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Junior Journals

Space Camp, California

I Came to Space Camp with My Best Friend

by 12 year old Mindy
Tracking Officer
April 01, 1997

Today, I went on a mission and trained to use the orbiter. I read from a script and pushed different buttons. I used a simulator for walking on the moon, which had lots of springs on it. I was the Tracking Officer for the mission, but we had trouble watching the clock and keeping track of what we were doing. I also learned about how to make tiles for the shuttle.

I came to Space Camp with my best friend. I went to Space Camp in Florida before I came here. I wanted to come here because my family is moving. In Florida, we went to Kennedy Space Center. The training center was bigger than the one here [in California.]

I like Space Camp because I like how the shuttle works and how stuff floats around.

Daily Stuff

Today, we are building rockets and will launch them. We will get to see airplanes, and are going to Great America to see a movie about space.

We usually wake up between 7:00 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. The people sleeping on the bottom bunk can shower in the morning, and the people on the top can shower at night.

We have breakfast at about 8:00 a.m., lunch at about 12:30 p.m., and dinner at 6:00 p.m. The meals are good -- so far we've had Chinese food, tacos, and turkey.

I hope to learn things that I can tell my science teacher about. I took pictures for her and other teachers from my school. I want to learn more about how the shuttle works.


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