Friday, October 17, 2014

Day Three, Part II of Astronaut Barbie's Space Academy Awesomeness!!!!

Hello y'all. It is finally the weekend and I am hoping to finish up all the Space Academy adventures to save for all prosperity! (Then the Ole Miss-Tenessee extravaganza may begin, but I digress...).
Team Discovery has been amazing! Dani and I are so excited to be a part of this team. So, I left off with our successful landing from the EDM. Following this excitement, we went to the astronaut training simulators!!! What Fun, Fun Fun!!!
It might be hard to see me, but Dani has me strapped in with her (if you look really closely, you'll see me there)! What a cool simulator- the Multi Axis Trainer. I think Dani was like a little kid and asked our crew trainer daily when we would go on the MAT! 

Spinning around simulating a flex spin!

Here is Dani and I on the 1/6th chair simulating how you would feel if you were walking on the moon at 1/6th your weight. We did the bunny hop, side to side and this is fun, fun, fun!!!!

On the MMU (manned maneuver unit). This is as if we were on an extravehicular activity (space walk) and how to control the roll, pitch and yaw!! Cool times!! (again, you can see me strapped in with Dani).

Pathfinder at dusk. 

Dani and I in the cutouts. We have "Museum Self Exploration" time now. Let's see what trouble we can get into!!!!

Another cut out to add our faces!!!

Flying a simulator. 

My new friend Lyka and I enjoying the museum!

Chilling on the MMU replica!

Celebrating in Astronaut style!!!

Just hanging around on the shuttle!

Did you know?!?!?!?

Looking through a mockup of the Hubble telescope!

What can I say? It says don't touch!

How dreamy is Kevin Donaldson (Tate Donovan--yummy) front the movie Space Camp (where Dani first got the address to send for information prior to her attending the first time in the 80's- she had really "great" hair then)!

A real dream boat! Vince...sigh...I had many chances to hang out with him (luckily). He was one of Dani's camp kiddos back in the day. Ladies,, he's single!

Space Bowl (aka Space Jeopardy)! with our fearless crew trainer!

John (PC) turning in our final answer for Final Space Bowl!!! (spoiler alert...we ended up kicking ass and winning Space Bowl)!

Whoo hoo! Way to go team Discovery!!! After an adventurous day, we are all ready for dream land. Tomorrow (sniff sniff) is the last day of camp. I'll tell you all about the last day and graduation after I have happy unicorn dreams tonight. I wish you all glitter and bubbles! Astronaut Barbie out.

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