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Saturday, September 3, 2016

Discovery Space Center Announces a Major Giveaway and New Simulators. Enter to Win. Pictures of the New Apollo Simulator. The DSC's New Logo. Watch the Second Episode of the Sci-Fi Series "Shadows. The Imaginarium.

Major News Announcement and Giveaway From the Discovery Space Center

- 2 brand new locations: LakeView Academy at Saratoga Springs and Merit Academy at Springville
- Longer missions (for no additional charge)
- Brand new controls (most advanced controls ever!)

Want to be one of the first crews to fly the brand new UCS APOLLO at LakeView Academy? (pictured here) Enter to win our drawing for a free 2.5 hour mission.

To enter the drawing go to Discovery Space Center's Facebook page, scroll down until you see this post.

To enter the drawing: LIKE AND SHARE THIS POST from the Discovery Space Center's Facebook page.  The winner will be announced September 10th.  May the odds be forever in your favor.

New Photos from the UCS Apollo Simulator at Lakeview Academy at Saratoga Springs. 

     Wow, Lakeview Academy has built two new impressive, state of the art, outlandishly cool starship simulators; The Apollo and The Artemis. Discovery Space Center's Facebook page has one of those 360 degree photos you can use to explore the Apollo. But realizing some of you haven't the time or patience to click through, I've posted screenshots from the panoramic photo for you to enjoy.  There will be some distortion because of the nature of the photo.

looking forward toward the main viewer from the Captain's Chair

Now looking to the right of the captain. The ship has several levels.  The front stations are a step or two higher than the command level. The banisters keep those on the upper level from falling into the lower level's station. Yes, that's cool wall lighting. The chairs are perfectly suited for this futuristic starship.

The nature of the photo has done a disservice to the captain's chair. The entrance to the bridge is to the left. A small medical bay is underneath the uppermost level. A ladder takes you up to the security and engineering station. 

The tour continues with the left bridge. The Bravo Lab is used for Lakeview Academy's Long Duration Mission's scientific experiments.  We also see another of the lower, midbridge stations. Love those cool chairs.  

The Bridge ceiling is a starfield
     Take advantage of the Discovery Space Center's giveaway drawing. Go to their Facebook page and like that post referenced above. Maybe I'll see you on the UCS Apollo!
I'm hoping my name will be drawn for sure - HINT Casey and Skyler.
     Perhaps a specially priced mission can be arranged for you loyal Troubadour readers. I'll see what I can work out.  

Mr. Williamson

Discovery Space Center's New Logo     

     Just when I thought there could be nothing more exciting than a giveaway contest, Discovery Space Center unveils a new logo.  It's a simplified version of the original.  Truth be told, I like it better. In fact, I like it a lot.  This logo gets a double thumbs up from Mr. W.

Shadows: Ghost Episode 2
     Dustin Robison was an enthusiastic volunteer and staff member from several years back. Story telling was and is in his blood. I'm happy to report that Dustin has achieved his dream. He's making films. A couple months back, Dustin and his colleagues released the first episode of his new sci-fi series called "Shadows". Use this link to read more about the sci-fi series and watch the episode. 
     Recently, the second episode of "Shadows" was released. You can watch it right here on The Troubadour.  Enjoy and spread the word. 

Mr. Williamson

Shadows Synopsis:  

     After crash landing on The Lost Planet, Kara must figure out how to survive alone with her limited resources and dwindling water supply. Just as she begins to lose hope, an unexpected friend shows up to help, forcing her to make a tough decision.

Produced by: Quantum Arc Media
Directed by: Dustin J Robison
DP: Derek Morrison

Katrina Currow as Kara Black
Michael Forsch as Ted Morrison
Kamiko Kawada as Dantra

The Troubadour's Imaginarium

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