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Author:  PeterScott [ Tue Aug 06, 2013 5:58 pm ]
Post subject:  Spaceport America

Tip of the hat to Jack Kelly for bringing this to my attention on Facebook.

Check out Spaceport America. Is that just a gorgeous piece of architecture or what? It so evokes the classic Heinlein rocket design. It is allegedly "open for business," whatever actual milestone that translates to.

On Google Earth, the spaceport hangar is modeled in 3-D for some added excitement.

Author:  JackKelly [ Wed Aug 07, 2013 6:25 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Spaceport America

If you build it - they will come.

Oops, wrong genre. :D

But...hell yeah! This is sorta kinda what we envisioned when we read Heinlein under the bed covers as tykes.

Author:  DanHenderson [ Wed Aug 07, 2013 9:23 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Spaceport America

JackKelly wrote:
This is sorta kinda what we envisioned when we read Heinlein under the bed covers as tykes.

I thought I was the only one who did that! I remember being under the covers with a flashlight in 7th grade because I couldn't stand to put down Heinlein's latest juvie until I'd finished it, then being useless at school the next day due to lack of sleep. Reminds me of the old joke:

Quote:
I'm reading a terrific book about anti-gravity. I can't put it down!

Author:  JackKelly [ Wed Aug 07, 2013 11:21 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Spaceport America

DanHenderson wrote:
I thought I was the only one who did that! I remember being under the covers with a flashlight in 7th grade because I couldn't stand to put down Heinlein's latest juvie until I'd finished it, then being useless at school the next day due to lack of sleep.


I did that all the time. I would keep the main light on until mom or dad would tell me to turn it off - then turn it on again when I thought they were asleep. In the interim, I always had the flashlight at the ready. Of course, I didn't just read Heinlein, but I frequently read all night.

As I descend inexorably into senior citizenhood, I'm lucky to get through a chapter without snoozing. :D

Author:  RobertPearson [ Wed Aug 07, 2013 3:59 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Spaceport America

I used to sneak out the window and sit on the rock under the streetlight. One of the pleasures of growing up in central California...was eventually caught and had to revert to the flashlight! ;)

Author:  RobWright [ Fri Aug 09, 2013 6:34 pm ]
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My parents monitored my reading at night pretty well, what I could do was get up early and read. I ended up many days waking at 430-500 with my dad and reading while he got ready to go out and burn the slash piles in the units.

Rob

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