365体育官方网站Space Camp and its home, the US Space and Rocket Center museum in Alabama, are in of shutting down permanently due to the coronavirus pandemic. To save both, center officials have launched a that’s seeking to raise $1.5 million. They’ve already collected $250,000 in donations in the campaign’s first 10 hours, and people can still contribute through GoFundMe.
365体育官方网站Thank you for helping us raise our first $250,000 in our first 10 hours, we know that with your passion and support we will reach our goal of $1.5 million! Visit and help us on the way to mission accomplished!— SpaceCampUSA (@SpaceCampUSA)
365体育官方网站The educational program has been attended by almost a million aspiring astronauts from all over the world since it opened 1982, and several went on to become actual astronauts and cosmonauts. It used to have locations in Florida and California, but both camps closed their doors in 2002 due to financial difficulties. Meanwhile, the museum houses a Saturn V rocket, the Apollo 16 command module and a full-sized space shuttle model.