Lemme Fly the LEM!

Friday, June 12, 2009 Friday, June 12, 2009

 
Yeah, I was back at the Apollo simulation again. I guess I’m a little bit more spacey than usual due to the amazing things in RL space lately (the International Space Station is finally truly international, with crew from all partner countries in orbit today - and another seven to visit on Saturday to break the record for the most people in space simultaneously.) 
Meanwhile in SL, Apollo simulation is a fascinating exhibit, because it is always changing as the maker implements enhancements. In this view, Radar Masukami and I have successfully flown the Lunar Excursion Module down from orbit to the surface of The Moon.

Erm, you might be wondering why there is a Joshua Tree on the barren, airless Lunar surface. Well, that’s because the landing area was (at the time of our flight) simply a sandbox below the orbital area, not yet fully moonscaped. This also explains why we are able to successfully walk on the surface without space suits.

But we had to wear our Trek outfits, of course.

1 comments:

radar said...

that was fun! and speaking of star trek, i was sorry to miss the party. i figured i wouldn't be able to make it at that time but i was going to try anyway. i failed.

maybe we should have another one sometime. i bought spock ears. i need to use them!

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