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Showing posts with label Space and Rocket Center. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Space and Rocket Center. Show all posts

Thursday, November 15, 2018

I trained to be an astronaut on a mission to Mars at Space Camp. Here's what it's like.


I trained to be an astronaut on a mission to Mars at Space Camp. Here's what it's like.


Article Excerpt: "... I'm at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama, for Space Camp, which takes children and adults through what it would be like to go on missions to space. I imagine floating around as I strap into the Five Degrees of Freedom Chair that hovers a half-inch off the floor and simulates microgravity. My ..."


Reference: www.commercialappeal.com

Friday, August 31, 2018

Invest in your teens future with U.S. Cyber Camp, the U.S. Space & Rocket Center’s newest STEM camp


Invest in your teens future with U.S. Cyber Camp, the U.S. Space & Rocket Center’s newest STEM camp


The U.S. Space & Rocket Center’s newest STEM camp, U.S. Cyber Camp, allows trainees to delve into the world of cyber technologies through blended hands-on experiences and challenges. Trainees learn the ethics and responsibilities of personal data security for safeguarding professional networks and the challenge of an expanding internet of things. This program balances individual instruction with team building. Grade 10-12, Ages 15-18 (2019) $1,599** (includes a Raspberry Pi computer, which students will build and take home.) U.S. Cyber Camp assumes no prior knowledge in cybersecurity and requires only a basic understanding of computers. Students are introduced to careers, meet professionals working in cyber fields and take a tour of Redstone Arsenal.* *As camp participants will tour a U.S. military base, participation in U.S. Cyber Camp is only open to U.S. citizens. Activities:

  • Build computers and networking systems
  • Explore coding using a Raspberry Pi
  • Learn fundamentals of Python programming within a Linux environment
  • Defend systems against cyber threats
  • Engage with cyber professionals to learn about cyber careers


  • Arrival Window: Sunday, 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. (CT)

    Graduation Ceremony: Friday, 1 p.m. (CT)

    Duration: 6 days, 5 nights

    REGISTER HERE


    Reference: www.spacecamp.com
    Note: Raspberry Pi link to Amazon added by Rocket-city.us

    Monday, August 6, 2018

    Rocket City, Alabama: Space history and an eye on the future


    Rocket City, Alabama: Space history and an eye on the future


    Article Excerpt: "... moon shots, to the space shuttles and now NASA's still-in-development Space Launch System, rocket history inundates Huntsville, Alabama. Huntsville's nickname, Rocket City, is thanks largely to Wernher von Braun and his team of fellow German-born rocketeers who settled here in the 1950s. The city has long been home to the Army's Redstone Arsenal and NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center..."


    Reference: phys.org

    Saturday, July 14, 2018

    A space odyssey: Allen science teacher goes to camp at U.S. Space & Rocket Center


    A space odyssey: Allen science teacher goes to camp at U.S. Space & Rocket Center


    Article Excerpt: "... the Honeywell Educators at Space Academy, hosted by the United States Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama. Every year, Honeywell offers a scholarship program to send K-12 teachers who apply and are accepted on a five-day space camp to Huntsville. Tuition, meals and accommodations, round-trip airfare, program materials and a flight suit are all included in the scholarship. Chapates applied ..."


    Reference: starlocalmedia.com

    Sunday, April 1, 2018

    17-Year-Old Alyssa Carson Wants to Be the First Person on Mars


    17-Year-Old Alyssa Carson Wants to Be the First Person on Mars


    Article Excerpt: "... At 7 her father took her to space camp in Huntsville, Alabama. “That was the weekend of my life,” she said. “I got to learn everything I had been wanting to know and more… I got to see a life-size rocket.” She cherished it so much, she returned 18 times. At the age of 12 she became the first person in history to attend all three NASA space camps in Huntsville, Alabama; Quebec, Canada; and Izmir ..."


    Reference: www.teenvogue.com

    Friday, January 19, 2018

    See a missile roll down an Alabama interstate


    See a missile roll down an Alabama interstate Saturday


    Article Excerpt: "... The competition for "Most Huntsville Moment of 2018" is starting off at a high level Saturday morning. It's time to grab your cameras and get this image to send the family. At 7 a.m., Boeing will roll a full-sized ..."


    Reference: www.al.com
    Meta Keywords: Boeing, three-stage Ground-based Midcourse Interceptor, Interstate 565, Events, exoatmospheric kill vehicle, Space and Rocket Center, Mad Scientist Bash, Most Huntsville Moment of 2018,

    Friday, March 17, 2017

    U.S. Space & Rocket Center celebrates 47 years in Huntsville


    U.S. Space & Rocket Center celebrates 47 years in Huntsville


    Article Excerpt: "... The museum houses the National Historic Landmark Saturn V Moon Rocket, the Apollo 16 Command Module and the Pathfinder space shuttle display. There are more than 10,000 artifacts in it's collection with over 1000 items displayed including 27 missiles and rockets. The center is also a Smithsonian Affiliate Museum and is the Official Visitor Center for Marshall Space Flight Center..."


    Reference: www.al.com

    Saturday, December 26, 2015

    U.S. Space and Rocket Center fire causes people to evacuate


    Fire causes people to evacuate the U.S. Space and Rocket Center


    Article Excerpt: "... the fire is contained to a building, not far from the Space Shuttle Exhibit ..."


    Reference: www.waaytv.com

    Sunday, September 6, 2015

    Investigation reveals cause of Space and Rocket Center fire


    Investigation reveals cause of Space and Rocket Center fire


    Article Excerpt: "...Huntsville fire officials released the cause of a fire at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center that happened on Wednesday night. According to Captain Frank McKenzie the cause of the fire has been determined to be ..."


    Reference: www.waff.com

    Thursday, September 3, 2015

    Fire at the Space & Rocket Center


    Fire quickly extinguished at Space & Rocket Center


    Article Excerpt: "...Huntsville Fire confirmed they were called to the Space & Rocket Center at 8:22 p.m. They said they arrived within six minutes of the call. Space & Rocket Center officials confirmed a fire started inside a..."


    Reference: www.wsfa.com

    Wednesday, December 3, 2014

    U.S. Space & Rocket Center is hosting a free Community Launch Party for EFT-1


    U.S. Space & Rocket Center is hosting a free Community Launch Party for EFT-1


    Article Excerpt: "... The U.S. Space & Rocket Center is hosting a free Community Launch Party for EFT-1 in the Saturn V Hall of the Davidson Center for Space Exploration. The Orion spacecraft will take astronauts beyond low Earth orbit (LEO) to deep space and launches on a Delta IV Heavy for the Exploration Flight Test-1, an unmanned mission planned for December 4, 2014. Join us for live launch and splashdown coverage, children’s educational activities and breakfast items available for purchase. Doors open at 5 a.m. and the launch is scheduled for 6 a.m. CST. ..."


    Reference: rocketcenter.com

    Tuesday, December 2, 2014

    US Space and Rocket Center is hiring


    Want to work under the rocket? Jobs are on the horizon


    Article Excerpt: "... If you are looking for a new job, the US Space and Rocket Center is hiring. ..."


    Reference: www.waaytv.com

    Monday, March 24, 2014

    Help the U.S. Space & Rocket Center build a new public exhibition featuring the Shuttle Training Aircraft used by space shuttle astronauts!


    Land a Shuttle Training Aircraft at the Space & Rocket Center


    Gulfstream II Shuttle Training Aircraft (STA)
    Gulfstream II Shuttle Training Aircraft (STA)
    Article Excerpt: "... The U.S. Space & Rocket Center Foundation in Huntsville, Alabama is asking for your help to raise $70,000 to begin installation of a Gulfstream II Shuttle Training Aircraft (STA) in the U.S. Space & Rocket Center’s Shuttle Park. The aircraft, which bears the tail number N945NA, will be a museum exhibition and immersive classroom for our nearly 600,000 annual visitors and for trainees in our Space Camp®, Aviation Challenge® and Robotics Camp STEM education programs. ..."

    Reference: www.indiegogo.com

    Thursday, February 27, 2014

    Article on a Space Camp experience


    Everything You’ve Ever Wanted To Know About Space Camp From Someone Who’s Actually Been There

    www.spacecamp.com
    www.spacecamp.com

    Article Excerpt: "... When I first broke the news to the rest of my coworkers that National Geographic would be flying me to Space Camp for the weekend, I was surprised to learn that my longtime friend and fellow Geeko writer Carolyn Cox had never heard of it. Ever! So if you’re like her, come on over and educate yourselves on the wonders of Space Camp. ..."

    Reference: www.geekosystem.com

    Tuesday, August 14, 2012

    Chinese send group of students to the Rocket City

    70 Chinese students begin Space Camp


    Article Excerpt: "... from the communist nation as part of a cooperation agreement to learn the intricacies of space travel. This is the 10th year for the Chinese to send a group of students to the Rocket City.
    "Space has changed for all of us. ..."


    Reference: www.waff.com

    Thursday, August 9, 2012

    'Space Warriors' movie update

    Boaz businessman tapped for role in family film 'Space Warriors'


    Article Excerpt:Keith Cahela "... “Hurry up with that oil, son” is not the most famous line in movie history, but for Keith Cahela it probably ranks up there with “Go ahead, make my day.” The Boaz businessman was in the right place at the right time ..."


    Reference: www.sandmountainreporter.com

    Monday, August 6, 2012

    Hollywood stars shine on the Rocket City at Space Warriors filming


    Article Excerpt: "... U.S. Space and Rocket Center was filled with stars—Hollywood stars, that is. The movie “Space Warriors” is being filmed on site in Huntsville this summer. It stars Danny Glover ..."

    Reference: www.waaytv.com

    Friday, July 20, 2012

    Filming starts on the movie "Space Warriors" in Huntsville

    Hollywood movie begins filming in Huntsville


    Article Excerpt: "... The Space and Rocket Center is hosting a little bit of Hollywood. Filming started Friday on the movie Space Warriors. ..."

    Reference: www.waff.com

    Thursday, July 5, 2012

    Huntsville Movie Casting Call Announced For ‘Space Warriors’ Movie

    Local Casting Call Announced For ‘Space Warriors’


    Article Excerpt: "... A handful of movies have been filmed in Huntsville, and soon, another crew will visit the Rocket City to film ‘Space Warriors’. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION!! ..."


    Reference: whnt.com

    Tuesday, May 15, 2012

    Crew begins repair of gun shot glass at Space and Rocket Center

    Crew Repairs Glass Hit By Bullets At Davidson Center


    Article Excerpt: "... Crews are repairing glass panels at The Davidson Center today. The panes were hit by bullets on May 3. ..."


    Reference: whnt.com