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The Space Camp facility is located on the grounds of the U.S. Space and Rocket Center® – the official visitor center for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) Marshall Space Flight Center. Established in 1965 by the State of Alabama, empowered by the U.S. Congress and supported by NASA, the U.S. Space & Rocket Center® is America’s leading hands-on space science museum.

Since 1982, the U.S. Space & Rocket Center® has fostered national and international outreach activities through the following programs:


Space Camp®

Group size: Minimum 16
Ages 9 – 11 (nine year olds must currently be in the fourth standard)
Designed to light a spark of interest in science and math through fun activities like Mars and space missions, water experimentation, parachute building and mission patch design activities. Focus on confidence-building, teamwork, and basic math and science concepts.
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Space Academy

Group size: Minimum 16
Ages 12 – 14
At the middle school age, students are beginning to explore the career options that interest them. Space Academy imbues participants with valuable soft skills while showing them the real-world applications of the science and math concepts they are learning at school.
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Advanced Space Academy

Group size: Minimum 16
Ages 15 – 18
College-accredited program through the University of Alabama-Huntsville (UAH) for one hour of freshman-level general science credit. Credit may be transferred to another college or high school to be part of a student’s official transcript. Focus on college prep, leadership training and career planning.

All programs have been designed by an education commission comprising educators, aerospace experts, NASA representatives and veteran astronauts. Over 550,000 trainees of all nationalities have participated in Space Camp® since its inception.
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