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!
For the second time this year, the day after Christmas, a fire broke out at Space Camp. Fortunately, for the second time this year, no one was injured. This fire was much more major and completely torched the roof on what had been the former “Mission to Mars” Space Camp… Continue reading →
A few lucky Space Campers had the good fortune today to visit the Marshall Space Flight Center and hear NASA Astronaut Barry Eugene “Butch” Wilmore talk about his recent time aboard the International Space Station. Besides talking about the highlights of his trips to space, Wilmore took several opportunities to stress… Continue reading →
It appears Space Camp lacked the same level of ambition as Mercedes Fox when they wrote the copy, “For ages 9 to 99.” Mercedes is attending Space Camp this week at the ripe old age of 100! This morning the very first Space Camper in orbit, Dottie Metcalf-Lindenburger, met with… Continue reading →