The last couple of days, I’ve been 0wn3D from a blast from the past: a game I played in my childhood, Project: Space Station. I don’t remember where we bought this in Dayton, but it was at some electronics store, and the title was down to $10. [Mind you, this is post-Challenger, and I’m fairly certain that we weren’t flying STS at the time. That whole event drove lots of people away from aerospace … it drew me to it. I never was a normal child…]
I still find it very playable. I remember some of the crew combinations for on-orbit R&D over 15 years later, which is really kind of sad when you think about it. Of course, the goofiest thing is that one of the crew slots is “aerospace engineer” … which is a title and a degree that I actually hold [regardless of how little true aerospace engineering I do professionally; an Industrial Engineering background would have better prepared me for my present position]. It’s kinda goofy to have my on-orbit AE take out an EVA pod—heh, wish we had those in real life!—and tool around up there. Kinda makes me want to go myself.