Latest U.S. Space & Rocket Center Stories

2014-07-01 20:20:17

Fred Ordway Dies at Age 87 HUNTSVILLE, Ala., July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Frederick Ordway III, a world-renowned space scientist and author, passed away Tuesday, July 1, 2014, in Huntsville, Ala. Ordway is best known for his work as a technical adviser on the film, 2001: A Space Odyssey. He is also noted for his work with Dr. Wernher von Braun on the Apollo program at Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville. Ordway studied at Harvard University and the University of...

2014-03-17 20:20:08

Center kicks off first crowd-funding campaign to install STA exhibit HUNTSVILLE, Ala., March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A team including Space Camp alumni from around the world and the U.S. Space & Rocket Center Foundation is raising awareness and embarking on their first 60-day crowd-funding campaign to bring a Grumman Gulfstream II Shuttle Training Aircraft to the center's Shuttle Park, home of the world's only full-stack shuttle display, Pathfinder. The STA was used...

2013-10-02 23:27:32

The Home Learning Association, the newest nationwide homeschool organization in the United States, is now accepting registration for its 2014 Space Camp Adventure, a five-day takeover of the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama. There, homeschool students and their families will undergo astronaut training, participate in simulated shuttle missions, learn about robotics, build and launch rockets and even explore the Camp's own Area 51. Englewood, CO (PRWEB) October 02,...

Student Teams Ready To Compete In NASA's Great Moonbuggy Race
2012-04-09 03:52:45

Approximately 100 returning and rookie teams from around the world will compete for a top-three finish at the 19th-annual NASA Great Moonbuggy Race, April 13-14, at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville. More than 500 high school, college and university students from 20 states, as well as Puerto Rico, Canada, Germany, Russia, United Arab Emirates, Italy and India, are expected to race their specially crafted lunar rovers or "moonbuggies." Students begin preparing for the...

NASA Opens Registration For Annual Great Moonbuggy Race
2011-12-09 04:02:02

NASA is challenging student inventors to gear up for the agency's 19th annual Great Moonbuggy Race. Registration is open for the engineering design and racing contest set to culminate in a two-day event in Huntsville, Ala., on April 13-14, 2012. Participating high schools, colleges and universities may register up to two teams and two vehicles. Registration for U.S. teams closes Feb. 10. International registration closes Jan. 9. For complete rules and to register, visit:...

2011-05-23 11:27:00

MORRIS TOWNSHIP, N.J., May 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced today that it has awarded 250 scholarships to its Honeywell Educators @ Space Academy program. Teachers from 27 countries and 47 states will attend the program at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama from June 15 to June 28, 2011. This event is one element of the company's award winning math and science education initiative. Created in partnership with the U.S. Space & Rocket...

Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.