Apr 6th 2001
the Museum now has the keyboard commands for this sim - AND - a picture of the team who created it.
looks at 2 DVD / videos which are supergeek heaven !
Apollo 13 (1995):
"Although the three astronauts are the ones whose lives are on the line after an explosion in the service module half way to the moon, the engineers are the real heroes in this movie. These guys on the ground are the ones who make it possible for the astronauts to survive the ordeal. While it's nice to say "failure is not an option", it required genius, perserverence, improvisation, and amazing attention to detail to make this happen."
October Sky (1999):
"October Sky (1999) is the true story of Homer Hickam, a young boy growing up in a West Virginia coal-mining town in the 1950's.
While everyone expects that the boys in the town will become coal miners like their fathers, Homer gets another idea after Sputnik is launched. He decides to build and launch his own rocket."
Air Combat Fiction
Buck Danny No.49 - La Nuit du Serpent (Night of the Snake)
I picked up the latest Buck Danny comic (#49, September 2000) in France on my last trip there. The book is called "La Nuit du Serpent" (Night of the Snake) and has Buck and his pals flying the just-introduced F-22 Raptor in support of a rescue mission over North Korea."
This, you have to see to believe! This is more the Starship Enterprise than a cockpit: USDC Space Simulator -
Dam Busters was a classic sim from the days of 8 bit computing. This ran on the Commodore 64 and Elias Martenson has provided a series of screenshots which portray a typical mission.
Cheats for Mech Commander - these are necessary - believe me !! After mission 16 it gets so tough that... well put it this way, in a conversation I had with Jordan Weismann - the creator of the Mech Universe - he admitted that the development of development of Mech Commander had one flaw common in gaming:: The "TFH syndrome". That's Too F<¢£ Hard! - MechCommander