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.
It’s a sad day at Space Camp today. The long, impressive tenure of Ruth Marie Oliver, aka Crosswind, aka Ping–but best known as Red Bull–comes to an end today. For many, many years Ruth has been the one most responsible for making sure the trains run on time down at… Continue reading
As if the roster of Astronauts confirmed for Space Camp’s Alumni Festival wasn’t enough for you, a number of Astronauts are going to be visiting Space Camp throughout the summer as well! And you can have lunch with them! This past Friday, Astronaut Robert “Hoot” Gibson kicked off a summer… Continue reading
It’s been just a few days north of a year since the Space & Rocket Center’s very first crowdsourcing campaign, Land a Shuttle Training Aircraft at the Space & Rocket Center, successfully raised $71,340 from 307 donors on Indiegogo in an effort to bring a Shuttle Training Aircraft to the Space &… Continue reading
Oscar Holderer, member of Wernher von Braun’s team, died today, May 5, 2015. He was 95 years old. Oscar was a great friend to Space Camp over the years, for it was he who designed many of the simulators in use at Space Camp, including the 1/6 Chair, 5DF, and… Continue reading