traffic warden in the Discovery Room. While some were busy in the simulators, the Space Center's volunteers were working their way through the summer mission scripts learning the many acting parts.
I caught the volunteers a short while later in the Phoenix hanging out. I think they were underfoot so Jon was given additional responsibilities :)
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