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Robert Pearlman
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The Space Camp Hall of Fame was designed to honor graduates, former employees and supporters who have distinguished themselves in their respective careers or made considerable in-kind contributions in an effort to help further the goals of the Space Camp program.

Hall of Fame Nominations are now open through May 6, 2010.

Click here for category descriptions and the 2010 Hall of Fame nomination form.

For general information about the 2010 Hall of Fame Event click here.

Robert Pearlman
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The 2010 Space Camp Hall of Fame inductees have been selected. Expect an announcement coming soon...

In the meantime, for your planning purposes:

  • The All-Astronaut Band Max Q -- including Space Camp Hall of Fame inductee Dottie Metcalf-Lindenburger, the first space camper-turned-astronaut -- will play at the Hall of Fame ceremony and gala on Friday, August 20.

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Announcing the 2010 class of Space Camp Hall of Fame inductees!

  • Francis French Space Camp Alumnus: Director of Education at the San Diego Air & Space Museum; 1989 Graduate of the Space Academy Level II program; met his future wife at Space Academy Level II

  • David Hnyda Former Space Camp Staff Member: U.S. Army Aviator; scheduled to attend the Navy Test Pilot School in Maryland over the next 12 months; Advanced Space Academy counselor 1997-1999

  • Dr. Andrea Hanson Former Space Camp Staff Member: Post-doctoral Research Scientist/Engineer at the University of Washington; currently the project coordinator to develop bone health monitoring hardware for use during future lunar mission; Advanced Space Academy Counselor 2000 & 2002

  • Danny Jaques Friend of Space Camp: As a science teacher he has coordinated and brought school groups from southwest Colorado since 1994; graduate of the 2002 Space Academy for Educators program
Congratulations to Francis, David, Andrea and Danny!

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Francis French Space Camp Alumnus: Director of Education at the San Diego Air & Space Museum; 1989 Graduate of the Space Academy Level II program; met his future wife at Space Academy Level II
Dare I ask? Was it a match made in heaven, or in (simulated) low Earth orbit?

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Congrats Francis and that's a good one Hart!

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I'll admit to being a little "punch drunk" after a 13-hour day and a near fight with an editor. I envision Francis telling the story on how he met his wife thus:

"The first thing I noticed were her eyes, which glittered like kapton foil. Our hands brushed as she handed me the dehydrated peach melba. And I'll never forget the first words she said to me: "Uh, if you continue to watch me rather than the prox ops timeline, we're going to miss the OMS burn and never get home."

"It was then that I knew if there was one person I would spent my last lithium-canister-scrubbed breath with, it was her...."

(And yes, you can make fun of me for my wedding anniversary date, which honestly I did NOT pick out. By coincidence, it happens to be Oct. 4.)

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Congrats to my good friend Francis!

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A well-deserved honour for Francis - a great friend of more than three decades; an extraordinarily accomplished and knowledgeable co-author, and a talented educator on many fronts whose ongoing passion is inspiring young people in all facets of the past, present and future of space exploration. He and Erin are just the most perfectly matched couple, and their meeting in Space Camp seems to have been almost pre-destined from the start. Three hearty cheers to both.

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Thank you very much to everyone for the very kind words - this is an incredible honor and we are greatly looking forward to seeing some of you in Huntsville at what sounds like it's going to be an amazing event.

My future wife and I both happened to be teenagers at Space Academy at the same time - in different groups - and we ended up chatting every evening we were there. We stayed in touch as good friends once I went back to England and she returned to California. Seven years later, she happened to be visiting Europe - and things changed. We'll celebrate thirteen years of marriage later this year.

So you never know what Space Camp / the space program is going to give you...! We've never had the opportunity to be in Huntsville at the same time since we met, so we are really looking forward to this.

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Stephanie Abrams has been announced as the Master of Ceremonies for this year's Space Camp Hall of Fame induction ceremony.
A two time Space Camp alumnus, our Master of Ceremonies for the 2010 Space Camp Hall of Fame will be meteorologist Stephanie Abrams. Since distinguishing herself while reporting live during the historic 2004 and 2005 hurricane seasons, Abrams continues to cover significant storms firsthand for The Weather Channel.

A well-recognized face in the mornings on The Weather Channel, she co-hosts with Al Roker on Wake Up With Al weekday mornings from 6 - 7 a.m. ET. The lively morning show mixes the day's forecast along with top news stories and celebrity interviews. She also joins Mike Bettes on Your Weather Today from 7- 10 a.m. ET.

Her latest show, Weather Proof debuted January 2010 and guides viewers through a collection of elaborate tests that fabricate severe weather scenarios to demonstrate how weather impacts real-life situations with meaningful findings and life-saving tips. This breakthrough series is the first program of its kind that experiments with the power of nature and how it affects people and property.

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I don't know how I missed this. Congrats Francis!

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Francis, you have made such a difference to your friends here, the kids you teach at SDASM and elsewhere and the readers of your books. We all hope you both have a great trip down memory lane this weekend and enjoy the homors due you.

...and stories to tell me at Columbia Center next week here in Downey!

But here is what Wally wanted to know... are you a Turtle??? We await our drinks!

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Thanks, Jim and Jay, for those kind words!

YBYSAIA! Inducted by the High Potentate, Outershell Division himself...

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Congratulations, Francis! Well deserved.

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My sentiments exactly. Francis you have done a lot for the young people here in San Diego and we as adults through your books. You deserve this recognition! ;-)

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Congrats Francis!

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Congratulations Francis - a well deserved honor. Enjoy the festivities.

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A highly deserved honor, Francis. Congratulations!

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Congratulations Francis! That's a great photo of you and Wally. Best regards, GM

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Now back in Houston after four wonderful days in Huntsville, I'm happy to share some of the highlights from the 2010 Space Camp Hall of Fame induction and its related activities.

I arrived late Thursday night and before heading to the hotel, stopped over at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center to drop off a few items for the next day. The opportunity gave me a chance to take in a conjunction between Saturn and the Moon...

The induction ceremony itself was on Friday evening but that morning, members of this and prior year's inductee classes, together with some of their family members, met to tour Space Camp and Aviation Challenge.

Here is Francis and Erin reunited in front of the Hab where they first met more than two decades ago.

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The inductees broke into two groups: one headed for Enterprise, Space Camp's full fuselage trainer, and the others -- including Francis and I -- headed for Discovery, the motion-base simulator.

For the first run, 2010 inductee Danny Jacques and his daughter were commander and pilot. Francis and I, along with Erin and 2007 inductee Dan Oates were staffing Mission Control.

Back in the 80s, when Francis, Erin and I attended Space Camp, Mission Control didn't have as sophisticated displays as they do now. They used a VHS tape cued to real mission footage for the key events. Today, MCC has gone completely CGI with both interior and exterior displays.

Danny landed Discovery on his second try ("No one crashes the space shuttle at Space Camp" -- well, we'll see about that...) and then it was our turn at the controls.

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Francis was commander and I was pilot. Erin and Dan were mission specialists.

We did pretty well on ascent and orbit. Francis successfully opened and closed the payload bay doors and I made quick haste of a master alarm signaling a problem with APU No. 2. I even had a chance to tweet from space.

When it came time to land though...

...we weren't so lucky. Not that it was Francis' or my fault, mind you -- we both flew perfectly. It was the computer's fault that we missed the Shuttle Landing Facility by miles.

That's our story and we're sticking to it.

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Next up was a tour through the International Space Station.

Floating up (read: climbing the spiral staircase) into the Tranquility Node 3, we were afforded a great view of the entire training room floor, including the Enterprise.

Once through the station, we boarded a bus and visited Aviation Challenge, where we saw the rope course that trainees use (Francis was disappointed we didn't get a turn on the zip line).

We then each climbed into F-18 cockpit simulators and had the opportunity to do a bit of hot-dogging, Top Gun style. I was "proud" to have shot down two of my fellow inductees, as I understand so did Erin... including Francis!

We also had the chance if desired to ride the centrifuge. Here's Francis and Danny, mid-spin.

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Next up was lunch... and a surprise for Francis. Waiting for him as he entered the room were Apollo 15 astronaut Al Worden and his lovely wife Jill.

The meal together gave time for prior year inductees to share our experiences with this year's class, as well as go over the order of events for the evening ceremony.

It was then time to reveal the 2010 class' memorabilia display and plaque.

From left to right, the 2010 Space Camp Hall of Fame inductees: Danny Jacques, David Hnyda, Francis French and Andrea Hanson.

Francis and Andrea were given the honor to reveal the plaque. Danny and David then revealed the display cases.

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Here are the cases for the 2010 class (the second case pictured also includes some of my and Jerry Gleason's memorabilia from the 2009 induction). Click on photos to enlarge.

And here's Francis and Erin with the 2010 plaque...

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Following the unveiling, we had some free time to explore as well as change into our evening clothes. Before leaving the museum, Francis, Erin and I paid our respects to Miss Baker, the first U.S. animal to return from space safely. Miss Baker, and her "husband," lived at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center up until her death in 1984.

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A few hours later and it was time to reunite for photographs and the ceremony.

From left to right: Astronaut Don Thomas; 2010 inductees Francis French, Andrea Hanson, David Hnyda and Danny Jacques; and astronaut and 2007 inductee Dottie Metcalf-Lindenburger.

From left to right: 2007 inductees Dottie Metcalf-Lindenburger, Dan Oates and Amanda Stubblefield; 2009 inductee Jim Allan; 2007 inductee Penny Pettigrew; 2009 inductee Robert Pearlman (me); 2008 inductee Josh Whitfield; and astronaut Don Thomas.

In addition to those pictured, also present that evening were 2007 inductees Ed Buckbee and Dr. Georg von Tiesenhausen and 2008 inductees Oscar Holderer, Marlenn Maicki and Vincent Vazzo.

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The evening's festivities were quite special. Francis, as one of this year's inductees, had his own table where, in addition of course to Erin, were Al and Jill Worden, Owen Garriott, cS'er and author David Hitt, NASA education specialist Heather Smith and myself.

I would be remiss if I didn't also mention Jon Meek (cS: Mr Meek) and his lovely wife Melissa who were also there and who Dave and I shared a wonderful dinner with the next night.

The evening's program included remarks by Don Thomas, who spoke about the importance of inspiring the next generation; Dottie Metcalf-Lindenburger, who shared her experience becoming the first space camper to fly in space; and NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver, who shared her own experience attending Space Camp with her husband and alluded to her time spent at Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) earlier in the day. MSFC will be lead for NASA's heavylift rocket development project office.

Stephanie Abrams, who attended Space Camp twice as a young girl and now co-hosts "Wake Up With Al" with Al Roker on The Weather Channel, was the evening's master of ceremonies and seemed genuinely thrilled to be able to honor the inductees.

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Prior to honoring each of the 2010 inductees, Stephanie Abrams introduced each of the Hall of Fame members seated throughout the Davidson Center for Space Exploration. As our names were called, we were presented with a flight jacket complete with Hall of Fame patch and embroidered name tag and a Hall of Fame medal engraved with our name and class year.

In addition to those two items, the 2010 inductees were also each presented with a certificate and a framed Hall of Fame flag flown on the STS-124 mission, as we had been in years past.

Francis was first to be honored. As with each of the inductees, a video introduced Francis, his accomplishments and his history with Space Camp. It was then we all got a glimpse of Francis as a teenage astronaut...

(Once Space Camp posts the video to their website, we'll link to it here.)

Francis closed his warm and thoughtful remarks with a warning to parents thinking about sending their teenage daughter to Space Camp, because you never know who they might meet...

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Francis' fellow inductees each followed him with equally enjoyable remarks.

David Hnyda, who before joining the Army was a camper and served as an inspiring counselor to many, shared how proud he was to be "back in the blue," referencing the flight jacket he received that evening.

Andrea Hanson -- whose time as a counselor led her to her career: developing countermeasures to address bone loss experienced during long duration spaceflight -- shared her enthusiasm for getting people excited about space.

And Danny Jacques, an educator responsible for bringing hundreds of students to Space Camp, had everyone on their feet, fists in the air, chanting "On To Mars!"

I cannot say how proud I was to be among their number as Francis, David, Andrea and Danny were honored. They each epitomize the tremendous role that Space Camp has and continues to play in inspiring not just young students but everyone who comes into contact with the program to reach for the stars. As I believe Andrea put it, Space Camp turns fantasy into reality...

After the ceremony and dinner ended, it was time to party! Max Q, the all-astronaut band took to the stage. Chris Hadfield, Drew Feustel, Dottie Metcalf-Lindenburger, Ken Cockrell and Chris Ferguson rocked the night away. Plus! Max Q founder Hoot Gibson joined the band and played several sets.

The rest of the evening was spent dancing, chatting with new and old friends, posing for photos and signing autographs (many were having their program signed by inductees and astronauts alike).

The Friday's events put a permanent smile on my face for the several days that followed. On Saturday, the inductees reunited for a Space Camp Hall of Fame Foundation board meeting and to tour the Star Wars exhibit now in its final days at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center.

Before leaving Huntsville on Monday, I had a chance to tour the historic sites at Marshall Space Flight Center but that's another series of posts to come soon under another thread.

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Oh, one last thing... in addition to everything that the inductees were presented to take home with them (the certificate, the flown flag, the flight jacket and the medal), they were also each honored with a brick on the walkway surrounding the vertical Saturn V replica.

One section is devoted to the Space Camp Hall of Fame:

And here is Francis' brick, in very good company:

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Outstanding report and photos Robert. I felt as if I were there to help celebrate.

Congratulations Francis.

If I recall correctly, a young Francis is in front of Wally's Mercury Capsule which has since been relocated.

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I am so proud of you guys.

While I have never had the pleasure or honor of training at Space Camp, My life is richer for knowing you guys and being in your lives.

Thanks Rob for bringing Francis and your adventures and honors to all of us!

Fly High!
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Thanks, Robert, for that great writeup, and to everyone for their kind words. I really appreciated the very warm welcome that you and the other prior inductees gave me and Erin.

The great Space Camp team spoiled us rotten and gave us a fantastic couple of days of activities. Although I had been back since (on Sally Ride Science business), it was the first time Erin and I had been back together since we met there as teenagers 21 years ago. So you can imagine what a special weekend this was for us personally. We couldn't imagine a better way to come back.

This was the first time I had seen the Davidson Center holding the Saturn V rocket (it was under construction during my last visit), and I was just blown away by it. Huntsville already was a world-class, incomparable museum, but to now have this incredible facility - it makes it absolutely unique. To be able to walk under a full-size mockup of the shuttle with external tank and SRBs - to see a Saturn V on its side - and also look at a Saturn V mockup standing upright - the closest most of us will get to seeing a launch-day Saturn V... just incredible. I'm looking forward next to the restoration and indoor display of the full-size Skylab trainer, a jewel in the crown of Marshall's space achievements, which will take the center to yet another level of excellence.

The weekend was a good opportunity to catch up with friends and colleagues like Robert, and David Hitt. It was great to see how many Outward Odyssey books were in the local Barnes and Noble (multiple copies of four of the books in the series) - David Hitt and I signed everything we came across...

It was so much fun to get a special tour of the center and simulators - although trying to land the shuttle was a good reminder of why I preferred to be a mission specialist back in 1989! Of course, I added the shuttle software glitch as part of my cunning plan to fly it to San Diego airport and park it on display here at the museum... saves on shipping costs. Didn't work, and I think we parked on the highway in Titusville instead.

Seeing Al and Jill Worden at lunch was a wonderful surprise. Apparently the plan had been even more elaborate, I was told - they planned to have me walk into the shuttle simulator to find Al waiting for me in the commander's seat - but their flights were delayed so time ran out.

Al and I later went and checked out the Apollo 16 command module. As explained on this web site, Al's Apollo 15 control panels ended up in Apollo 16's display. This is the first time he had seen the spacecraft since he learned that, so we crouched down and peered up at the "long-lost" part of his spacecraft through the hatch.

It was such a pleasure to catch up with Owen Garriott, chat with Hoot Gibson and to meet Don Thomas, Dottie Metcalf-Lindenburger, Lori Garver and the Max-Q Band. A pleasure too to chat with Dr. Georg von Tiesenhausen, who had been one of my instructors back in 1989, and thank him for his many decades of teaching kids. Huntsville truly knows how to put on a show! And such gifts - medal, medallions, certificate, flight jacket with personalized name tag... but it didn't end there. Good grief, a flag flown on the shuttle for us? And a commemorative brick under the Saturn V, right next to von Braun? I'm lost for words (which is unusual for me!).

My fellow inductees are all doing such important work in aviation, space sciences and education, I was truly honored to be in their company. Hearing about the incredible work they are doing inspires me more to get more kids and their families interested and involved in science, technology, and aerospace history. And to further support Space Camp, who do it so well.

As an immigrant to this country, to be inducted by the United States Space and Rocket Center was incredibly touching for me. Thanks, everyone, for the very kind words. This made our year.

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Well, there's not much for me to add. My wife and I had already resolved to make this an annual trip, and this past weekend was a perfect example of why.

I appreciate Robert's shout-out above, it's always fun to sit and talk space for a few (or several) hours. David, though your mayorship of the chair was short-lived, I feel you served an admirable term. Francis, it was a pleasure to meet you, I hope we get more time to chat in person in the future.

As a musician, it was a real treat to see Max Q play, and to talk a little shop with a few of the band members. They may downplay their musical abilities, but they're a lot better at playing music than I am at landing the shuttle.

...Though I feel I could give Robert and Francis a run for their money in that department.

In all seriousness, it was a great weekend, and I'm already looking forward to next year.

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The U.S. Space & Rocket Center has now also published their photo gallery from the induction ceremony.

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quote:
Originally posted by Robert Pearlman:
Back in the 80s, when Francis, Erin and I attended Space Camp, Mission Control didn't have as sophisticated displays as they do now. They used a VHS tape cued to real mission footage for the key events. Today, MCC has gone completely CGI with both interior and exterior displays.
Congrats to all!

Back in the early '80s - before the movie "SpaceCamp" came out - I saw a Reading Rainbow program where they visited Space Camp.

I got excited as the campers approached a hatch, went through, and then CLUNK! they entered the compartment.

Believe it or not, I was really disappointed that Space Camp did not have a weightless environment. Yeah, I was young, er, younger then, but it just seems so... lacking.

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quote:
Originally posted by Hart Sastrowardoyo:
I was really disappointed that Space Camp did not have a weightless environment.
I wish I could tell you about the extra-double-top-secret weightless room that they only show inductees. But I'm not allowed to.

Probably too modest to say it himself, so I thought I would mention that the NASA Deputy Administrator included the following remarks in her prepared speech:

"Rob Pearlman, you have become a staple at NASA launches, and we applaud how widely you disseminate information about the wonders of exploration."

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Ultimate Bulletin Board 5.47a





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