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Stardates and Date Samps

A stardate is a fictional system of time measurement developed for the television and film series Star Trek. In the series, use of this date system is commonly heard at the beginning of a voice-over log entry, such as "Captain's log, stardate 41153.7.  Stardate's were mostly used in video or audio logs made.

A date stamp is the system Space Voyage Instructors use to document review or passage or work completed.  The time stamp is typically written out then initialed by the instructor. This allows the Flight Director and other staff to see when work was reviewed, approved or passed.  For example. July 7th, 2020 is the second day of the fifth week of our summer space program. The Space Voyage date stamp would be 2k20 S5 D2 @ 1:05pm docp.  The 2k20 is a historic carry over from the early days of Space Voyage, where 2001 could be written 2k1, thereby saving space if the date stamp was used in naming a file. (Older DOS files were limited to 8 characters.  The date stamp connotation is still used today by all Space Voyage staff. Date stamps are mostly used in written work and in naming computer files to be saved.




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