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Title: You know you're addicted to the Space Shuttle Mission Simulator when...
Post by: abortflight on June 04, 2008, 07:33:04 PM
This tread is based on a thread in another forum.
-when looking at a NASA photo, you move the mouse around to get a better angle
-you've memorized the pre-launch activities by heart (getting there)


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM07 when...
Post by: USA~Driver on June 04, 2008, 08:38:43 PM
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Quote
-when looking at a NASA photo, you move the mouse around to get a better angle
-you've memorized the pre-launch activities by heart (getting there)

-When you let the Simulation play out as you sleep.......
-When you wake up you get right back into it......
-When you sit in orbit, Not wanting to De-orbit.
-When you start dissing online FSX fly-fly buddies for SSM2007 ( Thats when I knew for sure )


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM07 when...
Post by: Admin on June 04, 2008, 08:48:59 PM
-When your favorite channel is... NASATV!
-When your ringtone is the SSM2007 launch theme
-When you finish your telephone conversations with "Discovery Out"
-When you say goodbye to your friend: "see you on orbit"
-When you use the RMS to grapple the steak
-When you're taking your dog for an EVA
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.

/Admin


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM07 when...
Post by: abortflight on June 04, 2008, 08:53:42 PM
 :D yay my thread got moved to stickys


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM07 when...
Post by: asterix on June 04, 2008, 09:15:04 PM
My wife wants "On at the ninety" as a ring-tone.  ;D


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM07 when...
Post by: Twabi2 on June 04, 2008, 09:59:32 PM
-When you watch NASATV and start wondering how they got their earth textures so good looking
-When you refuse to go outside your house without your EMU
-When you start your car by first activating the communications, then confirm with your wife that all the "side hatches" are secured, followed by doing a cabin leak check by turning on the ventilation at maximum capacity...


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM07 when...
Post by: Becker07 on June 04, 2008, 10:09:07 PM
- When you cancel your subscription to an MMORPG you've been playing for 5 years! :)


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM07 when...
Post by: Spacewalker on June 05, 2008, 12:15:06 AM
-When you are sitting in your car, waiting for the instructions to appear on the bottom of the dashboard.
-When you are actually counting down before you drive away with your car/bus/truck, no matter who is sitting with you in that car/bus/truck. You say out loud: 10...9...8...7...6 (now you start the engine and say:) we have main engine start...3...2...1...Lift off (exactly now you start to move your vehicle)...we have lift off!
-When exactly after 8 minutes and 38 seconds you turn off the engine of your car/bus/truck and you exclamate: "Main engine cut off!" Now you wait until ET separation occurs...
-When your wife asks you something you don't understand, you ask her for the Comm number.
-When you put TPS tiles on your car and install a drag chute.
-When everytime you miss the right exit on the highway, you are grumbling something that sounds like "missed the deorbit window".
-When everytime some mishap happens to somebody else, you say: "Oh my god, what have you done? You trashed the shuttle AND the crew!"
-When you call someone on the phone, the first thing you say is: "This is Houston, do you read?"
-When you end every sentence you say on the telephone with a "Beep!"
-When you do a circle for "heading alignment", everytime before you park your car.
-When you install a docking target in your garage.


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM07 when...
Post by: abortflight on June 05, 2008, 01:00:26 AM
 some really funny ones here guys! :D


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM07 when...
Post by: Firefighterdan on June 05, 2008, 01:11:34 AM
-When your wife tells you to get out of the Space Shuttle and go take a shower because you stink. ;D


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM07 when...
Post by: abortflight on June 05, 2008, 01:21:28 AM
-When you finish all the missions, 3 times for the 3 dificulty settings, on the same day you bought the game


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM07 when...
Post by: Spacewalker on June 05, 2008, 11:56:24 AM
-When you are going to the toilet, you are not "taking a leak", you are "dumping propellants"!
-When you are in bed, trying to find some sleep after another exciting mission, you are not just "rolling over", you do "roll reversals"!
-When you are coming home after a good party and you can't walk straight anymore, it's not because you are drunk. No! It's because you are "doing some S-turns to dissipate some excess energy" before you are "executing a HAC" before approaching your front door.
-When you bang your head somewehere you say: "Touchdown! Deploy chute!"
-When you are not "walking", "going" or "driving" anymore, now you are always "translating"!


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM07 when...
Post by: USA~Driver on June 05, 2008, 12:25:50 PM
SPACEWALKER......

:D WHERE'S YOUR NEXT PERFORMANCE? :D


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM07 when...
Post by: christra on June 05, 2008, 12:59:59 PM
You guys are all crazy...completely... ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM07 when...
Post by: Zenra on June 05, 2008, 01:10:57 PM
These are great - it's like reading what my life has become these past several weeks!


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM07 when...
Post by: Admin on June 05, 2008, 01:14:44 PM
Better than Seinfeld!

/Admin


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM07 when...
Post by: Spacewalker on June 05, 2008, 02:31:26 PM
You guys are all crazy...completely... ;D ;D ;D
No, we're not! The rest of the world is! :D ;)


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM07 when...
Post by: Cthulhus on June 05, 2008, 03:22:39 PM
-When your favorite channel is... NASATV!
-When your ringtone is the SSM2007 launch theme
-When you finish your telephone conversations with "Discovery Out"
-When you say goodbye to your friend: "see you on orbit"
-When you use the RMS to grapple the steak
-When you're taking your dog for an EVA
.
.
.

/Admin

hahaha ! Excellent ! "When you use the RMS to grapple the steak"


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM07 when...
Post by: abortflight on June 07, 2008, 10:40:06 PM
-You carry an umbrella with you at all times so when you want to stop walking, you "deploy the drag chute"


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM07 when...
Post by: Twabi2 on June 08, 2008, 01:39:10 PM
-You carry an umbrella with you at all times so when you want to stop walking, you "deploy the drag chute"
Good idea, I'll go and get my umbrella straight away!


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM07 when...
Post by: Steven on June 08, 2008, 03:32:28 PM
-You choose between NASA TV during a real mission or SSM2007

(Yeah, I've contemplated it a few times..)


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM07 when...
Post by: Yoti980 on June 08, 2008, 03:45:09 PM
-When you find yourself taking a leak in the hose of your wet/dry vac


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM07 when...
Post by: Lima14 on June 09, 2008, 06:15:31 PM
When you've got a black car and it's been baking in the sun and after you get in and start the engine, instead of reaching for the aircon controls, you actually pop the boot or hatch and wonder why the radiators haven't deployed yet...





Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM07 when...
Post by: t-stoff on June 10, 2008, 07:37:02 AM
I use "no go" all the time, most of my friends got used to it and use it too ;p
And that ringtone idea......... ;D


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM07 when...
Post by: asterix on June 10, 2008, 07:49:54 AM
.....while out on my motorbike and I throttle down until Max Q is over. (We call them speed cameras in Britain)!!!


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM07 when...
Post by: Admin on June 10, 2008, 11:35:38 AM
When you shell out some US$300 for a TripleHead2Go and another US$99 for TrackIR Pro just to get more "into" SSM2007  8)

/Admin


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM07 when...
Post by: Lima14 on June 10, 2008, 12:42:48 PM
When you shell out some US$300 for a TripleHead2Go and another US$99 for TrackIR Pro just to get more "into" SSM2007  8)

/Admin

 :o Ouch..... wonder how much it'd cost us in the U.K? $300 -> Ģ300? (lol)
and does that include the cost for the extra BiG monitors?  :D



Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM07 when...
Post by: uri_ba on June 10, 2008, 01:37:56 PM
TIR in 99$ no way..

NaturalPoint ship'em out in 179$ and you can fine an online cupone that will bring it down just a bit.. 160 maybe 150. but not under 100$ (and if there is let me know.. I'll take two :))


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM07 when...
Post by: abortflight on June 10, 2008, 07:25:20 PM
Today when I walked into a door I swore I head Houston saying "No-Go"


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM07 when...
Post by: rokushakubo on June 11, 2008, 01:54:45 PM
A typical day in the life of an SSM2007 addict.

1. Wake up.
2. Have steak for breakfast.
3. Spend an hour getting changed.
4. Take the bus three miles to where you park your car.
5. Get into car, with assistance from several other people, who have made sure your car is correctly configured to go to work.
6. Spend 1 hour and 50 minutes (+ hold time) flicking switches on the dashboard.
7. Finally (as Spacewalker says), count-down from 10, switching on the engine at 6 seconds, then moving away at 0 seconds.
8. About 40 seconds after moving off, take your foot slightly off the accelerator for about 30 seconds, then floor it again.
9. After 8 minutes, release the accelerator fully, and a few seconds later, the fuel tank falls out of the car.
10. Some time afterwards, open the boot of the car and raise the aerial.
11. Program your place of work into the GPS system and slowly coast towards it.
12. Approach your place of work at speeds of no more than around 30cm/sec, and 10cm/sec for the last 50m or so.
13. Wait an hour before exiting the car and entering your place of work.
14. Go to boss' office and explain why you are 8 hours late for work.


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM07 when...
Post by: t-stoff on June 11, 2008, 03:34:50 PM
Watching/Listening NASA tv @ work all day (like today) and from time to time explain to your coleagues what exactly is happening with all the complicated terminology after an simple question like "whats that your watching?", and ending that with an "isnt that awesome?" 2 out of 10 replied with an yes. :O

heyyyy still no ideas how to get some neat ringtones from typical radio msgs ? would be great for text msgs.


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM07 when...
Post by: svenks on June 12, 2008, 08:58:42 AM
Ok, let's take rokushakubo's story a little further...
When it's time to go home, you:
1) Climb into your car through a narrow tube.
2) You sit in you seat and wait for the pressure to equalize.
3) You use the starter to move the car slowly away.
4) Once at a safe distance, you get going with a short burst from the motor.
5) Now, stick your head and upper body out of the window and inspect the underside of your car (NOTE: This can be tricky, but fortunately we're not going very fast).
6) While still moving, stow the aerial and close the trunk.
7) Coast onto the highway, at the same time turrning the car backwards (just ignore all the comm noise, like horns, curses etc).
8) At just the right moment start the engine, put the car in reverse and floor it!
9) Just before running out of fuel, turn off the engine.
10) Now turn the car around (why, just use the hand brake, silly...).
12) Then you just sit there, wondering if you have forgotten something...
13) As you get to your exit, turn up the heat fully and turn off the radio.

And could someone else take us to the HAC and home, because I'm laughing too hard. This thread is priceless!!!

BRGDS
Sven


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM07 when...
Post by: Admin on June 12, 2008, 11:21:41 AM
Well, some more,

- When you refer to your passengers as "Mission Specialists" and your wife (or husband) as "Pilot" or "Commander", depending on whether you drive or not (or who's da boss  ;D )
- When you call home asking for the weather conditions at the estimated car "landing" time.
- When you install safety belts on your toilet.
- When you refer to a house door as "airlock" and wait a bit before entering to allow for "pressure equalization".


/Admin


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM07 when...
Post by: mase1 on June 12, 2008, 02:01:22 PM
when your wife says "No Go".............Ihate that one.


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM07 when...
Post by: Cthulhus on June 12, 2008, 02:34:21 PM
when your wife says "No Go".............Ihate that one.

 ;D "No Go, please retract" !


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM07 when...
Post by: Admin on June 12, 2008, 02:53:40 PM
when your wife says "No Go".............Ihate that one.

 ;D "No Go, please retract" !

Well, technically that means that YOUR WIFE is addicted to SSM2007 - or that you may need some more Ground School training in handling dangerous and expensive payload  :D

/Admin


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM07 when...
Post by: uri_ba on June 12, 2008, 03:31:22 PM
when your wife says "No Go".............Ihate that one.

 ;D "No Go, please retract" !

Well, technically that means that YOUR WIFE is addicted to SSM2007 - or that you may need some more Ground School training in handling dangerous and expensive payload  :D

/Admin

or you just need to refine you rendezvous & docking skills :P


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM07 when...
Post by: abortflight on June 12, 2008, 08:15:01 PM
This thread is priceless!!!
My work is done 8)


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM07 when...
Post by: marvx on June 12, 2008, 08:33:35 PM
or if your wife calls you "Todl"=i***t

lol

Marvx


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM07 when...
Post by: mase1 on June 13, 2008, 03:35:49 AM
you know you're addicted when this topic get's read more than our manuals.........


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM07 when...
Post by: rokushakubo on June 13, 2008, 09:08:33 AM
- when this (http://www.shuttlepresskit.com/scom/scom.pdf) is your idea of a light bed-time read.

[WARNING! "this" will hog your PC downloading a 20MB PDF file (roughly 1/2 of the SCOM).   8) Admin]


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM07 when...
Post by: Boeing on June 13, 2008, 01:01:52 PM
LOL
Who wants a APU on his bed?  ;D ;D


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM07 when...
Post by: Cthulhus on June 13, 2008, 01:17:49 PM
- when this (http://www.shuttlepresskit.com/scom/scom.pdf) is your idea of a light bed-time read.

[WARNING! "this" will hog your PC downloading a 20MB PDF file (roughly 1/2 of the SCOM).   8) Admin]

I still can't open that PDF ... Any tips?


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM07 when...
Post by: Melquiades on June 13, 2008, 01:47:27 PM
I still can't open that PDF ... Any tips?

Hmm, strange.  What reader are you using?

I recommend Foxit, the Adobe PDF reader is far too bloated, foxit is wonderful; nice and small.

http://www.foxitsoftware.com/pdf/rd_intro.php


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM07 when...
Post by: Spacewalker on June 13, 2008, 03:39:43 PM
I still can't open that PDF ... Any tips?
Go to this website: http://www.shuttlepresskit.com/STS-103/scom.htm
You can try to open the entire manual from here, or open each chapter separately, just as you like. ;)


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM07 when...
Post by: pheberer on June 14, 2008, 03:03:43 PM
While watching NASA's live broadcast of the deorbit and landing of STS-124 today and you push F1 or F and expect a view of STS-124.


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM07 when...
Post by: Steven on June 14, 2008, 07:10:28 PM
While watching NASA's live broadcast of the deorbit and landing of STS-124 today and you push F1 or F and expect a view of STS-124.


When you follow the De-Orbit Burn exactly with a missions DoB, and land at the same time/place.  ;)


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM07 when...
Post by: Greggy_D on June 14, 2008, 11:01:35 PM
When after landing in the sim, you walk a ceremonial "once over" of your PC.  ;D


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM07 when...
Post by: abortflight on June 14, 2008, 11:12:25 PM
When you print your achievment page, cut out all the badges, make them into real badges, show them to your friends, and say "See? I really AM an astronaut!"


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM07 when...
Post by: abortflight on June 24, 2008, 05:33:56 PM

1) When approaching the roundabout, you stick 2 haridryers out the side of the car to gain air data
2) you circle the roundabout until you have slowed down enough to get into your driveway
3) you pull off into the correct street from the roundabout
4) you lower the wheels of your car to raise it up a few feet
5)you do a wheeli once you enter your home street
6) after a few seconds, you put the front of the car down
7) once you are at a safe spped, you apply the brakes and come to a stop right in front of the driveway
8) after turning off the engine and spilling all the extra fual onto the road, you exit the car and do a final walkaround
9) a group of people soon tow your car into the garage and replace the outer skin and tires
10) you explain to your wife and kids why you are 5 hours late home

Then the next day, it happens all over again


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM07 when...
Post by: desktopsimmer on July 01, 2008, 07:17:14 PM
TIR in 99$ no way..

NaturalPoint ship'em out in 179$ and you can fine an online cupone that will bring it down just a bit.. 160 maybe 150. but not under 100$ (and if there is let me know.. I'll take two :))

[off topic]
Cheaper if you use Freetrack http://www.free-track.net/. But you've got to build your headset and have a decent Webcam (MicroSoft VX-100 is good and cheap). My setup cost less than $40 :)
[/off topic]

heh, I like these types of threads :)
- When you're using the hand brake in your car as the speedbrake when travelling down a step hill to work.
- When you've done more missions than most RL astronauts :)
- Changing the water filter in the kettle and comparing it to changing the lithium hydroxide absorbers in the mid-deck.


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM07 when...
Post by: JLM on September 27, 2008, 02:59:30 AM
-when you install wings, and a large Fin on your Van!
-when you refer to your garage door as your payload bay door!
-when before you step out of the front door, you put on a heavy white robe as your space suit, and find a glass bowl to use as your helmet, and then you have to depressurize your front porch!


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM07 when...
Post by: svenks on October 03, 2008, 02:31:35 PM
...When you start replacing your Windows' sounds with those from SSM 2007 :)

BRGDS
Sven


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM07 when...
Post by: JLM on October 24, 2008, 07:38:21 PM
-when you put all the in-game music on your iPod!


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM07 when...
Post by: Admin on October 27, 2008, 04:15:36 PM
-when you put all the in-game music on your iPod!

Did that too!  8)
/Admin


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM07 when...
Post by: spaceboy7441 on October 27, 2008, 08:18:02 PM
When you think of ways you are addicted to SSM ;)


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM07 when...
Post by: desktopsimmer on October 27, 2008, 08:32:16 PM
good call, possibly the ultimate one :)

When looking at 2 litre Plastic bottles (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Two-liter_bottle)  and think how many other shape remind you of the space transport system :)


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM07 when...
Post by: uri_ba on October 27, 2008, 09:19:07 PM
when you build one of these in your backyard :)
http://youtube.com/watch?v=_b4WzWFKQ20


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM07 when...
Post by: spaceboy7441 on October 27, 2008, 09:28:24 PM
Hilarious Its going going ya OH NO BOOM :D


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM07 when...
Post by: JLM on November 23, 2008, 05:34:58 PM
-wheb NASA won't let you in a real shuttle(you might be tempted to start up all the systems, and begin pre-launch sequences!)


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM07 when...
Post by: desktopsimmer on November 25, 2008, 01:58:37 PM
When you've had to replace the roof on your shed, and class it as an EVA. Plus I was wearing full waterproof (jacket and Trousers) in pouring rain and howling winds. :)


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM07 when...
Post by: desktopsimmer on November 26, 2008, 02:07:04 AM
Okay, someone has got it in for me. Another EVA situation:

In work today, I had to get from the hatch in the attic across the loft beams (east wing of the building, I've nicknamed it the P1 Truss), to add several CAT5e cables along the conduit. Install a discrete security video cam and repair a light fitting. To further familiar situation I left a screwdriver up there.


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM07 when...
Post by: asterix on November 26, 2008, 09:59:02 AM
When you start drinking your own urine   :o


PS I must state that I never have or feel the slightest inclination (sic) to ever do this. I'm sure there's someone out there though. YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE  ;D


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM07 when...
Post by: Andysim212 on December 05, 2008, 02:46:05 PM
You Purge your cars fuel tank after using it and disconect the battery.
And let the air out of the tyres.


Andrew


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM07 when...
Post by: svenks on December 05, 2008, 03:19:23 PM
...you keep wondering why it's so hard to approach your house from underneath...
 :D

BRGDS
Sven


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM07 when...
Post by: desktopsimmer on December 09, 2008, 11:55:36 AM
You Purge your cars fuel tank after using it and disconect the battery.
And let the air out of the tyres.

when you have a check list for the above ;)


Andrew



Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM07 when...
Post by: JLM on December 10, 2008, 04:01:11 AM
when your parents tell you that you need a better attitude about life.(when you have changed your attitude, you tell your parents, ATTITUDE ADJUSTMENT COMPLETE!!!!!! 8)


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM07 when...
Post by: Zenra on December 11, 2008, 02:51:43 PM
When you call out, "On at the 90..." rounding a slippery highway exit ramp on your way to work each day...


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM07 when...
Post by: desktopsimmer on December 18, 2008, 09:15:39 PM
When you've got a spare $42million and a large driveway ;)

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/local/breakingnews/orl-bk-space-shuttle-cost-121708,0,3082628.story


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM07 when...
Post by: STS78MEMBER on December 18, 2008, 09:51:21 PM
When you've got a spare $42million and a large driveway ;)

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/local/breakingnews/orl-bk-space-shuttle-cost-121708,0,3082628.story

How tacky, they can't deliver it your door.  J/K.  I wonder if you have to purchase the crawler to transport it. ;D


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM07 when...
Post by: JLM on January 01, 2009, 07:27:52 PM
-when your flying in your Cessna airplane, and after you have established your altitude, speed, and heading, you turn on the autopilot, and then throw out, the copilot, and passengers along with the passenger seats, because they "dissapear", after circulization burn.

-Just kidding, I'll never do that.


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM07 when...
Post by: Amon on January 01, 2009, 08:02:19 PM
 :Dhahahaha


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM07 when...
Post by: JLM on January 02, 2009, 12:22:30 AM
Don't even ask how they "reappear" during deorbit preparations.


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM07 when...
Post by: JLM on January 08, 2009, 02:39:02 AM
-when before you start moving in your car, you move the steering wheel all the way left and right to "gimball" hydraulic surfaces.


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM07 when...
Post by: asterix on January 08, 2009, 08:19:07 AM
When you use an oxy-acetylene torch to get the engine started...


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM07 when...
Post by: svenks on January 08, 2009, 12:23:12 PM
Quote
Don't even ask how they "reappear" during deorbit preparations

"Scott me up, Beamie.." ?????

 ;D

Sven


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM07 when...
Post by: JLM on January 08, 2009, 08:13:27 PM
Quote
Scott me up, Beamie

You mean,

Beam Me Up, Scottie
 ;D
SPACEBALLS is very funny :D


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM07 when...
Post by: USA~Driver on January 09, 2009, 10:31:41 PM
Total time logged in: 7 days, 1 hours and 6 minutes.

I know I will be beat but, For me, I'm definitely an addict... Or a squatter, You decide.  :)


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM07 when...
Post by: spaceboy7441 on January 09, 2009, 11:04:35 PM
Total time logged in: 9 days, 20 hours and 50 minutes. ;D
Addicted and proud. Mine includes me being in school during most of the day ;)


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM07 when...
Post by: JLM on January 10, 2009, 03:24:26 AM
-when you start sleeping standing up :o
-When you request to be woken up on your own time and with with music playing in the background like on the ISS :)


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM07 when...
Post by: JLM on January 13, 2009, 01:21:12 AM
When you try to float around your vehicle while moving.


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM07 when...
Post by: JLM on January 14, 2009, 12:31:09 AM
-when someone asks you to do something simple like pick up your brother from school, and you prepare for your drive with supplies that last you about 15 days.

-when you install a toilet, and beds in your car.

-when you do science experiments in a external module you installed and call it "SPACELAB".

-when you own a pick up truck, and open the rear sliding windows and try to float out the airlock into the payload bay.


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM07 when...
Post by: Twabi2 on January 14, 2009, 01:53:58 AM
-when you do science experiments in a external module you installed and call it "SPACELAB".
That one I actually do! Well, instead of in a car, it's inside the payload bay of a 1:1 shuttle replica, but other than that... :)


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM07 when...
Post by: spaceboy7441 on January 14, 2009, 03:17:01 AM
what? :D


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM07 when...
Post by: JLM on January 14, 2009, 11:14:58 AM
Quote
Well, instead of in a car, it's inside the payload bay of a 1:1 shuttle replica, but other than that...

That is a big model of a shuttle!


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM07 when...
Post by: JLM on January 14, 2009, 11:18:40 AM
When you wish NASA won't retire the space shuttle fleet :'(


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM07 when...
Post by: Twabi2 on January 14, 2009, 01:10:12 PM
what? :D
Really!
Here she is, our beauty:
http://www.capcomespace.net/dossiers/expositions/europe/redu/redu%20shuttle%2001.jpg
In the payload bay, there's an area to perform experiments with the kids.


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM07 when...
Post by: ssjfb on January 14, 2009, 01:27:10 PM
Yes, I confirm!! I have visited this space center several times. I think it's the only 1:1 replica visible in Europe.
There is also a 1:1 replica of the European laboratory Columbus if I can remember.


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM07 when...
Post by: Twabi2 on January 14, 2009, 01:49:56 PM
There is a replica of something that resembles an ISS module (and we call it Columbus), but it's not to true scale, it's a little smaller, but still big enough to walk through:)
(the most fun is to be had at the zero gravity wall though, not in those mockups)


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM07 when...
Post by: JLM on January 16, 2009, 06:38:20 PM
-when you hold a FOR SALE sign up while standing up in the cargo bay of your pickup truck. :D


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM07 when...
Post by: abortflight on January 19, 2009, 08:28:37 PM
When it's the only reason you buy a $100 graphics card.


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM07 when...
Post by: JLM on January 21, 2009, 09:46:03 PM
When you wish you could hook up your computer to a an IMAX projector, and project it in an IMAX theatre! ;D

(By the way, is it possible?)


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM07 when...
Post by: Twabi2 on January 21, 2009, 10:06:24 PM
Well, that's really a hypothetical question as IMAX is an analog format, and SSM outputs digital signals per definition.

But, let's suppose we could compare them...
Then here's what you'd need:
Quote
The intent of IMAX is to dramatically increase the resolution of the image by using much larger film stock at a resolution comparable to about 10,000 x 7000 pixels (70 megapixels).

So no, unless you want to be looking at man-sized pixels ;)


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM07 when...
Post by: uri_ba on January 22, 2009, 12:32:11 PM
But a full HD projector can also be fun :)


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM07 when...
Post by: JLM on January 22, 2009, 02:43:14 PM
Quote
But a full HD projector can also be fun

You know, your'e right Uri, if I can afford a projector and screen, I'll see if I can hook it up to the computer!

That will be so awesome.


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM07 when...
Post by: Twabi2 on January 22, 2009, 03:16:51 PM
Better start saving then  ;D

The only QXGA (highest res currently available) projectors I could find, were professional ones, like this:
http://www.barco.com/corporate/en/products/product.asp?gennr=1908

To give you an idea: the highest res consumer projectors I could find were XGA or related...
For example: Epson EMP-9100 (SXGA) at 16 000 €...


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM07 when...
Post by: Amon on January 23, 2009, 01:44:14 AM
while driving home.. minuts from home you start turning your car left and right.
and when done.. most drivers behind and in front of you are probely screaming" WTF are you doing????" you lower your window and scream back " preroll complete"

and if you are stoped by cops, and they ask " what do you think you doing?"
you answer " i'm doing prerolls, i need to lower my airspeed and altitude.. and please move away.. i will use forever to land in paused mode..


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM07 when...
Post by: Amon on January 23, 2009, 04:35:11 AM
while driving home.. minuts from home you start turning your car left and right.
and when done.. most drivers behind and in front of you are probely screaming" WTF are you doing????" you lower your window and scream back " Roll Reversals complete"

and if you are stoped by cops, and they ask " what do you think you doing?"
you answer " i'm doing Rollreversals, i need to lower my airspeed and altitude.. and please move away.. i will use forever to land in paused mode..
hehe sry  its calld rollreversals not prerolls ;D


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM07 when...
Post by: commenderyoyo on January 25, 2009, 08:53:49 AM
oh my god we are so lifeless...  :D :D :D
we are in a very bad condition...


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM07 when...
Post by: JLM on January 27, 2009, 02:22:28 AM
When you think that handicapped people are lucky since they are always in a MMU.
(Wheelchair)


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM07 when...
Post by: JLM on January 27, 2009, 02:45:21 AM
When you have EVERY SINGLE SHUTTLE MISSION PATCH image saved on your computer. ;D


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM07 when...
Post by: JLM on January 27, 2009, 02:56:22 AM
When you imagine what Napolean Dynamite would be saying if he was an SSM2007 astronaut!

Examples:
-he is the pilot and you are the commander and he says after you crash the shuttle: "youre a freakin i***t, GOSH!!!"

-Or he says "I have good skills with the RMS arm and shuttle."


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM07 when...
Post by: Kosmonaut on February 02, 2009, 10:37:56 PM
...when you're not playing SSM, you're THINKING about playing SSM... ;D


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM07 when...
Post by: Greggy_D on February 27, 2009, 03:38:08 PM
Whenever I read uri-ba's posts on this forum, his own voice is in my head (since I am familiar with his voice from his videos).


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM07 when...
Post by: uri_ba on February 27, 2009, 03:41:02 PM
Whenever I read uri-ba's posts on this forum, his own voice is in my head (since I am familiar with his voice from his videos).

lol. can you also "simulate" the cold I caught yesterday?


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM07 when...
Post by: Greggy_D on February 27, 2009, 04:14:34 PM
Whenever I read uri-ba's posts on this forum, his own voice is in my head (since I am familiar with his voice from his videos).

lol. can you also "simulate" the cold I caught yesterday?

No thanks......I'm not that addicted to SSM2007.   ;)


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM07 when...
Post by: uri_ba on February 27, 2009, 04:20:51 PM
:)


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM07 when...
Post by: spaceboy7441 on March 16, 2009, 10:21:11 PM
When you perform an OBSS inspection at the same time as a real mission is. ;)


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM07 when...
Post by: sass_73 on April 10, 2009, 02:13:33 AM
When u try to scroll down the page by moving the mouse to the bottom of the screen.... and u say oh yea u have to use the scroll wheel for that.... :P


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM07 when...
Post by: JLM on April 23, 2009, 11:16:12 PM
When you use an long stick with a camera at the tip to inspect the "tiles on your roof".
And when finding extensive damage beyond repair, you call in for a rescue mission.

And you also refer to the Direct T.V. Radar dish as your Ku Band Antenna.


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM07 when...
Post by: Steven on April 24, 2009, 12:18:47 AM
When you use an long stick with a camera at the tip to inspect the "tiles on your roof".
And when finding extensive damage beyond repair, you call in for a rescue mission.

And you also refer to the Direct T.V. Radar dish as your Ku Band Antenna.

If you get a Slingbox, you can actually use it like a KU Band Antenna!   :D


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM07 when...
Post by: Kosmonaut on May 08, 2009, 10:49:17 PM
You know you're addicted to SSM when you remodel your bedroom to look like the new mid deck! LOL


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM07 when...
Post by: JLM on May 08, 2009, 11:31:19 PM
that will be cool but the hatch is supposed to open to vaccum of space not the hallway..........LOL. :D :D


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM07 when...
Post by: Kosmonaut on May 08, 2009, 11:36:48 PM
that will be cool but the hatch is supposed to open to vaccum of space not the hallway..........LOL. :D :D

Actually..I took it a step further...the back hatch opens to the private bathroom and the side hatch opens into the hallway..LOL :D :D...

"Careers in futuristic home decor"....LMAO :D


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM07 when...
Post by: simking on May 17, 2009, 03:05:56 AM
When you actully wear a flight suit with a shuttle patch..when on ssm.
when you memorize the locations of the switches.
when a co worker asks a simple shuttle question you start quoteing actual procedures.
When you start building a payload bay replaca in your pool..
When you program "wake up" music for you alarm.
When you write the guy who made the tracking graphics that are in mission control.to try to get a copy
(yes I did that)


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM07 when...
Post by: JLM on May 28, 2009, 10:33:41 PM
-When you want to drive to work, you have to ride a cable car to get up to the top of your vehicle because it is standing up vertically after waiting hours for the gas tank to fill up!

-When you put your mission achievements all on the computer desk like so:

(http://img29.imageshack.us/img29/7590/isspack.jpg)

(http://img33.imageshack.us/img33/2083/flightcontrol.jpg)

(http://img20.imageshack.us/img20/9853/latermissionpack.jpg)

(http://img154.imageshack.us/img154/9049/earlymissionpack.jpg)

-When all of your engine information for your vehicle is displayed on glass cockpit displays! ;)





Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM07 when...
Post by: spaceboy7441 on May 29, 2009, 02:28:57 AM
When you refer to your stuff in your car like a suit case as payload lol. :D


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM07 when...
Post by: Admin on May 29, 2009, 05:50:37 AM
-When you want to drive to work, you have to ride a cable car to get up to the top of your vehicle because it is standing up vertically after waiting hours for the gas tank to fill up!

-When you put your mission achievements all on the computer desk like so:

<SNIP>


WOW!

/Admin


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM07 when...
Post by: marvx on July 24, 2009, 02:30:14 AM
When you cant sleep and the only site opend is SSM Community, even  nothing happens for hours


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM07 when...
Post by: Admin on July 24, 2009, 06:42:40 AM
When you cant sleep and the only site opend is SSM Community, even  nothing happens for hours

Does THAT make me an addict??

/Admin


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM07 when...
Post by: marvx on July 24, 2009, 07:26:46 AM
if its 2 am...3am...3am...4am


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM07 when...
Post by: schmidtrock on July 24, 2009, 11:58:54 AM
When you cant sleep and the only site opend is SSM Community, even  nothing happens for hours

Does THAT make me an addict??

/Admin

You're allowed  ;D


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM07 when...
Post by: uri_ba on July 24, 2009, 12:46:39 PM
When you cant sleep and the only site opend is SSM Community, even  nothing happens for hours

Does THAT make me an addict??

/Admin

not exactly A, it makes you a workaholic :)


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM07 when...
Post by: bradleyjs on August 03, 2009, 07:30:22 PM
When you cant sleep and the only site opend is SSM Community, even  nothing happens for hours

Does THAT make me an addict??

/Admin

not exactly A, it makes you a workaholic :)
That's a good one.. One thing I did notice yesterday, is that it seems like /Admin actually took a day off though..


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM07 when...
Post by: Admin on August 05, 2009, 05:22:21 AM
Well, there is SOME truth in that. Hey - It's SUMMER!

/Admin


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM07 when...
Post by: JLM on August 10, 2009, 09:31:50 PM
When you call your wind shield fluid sprayer RCS jets. :)

When you install docking rings on top of your sunroof. ::)

When you leave your house you drive 5 mph around the block around your house, you call this your "fly-around", and you have somebody photograph your vehicle. ;D

You put Velcro EVERYWHERE in your car 8).

You put the NASA meatball logo on the side of your car. ;)

When you have large opening doors over the bed of your pickup truck. And payload is bolted down with support structures. :o

When choosing a vehicle you always make sure your vehicle is white. :D


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM07 when...
Post by: bradleyjs on August 10, 2009, 09:36:12 PM
LOL!!  :D


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM07 when...
Post by: asterix on August 10, 2009, 09:50:15 PM
When choosing a vehicle you always make sure your vehicle is white. :D

...yet you paint your petrol / gas tank orange  ;D


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM07 when...
Post by: uri_ba on September 12, 2009, 10:59:03 AM
when you log in to the forum and you see this line on top...
Quote from: Forum
Total time logged in: 34 days, 2 hours and 30 minutes.


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM07 when...
Post by: marvx on September 12, 2009, 11:51:07 AM
lol


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM07 when...
Post by: JLM on September 12, 2009, 07:44:45 PM
I was logged only 3 days, 20 hours and 52 minutes. A total of 429 posts.


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM07 when...
Post by: ssjfb on September 23, 2009, 10:16:46 AM
When you transform the door of your desk on an achievement panel :

(http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2007-10/1284856/IMGP4043.JPG)


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM07 when...
Post by: JLM on September 23, 2009, 08:39:48 PM
Nice, I made mine around my computer desk!

http://www.space-shuttle-mission.com/forum/index.php?topic=1660.105 (http://www.space-shuttle-mission.com/forum/index.php?topic=1660.105)


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM07 when...
Post by: FAAmecanic on September 24, 2009, 03:26:38 PM
You go to sleep with your headphone/Mic on so MCC can call you if your needed during your 8 hour sleep cycle.


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM07 when...
Post by: FAAmecanic on September 24, 2009, 03:34:15 PM
when your wife says "No Go".............Ihate that one.

 ;D "No Go, please retract" !

Well, technically that means that YOUR WIFE is addicted to SSM2007 - or that you may need some more Ground School training in handling dangerous and expensive payload  :D

/Admin

or you just need to refine you rendezvous & docking skills :P

ROFLMAO at this one...my coworkers are looking at me like a 10 headed alien due to me:
1) spewing diet coke from my nostrils
2) gigiling like a mental patient in my cube...

GREAT!


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM07 when...
Post by: MDBenson on October 01, 2009, 12:52:37 PM
You call 'MECO on schedule' when someone turns off the ignition in the car.

Your bed is propped up against the wall.

All your food is in small lockers along the wall of your kitchen.

You 'comm check' everyone in the car before you set off on a journey.



Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM07 when...
Post by: svenks on October 01, 2009, 01:33:45 PM
Quote
When you try to float around your vehicle while moving.

...When you DO float around your vehicle while moving.  ;D

/Sven


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM07 when...
Post by: Cygnus on October 01, 2009, 02:34:17 PM
...when you mount foot straps below your toilet so you don't float away on your next "evacuation"



Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM07 when...
Post by: bradleyjs on October 02, 2009, 07:42:44 PM
Now that's Hardcore at its best!!!  ::)


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM2007 when...
Post by: MDBenson on October 02, 2009, 09:12:33 PM
Ah hell yeh, that's almost as good as using a wet/dry vac to take a leak ;)


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM2007 when...
Post by: Admin on October 02, 2009, 09:23:19 PM
Ah hell yeh, that's almost as good as using a wet/dry vac to take a leak ;)

Don't try that at home!!!  ;D

/Admin


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM2007 when...
Post by: neosonic2k on October 03, 2009, 02:36:13 AM
-When you say everything you do in SSM2007 and update about real NASA missions in realtime on Facebook.

-When you just can't take it anymore and decide to blog about the complexities of the space shuttle and its missions because no one understands what you're talking about. http://neosonic2k.blogspot.com

...of course, there might be errors.... :P


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM2007 when...
Post by: JLM on November 27, 2009, 06:34:02 PM
When you label different rooms in your house as Node 1, Node 2, Node 3 and so on. A good example would be the backyard porch labeled as the Quest Airlock. :D


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM2007 when...
Post by: Jeff B on November 29, 2009, 06:20:36 AM
Good one JLM i like it!  I just named my new pet fish Cupola!!!!


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM2007 when...
Post by: neosonic2k on December 07, 2009, 02:00:43 AM
This was something funny that happened last friday night, and definitely fits the bill here. My uncle offered to buy me a joystick for FSX and SSM2007. So I told him about the Saitek X52. He said no problem. To help with decreasing the cost, I went to eBay to try and win an auction. 2 auctions went by too expensive, until I tried searching for different variants of the name. So I found this seller who mistyped Saitek X52 and wrote Saitek X53, but he got the "ps28" right, which I think is the product number... Still, I decided to nail a bid at the last 5 seconds, even if no one had bid on it.

I set my laptop on the kitchen table (where I have the best 3G signal, I wont have hi-speed for another week), and set a $75 bid, but I left the cursor on the "Confirm Bid" button. 5 minutes, 5 seconds before the auction ended, I set the microwave on a 5-minute timer countdown. My brother joined me later on. You can imagine what happened.

"T-50 seconds and counting... shuttle Saitek now on internal power..."
"T-31... GLS is Go for Auto Sequence Start. The cursor now has control of the countdown." ...and I set my hand on the mouse button. And my bro was grinning.
"25..." "...15..." ...and my bro does the loud whistling pretty much like the sound suppression system does when blasting all 350,000 gallons of water into the SRB/SSMEs trenches.

"T minus 10..." "GLS is go for main engine start" "..7...6..." My brother does the whooshing and burning rocket sound... "...and we have main engine start....3.....2.....1...." The microwave beeps, and I press the button, auction confirmed, and a 5 second refresh later told me that this launch wasn't scrubbed. I won the auction at $63.
"....aaannnd LIFTOFF OF SPACE SHUTTLE SAITEK! Delivering new freedom of control to all aircraft and spacecraft piloted from this computer!"

....random. I guess depositing the money at the bank and paying via Paypal was the OMS-2 burn to put this baby into a stable orbit since not paying for it would have me flagged as a non-buying bidder (premature reentry!). :P

Lol.... Cupola.


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM2007 when...
Post by: JLM on December 07, 2009, 02:29:02 AM
Nice way of counting down to winning the bid! So did you get the stick yet? If so is it in good condition?


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM2007 when...
Post by: neosonic2k on December 07, 2009, 02:38:19 AM
The X52 ain't here yet. It'll be shipped tomorrow according to the seller. Also according to the seller, it's brand new. :D:D Can't wait for that "shuttle" to land at my mailbox! :P


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM2007 when...
Post by: spaceboy7441 on December 23, 2009, 03:24:24 AM
When you sell your house after finding out the space shuttle's are going on sale


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM2007 when...
Post by: JLM on January 02, 2010, 12:46:58 AM
When your constantly obsessing how to build a winged spacecraft to take you and your crew mates to orbit (which is why I opened the "Build your Own Spacecraft" Thread).


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM2007 when...
Post by: CapitanPiluso on January 10, 2010, 04:58:57 AM
When you propose yourself not going to bed until you hear the magic words : "capture completed"



Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM2007 when...
Post by: Admin on January 10, 2010, 04:08:45 PM
When you propose yourself not going to bed until you hear the magic words : "capture completed"



Or "docking complete"...

/Admin


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM2007 when...
Post by: spaceboy7441 on January 10, 2010, 04:44:23 PM
When you propose yourself not going to bed until you hear the magic words : "capture completed"



Or "docking complete"...

/Admin

Or Service Pack Released....


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM2007 when...
Post by: sgi on January 13, 2010, 09:57:05 PM
No more Service Packs, Spaceboy... Only Mission/Feature Packs.... :)


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM2007 when...
Post by: spaceboy7441 on January 14, 2010, 12:45:23 AM
Ya I just said service pack to basically include both  ;)


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM2007 when...
Post by: desktopsimmer on March 01, 2010, 08:48:02 PM
When your Linux desktop has running the following:
  • SSM2007 (in a window)
  • Mir Design 80% cpomplete
  • At least one web browser with SMM2007 forum and NASA websites.
(http://upload.ssm-fans.info/thumbs/screeenshot01.jpg) (http://upload.ssm-fans.info/?v=screeenshot01.jpg)

Also playing on the PS3 the BBC Docu-drama "Space Race"


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM2007 when...
Post by: Cygnus on March 19, 2010, 03:17:42 PM
...when you feel a sense of melancholy or sadness at ISS undocking.


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM2007 when...
Post by: Spaceguy5 on April 05, 2010, 07:23:38 AM
When you begin searching around the internet, doing pricings on full-sized Space Shuttle cockpit and middeck replicas (I've done that <_<)...

When you contemplate spending hundreds of dollars buying a collection of every Space Shuttle mission lapel pin (I did that too after I lost all but my STS-114 pin from my smaller collection >_>)...

When you carry an STS-111 collector's coin in your pocket everywhere you go (I do that as well <_<)...

When you wear a replica ACES suit every time you do a launch or re-entry in SSM...

When you actually know what the acronym 'ACES' stands for <_<...

When you require checklists to complete every-day activities, like brushing your teeth or showering...

When you install a complex 50-button control panel in your kitchen to operate every single little feature of your refrigerator (Including multiple contingency modes)...

When the scariest nightmare you've ever had involved scanning for a button on the Space Shuttle control panels... and never finding it...

When you spend hours every week training for contingencies, such as flat tires...


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM2007 when...
Post by: Admin on April 05, 2010, 08:09:20 AM
:) yep. You're addicted allright!

/Admin


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM2007 when...
Post by: Spaceguy5 on April 07, 2010, 07:05:42 AM
When you put off work and stay up till 3AM watching a space shuttle docking on NASA TV, all the while wishing you could synchronize with it in SSM.


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM2007 when...
Post by: Admin on April 07, 2010, 09:00:32 AM
When you put off work and stay up till 3AM watching a space shuttle docking on NASA TV, all the while wishing you could synchronize with it in SSM.

You can synchronize it. Just follow what's going on on NASATV and follow their cue - speeds, distances etc. You need plenty of time and patience - I've done it once :)

/Admin


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM2007 when...
Post by: Spaceguy5 on April 07, 2010, 09:29:07 AM
Yes, I *Could* synchronize it, but I was too lazy to, and doing so would detract from the excitement of watching still photos update every minute or so from the orbital docking system's camera =P

You know you're addicted when you stay up till 4:30am watching NASA TV, then go to bed right after watching the crew open the hatches/play peeka-boo with the on-board cameras (While fighting off the urge to finish the SSM mission you started a few hours before-hand). Time for bed <_<


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM2007 when...
Post by: Cygnus on April 07, 2010, 04:16:13 PM
...and there is no intervention or therapy to help you. Only enablers who cheer you on to the next comm. Welcome to our world.  ;)


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM2007 when...
Post by: lassombra on April 08, 2010, 12:34:14 AM
When you begged for, AND GOT a "shift operations plan" taped up in the employee break room!

When you are told your shift is up and you accidentally ask "so am I supposed to eat or sleep now?"

When you spend your day at work thinking about how much cooler this job would be in zero-G

When you realize that it actually WOULD be cooler in zero-G

When you decide that "mission control" isn't doing a good enough job and ask to "scrub the mission" early

When you hear two managers arguing and accidentally hear yourself saying "Flight, do we have a problem?"

When you accept an early release from work to run home and play SSM


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM2007 when...
Post by: Spaceguy5 on April 14, 2010, 05:13:50 AM
But the real question is... Are you on the Red shift or the Blue shift?


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM2007 when...
Post by: uri_ba on April 20, 2010, 03:18:41 AM
When you travel half the world to see the real thing,  yet you keep try to think what would be on the SP you are missing.  And then you eat burgers with other forum members and post it on the forum.


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM2007 when...
Post by: Admin on April 20, 2010, 04:04:39 AM
Noticed the flag and byline Uri: happy Independence Day!

/Admin


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM2007 when...
Post by: schmidtrock on April 20, 2010, 05:01:29 AM
When you travel half the world to see the real thing,  yet you keep try to think what would be on the SP you are missing.  And then you eat burgers with other forum members and post it on the forum.

Yup, you need help man! ;)


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM2007 when...
Post by: uri_ba on April 21, 2010, 06:39:07 PM
Noticed the flag and byline Uri: happy Independence Day!

/Admin

Back to normal routine now :) Day is over..


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM2007 when...
Post by: Admin on April 21, 2010, 07:39:32 PM
Noticed the flag and byline Uri: happy Independence Day!

/Admin

Back to normal routine now :) Day is over..

Back home or have you stayed back to breathe Discovery's fumes?

/Admin


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM2007 when...
Post by: Spaceguy5 on April 21, 2010, 09:03:18 PM
When you refer to going to bed as entering your sleep period... I actually caught myself doing that the other night <_<...


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM2007 when...
Post by: schmidtrock on April 22, 2010, 01:21:31 AM
Noticed the flag and byline Uri: happy Independence Day!

/Admin

Back to normal routine now :) Day is over..

Back home or have you stayed back to breathe Discovery's fumes?

/Admin

If he's still there tonight he can huff Atlantis' crawler exhaust. :D


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM2007 when...
Post by: Spaceguy5 on July 06, 2010, 01:42:01 AM
When you hold annual passes to multiple space centers

When you see a mockup of the shuttle cockpit at the JSC visitor's center and know exactly where half the switches are, and what they do.


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM2007 when...
Post by: Augustus on July 13, 2010, 01:35:21 PM
When you say: "That's a No-go" when someone does something wrong or when you make a "Go / No-Go poll" (correct ?) before you set off.  ;D


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM2007 when...
Post by: marvx on July 14, 2010, 06:23:22 AM
When you say: "That's a No-go" when someone does something wrong or when you make a "Go / No-Go poll" (correct ?) before you set off.  ;D

lol...for you are new, you got addicted very fast...lol

/Marvx


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM2007 when...
Post by: Augustus on July 14, 2010, 12:18:23 PM
Oh.
That wasn't planned.
I have an other:
You drive your car in the gargage and leave it through the retractable roof into a
Mock up of the Unity module (with ladder) ;)...


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM2007 when...
Post by: Augustus on July 14, 2010, 01:17:19 PM
Sorry. Of course I mean the Unity module.


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM2007 when...
Post by: Augustus on July 14, 2010, 04:09:29 PM
Sorry...
I wrote s***  >:(


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM2007 when...
Post by: Spacewalker on July 14, 2010, 08:53:36 PM
You drive your car in the gargage and leave it through the retractable roof into a
Mock up of the Unity module (with ladder) ;)...
...and you perform a backflip before you "dock" your car... ;)


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM2007 when...
Post by: Spaceguy5 on July 14, 2010, 09:21:12 PM
And drive a circle around your house every time you leave.


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM2007 when...
Post by: Augustus on July 15, 2010, 07:17:17 AM
Exactly. 8)
(No, I am joking)
But what about a docking fixture ?


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM2007 when...
Post by: Spaceguy5 on September 03, 2010, 11:52:29 PM
When you use velcro, gray tape, or anything else to stick things to your wall... so you won't lose them <_<


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM2007 when...
Post by: Spaceguy5 on September 04, 2010, 12:40:32 AM
Like so =p

(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/hs201.ash2/46454_431871089230_750619230_4865033_8364411_n.jpg)


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM2007 when...
Post by: Augustus on September 04, 2010, 12:09:15 PM
When you are collecting Money to build the ISS on earth.
Sorry, Joke. Of course I'm not doing this.

But I'm doing something different:
Bulding the LC 39 with crawler and VAB with Lego Stones and the New Lego Shuttle.


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM2007 when...
Post by: Admin on September 04, 2010, 01:33:27 PM
When you are collecting Money to build the ISS on earth.
Sorry, Joke. Of course I'm not doing this.

But I'm doing something different:
Bulding the LC 39 with crawler and VAB with Lego Stones and the New Lego Shuttle.

We got to see pictures when you're done :)

/Admin


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM2007 when...
Post by: Augustus on September 04, 2010, 02:48:15 PM
That will need a l o n g time.
Ask in some years again, because I'm doing this alone...


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to SSM2007 when...
Post by: Admin on September 04, 2010, 02:57:55 PM
That will need a l o n g time.
Ask in some years again, because I'm doing this alone...

 :o Don't tell us you're building the ISS and Shuttle with Lego bricks at the 1:1 scale!

/Admin


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to the Space Shuttle Mission Simulator when...
Post by: Augustus on September 06, 2010, 09:46:52 AM
At 1:1 :o ? Nice idea...      ...Eeeeeeeeeerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr... I think no.
At the scale from the Lego Shuttle.
And first LC 39 and then the ISS.


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to the Space Shuttle Mission Simulator when...
Post by: Augustus on September 06, 2010, 09:50:28 AM
But not complete: I am Building a piece; take photos and then I destroy it :'( to Build the Next. At the end I put the Photos togehter.
I must do this because I have not much place.


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to the Space Shuttle Mission Simulator when...
Post by: Admin on September 06, 2010, 12:44:04 PM
...<SNIP>...
I must do this because I have not much place.


And I suspect that you don't have enough Lego bricks either  ;D

/Admin


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to the Space Shuttle Mission Simulator when...
Post by: Augustus on September 06, 2010, 01:40:48 PM
That is the Place Problem. I have not enough Place for them and the Building inn my room...


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to the Space Shuttle Mission Simulator when...
Post by: CapCom71 on September 07, 2010, 05:41:57 PM
....you try to enter the ITEM 23 EXECUTE into your coffee machine.....
....you reply to your wife "roger that.." when she asks you to do something...
...you search your heads up display in your car...
...you ask your car repair "donīt forget to check the tiles!"....
.....you ask ur filling station for hydrogene and oxygene....


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to the Space Shuttle Mission Simulator when...
Post by: Augustus on September 09, 2010, 11:27:35 AM
>When you ask ur filing station for hdrogyene and oxygene<
And it needs 8 hours to fill up....


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to the Space Shuttle Mission Simulator when...
Post by: CapCom71 on September 09, 2010, 12:29:36 PM
....lol....and u ask the firefighters to stay alerted until filling is finished :-)


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to the Space Shuttle Mission Simulator when...
Post by: Augustus on September 09, 2010, 03:14:08 PM
And when your car set on fire you evakuate with a Tank into a bunker...


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to the Space Shuttle Mission Simulator when...
Post by: graveyardspin on March 07, 2011, 06:13:27 AM
You watch your microwave counting down to OMS burn.


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to the Space Shuttle Mission Simulator when...
Post by: raven1309 on March 21, 2011, 07:15:10 PM
When you make a sculpt er of the shuttle with you mash and don't know that your doing it :-\


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to the Space Shuttle Mission Simulator when...
Post by: SlickRick on March 30, 2011, 11:37:56 AM
When you head off to the bathroom and you pick up your laptop instead of a magazine so you can finish a mission. AND the wife starts knocking on the door asking if your alright because you have been in there over a hour, but you cant get up because your legs have gone to sleep on you.  ;)


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to the Space Shuttle Mission Simulator when...
Post by: Cthulhus on October 05, 2011, 09:20:07 PM
You addicted when you purchase a real PT1A Timer cooker for your personal use :)


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to the Space Shuttle Mission Simulator when...
Post by: Admin on October 05, 2011, 09:26:31 PM
You addicted when you purchase a real PT1A Timer cooker for your personal use :)

At this end, we all have the timer. Actually VERY useful too, not only a pretty face :)

/Admin


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to the Space Shuttle Mission Simulator when...
Post by: Cthulhus on October 05, 2011, 09:29:29 PM
Yes, very useful it's right... I really use it for cooking and my wife can't cook now without it ! I think it's a nice wink of Geek we are !  8)


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to the Space Shuttle Mission Simulator when...
Post by: RWS1965 on May 11, 2012, 05:36:53 AM
When you have the phrase "Copy that, Houston." as your texting signature, which I actually currently have.   ;D


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to the Space Shuttle Mission Simulator when...
Post by: CapitanPiluso on June 20, 2012, 02:49:26 AM
When you grab on your  GPS the SSM announcement  "Welcome home Discovery,great landing and great mission" and you set the GPS to repeat it when you are arriving home.  ;D


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to the Space Shuttle Mission Simulator when...
Post by: wrxracer1983 on June 25, 2012, 04:22:10 PM
When you haven't played in a few months, and use the checklist for a hard mission.  Then realizing a page is missing and not freaking out because you still know the procedures by heart!  :D


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to the Space Shuttle Mission Simulator when...
Post by: Spaceguy5 on September 03, 2012, 12:18:44 PM
When you never go anywhere without your Nomex royal blue flight jacket (it was awkward running into Brian Duffy at Space Center Houston, and finding myself wearing the same jacket as him).

When the main writing utensils you use are a Skilcraft .9mm pencil and a Fisher CH4 pen, and you even own some Skilcraft .9mm pencils and Fisher CH4 pens which have flown on the space shuttle.

When you attach a velcro hook to the back of your timer, write MS1 on it, and attach it to your monitor (which is already covered in squares of velcro loops)

When your apartment's bedroom looks like this (https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/289499_10151131636569231_338774548_o.jpg), and you temporarily have a tunnel adapter airlock cover (http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a66/Spaceguy05/TunnelAdapter.jpg) and a mannequin of Rick Husband (http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a66/Spaceguy05/Rick%20Husband%20Mannequin/DSCF5217.jpg) in your living room (I'm going to be loaning those to an Air & Space museum in a few months to display with their Shuttle Training Aircraft).


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to the Space Shuttle Mission Simulator when...
Post by: vinny002 on March 12, 2013, 04:41:20 AM
Hi, Guys!

The SSM2007 is very addictive because I really enjoy it, and it keeps me really busy!

             Cheers,
         Vincent


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to the Space Shuttle Mission Simulator when...
Post by: sneezedr424 on January 02, 2015, 11:19:59 PM
When you stay up all night to do a Mission Marathon knowing that you have a final in the morning...  :D


Title: Re: You know you're addicted to the Space Shuttle Mission Simulator when...
Post by: MECO on March 10, 2015, 02:30:12 PM
HAHAHA. Top marks (in SSMS at least) for this guy! Now that's dedication!

All the best for finals