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Yuri’s Night in Second Life: A Moveable Feast! 12 April 2016, 12:00 Noon — 20:00 til you drop April 12, 2016

Posted by Bryce Walden in Events, Observances, Parties, Second Life, Uncategorized.
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2016 Yuri’s Night in Second Life

Yuri’s Night 2016 at International Spaceflight Museum, with National Space Society in Second Life and Sagan Planetarium.

Yuri’s Night: a global celebration of humanity’s past, present, and future in space. Every year Yuri’s Night parties and events are held around the world on and around April 12 to commemorate Yuri Gagarin becoming the first human in space on April 12, 1961, AND launch of the first reusable spacecraft, the Space Shuttle, on April 12, 1981.

The International Spaceflight Museum (“ISM”), the Sagan Planetarium (“Sagan”), and National Space Society (“NSSinSL”) are sponsoring EIGHT HOURS of FREE music and fun in Second Life on Tuesday, April 12, for Yuri’s Night! “Fashion” is also a theme of Yuri’s Night so show off your best Retro, Fantasy, or Future duds! And be sure to look for assorted goodies and gifts!

Start at NOON PDT (19:00 Zulu) at the Saturn and Worlds Yuri’s Night Stage at The International Spaceflight Museum, designed and built by Opal Lei: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Spaceport%20Bravo/108/133/1603

All times are Second Life Time, SLT, which is also Pacific Daylight Time, PDT:

Noon—12:30 ISM’s Arisia “Ari” Vita plays Russian-inspired piano selections.

12:30—16:00 An Eclectic Super-sonic Flight Through Space And Time with DJs Eif and Em, a.k.a. Eifachfilm Vacirca and returning favorite Emileigh Starbrook, please welcome them both!

16:00—20:00 The party MOVES and continues at the Sagan Planetarium in Second Life: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Aspen/200/120/3730
Groove to the music stream of DJ Tobiath Tendaze! Strut your stuff in a space-themed costume contest! Converse with a global community about space and human spaceflight!

National Space Society in SL: https://nssinsl.wordpress.com
International Spaceflight Museum: http://www.ismuseum.org
Sagan Planetarium: Contact: Josh Nitschke in Second Life
Yuri’s Night International (find parties near you!): https://yurisnight.net

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Blog shows signs of life after long nap September 17, 2013

Posted by Bryce Walden in Uncategorized.
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Some new Categories, three new Pages started. May need some oil and a battery recharge.
–Prng Flagstaff

Happy New Year! January 3, 2008

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A New Year for NSS in SLPrng and Ariel (Bryce and Cheryl) dance in the New Year beside the new Suitable Space Gear outfitters kiosk.  As the new year begins, we’ll be shifting gears and seriously digging into the business of settling our space sim. 

Getting Through your birth experience in SL at Orientation Island January 1, 2008

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LchaimPhoto by Rosefirerising Meet Lchaim our guide through Orientation IslandHello, apparently many NSS members seem to have a problem getting through Orientation Island.  SL gives birth to your avatar at this point, and many seem very confused, and at times experience a freezing expierence that most second life people call LAG.   I want to get LAG and Crashing out of the way first because many get frustrated, especially if they do not know what they are experiencing.In simple terms you experience LAG when your computer client software SLOWS DOWN.  Well if it happens, it happens, and you may eventually need to log off.  LAG will impede your navigation of orientation island, and you may need a better computer, or video card to improve your experience.  LAG also occurs because the server software SLOWS DOWN, which of course SLOWS DOWN your computer client software.  Also sometimes the SL server crashes, or has a rolling restart, which will crash your region.  You can crash and not seem to crash, but try talking in chat and see if your words echo in the chat box.  Instant Messages seems to continue to work, so you may need to say “Have I crashed” and look in the chat box.  Do not get mad because no one seems to answer your Instant Messages (IM), because you may have crashed and not know it.Okay back to the main theme, Getting Through Orientation Island.What is Orientation Island?  Well it is your birthplace in Second Life (SL) and it is where you learn the basics of how to control your avitar. What kind of controls?  There are four areas at the entrance hub. 

Four Areas for learning at Orientation Island #1 Move January 1, 2008

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You will find four main areas, Move, Appearance, Search, and Communication, so L’chaim arbitrarily picked Move first.

MOVEAppearanceSEARCHCommunication

 

All Photography by Rosefirerisng.

On his journey into this area he had to use either his movemet keys in SL, or on his keyboard for basic movement.

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In Second Life besides walking and using vehicles to get you around, you can actually fly.

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Lchaim decided to take the flight training.

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Watch the World(s) August 2, 2007

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Please take a look at this truly remarkable video by Robbie Dingo that says so much more about design and construction in Second Life than an infinite number of words can express:

Watch the World(s)

The NSS Observation Platform August 2, 2007

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In order to provide a ‘safe’ and comfortable place for people to watch the ongoing activity while we’re still in the process of terrain editing, we’ve set up an observation platform above the main lava trench. This also gives us a place to meet, hang out, and even hold modest events until more permanent infrastructure is in place.

NSS Observation Platform
Coffee, anyone?

Our Office in NASA CoLab’s HQ August 2, 2007

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We are delighted that not only have we been able to participate in NASA CoLab, the sim owned by NASA-Ames, but that CoLab has given NSS in SL an office, Main 6, in its headquarters building. Here we are right in the middle of the space community of Second Life.

NSS in SL office in NASA CoLab
Presently the office is overflowing with possible terrain models for the new NSS sim.

The preceding project: August 2, 2007

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When the Oregon L5 Society chapter of NSS learned that NASA-Ames was going to be purchasing a sim in Second Life and looking for people with ideas to demonstrate there, we were among the first in line seeking a parcel for modeling our lavatube lunar base concepts. We soon discovered that the resources available there were insufficient to do justice to the plans we had. Fortunately, NSS HQ stepped in with funding for National Space Society island, where we could complete our project as well as manage the sim for use by other NSS chapters and individuals.

Cutaway showing several passages of the giant lunar lavatube caverns by Oregon L5 Research Team at NASA CoLab. Long cylinders are Hab and Work Modules. Green (= “active”) Transformer at bottom conditions power from two SNAP nuclear reactors in a small lower cave.

Cutaway showing several passages of the giant lunar lavatube caverns by Oregon L5 Research Team at NASA CoLab. Long cylinders are Hab and Work Modules. Green (= “active”) Transformer at bottom conditions power from two SNAP nuclear reactors in a small lower cave.

A single photo of the base isn’t very easy to decipher, but it hopefully provides a taste of what we’re doing.

Hello world! August 1, 2007

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Welcome to NSS in SL, the blog of the National Space Society in Second Life. We’re just getting started here, but watch this space for more to come. Check out the About tab for more information.