Now is the time to nominate someone you know for the Space Camp Hall of Fame.
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.
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.
We are excited to welcome the Space Camp Hall of Fame class of 2015!
The inductees are:
• Society of Women Engineers President Elizabeth Bierman
• Accomplished opera sensation Susanna Phillips, Soprano
• NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Flight Engineer Bobak Ferdowsi
• NASA Astronaut Dr. Kate Rubins
Please join us on July 25 as we celebrate our new members at the 2015 Space Camp Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, part of the Space Camp Alumni Festival weekend!
The U.S. Space & Rocket Center hosts the annual Space Camp Hall of Fame Dinner and Induction Ceremony to celebrate and honor new nominees each year. The 2014 celebration is from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. on Friday, August 8, 2014. Tickets are $45 and must be purchased in advance.
This year’s inductees are:
- Kaya Tuncer
- Michelle Ham
- Samantha Cristoforetti
- Astronaut Charlie Precourt, Vice President and General Manager, Space Launch Systems at ATK
- Invited Patrick Scheuermann, Director, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center
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.