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.
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 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
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
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
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!
It has been some time since I have updated the HabFiles section of this website. I haven’t stopped collecting artifacts from Space Camp’s past, but I’ve been woefully inept at sharing them! That is a trend I hope to reverse starting today! I recently got hold of a 1983 Space… Continue reading
The year was 1988 when the very second Space Camp, Space Camp Florida, opened its doors. This video was produced that year to highlight a week at Space Camp Florida, showing many of the activities Space Camp Florida kids would undergo over the course of the week! Oddly, the occasional viewing… Continue reading
Watching “A Smile as Big as the Moon,” you no doubt saw that the 1988 Space Camp brochure acted as the initial catalyst to start Coach Kersjes and his kids on their marvelous adventure. But this isn’t what the 1988 brochure looked like: The brochure was, in fact, a full… Continue reading
Thanks to Matthew Danner, the HabFiles section has received an update! A book was produced and given out to international Space Camp licensees. It’s a very nice artifact. It has some rarely seen photos of now defunct Space Camps as well as listings of some that were not meant to… Continue reading