A Space Camp alum, George oversees the day-to-day development and construction of both the WhiteKnightTwo and SpaceShipTwo vehicles as Virgin Galactic works towards making space tourism commercially viable!
Like the two other inductees, George spent some time at NASA, receiving NASAs Distinguished Service Medal, amongst many other accolades!
George rounds out an impressive threesome for this year’s Space Camp Hall of Fame class!
It will truly be a pleasure to see their induction at this year’s Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony!
And before working business development at Masten, Jason spent all kinds of time down at The Cape as a VAB/Crawler Element Operations Manager, amongst a multitude of other duties during his time there!
Last night on ABC, season 3, episode 22 of The Goldbergs aired and featured Space Camp throughout the episode!
A show set in the 80s, this episode started off with the main Goldberg child at the movies with his friends watching SpaceCamp and Jinx!
If you have a cable package, you can go watch it yourself over at ABC’s site: http://abc.go.com/shows/the-goldbergs. If you don’t have a cable package, it will be available there next week. If you have a Hulu subscription, you can watch it over there.
My initial impression upon seeing the new Space Camp T-Shirt from Homage, an Ohio clothing retailer that “turns back the clock with shout outs to eclectic moments and personalities in sports, music, politics, and popular culture,” was to wonder why on Earth anyone would want to buy the very same T-Shirt that you can get at Space Camp, except at a higher price!
On good days, I forget all about what I long-ago dubbed the “DAD” (Disappointed Astronaut Dad) logo. And I’ve forgotten that blue shirts with the Space Camp logo aren’t readily available anymore. Until now, at least!
Everything that’s old is new again!
Homage is also sponsoring a contest to send you and a friend to Adult Space Camp!
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 make rovers and compete on a course around the Space Center! Amongst the many engineering challenges, the students’ rovers can’t use air pressure in their tires and the entire vehicle must fold up and fit withing a small amount of space (3 cubic feet, I think)!