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Life as a Space Center Staff and Volunteer in the Year 2000. Reposts from the CMSEC's First Blog "SpaceEdVentures". Today, Posts from October 2000. Plus, Imaginarium Theater.

People Mentioned in Today's Reposts from October 2000:  Dan Adams, Richard Orcutt, Scott Slaugh, Jason Hills, Rio Downs, David Merrell, Kyle Herring, Bill Schuler, Jameson McDougal, Jamie Catlett, Travis Masterson, Kevin Anderson, AJ Birrell, Andy Heaton, Bryant Baker, Bryce Redd, Bryson Lystrup , Charlie Heaton, Clark Amundson, Craig Wilson, Daniel Story, Hayden Miner. Jameson McDougal, Julie Collett, Justin Leavitt, Landon Hemsley, Matthew Long, Matthew Vanuitert , Rick Cowdell, Ryan Parsons, Tanner Edwards, Tyson Baker, Wayne Sandholtz, Matthew Rowley, Bailey Hodson, Kendall Duclos, Randy Jepperson, Soren Seibach, Landon Hemsley, Bryson Lystrup, Brady Young, David Merrell, Lorraine Houston, Pat Bown, Mark Daymont, And Many More.   

October 4, 2000  The Voyager's Original Mac Computers to be Given Away.

Hello Voyagers!
Mr. Adams has approved the release of all of our Space Center's old Mac classic computers to anyone that would have need of them. You take them as is. Apple doesn't support these computers anymore so they cannot be repaired if they break. You may have them
and use them until they break. Many of them have a word processor loaded on them and some even have HyperCard. These are black and white computers. If you want one email me asap, then come on down and its first come first serve. 

Those computers not taken will be trashed. We may even have a printer or two to go out as well. First priority will be to our staff and volunteers. If they don't want them then to any of our volunteers in waiting, and then to the general egroup and finally to
the trash. 

Let me know if you want any of them.

Mr. Williamson

October 9, 2000  Volunteers Building a Home Simulator. 

To the faithful citizens of the Voyager Society: 

I am with a small group of people who are building another space simulator, possibly two in the near future. We are basing many things on the space center but would not be in any direct competition. We would be located in Midvale, and or West Jordan. Currently, we are nonprofit although that may need to change before long due to maintenance, and upgrade. We are dedicated to providing an educational environment for more students, we encourage such things as teamwork, and creativity, as well as problem, solving and communication skills. We have enough resources we think that we could begin, but it will be slow If any of you would like to support us with ideas, or in any other way please let me know. Or if you have a comment or question please let me know.


Scott Has Fond Memories of the Voyager Computers 
Well, I just went and got one of the free computers from the Space Center.  It has the original programs from the Space Center. I have been looking over it and having fond memories.  It is the program that I spent most of my years at the Space Center with.  It was only during this year when I came for my last 48-hour mission as a camper that I used the new Voyager programs.  These computers are quite cool, even though they are slow.  I am slowly starting to gain more appreciation for Macs.  However, I won't be able to love them until my family switches from PC's to Macs.  Until then, I will remain quite neutral as to what computer I like best.
Scott Slaugh

Voyager's Original Bridge Furniture Up for Adoption

Hello Voyagers,
Some of the old bridge furniture from the original Voyager is sitting on the school's stage. These were the desks the old computers sat in. We want to get rid of them. If anyone wants one email me and then come down, look them over and take one if you like it. I know we have the old left and right wing stations. There are others as well. Let me know!

Mr. Williamson

Plans for the Volunteer and Staff October Social. BYU's Chemistry Show

Hello Voyagers!
Our October social is still in the planning stage. Our November social is set and ready.

We will meet at the Space Center Monday, November 6 at 4:30 P.M. The bus will leave at 4:45 P.M. We will be going to BYU to attend the Chemistry Magic Show held in the Benson Building. The show lasts 1 hour. We have been attending this show every year for several years. It's a lot of fun. The chemistry professors conduct a variety of fun experiments with plenty of loud bangs and disgusting smells. You don't want to miss it. After the show, we will return to the Space Center at approx. 7:30 P.M. for a pizza dinner, door prizes, and then the Gym. The volunteers will take on the staff and blue shirts in War Ball - it could get bloody! :)

This social is open to all flight directors, staff, and Voyager Society Volunteers. (sorry waiting volunteers)  Please vote in the poll is you are planning on attending.

Best Wishes,
Mr. Williamson

October 20, 2000  The October Social for Staff and Volunteers. Bloodkiss at the Lehi Arts Concil Theater.

Hello Troops,
Our October Social for Staff and Volunteers will take place Saturday evening, October 28 from 7:00 P.M. to 9:30 P.M. at the Lehi Arts Council Theater located at 685 North Center Street in Lehi. Brenda Grant, Rio, and Jason Hills are involved in this Halloween
Vampire production. I hear its "Bloody" and there are rumors that our Blue Shirt Jason Hills is one of the first to "Get It" in a gruesome death.

The play starts at 7:30 P.M. We are meeting at the front of the theater at 7:00 P.M. where you can pick up your tickets. The Space Center Flight Directors will be passing out bags of Halloween candy to all those attending in the lobby of the theater. Brenda will have the best seats in the house reserved for us right in the front (perhaps not the best place for those disturbed by blood).
COST: $4.00 PER TICKET. (THAT IS OUR GROUP RATE)  Brenda is sending me tickets. The Center will provide the bag of Halloween candy to only those that RSVP by posting on the poll.

Also, What is your favorite kind of candy. Send your requests to me via email and we will try to include your favorite in the trick or treat bag you will get as you take your seat for the play.

All the best!
Mr. Williamson

October 21, 2000  The Staff and Volunteers Get to Do a Level 3 Overnight Mission.

Hello Troops,
It's 6:45 A.M. on Saturday. Our brave crew of staff, volunteers, and waiting volunteers were woken up violently with loud sirens and loud music at 5:30 A.M. Their level 3 overnight mission continues.

We have 18 crew for our first ever level 3 overnight mission of this nature. David Merrell, and Kyler Herring were given the assignment of creating a level 3 mission from the Fort Apache mission for the Magellan at 3:00 P.M. yesterday afternoon. My hat's off to them for a creative and adventure-filled mission. They adapted the mission so the Magellan, Odyssey, and Galileo all are flying at the same time. All 3 sets are undermanned creating an even tenser filled atmosphere.

The halls of Central have been adapted to become the halls of the 50 deck Magellan StarBase. Kyle rigged up background sounds that play in the halls throughout the entire production to give it a feel of reality. Mad Dog and his pirates have been naughty causing the "children" intense moments of agony. Mad Dog himself (aka. Bill Schuler) made an unforgettable appearance last night. Daniel Story commented to me later that he wanted those same magical personal deflector shields Mad Dog had so he never has to go down
when stunned ;)

I'm here babysitting, totally out of the loop. This is all a Magellan, Merrell, Herring production. Those of you that were on the mission are asked to provide the egroup feedback on your opinions of this type of mission - less structured and lots of hallway action. This is the way the simulators used to be run in the old days where there were only 2 ships.


All the best my friends. This old Admiral is signing off and heading toward a bunk for a few more minutes of shut-eye before another pirate squad disturbs my sleep.

Mr. Williamson

Scott Slaugh, Kevin Anderson, and Travis Masterson's Take on the Level 3 Staff / Volunteer Mission

Well, I'm exhausted, but I had fun.  The staff overnighter that was held this weekend was a great idea!!  A level three mission, with very experienced people, and we got to run around the school.  It was the most fun mission I have ever been on at the Space Center.  I hope that we do it again sometime.  If that mission is the way the overnighters were run 10 years ago, I wish I had been able to come to the Space Center then.  For those of you who didn't know that this was happening until today because you don't check your email, perhaps this will make you check it more often.
Scott Slaugh

The overnight mission last night was great. The mission was 9 hours long and it was really cheap. It was cool because we got to use the Odyssey and Galileo as shuttle craft and the Voyager as our sick bay, brig, and battle bridge. Which made it seem all that more real. O'ya we also got to run around the halls and shoot our flashing guns. (very cool) I think this was the best mission I have been on and I think they should try something like it again. Well I'm going to take a nap because I am tired (they made us go to bed at 12:00 and get up at 5:30)

Kevin Anderson

Ok here's the scoop the overnighter that was thrown together and still came out the best mission yet ok now I'll get to my point what if it was carefully planned out (sort of) having the Magellan as the big mocho base thingy the Voyager as the flagship, Falcon as a
science ,security , and astronomics lab this would be the place to go if you needed do get guns have something analyzed or to find out about stuff and the other 2 as shuttles (duh).

Everyone is assigned to a ship but they all start out on the Magellan bridge this making
it cramped and very uncomfortable hehe. Then something mysterious happens and the crew of the Voyger must leave the bridge to go start their part of the mission coming back for back up and so forth to restock ammo and get things analyzed or if they need really big guns ahaha. Then the Galileo must go on a stealth mission to get some info from somewhere, coming back to give objects to the Falcon crew who has already been dispatched at the start of the mission, being that the whole school is the Magellan. Then the Odyssey goes on a mission for who knows what and eventually docks with the Voyager and goes to their bridge to return to the Magellan. Something awful (cool for us working the mission) happens on the Magellan. The Borg come and attack (yippee) we have Borg going through the school. This is when the Falcon crew plays a big part in keeping the Borg away from the bridge. 

While this is happening all the other guys are trying to destroy the Borg ship. Then the Galileo returns stealthfully (not they have about 10 Orions Ops. that a mysterious alien race is attacking the Mars colony (fun this mission has lots of weird species in it ). Then the Falcon crew finds out that one of the mysterious objects found from the Voyager crew was part of the alien. Then the Voyager crew must spill the beans on their top secret mission. So they call for the U.S.S. Endeavor and the U.S.S Bryant to come and help tow the Magellan to Mars base. The Galileo, Odyssey, and Voyager must all attach tractor beams and have the exact same quadrants or it all blows up Then when they get there (that was their time to prepare and relax) the Galileo and the Odyssey go around and find the pirates and try to negotiate with them while the other 4 ships go to negotiate with the aliens who aren't friendly and do not want peace and start to attack and board the ship. 

After this huge battle, the aliens run for it wanting to destroy the Federation. The Pirates on the other hand their ship has been taken over by the Galileo using command codes if they where smart enough to get them if not their fighting and need desperate back up soon the mission ends being very tense and fun with 3 different enemies unfolding that the Borg where trying to assimilate this alien race which had done major damage to them. With a mass fight, the Borg where trying to assimilate them for back up and the pirates where
trying to get on the aliens good side. 

I think we can pull this off and we should probably change the story a bit but this would make a good mission if we did it right I'm sure it would be loved you could even have different private groups sign up and do this as a special mission with some other groups or a good overnighter or 3 day camp mission if we could drag it out that long having aliens rampaging through the night hehe their phasers by there sides captains screaming and ships blowing up having to call reinforcements that would be the mission I know it would take a lot of effort and time but isn't it worth it for our customers we would need a lot of volunteers and all the blue shirts helping then we could have lots of enemies if we had everyone working well think about it I'll make a poll on this

Travis Masterson

Who Was Volunteering in October 2000

Hello Voyagers!
This is a list of the current November missions and who is volunteering for what. Please look the list over carefully finding your name and mark your calendar. If I've made a mistake let me know. REMEMBER, THIS LIST IS NOT FINAL. THERE COULD BE CHANGES. YOU MAY LOOSE A MISSION OR GET A MISSION SO LET ME KNOW IF YOU SEE ANYTHING WRONG AND EMAIL ME RIGHT AWAY.

You will notice some of the after school missions still have openings. I'm holding those for the few Voyagers that don't check their email that often. If those slots are still open on Saturday I'll give them to any member of the Voyager Society that wants them.

Some of you live near other volunteers and find it easier to carpool. I suggest you do that. In the future get together with other volunteers living near you and send see if you can volunteer at the same times to help with transportation.

Remember, We are still booking November flights. There will be much more offered as the month continues. I'll post those and then offer them out on a first come first serve basis.

Mr. Williamson

November Missions:

November 1 (Wednesday) 3:30-6:00 P.M. Voyager Odyssey Galileo
1. Julie
2. Ryan P.
3. Jameson
4. Rick
5. Landon
6. AJ

November 2 (Thursday) 5:00-7:30 P.M. Voyager Odyssey
1. Bailey
2. Matt L.
3. Bryson
4. Aspen King
5. Sean Smith

November 3 (Friday) Overnight Mission
1. Chase
2. Bryce
3. Andy
4. Justin
5. Soren
6. Scott S.
7. James
8. Stephen
9. Randy
10. Josh
11. Jason
12. Matthew R.
13. Kendal
14. Brandon Chase

November 4 (Saturday) 11:30-2:00 P.M. (Galileo) (Odyssey) (Magellan
1. Megan
2. Emily
3. Julie
4. Ryan P.
5. Brady
6. Bryson

November 4 (Saturday) 2:30-5:00 P.M. (Odyssey)
1. Matt L.

November 9 (Thursday) 4:30-7:00 P.M. (Voyager, Galileo)
1. Bryce
2. Scott
3. Matt L.
4. Mitch Comfort
5. Brad Cummings

November 9 (Thursday) 6:30-9:00 P.M. (Odyssey)
1. Josh Grooms

November 10 (Friday) Overnighter
1. Jamie
2. Bryson
3. Matt L.
4. Kendal
5. Ryan P.
6. Jameson
7. Brady Y.
8. Josh
9. Hayden
10. Stephen
11. James
12. Randy
13. Daniel Story
14. Alisha Sampson

November 11 (Saturday) 11:30-2:00 P.M. (Magellan) (Galileo)
1. Scott S.
2. Richard Orcutt
3. Matt L.
4. Bryson
5. Charlie
6. Ellen Magelby

November 11 (Saturday) 1:00-3:30 P.M. (Odyssey)
1. Stephanie Wilson

November 11 (Saturday) 4:00-6:30 P.M. (Odyssey)
1. Kevin Anderson

November 13 (Monday) 4:30-7:00 P.M. (Odyssey)
1. Landon

November 14 (Tuesday) 3:30-6:00 P.M. (Voyager, Odyssey, Galileo)
1. Bryce
2. Craig
3. Julie
4. AJ

November 15 (Wednesday) 3:30-6:00 P.M. (Voyager)
1. Craig
2. Jameson
3. Rick

November 15 (Wednesday) 4:30-7:00 P.M. (Odyssey) (Galileo)
1. Matt L.

November 16 (Thursday) 4:00-6:30 P.M. (Odyssey)
1. Bryson

November 17 (Friday) Overnight
1. Craig
2. Tanner
3. Julie
4. Soren
5. Bailey
6. Rio
7. AJ
8. Jason
9. Charlie
10. Stephen
11. James
12. Randy
13. Josh
14. McKay

November 20 (Monday) 3:30-6:00 P.M. (Voyager, Odyssey, Galileo)
1. Craig
2. Rick
3. Matt L.
4. Charlie

November 28 (Tuesday) 3:30-6:00 P.M. (Voyager)
1. Jameson
2. Bryson
3. Hayden
4. Travis Masterson

November 28 (Tuesday) 6:30-9:00 P.M. (Galileo)
1. Craig

November 29 (Wednesday) 4:30-7:00 P.M. (Voyager)
1. Bryce
2. Rick
3. Julie
4. Scott

October 26, 2000,  Mr. Williamson is, By Far, the Best Flight Director

I'm not taking sides or anything, but some flight directors are better than others (no offense intended - it is just a fact) No one debates that our great Victor, achiever of great heights and earner of over 14 awards, (if you don't believe me, look at the wall in the briefing room) is the undisputed champion of the debate - the others are left far in the dust. If you are
going to have a poll about the best flight director, the winner should have a prize for coming semi-close to Vic's ultimate greatness. Once again I have proven my point.

Landon Hemsley

October 27, 2000.  Voting for September's Volunteer of the Month

Please vote for September's Volunteer of the Month. The winner receives two free tickets to the Cinemark at the Provo Town Centre theater. Vote for a volunteer that you feel is the example for all to follow because of work habits, friendliness, and customer care. Thank you

o AJ Birrell
o Andy Heaton
o Bryant Baker
o Bryce Redd
o Bryson Lystrup
o Charlie Heaton
o Clark Amundson
o Craig Wilson
o Daniel Story
o Hayden Miner
o Jameson McDougal
o Julie Collett
o Justin Leavitt
o Landon Hemsley
o Matthew Long
o Matthew Vanuitert
o Rick Cowdell
o Ryan Parsons
o Scott Slaugh
o Tanner Edwards
o Tyson Baker
o Wayne Sandholtz
o Matthew Rowley
o Bailey Hodson
o Kendall Duclos 

Hello Voyagers!
I'm pleased to announce that Josh Webb has won, for the second time in a row, Blue Shirt of the Month for September. I'm sure he will thank all of us when he as his date (hmmmm who will that be) settle into their seats at the Cinemark with a bucket of popcorn and drinks to enjoy his winnings.


October 29, 2000.  A Report on the October Social at the Lehi Horseshoe Theater's Production of "Bloodkiss"
Hello Voyagers!
A report on the October social at the Lehi Horseshoe Theater's Production of "Bloodkiss"

Josh Webb and I packaged the Halloween Trick or Treat bags after a quick visit to Smiths. Josh's High School Math was strained to its limit because he had the responsibility of making sure every bag had the same amount of Milky Ways, Reese Pieces, and Butterfingers.

We arrived at the Horseshoe Theater at 7:00 P.M. Brenda Grant, General Secretary of the BBT,F was getting the theater ready. She was kind enough to have the best seats in the house reserved for us. As the staff and volunteers arrived, they stopped at my chair to give me the traditional greeting of "Trick or Treat" to get their Halloween bag full of SUGAR!

The play, Bloodkiss, started at 7:30 P.M. The play was written by a friend of Brenda's. Brenda was the director.

Jason Hills played a jet-setting Easterner. He was the first to Die from the bloody fangs of the Vampire. Ryan Parsons was heard screaming from time to time during the production. Scott Slaugh was clutching his coat like a security blanket, Lorraine Houston watched most of the play between her fingers. Pat Bown kept trying to out guess the rest of us on what would happen next. Josh Webb was caught enjoying the play even though he said he wouldn't. Craig Wilson seemed more interested in his Halloween candy. Landon Hemsley was splattered with Vampire blood and nearly passed out. Luckily I had my smelling salts.
Mark Daymont used his Trick or Treat bag as a depository for the dinner he ate earlier in the evening. Bryson Lystrup kept staring at all the bloody necks with a look of horror and hunger. Later I caught him feeling his canine teeth with his thumb. During the play, he was seen drinking can after can of Red Creme Soda. Daniel Story's hair stood up straighter than normal during the play.

All in all, we had a great time. The play was wonderful and scary. There was blood galore. We missed those of you that couldn't come and just in case you have an interest, we found the old ghoul himself hanging from a tree outside the theater and gave him all your addresses.

Happy Halloween to all and don't forget to come by and Trick or Treat at my house Halloween night for a full sized candy bar if you are a staff, volunteer, or waiting volunteer. All others will get a rock.

Happy Haunting!

Mr. Williamson

October 31, 2000. The Magellan Opens for its Very First Private Mission. Rave Reviews from the Crew!

Hello Voyagers!
Congratulations to the Magellan staff. Yesterday saw the successful opening of the Magellan for private 2.5-hour missions. Up until yesterday, the new Magellan only did overnight and summer camps.
The opening day staff was:

Brady Young
AJ Birrell
Bryson Lystrup
Mitch Comfort
Kyle Herring
Daniel Story

The Magellan now proudly takes her place with our other simulators as an offering for private parties. The flight began at 5:00 P.M. The crew drove all the way from Roosevelt, Utah through a snow storm and slick roads. It consisted of kids and teens ranging in age from 10 to 15 years old.

I was here as the crew disembarked the Magellan at the completion of their mission. The cheers were evident, the praise for the mission and the Magellan flowed. Many of them commented that this was the funniest time they had ever had in their lives. Other comments ranged from "It was sooooo cool," to "I gotta get back here right away."

Before they left, one of the moms tasked with taking the kids home stopped me and said, "Thank you for whatever you did! I've never seen these kids so excited about anything. Thank you and keep it up whatever it is!"

Sometimes we get so caught up in the day to day operating of the Center we begin to forget the magic this place has. Watch out Disney - we are on to your secrets and one day may even beat you at your own game. Maybe we already have - where else is learning and education so fun?

All the best my friends.
Mr. Williamson

Imaginarium Theater
The best gifs of the week edited for a general audience. Give yourself a few minutes to sit back, relax, and see just how nice you've got it.

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