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Do you know someone who went to Space Camp U.S. Space & Rocket Center as a kid or an adult? Tag them here! We want to tell them about the Space Camp Alumni Association! Reconnect with Space Camp! whnt.com/2017/11/16/space-camp-hoping-to-reconnect-graduates-through-their-alumni-network/

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Our very own Michelle Lucas was part of NASA’s press briefing on the science cargo on-board OA-8. Her program Higher Orbits provides opportunities for kids to fly their own experiments to the International Space Station through sponsorships with AIAA, Orbital-ATK, SpaceTango, and others. Watch: youtu.be/I8PzQX3LVE0 ...

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As the rule goes, any time two or more Space Camp Hall of Fame members are in the same place, a photo must document the meeting. As such, Francis French, Robert Pearlman and Hoot Gibson at the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation’s Space Rendezvous! ...

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Hall of Famers Launch a New Year…

Space Camp Alumni AssociationSpaceCamp Fest – Hall of Fame Induction for Class of 2016

Mark your calender… 14-16 July 2016. Come and join us to celebrate with the new Inductees and many, many alumni.

Hall of Fame represented on Space Camp Alumni Advancement Board – Andrea Hanson (Class of 2010): Vice-Chairman; Dottie Metcalf-Lindenberger (Class of 2007): Board Member; Burke Hare (Class of 2011): Hall of Fame Executive Director

Member Happenings

Georg von Tiesenhausen (Class of 2007)

  • Turns 102 in May of 2016. He is currently writing a book about TIME.

Kate Rubins (Class of 2016)

Susanna Phillips (Class of 2015)

  • busy schedule in to coming months; singing La Bohème (Puccini) with the Metropolitan Opera in New York, Roméo et Juliette (Gounod) at Lyric Opera of Chicago, Mahler and Vivier with St. Louis Symphony as well as other events.

Michelle Lucas (Class of 2014) has several Go for Launch events starting in June 2016.

Go For Launch! is a 3-day program (8 hours each day) that uses Space Exploration as a platform to launch student involvement in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM), STEAM (Art), teamwork, communication and leadership. This program is created and presented by Higher Orbits, a non-profit, and was developed to reach high school-aged students but can easily be modified for middle school / junior high or collegiate aged groups as well.

Francis French (Class of 2010)

Robert Pearlman (Class of 2009)

Francis French (Class of 2010)

  • Speaking at Spacefest to be held at the Starr Pass Resort in Tucson, Arizona,June 9-12.

Ed Van Cise (Class of 2012)

  • Lead Flight Director for the SpaceX CRS-9 cargo mission to ISS in the spring.
  • Speaking at the Mainstream Conference in Perth and Melbourne, Australia, in March (http://mainstreamconf.com/aus/east/)
  • Teaching a Human Spaceflight Operations course at Texas A&M this winter term

Jim Allan (Class of 2009)

Dan Oates (Class of 2007)

Kaya Tuncer (Class of 2014)

2016 Nominations are CLOSED!!

Submit a nomination in any of the categories explained below:

=== Deadline December 31, 2015 ===

Space Camp Alumnus Criteria

The nominee should be a graduate of a Space Camp or Aviation Challenge program at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama, SPACE CAMP Florida, SPACE CAMP California, AVIATION CHALLENGE California, and all officially recognized SPACE CAMP programs located internationally. The nominee must be at least 21 years of age and must have graduated from their final program at least five (5) years prior to the date of the annual induction ceremony. Nominees must be, or have been, a credit to themselves and the Space Camp programs as well as distinguished him/her self in their chosen professional field. The accomplishments and credentials of the nominee should be attributable or inspired by the nominee’s attendance at camp. The nominee may be living or deceased.

Submit a nomination

Space Camp Counselor/Staff

The nominee must have been a member of the staff of SPACE CAMP and/or AVIATION CHALLENGE at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama, SPACE CAMP Florida, SPACE CAMP California, AVIATION CHALLENGE California, and all officially recognized SPACE CAMP programs located internationally for a minimum of one (1) full season (three months), but that has retired or left SPACE CAMP and/or Aviation Challenge employment at least three (3) years prior to the date of the annual induction ceremony. The nominee must have worked in or in support of a SPACE CAMP and/or AVIATION CHALLENGE program as a counselor or member of the Aerospace Management team. The nominee must have distinguished him/her self by demonstrating exceptional leadership, character, and achievement in his/her chosen professional field. A counselor/staff nominee should have had a significant impact upon camp programs and the campers or other staff/community at large who he/she came in contact with. The accomplishments and credentials of the nominee post Space Camp should be attributable to or inspired by the nominee’s time while employed by SPACE CAMP. The nominee may be living or deceased.

Submit a nomination

Space Camp Friend

The nominee must be a loyal and devoted supporter of SPACE CAMP and/or AVIATION CHALLENGE at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama, SPACE CAMP Florida, SPACE CAMP California, AVIATION CHALLENGE California, and all officially recognized SPACE CAMP programs located internationally for a minimum of 5 years. The nominee must exemplify the qualities of being a genuine friend to SPACE CAMP and its programs, specifically with respect to contribution of personal time, talents, and/or funding towards influencing or inspiring the camp attendees and staff of SPACE CAMP, to assist SPACE CAMP in developing future astronauts, scientists, engineers, and leaders. The inductee may be either living or deceased.

Submit a nomination

2012 Nominations closed!

Space Camp Hall of Fame Nominations are closed for 2012!

Thanks to all who took the time to nominate a friend, colleague or family member.

Start planning for whom you will nominate for the class of 2013.

Read the nomination categories below!

The deadline for nominations for the Hall of Fame Class of 2012 was 11:59 PM CDT, March 15, 2012.

The SPACE CAMP Hall of Fame was established to honor the outstanding members of the SPACE CAMP family, including graduates and former employees who have distinguished themselves in their respective careers or friends who have made considerable contributions or personal time, effort or resources to further the goals of the SPACE CAMP programs. Hall of Fame members should display certain characteristics and qualities as a result of their involvement with SPACE CAMP through one of its multiple programs or as a whole. These qualities may differ from member to member, as well as across the Hall of Fame categories. Hall of Fame members should be a positive example of the effect and inspiration Dr. Wernher von Braun intended SPACE CAMP to be. These qualities will be described further within each Hall of Fame category.

SPACE CAMP Alumnus Criteria

The nominee should be a graduate of a SPACE CAMP or Aviation Challenge program (SPACE CAMP programs) at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama, SPACE CAMP Florida, SPACE CAMP California, AVIATION CHALLENGE California, and all officially recognized SPACE CAMP programs located internationally. The nominee must be at least 21 years of age and must have graduated from their final program at least five (5) years prior to the date of the annual induction ceremony. Nominees must be, or have been, a credit to themselves and the SPACE CAMP programs as well as distinguished him/her self in their chosen professional field. The accomplishments and credentials of the nominee should be attributable or inspired by the nominee’s attendance at camp. The nominee may be living or deceased.

SPACE CAMP Counselor/Staff

The nominee must have been a member of the staff of SPACE CAMP and/or AVIATION CHALLENGE at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama, SPACE CAMP Florida, SPACE CAMP California, AVIATION CHALLENGE California, and all officially recognized SPACE CAMP programs located internationally for a minimum of one (1) full season (three months), but that has retired or left SPACE CAMP and/or Aviation Challenge employment at least three (3) years prior to the date of the annual induction ceremony. The nominee must have worked in or in support of a SPACE CAMP and/or AVIATION CHALLENGE program as a counselor or member of the Aerospace Management team. The nominee must have distinguished him/her self by demonstrating exceptional leadership, character, and achievement in his/her chosen professional field. A counselor/staff nominee should have had a significant impact upon camp programs and the campers or other staff/community at large who he/she came in contact with. The accomplishments and credentials of the nominee post SPACE CAMP should be attributable to or inspired by the nominee’s time while employed by SPACE CAMP. The nominee may be living or deceased.

SPACE CAMP Friend

The nominee must be a loyal and devoted supporter of SPACE CAMP and/or AVIATION CHALLENGE at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama, SPACE CAMP Florida, SPACE CAMP California, AVIATION CHALLENGE California, and all officially recognized SPACE CAMP programs located internationally for a minimum of 5 years. The nominee must exemplify the qualities of being a genuine friend to SPACE CAMP and its programs, specifically with respect to contribution of personal time, talents, and/or funding towards influencing or inspiring the camp attendees and staff of SPACE CAMP, to assist SPACE CAMP in developing future astronauts, scientists, engineers, and leaders. The inductee may be either living or deceased.

With the category criteria stated above in mind, please complete the nomination form on the next page.

Hall of Fame Established

The SPACE CAMP Hall of Fame was established in 2007 on the 25th Anniversary of SPACE CAMP to honor the outstanding members of the SPACE CAMP family, including graduates and former employees who have distinguished themselves in their respective careers or friends who have made considerable contributions or personal time, effort or resources to further the goals of the SPACE CAMP programs.