Chapter 91 – Pictures 01 to 33
Pics 01 and 02 show two views of Morrison Springs, the location for our first dive on our way to my friend’s, friend’s house at Pensacola Beach in Florida.
Pic 03 show the huge and incredible mansion on stilts, owned by my friend’s, friends at Pensacola Beach. This picture simply does not do credit to how big this house actually is.
Pics 04 to 07 show the location for our second dive whilst in Florida. For reference Pic 06 is of me.
Picture 08 shows divers at play – at this point we were so drunk, and short of booze to drink, that we started to mix Bud-Lite with Chocolate Milkshake to make it go further. Sounds like a horrible combination but trust me it tastes great when you are as drunk as we were on the night.
Picture 09 shows a view looking down toward the floor of the MCC at the US Space and Rocket Centers Space Camp training facility.
This was my first look at the new Orion and Altair simulators which you can just see to the right of the picture.
Pics 10 and 11 show the new space suit designs for USSRC Space Camp trainees. Whilst intended primarily for Lunar based training they will also be used for Space Shuttle EVA training as well when required.
Pics 12 to 19 show exterior and interior views of the new Orion Crew Exploration Vehicle simulator on the floor of the MCC. Pic 15A shows me sitting in the Commanders position of the Orion.
Pics 20 to 24 show various exterior and interior views of the hybrid simulator for the Altair Lunar Lander, with Pic 21 showing the hatch which leads out onto what will be the Lunar surface.
Pics 25 and 28 show the new Shackelton (Lunar) Operations Control Room, or SOCR as it is more commonly known.
Pic 29 shows me with some of the group of young people from the USA and India that I got to work with as a Volunteer at the US Space and Rocket Centers Space Camp training facility during my stay in 2011.
Pics 30 and 31 show me at work at the bottom of the UAT testing out new items of training equipment during my stay in 2011.
Pic 32, the very last picture I took before flying back to the UK in 2011 shows the “brick” which can be seen near the new Davidson Centre for Space Exploration. The brick features the names of me and the incredible group I was a part of way back in 2005 – from little acorns mighty oaks would certainly grow.
Chapter 92 – Picture 01
Me with James Cosgrove whose father Dave talked me into giving a talk about my various adventures at the USSRC’s Space Camp training facility to pupils at Kexborough Primary School, Nr Barnsley, South Yorkshire on the afternoon of Wednesday, 9th November 2011. The picture is reproduced here with Dave’s kind permission.
Chapter 93 – Picture 01
This picture shows me just after my first ever interview on the Rony Robinson Show at the studios of BBC Radio Sheffield on the morning of Friday, 2nd December 2011. For me 2011 just got better and better.
Chapter 96 – Pictures 00 to 20
Pics 00 to 00D show the two older and very non-working replica firearms I have and the incredible detail which can be found on the metalwork.
The barrels on both are blocked solid so even trying to load and then fire them is not a good idea.
Pictures 00E to 00I show a variety of more modern and futuristic very non-working replica firearms I have in my collection.
Pics 01 to 20 show the pictures that were taken on my visit to The Ammo Dump (inc) Shooting Range in 2012.
Chapter 97 – Pictures 00 to 13
Pic 00 shows the artwork I created using my Poser CGI programme for the design of the patch for the Phoenix Team Corporate Programme.
Pic 00B shows the patch for the Phoenix Team Corporate Programme.
Pic 01 shows the one page timetable of events which the members of the Phoenix Team Corporate Programme expected to partake in during their week at the US Space and Rocket Centres Space Camp training facility during their stay.
Pics 02 to 07 show the six page incredible timetable of events we actually took part in during our stay.
Pics 08 to 12 show the artwork I created for the Phoenix Team Corporate Programme, and what I hoped I would have the opportunity to achieve during the programme.
Pic 13 shows the thank you card given to me by Lori on her first day at camp as part of the Phoenix Team for the words of encouragement I had sent her in an email only days before our arrival.
Chapter 98 – Pictures 01 to 03
Pic 01 shows me making my way down the ladder of the Altair Lunar Lander as I prepare to take my first step on the Moon (?).
Pic 02 shows me once again as I take my own “one small step” and my dream finally comes true.
Pic 03 shows me as I prepare to plant in the Lunar surface my very own, specially designed, custom flag, that had made the journey from my home in far away Yorkshire, had then left behind England and the United Kingdom of Great Britain as I had flown over the Atlantic Ocean to the US Space and Rocket Centres Space Camp training facility, and from there made the journey to our nearest neighbour in space – the Moon.
Chapter 99 – Pictures 01 to 07
Pics 01 to 03A show various views of me and Courtney as we make repairs and replace the window in Lunar Habitat number one with Pic 03A showing the window after the repair had been completed.
Pic 04 shows the chance I had to once again deploy for a photo opportunity, the flag that had made its way from my home in Yorkshire to the bottom of the Underwater Astronaut Trainer (UAT) at the US Space and Rocket Centres Space Camp training facility.
Pic 05 shows the members of the Phoenix Team Corporate Programme with our lead Councillor Brian plus Jen DiCarlo, Corporate Programme Manager at the USSRC and her deputy Liz Tudor.
Pic 06 shows my graduation from the Phoenix Team Corporate Programme.
I was so very proud of what I had managed to accomplish, but sad at the same time that Caroline had not been able to make the trip to be with us.
Pic 07 shows the final picture taken of the members of Phoenix team with staff from the USSRC.
Whilst they had all done an incredible job to support Phoenix, special mention has to be made for Chris Hatfield, Call-sign Ham, the Team Leader for the training team based at Area 51, who can be seen on the back row at the far left. Chris worked a minor miracle to create the very special flag pole for me that I used to deploy my very special flag on the Lunar surface.
Chapter 100 – Pictures 01 and 05
Pics 01 and 02 were used to support the Press Release sent out by the “Reeder Marketing Machine” on the morning of Monday, 15th October 2012, upon my return from Space Camp .
Pics 03 to 05 show the equipment I designed for the recommendations I put forward for upgrades to the Space Camp Lunar based training programmes.
And that as they say, is that – at least for now.