Space Camp® launched in 1982 to inspire and motivate young people from around the country to join the ranks of space pioneers who persevere to push the boundaries of human exploration. Today, with attendees from all 50 states, territories and more than 60 foreign countries, the immersive program continues to challenge young people to dream of a future in space. With the U.S. Space & Rocket Center® as home base, trainees have an unparalleled environment to spur imagination.

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The Summer Edition of our quarterly Space Camp Alumni Newsletter is now available! We hope you’ll take a moment to review some of the exciting things happening at Camp and in the Alumni community.

We’re only a few days away from the inaugural Space Camp Alumni Festival! Get all the latest updates, read about the Class of 2015 Space Camp Hall of Fame inductees, find out how you can bid on some of the exciting items being featured in this year’s Space Camp Hall of Fame Auction benfitting the Scholarship Fund, and much more!!!

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Do you live near or in New York City?

Come celebrate the induction into the Space Camp Hall of Fame for Susanna Phillips at The Juilliard School in New York City, Thursday, June 18 at 4 p.m.

Susanna is a Space Camp alumna and American opera singer who has sung leading lyric soprano roles at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Santa Fe Opera, and the Metropolitan Opera as well as internationally.

Dr. Deborah Barnhart, CEO & Executive Director of the U.S. Space & Rocket Center, will lead and preside over the induction ceremony at the Juilliard School, Susanna’s alma mater. Due to a performance, Susanna will not be able to attend the July 25 induction ceremony at the 2015 Alumni Festival weekend & induction ceremony in Huntsville, AL.  Video of her induction will be a part of the ceremony on July 25th.

All Space Camp alumni, Space Camp Hall of Fame members and space enthusiasts are invited to attend the ceremony. Please R.S.V.P to: info@spacecampalumni.com with the subject line ‘NYC Event RSVP’. Please include the full names of all attendees in the email.

More details on the 2015 Alumni Festival weekend can be found here: spacecamp.com/AlumniFestival

Meet The Team

Ben Chandler
John Ratnaswamy
Christopher Key
Board Member
Dorothy Metcalf-Lindenburger
Board Member
Maj. Phillip A. “Ritz” Smith
Space Camp Hall of Fame Representative
Dr. Gretchen E. Green
Board Member
Dr Andrea Hanson
Jason Lanier
Board Member - USSRC Representative
Kate Schulz
Board Member
Beth Mitchell Gencel
Board Member
Kristy Ingram
Board Member
Dr Danielle Maack
Board Member
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