A relatively new addition to the Hab1 collection, this brochure if from 1969 and touts the soon-to-open Alabama Space & Rocket Center.
“OPENING FALL 1969,” it reads on the last page of the brochure! That date would prove to be inaccurate. The Space Center would not open until March 17, 1970. That makes this brochure extra interesting in my opinion!
HabFiles update! Space Camp was the featured article in the February 1984 issue of 3-2-1 Contact magazine! Here is that article for your enjoyment and nostalgia! You can also view the corresponding episode of 3-2-1 Contact on Youtube!
At a glance, it appears that Space Camp is setting up Patreon-like system where, for a fixed amount of money, you can get access to various things only available (or premium versions of things publicly available) to Explorers Club members.
There are three tiers: Bronze, Silver and Gold for $10/month, $25/month, and $50/month, respectively.
If successful, this could provide a new, steady stream of income to Space Camp! Best of luck to them! I hope it is a smashing success!
The U.S. Space & Rocket Center finally has a new CEO, and today is her first official day on the job!
What was intended to be completed by early 2020 was sidetracked by COVID for a year!
Speaking of, kudos to Louie Ramirez. The man retired from the CFO position at the end of 2019, only to be pulled back as an interim CEO to shepherd the Space Center through its most trying time yet. And that’s really saying something.
Dr. Kimberly Robinson comes to the Space Center by way of a 30+ year career at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center! This seems like a most excellent start to the director of a space museum!
We are so happy you’re here!
We’re all wishing you the best! We are rooting for you and wish you nothing but success!
Ten years ago, I said “It’s important that we stay engaged with Space Camp through the good times and the bad. Space Camp’s most difficult challenges likely still lie ahead.”
I didn’t realize how true that would be. At the time, my biggest concern leading me to that thought was the retirement of the Space Shuttle. But Space Camp has handled that transition reasonably well.
Obviously, the biggest challenge for Space Camp in the intervening decade is one that is challenging the entire world.
Thanks to thousands of generous donations, Space Camp has been able to weather the COVID-19 storm thus far. Let us hope for a speedy return to normalcy soon! And they’re not out of the woods yet, so please consider giving if you haven’t yet and are in a position to do so.
Regardless, I’ll be around! Thank you so much to everyone who has supported this site over the years by reading and even participating in the HabForum. I’m definitely behind in both reporting and updating the HabFiles section, but please stick around! I will get to it!
As mentioned in yesterday’s post, Blue Origin–more specifically Club for Future, Blue Origin’s nonprofit to promote STEM careers–showed a video of their tour of Space Camp during Blue’s NS-14 launch coverage.