Fifty years ago today, the Alabama Space & Rocket Center opened its doors and welcomed visitors for the very first time! It is truly sad that they cannot do the same today. Here’s hoping everyone stays safe and we all get through this! And here’s to fifty more years and… Continue reading
In response to the growing COVID-19 situation, the U.S. Space & Rocket Center announced today that they will close to museum visitors beginning tomorrow, March 14, 2020. The Center will remain closed to the general public through Friday, April 3, 2020, with plans to reopen on April 4th. Space Camp… Continue reading
The U.S. Space & Rocket Center’s CEO, Dr. Deborah Barnhart, will be stepping down from her position at the end of 2019 to “pursue other opportunities.” There was extensive media coverage from within Huntsville news media: WHNT 19: CEO of Space & Rocket Center stepping down Sprocketeers: BARNHART TO STEP… Continue reading
The 2019 Hall of Fame went off splendidly this past Saturday night, with three new inductees having been inducted in the Space Camp Hall of Fame! Wally Funk, Casey Harris (of X Ambassadors fame), Virgin Galactic’s Beth Moses, and Astronaut Christina Koch were welcomed into the ranks of the Hall… Continue reading
Al.com published a pretty nifty article on SpaceCamp the movie the other day. The article looks back at the history of the film, its impact, and some of the history of the film. Take a gander! https://www.al.com/life/2019/07/secrets-of-the-80s-spacecamp-movie-revealed.htmlf
The Vice President of the United States visited the U.S. Space & Rocket Center today to chair the fifth meeting of the revived National Space Council While at the Space Center, VPOTUS Pence took time to visit Space Camp facilities and speak to some Space Camp trainees. Today was not… Continue reading
If you missed the airing of Space Camp segment on a special episode of The Late Late Show with James Corden after the football games last night, it’s now on YouTube!
Be certain to catch a special editon of The Late Late Show with James Corden this Sunday after the AFC Championship game! Yesterday, the show’s facebook page posted this teaser photo: James Corden, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, and Chris Pratt were at Space Camp recently to film a piece for… Continue reading
The Mars Generation Space Camp Scholarship Program is accepting applications through January 15, 2019. Whereas the scholarships Space Camp provides cover tuition only, The Mars Generation generously awards Space Camp tuition, travel expenses, and provides a little spending money for the receipants, to boot! See https://www.themarsgeneration.org/programs/space-camp-scholarship/ for all of the details!
As has been the trend for the past few years, Space Camp will once again discount the price of a camp from the start of Black Friday (midnight on November 23, 2018) to the end of Cyber Monday (11:59 pm on November 26, 2018). Generally speaking, it’s the only time… Continue reading