Blue Origin Tours Space Camp

As mentioned in yesterday’s post, Blue Origin–more specifically Club for Future, Blue Origin’s nonprofit to promote STEM careers–showed a video of their tour of Space Camp during Blue’s NS-14 launch coverage. They have posted the video of the tour separately to their YouTube channel now:

Space Camp Wings Flying on Blue Test Flight Today

During Blue Origin’s broadcast of their launch efforts today, Blue showed a segment shot at Space Camp! At the end of the tour, they mentioned that a set of Space Camp wings were attached to the flight suit of their astronaut stand-in, Mannequin Skywalker. The live stream of their New… Continue reading

Virtualfest TODAY!

The annual Summerfest celebration and corresponding Space Camp Hall of Fame sadly had to be canceled this year due to the coronavirus. To make up for that, and to raise badly needed funds for Space Camp, the Space Camp Alumni Foundation is hosting the Space Camp Alumni Virtualfest throughout the… Continue reading

Save Space Camp

Space Camp needs $1.5 million dollars within the next three months or it might cease to exist. That’s the message that was delivered by Alabama Space Science Exhibit Commission chairman John Nerger this past Tuesday in a press conference to kick off the launch of SaveSpaceCamp.com, Space Camp’s GoFundMe campaign…. Continue reading

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.

Failure is Not an Option

COVID-19 has hit every individual, business, and charity hard, and even Space Camp has not been spared. In order to anything and everything possible, The U.S. Space & Rocket Center is launching their “Failure is Not an Option” campaign. If you are able, please consider donating at https://www.gospaceeducation.org/alumni

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