Continuing with the old photo motif from the Slate gallery, today’s look-back goes back to 1991. Former Space Camp counselor Matt Hetman was kind enough to provide a nice variety of Space Camp photos from the very beginning of the last decade of the twentieth century.
This week marks the 30th anniversary of Space Camp. Three decades! Obviously Space Camp has evolved and changed over the years. Let’s take a look back! First up, have a look at Space Camp in its earliest days. Slate has a photo gallery of Space Camp in the early 80’s…. Continue reading
Years ago, I posted that I had just seen the movie Beyond the Stars, which featured the Space & Rocket Center / Space Camp in the film: So I’m watching this cheesy movie from 1989 called “Beyond the Stars.” It’s a movie where Christian Slater wants to be an astronaut,… Continue reading
The 2009 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony introduced a new annual tradition to the event: an auction to benefit the Space Camp Scholarship Fund. Thanks to many generous donors and bidders, the auction was a resounding success. The only criticism that came out of it was that you had to… Continue reading
One of the highlights of this year’s Reunion Weekend is a silent auction that will benefit the Space Camp Scholarship Fund. All of the items up for auction can be seen on this site, and the list of goodies is as follows: A Space Camp Flight Suite, Autographed by William… Continue reading
At some point in the mid-80s, Space Camp was featured on the show, Reading Rainbow. Specifically, the episode was entitled “Let’s Go,” and Space Camp had a 3.5 minute segment on that episode. I’ve gotten hold of that episode and posted the segment for your viewing pleasure. It’s fairly interesting… Continue reading
The new Space Camp Barbie dolls have finally been released! To get a glimpse of how the new dolls look (complete with their U.S. Space & Rocket Center T-Shirts), go visit the Space Camp Barbie Page on Space Camp’s website. Also on that page are links to video clips from… Continue reading
I was looking through some old Space Camp memorabilia today and came across a photo in the 1988 of the recently-arrived Pathfinder. No boosters, no External Tank. There it sat. As you can see from the fresh paint job in this photo and the lack of paint and material in… Continue reading
It will no doubt come as a great relief to many to find out that work is currently underway to repair Pathfinder. Here are some shots taken yesterday that show how they’ve taped off the entirety of Shuttle Park and that they have equipment and manpower on the task.
It seems the Discovery mission isn’t the only shuttle dealing with debris issues and damage. Unfortunately, Pathfinder has spent many, many years outside in the hot and humid North Alabama weather. Just last night, a massive piece of Pathfinder broke loose and fell off! The piece came from the belly… Continue reading