The crew of the upcoming SpaceX mission Polaris Dawn was in Huntsville today to speak to Space Campers! The crew toured Space Camp before addressing campers in the brand-new Space Camp Operations Center. The team discussed their upcoming mission, including mission objectives. Space Camp / Aviation Challenge alumni Julia Lantos… Continue reading
I recently got hold of a copy of the December 1, 1985 issue of “You,” an insert into The Mail on Sunday paper in the UK! This issue featured a story on Space Camp! The images are here, but you can download a PDF copy if you prefer.
These four men will be inducted at the Space Camp Hall of Fame Dinner & Induction Ceremony on July 14, 2023. You can get your tickets by going to https://www.rocketcenter.com/SpaceCampReunion. Tickets to the dinner are $100, but $250 will get you the “All Access Pass” into the entire weekend’s slate… Continue reading
This is technically old news, but I just noticed it recently and thought it was worth a mention. The “Lifetime Membership” option for the U.S. Space & Rocket Center has been on hiatus for a little over a year. The lifetime membership had been offered for $1,000 and first became… Continue reading
Brigadier General (retired) Larry Capps, who served as the CEO of the U.S. Space & Rocket Center from 2000 until his somewhat tumultuous retirement in 2011, passed away this past Tuesday at the age of 82. Gen. Capps assumed leadership of the beleaguered Rocket Center after the previous CEO, Mike… Continue reading
Previously known as The Great Moonbuggy Race, the NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge is back after a global-pandemic-sized hiatus of four years! This will be the first rover competition since 2019. The competition starts tomorrow, Friday, April 21, 2023, and runs through Sunday. It is open to the public, so… Continue reading
I just came across this sound bite from Amazon.com and Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos and I thought it was worth sharing!
NASA held their big Artemis II crew announcement today! You can watch the entire video here, but the highlight is that Space Camp alumna and Space Camp Hall of Fame inductee Christina Koch was one of the four selected to go to the Moon on Artemis II! The flight is… Continue reading
So reads the headline from the Summer 1982 Alabama Space & Rocket Center Newsletter! This newsletter also features a copy of the New York Times article and a number of great photos from Camp! Ahead of the 40th anniversary of Space Camp, I was digging around the USPTO website and… Continue reading
The entirety of this year’s Space Camp Hall of Fame Ceremony is now up on YouTube! It really was one of the best events put on by the Space Center in quite some time (and that’s really saying something)! The staff did a tremendous job, as always! If you watch… Continue reading