July 18 marks the start of the 2015 session of International Space Camp!
It’s just one week away!
Teachers-of-the-Year from around the United States along with two students and one teacher from various countries around the world are in for an experience they won’t soon forget!
The students will attend Advanced Space Academy while the teachers attend Space Camp for Educators.
As usual, things will kick off with the International Space Camp Opening Ceremony, where everyone attending will introduce themselves and their countries. To see presentations from past events, check out the ISC playlists on the Hab1.com YouTube page!
Ahead of their travels, there’s some news out of a few of the countries regarding their students.
Sarah Callinan, one of the Australian students, was interviewed about her upcoming trip to America.
The New Zealand Herald wrote an article about Grace Jacobs Corban, one of the students coming from NZ.
Finally, the organization that decides who from Austria attends requires students to submit videos as to why they wish to participate. Both the male and female students, Lukas Traxi and Chiara Martyka, respectively, have their videos available here with the announcement.
If you happen to be in Santa Fe that evening, or on the evening of July 29th, you should definitely check her out at the Santa Fe Opera House as she performs in La Finta Giardiniera.
If you happen to be near New York City this Thursday, June 18th, you should head over to The Juilliard School, Susanna’s alma mater, at 4 pm EDT and help U.S. Space & Rocket Center CEO Deborah Barnhart welcome Susanna formally into the Space Camp Hall of Fame.
Video will be recorded and played back on the evening of the Hall of Fame, much like what was done last year for Sam Cristoforetti, and it would be truly excellent to have as many Space Camp alumni as possible in attendance for the presentation!
If you will be able to make it, please send an email to [email protected] with the subject “NYC Event RSVP.”
In fact, they’ve recently uploaded a few videos that might be worth some of your time!
Space Camp Turkey has done some remodeling and they’re showing it off with a new promo video! They also just uploaded an episode from what appears to be a Turkish children’s program, ThÇocuk Kulübü. The episode is unsurprisingly in Turkish, but still offers an excellent view of Space Camp Turkey!
Where the promo video provides fast cuts of a lot of Space Camp Turkey, this program takes its time and lets you see a lot of their facilities in greater detail.
In addition to the previously announced selection of Kate Rubins, Space Camp today announced the names of the three remaining individuals into the 2015 class of the Space Camp Hall of Fame.
In full, the four new members shall be:
Dr. Kate Rubins
Elizabeth Bierman is a Senior Project Engineer at Honeywell Aerospace and currently serves as President of the Society of Women Engineers. You can learn more about her from her bio on the SWE Page, or follow her on Twitter (@SWE_President and @Ekbierman).
Susanna Phillips is an accomplished opera singer who grew up right in Space Camp’s backyard! She is currently on tour, with quite a busy schedule! If you are unable to see her induction, she may likely be in your neck of the woods soon! In the meantime, you can head on over to her homepage, learn moreabout her, hear herlovely voice, and follow her on Twitter (@sopsus)!
Dr. Kate Rubins joins the growing list of Space Camp alumnae Astronauts. Dottie Metcalf-Lindenburger was the first. ESA Astronaut (and current ISS occupant) Samantha Cristoforetti was second. Kate is scheduled to be the next Space Camper in space when she departs for the International Space Station as a Flight Engineer on the Expedition 48/49 crew. Follow her on Twitter @Astro_Kate7 to see all her updates while she’s in orbit!