Space Camp received a quick name drop in the Seth Rogan sequel, Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising.
The reference comes about 53:40 into the movie.
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 order has caused the rejection of his visa application.
The story received a fair bit of traction in the press, with articles published by numerous outlets, including:
Update: with the courts having struck down the ban, Pouya’s trip to Space Camp is back on!
Space Camp was again featured on an episode of The Goldbergs. Last night’s episode entitled “Snow Day,” the twelfth in this fourth season of the show, saw the main character Adam wearing a SpaceCamp movie logo sweatshirt throughout the episode!
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!
A few hours before the event, all of the previously inducted Hall of Famers in town for the event gathered for a little rehearsal. Like last year, we were invited on stage to help welcome in the new inductees!
All-in-all, this year probably saw more of the Hall of Fame return to Huntsville for the event than any year prior! Among the notables, Francis French made his first visit back since his induction in 2011!
The introductory videos were extremely well done, and Pat Ammons and her team deserve a round of applause! I do hope they have them up on the Space Camp YouTube channel soon and I hope to have a full cut of the evening, including Mile O’Brien’s comments, soon!
During dinner, I was fortunate enough to be seated at the same table as Astronaut and Space Camp bestie Bob Springer! Bob Springer and Space Camp go way back, well beyond all of the time he spent in the sim for the Summer Fest weekend. I was able to speak with him about all of the Space Camp videos I’ve seen him in over the years, going all the way back to the Journey to Jupiter in-line videos, promos in the 90s and 2000s, and on to present day! He’s been a real friend to the Center, and it was a pleasure to get to eat dinner with him! It was one of the many, “Only at Space Camp” experiences during the weekend!
Afterward, it was time for the big concert! And it was spectacularly huge! Last year, the headline act was the Yacht Rock Review. And they did a wonderful job! So much so, they were brought back this year! But they were just the opening act! That’s how much bigger this concert got! Eddie Money and Mickey Thomas headlined, and Jeff Carlisi, Robbie Dupree, and Bill Champlin were there as well! It was a huge concert and a huge end to a whirlwind weekend!
Next year marks the 35th Anniversary of Space Camp! The dates are already set.
I hope to see you there!