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keiichi2032 06-13-2013 10:51 PM

Starfleet Academy Lecture (history of manned spaceflight)
 
Greetings STO,
After spending so much time at Starfleet Academy, either in cadet attire, or instructor color variants, I realize... there is very little to the location beyond a simple social zone. Has anyone toyed with the idea of hosting a class there? Or how about something simpler, like a lecture/discussion?

I have toyed with this idea after finding myself either having to defend the moon landings from people who call it a hoax, or fill in the blanks for people who just don't know anything about it. On both accounts, I find the only mission anyone can even name is the moon landing itself, and maybe Apollo 13. The space program is too important to be just forgotten like that.

Therefore, I am working on the idea of hosting a period of lectures at Starfleet Academy, detailing the space program (not just US), from the 1950's with Sputnik and the "Mercury 7", through Vostok, Gemini, Voskhod, through Apollo and the moon landings, and the Soviet Soyuz, possibly concluding with the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project of 1975 (the REAL Apollo 18). Furthermore, as a DJ on MMO Radio, I might do it over the air, instead of constant never-ending text which takes forever to get through.

Anyways, getting that out there, haven't set a date yet, as I am still compiling information... I'm to about 1961 at this point. Was curious what people think, and if anyone is interested in attending.

cmdrscarlet 06-14-2013 08:41 AM

Interesting and noble idea!

If its on the air then attendance at Starfleet Academy would not be required I presume ... but it may be more immersive from a certain point of view.

Good luck with the project!

zelzxe 06-14-2013 10:19 AM

that sounds awesome, when you looking at doing it?

keiichi2032 06-14-2013 10:21 AM

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Originally Posted by cmdrscarlet (Post 10835701)
Interesting and noble idea!

If its on the air then attendance at Starfleet Academy would not be required I presume ... but it may be more immersive from a certain point of view.

Good luck with the project!

Well, immersion is the primary point. While being tunned in would be the main thing, its about getting together in a social group. And furthermore, with everyone at the same location, it adds the ability for them to ask questions and for me to respond to them directly, for all to see and/or hear.

I'm not the "shut up, I'm talking" type :P

keiichi2032 06-14-2013 11:49 PM

PROGRESS:

Chapters Written:
The Dream of Space ((Introduction) 1955 - 1958)
Manned Spaceflight and the Mercury Seven (1958 - 1961)
First Man in Space (1961)

In-Depth Research Completed:
(USSR) Vostok (1961 - 1963)
(USA) Mercury (1961 - 1963)
(USSR) Voskhod (1964 - 1965)

Research in Progress:
(USA) Gemini (1964 - 1966)
(USA) "Apollo 1" Fire (1967)
(USSR) Early Soyuz (1967 - 1975)
(USA) Apollo (1968 - 1972)
(USSR) Salyut Space Stations (1971 - 1976)
(USA) Skylab (1974-1975)
(USA-USSR) "Apollo-Soyuz Test Project" (1975)

May use Apollo-Soyuz as the finale, as it signifies a sort of finale to the "space race" in a joint mission of cooperation.

marcusdkane 06-15-2013 04:50 AM

That's a fantastic idea, kudos :cool:

keiichi2032 06-15-2013 11:32 AM

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Originally Posted by marcusdkane (Post 10850091)
That's a fantastic idea, kudos :cool:

Thanks ^_^

I have even gone so far as to speak with the local Community College and pass along the idea of a "History of Spaceflight" course to the curriculum. I know i wouldn't be able to teach it, as I don't have a degree in that regard. But if such a course could even get made, that would be enough for me.

catstarsto 06-15-2013 04:11 PM

How does this sound, Instead of me taking Caitian Picard to ESD for Picard day, Ill go to Star Fleet Academy with that toon, and answer questions for players in local chat, like ive offered in these forums. Maybe even tell stories to those interested. Let me know if you think this is a better idea?

keiichi2032 06-15-2013 05:05 PM

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Originally Posted by catstarsto (Post 10857601)
How does this sound, Instead of me taking Caitian Picard to ESD for Picard day, Ill go to Star Fleet Academy with that toon, and answer questions for players in local chat, like ive offered in these forums. Maybe even tell stories to those interested. Let me know if you think this is a better idea?

The Academy is a place of learning, and I would very much like to see more learning going on. And, btw, my lecture idea is not any kind of exclusive thing for me. The subject matter, I would ask that you leave to me, as I have been working very hard on it. However, if you wish to host your own lectures on any other subjects, feel free to do so ^_^

keiichi2032 06-16-2013 01:12 AM

PROGRESS:

Additional In-Depth Research Completed:
(USA) Gemini 3 - 9 (1965 - 1966)(three flights remain)
(USSR) Zond circumlunar flights (1968)(not originally posted)

I will begin writing additional chapters based on research acquired thus far, though may complete Gemini research first.


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