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Buehler Challenger Science & Space Center (A)
When I went to the Buehler Challenger Science & Space Center I was on the Navigation Team. My job was to find the longitude and latitude of places on the moon like the Hercules crater, which is a site in the lowland of the moon.
I think the most important thing I had to do was find how many diameters (DM) the sun and the moon were. I had to line it up, and then I had to show how many Diameters (DM) it was, and how many Milli-diameters (MDM) it was. If I messed up, all of it would be ruined.
If I had a chance to do it again I would have wanted to do it a little faster. Like when I was in Mission Control I and the person in the Spacecraft got a little confused. I guess I went a little ahead on the task cards and by the time he sent me a message I was way ahead of him. (The messages didn’t send that fast because we had to send it, then it would come out of the printer, and then the person at Data would have to bring it all the way to Navigation).
I think the experience kind of made you nervous. For example when Life Support had to fix something and make the temperature of the Spacecraft I think cooler. He finished it with one minute left. If he didn’t, all the computers and electronic stuff would have shut down.
I also think the Mission Specialists need to know that it is kind of nerve racking, and they might get a little confused for a while and that may slow them down.
Article posted March 19, 2009 at 01:18 PM •
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