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Space Camp with Astronaut Abby : North America Tour 2

Hey Chasers!

Continuing on our backblogged updates from the North America Tour 2, we’re headed to Space Camp!

As a youngster, the dream of going to space was accompanied by the dream of getting the best training to do so. Where? At Space Camp of course!

Space Camp is located in Huntsville, Alabama. The site was established in 1982 as the U.S. Space and Rocket Center’s education outreach program.

A full sized mockup space shuttle attached to an actual external fuel tank at Space Camp

Outside Space Camp: A full sized mockup space shuttle attached to an actual external fuel tank

Space Camp is about as cool as you might think it would be; simulated space missions, a moon base, a functioning mission control center, ISS simulator, and…oh yeah…a military grade centrifuge to replicate the same G forces experienced by astronauts on take off. All of these incredible experiences are designed to provide youth with an opportunity to explore their passion for space as well as promote science education. ┬áThere is even an adult program for those of us who want to be kids again (or never really stopped being kids to begin with)

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