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Max, this is so beautiful it almost made me cry. Stefanido 18:10, 10 March 2010 (EST)

  • It was no problem. I'm now about to divide it for easy parsing into four "eras" - pre-Hawking, Hawking, Hawking II, and Hawking III. Max.Jeffcott 22:37, 10 March 2010 (EST)
What Stefan said. ---Q-Cumber 12:12, 11 March 2010 (EST)


Now that this page exists doesn't this make the 'Category:History' page redunant? It looks better and provides the same information in a better format. GrimKaiker 13:06, 28 March 2010 (EDT)

Category:History is a list of all "year" pages. It is important to categorize articles that we might find them more easily. In addition Mission is not the first article you'd look at to find information on a particular year. -- Stefanido 13:17, 28 March 2010 (EDT)
But all of the year pages are identical to the mission pages. Considering the content in each article, Mission,Category:History, and Sim History are synonymous. Of the three pages the Mission page is the most useful. If not a deletion, shouldn't their be a merge between the pages or a changing of titles so that Mission is a subcategory of the Sim History page. Also on the same note, why does clicking the 'Sim History' link on the main page take me to Category:History instead of Sim History?Grim 13:41, 28 March 2010 (EDT)
The Mission is an integral part of the year, but it is not the year by itself. Year pages will include important events, EEP details, club firsts, task forces, the names of holders of important positions, and the yearbook picture. Mission pages hold the Mission patch, the names of the commanders of the mission, events during the mission, and the mission pages are tied to the Mission debrief pages. In no way are Mission Pages and Year Pages synonymous. As for the Main Page, that's totally my bad. -- Stefanido 13:38, 28 March 2010 (EDT)
Well when you say 'Year pages will' that makes more sense. Because looking at the pages 'now' they hold the same content. In the future I guess there would be a discrepancy if merged. Grim 13:41, 28 March 2010 (EDT)
I'm taking astros and some other things off year pages. There are some things in the templates that really belong in the article; see streamlined mission. 13:45, 28 March 2010 (EDT)

Old Stuff

Every year, Spacesim conducts two types of missions: mini, or Training Missions usually lasting about 4 to 6 hours, and a 96-hour "Main Mission" to a celestial body in the solar system. Candidates for mission destinations have been planets, moons, and even asteroids as the OCESS astronauts search for their own educational experience in the depths of "space" by conducting experiments, simulated extra-terrestrial/space walks, piloting space vehicles and dealing with various simulated scenarios and problems that may play out over the course of a real space mission such as meteor strikes, ion storms and engine failures.

During the mission, the astronauts remain inside the Habitat, their only contact with the outside world being through a telephone, radios, webcams, and computers much like a real space mission. It is inside the Hab that they must eat, drink, sleep, play and carry out all life functions. These astronauts usually miss several days of school to wear flight suits and helmets while the rest of the school wishes they were missing school with them.

See Spacesim Groups for more information.