The early days of Space Camp were heady ones. The camp was a press darling. The New York Times ran an early article, and TV news outlets such as The Today Show and Good Morning America also ran features. Inquiries about Space Camp poured in from around the United States…. Continue reading
2022 marks the 40th anniversary of Space Camp! This summer, they are celebrating that anniversary with a two-day celebration on June 17th and 18th, 2022. The celebration begins on the evening of June 17th when Space Camp hosts the Space Camp Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. This will be the… Continue reading
It has happened again! Space Camp has accidentally launched kids from Camp into space! I’m blaming Hoot Gibson this time!
Springtime has marked the end of winter, renewal, rebirth. For many years, spring has also signed the arrival of local fifth-graders to a Space Camp day camp. From Monday through Thursday, parents drop kids off in the mornings; they go through normal Camp activities–simulators, history lessons, mission training, etc.–and go… Continue reading
Back in the 80s, there was a pair of popular disc jockeys out of Los Angeles, Mark Thompson and Brian Phelps, who had their own popular, syndicated radio show. In the early 1990s, they were given their own TV show. It was not successful, lasting only one thirteen-episode season. But… Continue reading
The 2022 Huntsville Comic & Pop Culture Expo is a mere month away, and just today they made the following, remarkably cool post: That’s right! Turtles at Space Camp! It’s a really nifty piece of art! While TMNT co-creator Kevin Eastman will be at the Expo signing autographs, you don’t… Continue reading
Today at 9:30 AM Central Time, Space Camp will hold a 30th birthday party for Aviation Challenge! The event will be live-streamed on Youtube at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yyvoc4FMJg8
A relatively new addition to the Hab1 collection, this brochure is 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,… Continue reading
SpaceX just released the names of the crew for their Inspriation4 mission which they are calling “the world’s first all-civilian mission.” Amongst the four members is former Space Camp Florida counselor Chris Sembroski! Chris is a former Air Force missileer and current employee of Lockheed Martin. He will be joined… Continue reading
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!