Space camp was fun times... and the missions that take hours are the best parts. I'll never forget the time I left a fuel valve open... and me, the commander! I felt like an idiot. lol. Lucky I fixed it before we began landing.

At 03:20 PM 07/05/2011, you wrote:
Hi Ron,

Why couldn't we do a Shuttle launch? I have a friend who went to Space
Camp one year and she ended up being Shuttle Commander. They even let
her try as Shuttle pilot in the simulator which was cool. I think with
the right accessibility aids flying a space shuttle is no different
than any other aircraft. You just have to make sure to get the angles
right when taking off and landing or you will turn into a fireball.

Anyway, I would love a space shuttle simulator. I've always wanted to
fly one of the shuttles and it shouldn't be that hard to create. Just
need to get the right kind of actors to do for the communications
between the flight crew and NASA. As well as the flight crew and the
International Space Station etc.

Cheers!

On 5/7/11, Ron Kolesar <kolesar16...@roadrunner.com> wrote:
> I for one agree with you Imbar.
> Now where oh where is that space shuttle simulator?
> I hope someone makes me eat my words on the following.
> I don't think that we could do the launching part.
> But there ought to be a way via the keyboard and or a USB controller where
> we could
> Orbit, dock and undock with the International space station, perform the
> reentry procedures and land as realistically as possible.
> I know that the program that the Astronauts use to practice with is called
> PILOT.
> I don't remember what it stands for though.
> So far for a airplane simulator,
> The best around is Three D Velocity.
> For the Civilian side of the flying coin.
> I'm not going to offer a recommendation.
> Ron who knows with his interests, if he were sighted he knows that he'd have
> a career in the air and hopefully would have earned his 1,000 hour
> certification for either a space shuttle commander (CDR) or a space shuttle
> pilot (PLT)/
>
> Ron Kolesar
> kolesar16...@roadrunner.com
>

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