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Wednesday, June 27, 2012


My oldest daughter Danielle must have been taking notes while I was recently hanging up stuff in the arcade. When I got home from work today she greeted me with a picture that she drew at summer camp - "Here Daddy.....it is my 'Eagle Has Landed' picture to hang in our arcade." Her drawing is now the most cherished piece of artwork that will grace the walls of Tranquility Base Arcade. It doesn't get any better than that!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012


I finally had a chance to hang up some honors and awards at the Tranquility Base Arcade. Among them are my Twin Galaxies World Record certificate for Sea Wolf along with the 2011 'Game Room of the Year' award from the Gameroom Junkies. Over the next few weeks I hope to hang up a bunch more stuff that will add even more character to the Tranquility Base Arcade!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Special Delivery

I am continually amazed at some of the things that have happened to me since creating the Tranquility Base Arcade. One of the more astonishing events occurred recently when a former NASA employee with a love for vintage arcade games (a great combination!) stumbled across my web site and contacted me. Not only did we swap stories on arcade games, the field of engineering and the Space Shuttle program but he ended up sending me a package of his own personal OFFICIAL NASA ITEMS! Such generosity is simply stunning. I'll be featuring some of the items in the blog and of course hang many them in the arcade. Even more astonishing is one the items is actually a piece of Space Shuttle Atlantis! Tranquility Base Arcade now actually has something that went into space! Many, many thanks to my new found friend! A special delivery compliments of the Tranquility Base Arcade will be "landing" in your mailbox soon!

The cards, patches and stickers detail various shuttle missions. The sticker in the center of the bottom row commemorates the 30th anniversary of the Space Shuttle program while the patch on the left of the bottom row is for Space Shuttle Columbia STS-107, which was lost upon re-entry. The item in the center is a laminated card with a piece of the payload bay liner that flew on Space Shuttle Atlantis STS-125.