Aviation Challenge Cancelled for 2020

What was supposed to be a ceremonious 30th anniversary year at Aviation Challenge has instead turned to one of sorrow. All Aviation Challenge Sessions have been cancelled for 2020. This will be the first summer since 1989 not to see any Aviation Challenge sessions.

Deborah Barnhart Leaving Space & Rocket Center

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

2019 Hall of Fame in the Record Books; Auction Ongoing

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

State of Alabama Provides $10 Million in Funding to Space Camp

Two weeks ago, Alabama Governor Kay Ivey was on hand at Tthe Space & Rocket Center to announce a staggering $10 million grant to Space Camp to provide the initial funding for a new cyber security camp!  The money will presumably be used to fund new facilities to help facilitate… Continue reading

Muslim Ban Keeps Aussie Youth from Space Camp

In the midst of all of the stories and reporting regarding President Trump’s Executive Order banning certain individuals from entering the United States, one human interest story involving Space Camp came to light. Pouya Ghadirian, a 15-year-old with dual-Australian-Iranian citizenship, was planning on going to Space Camp this March, but the… Continue reading