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
Atlantis may be gone, but there’s a new capsule simulator in the floor at Space Camp! The new capsule can be seen on the left side of the photo, on the opposite side of the Training Center Floor from the other space capsule simulator, seen on the far right side… Continue reading
Atlantis has flown her last mission. Yesterday, Space Camp made the following post to their facebook page: And so ends a very long era. Atlantis came to Space Camp in 1986, after its use in SpaceCamp the movie had finished. Farewell, Atlantis. You were a good ship. You did your namesake… Continue reading
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
After this year’s “Hoot Camp,” an Adult Advanced Space Academy with Astronauts Robert “Hoot” Gibson and Bob Springer, wraps up tomorrow, Hoot Gibson will be sticking around to do a Facebook Live Q&A! Tune in at 12:30pm CDT to ask Hoot a question and hear what he has to say!
Saturday was the big day! Saturday held the Space Camp Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony! Before the ceremony, there were, of course, more opportunities to dive in the Underwater Astronaut Trainer, fly missions with Astronauts, and run missions from Mission Control with actual NASA flight operations staff! At 10:30 in… Continue reading
Joining Larry B. Scott to induct the SpaceCamp cast, the movie’s director, Harry Winer, will be on hand! Additionally, on Friday, July 15, at 6pm, Larry and Harry will sit for a very special screening of SpaceCamp, providing commentary for the duration of the movie. Afterwards, there will be a… Continue reading
International Space Camp 2016 is just around the corner! The Opening Ceremony is on July 9, 2016! And it’s already June! Whew! As we get closer to ISC, news organizations all over the world have long since started to write features and articles on those who have been selected to represent their respective… Continue reading
Some time ago–never mind how long precisely–Space Camp published their Astronaut visitation schedule for summer 2016. Here, duplicated in full, is that schedule: Astronaut May June July August Col. Ken Cameron 5, 6 2, 3 Capt. Wendy Lawrence 12, 13 11, 12 Col. Bob Springer 19, 20 9, 10 Capt…. Continue reading
Space Camp has hired Trip Ferguson away from Remington’s Huntsville operations and made him the new Vice President of Space Camp Programs. The news broke via the January USSRC Newsletter, as shown below! Congratulations on getting the gig, Trip, and welcome to Space Camp!