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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

Saturday, December 7, 2019

The girl who dreams to live on Mars


The girl who dreams to live on Mars


Article Excerpt: "... she attended her first (of many) space camps in Huntsville, Alabama, and the following year when she went back, her call sign, "NASA Blueberry" originated. "The second time I went to space camp, I wanted one of the light blue suits that everyone was wearing, but I was too small to fit in any of them," Carson said. "So we ended up finding this knock-off of a really dark blue suit and of course I wore it and everyone told me that it made me look like a blueberry ..."


Reference: www.miamiherald.com

Friday, December 6, 2019

U.S. Space & Rocket Center among Time magazine’s coolest places in the world


U.S. Space & Rocket Center among Time magazine’s coolest places in the world


Article Excerpt: "... Time also notes how the USSRC is also a training ground for budding astronauts and space shuttle display ..."


Reference: www.wtvy.com

Monday, December 2, 2019

Applications for Space Camp Academy full scholarships program available


Applications for Space Camp Academy program available


Article Excerpt: "... Students ages 12-14 may apply for Space Academy for Leading Students in Alabama (SALSA), a Space Camp program funded by the Alabama Legislature...To be eligible for SALSA, students may apply for the scholarship at spacecamp.com/salsa or..."


Reference: www.timesdaily.com

Friday, November 15, 2019

Huntsville’s iconic Saturn V rocket gets brilliant new nighttime look


Huntsville’s iconic Saturn V rocket gets brilliant new nighttime look


Article Excerpt: "... something needed to be done for the rocket at night. And the rocket city unveiled those improvements..."


Reference: www.al.com

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Facts About Space Camp


Facts About Space Camp


Article Excerpt: "... Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama is unique. Instead of canoeing and archery, young attendees get to ride spacecraft simulators, build robots, and program computers. It’s the closest young civilians can come to working for NASA ..."


Reference: mentalfloss.com

Thursday, September 26, 2019

14 NASA Sites Every Space Nerd Must Visit


14 NASA Sites Every Space Nerd Must Visit


Article Excerpt: "... There are several reasons to visit this NASA site in Huntsville, Alabama but the biggest is the chance to see a true National Historic Landmark—an authentic Saturn V rocket—one of only three in the world, along with the Jupiter IRBM ..."


Reference: www.rd.com

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Huntsville woman impersonated reporter to see Apollo 11 launch


Huntsville woman impersonated reporter to see Apollo 11 launch


Article Excerpt: "... determined to see the moon launch up close, so she broke the rules. “I was Chris MacGill with The Associated Press for that one day,” she said. MacGill, who was the real reporter that day, missed the deadline to pick up the required Kennedy Space Center press pass for July 16, 1969, so Hereford took it instead ..."


Reference: www.wsfa.com

Rocket City US Launches 5,000 Rockets To Commemorate Apollo 11 Anniversary


Huntsville Launches 5,000 Rockets To Commemorate Apollo 11 Anniversary


Article Excerpt: "... The U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Ala., celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 launch by..."


Reference: www.npr.org

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Great Places to Celebrate Apollo 11's 50th Anniversary


Great Places to Celebrate Apollo 11's 50th Anniversary


Article Excerpt: "... Watch a really big rocket launch at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center. Huntsville, Ala., is known as Rocket City because the Saturn V was developed there at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center. Huntsville is also home to the U.S. Space and Rocket Center, which will pay tribute to the city's history by attempting to break the Guinness World Record with the simultaneous launch of 5,000 model rockets at 8:32 a.m. CT. (Guests can watch from outside at no cost on a first-come, first-served basis.) Inside the museum, visitors can build and launch their own rocket. (Tickets: $25 per adult, $17 per child, kids under 4 free..."


Reference: www.aarp.org

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Why you’ll want to get to Rocket City this summer to celebrate the moon landing


Why you’ll want to get to Rocket City this summer to celebrate the moon landing


Article Excerpt: "... Why the Rocket City? Because that’s where scientists developed the Saturn V rocket that carried Eagle Scout Neil Armstrong and his fellow space pioneers to the moon. Fifty years after that historic day, the Rocket Center, home to Space Camp and one of just three remaining Saturn V rockets, will host a series of epic events to honor the golden anniversary..."


Reference: scoutingmagazine.org

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

The Rocket City Welcomes Vice President Pence to the Space & Rocket Center for Space Council Meeting


Remarks by Vice President Pence at the Fifth Meeting of the National Space Council in the Rocket City


Mike Pence Visits the Rocket City
Vice President Mike Pence
Article Excerpt: "... to all the members of the National Space Council and the Users' Advisory Group; to Dr. Deborah Barnhart and the great team here at the Space and Rocket Center; honored guests; and especially to all the dedicated the men and women of the Marshall Space Flight Center: It is great to be back in Rocket City ..."

Reference: spaceref.com

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

U.S. Space & Rocket Center to host National Space Council


U.S. Space & Rocket Center to host National Space Council


Article Excerpt: "... The first panel is entitled “Ready to Fly” and the second panel is called “Ready to Explore”. “The Rocket City is the natural summit for the National Space Council,” Dr. Deborah Barnhart, CEO, and Executive Director of the U.S. Space & Rocket Center, said..."


Reference: whnt.com

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Mother and sons attend Space Camp


Mother and sons attend Space Camp


Article Excerpt: "... trainees also experience firsthand the National Historic Landmark Saturn V rocket, the Smithsonian Institution’s largest artifact; the Apollo 12 moon rock; mobile ..."


Reference: www.salisburypost.com

Thursday, January 3, 2019

U.S. Space and Rocket Center hosting job fair today (Thursday)


U.S. Space and Rocket Center hosting job fair today (Thursday)


Article Excerpt: "... The center is hiring Space Camp counselors, ropes challenge course instructors and food service workers. Applicants are asked to dress in business attire and bring a resume ..."


Reference: whnt.com

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