In response to the growing COVID-19 situation, the U.S. Space & Rocket Center announced today that they will close to museum visitors beginning tomorrow, March 14, 2020. The Center will remain closed to the general public through Friday, April 3, 2020, with plans to reopen on April 4th. Space Camp… Continue reading
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
The Vice President of the United States visited the U.S. Space & Rocket Center today to chair the fifth meeting of the revived National Space Council While at the Space Center, VPOTUS Pence took time to visit Space Camp facilities and speak to some Space Camp trainees. Today was not… Continue reading
NASA’s annual Human Exploration Rover Challenge (formally known as The Great Moonbuggy Race) begins tomorrow, March 31, and runs through Saturday! The event will be live streamed on Marshall Space Flight Center’s USTREAM page, and details throughout the event can be viewed on the Challenge’s Facebook page. Good luck to all… Continue reading
It has been a long time coming, but the Shuttle Training Aircraft arrived at The Space & Rocket Center this past Thursday! The wings preceded its arrival by a day or two, and the entire plane is set to be mounted tomorrow!
Today marks Mike Flachbart’s final day as an employee at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center / Space Camp. He retires after 29 years in its service, from a Space Camp counselor all the way up to Vice President of Global Operations. Mike sure has seen it all! He even… Continue reading
The annual NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge Tomorrow and Saturday (formally The Great Moonbuggy Race) begins tomorrow and runs through Saturday at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center! The race begins at 7am both days! Come early! It’s a pretty exciting thing to check out! Students from around the world… Continue reading
The large silver cylinder that has stood just outside of Hab2 for decades was shipped off today. The Shuttle-Centaur rocket stage will be making its new home at NASA’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio. Space Camp Hall of Famer Robert Pearlman has more over at CollectSpace. For one heck… Continue reading
Marshall Space Flight Center sent out an invite to its employees stating, Marshall team members are invited to join ABC news for a special LIVE broadcast at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center Thursday, Sept. 17, from 5:00-8:00 a.m. Participants must arrive no later than 5:00 a.m. and wear red… Continue reading
It seems a fire has broken out in the Mars Grill area of the main museum wing at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center. Local news stations have more: WHNT 19 WAAY 31 AL.com WAFF 48 It seems the fire has been contained and, thankfully, no injuries have been reported.