The Saturn V Hall will be closed for private functions on the following dates:
Saturday, December 9, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.



Support the Saturn 1B (Ardmore Rocket)

Accelerate the momentum and support the refurbishment of the Saturn 1B rocket located at the Alabama Welcome Center in Ardmore. The U.S. Space & Rocket Center recently completed a remediation stage to repair the boat tail section of the Saturn 1B and are pushing to return the iconic rocket to the pristine condition it deserves. Public support is needed to preserve and protect this important piece of Alabama’s history.


Scholarship Donations

The Space Camp® General Scholarship Fund is operated by the U.S. Space & Rocket Center® Education Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization (Tax I.D. #: 63-1265839). The mission of the Foundation is to support the U.S. Space & Rocket Center’s mission to provide authentic, inspiring and entertaining educational experiences in space, aviation, science and mathematics, and through the Space Camp program, to train and inspire the next generation of astronauts, pilots, explorers, engineers, scientists and leaders.

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Drive to 35

To celebrate 35 years of inspiring global youth to pursue their dreams, the Space Camp Alumni Association, in partnership with the U.S. Space and Rocket Center® Education Foundation 501(c)(3), is on a mission to send 350 children to Space Camp by summer 2017.

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"Failure is Not an Option" Scholarship Fund for Those Who Dream the Impossible

The “Failure is Not an Option” scholarship gives the opportunity for one young man and one young lady at Meadow Bridge Elementary School, Meadow Bridge, W.V., to attend a weeklong Space Camp the summer of their fifth-grade year. Students apply by submitting an essay on “What ‘Failure is Not an Option’ Means to Space Exploration and My Goals.”

The goal of this scholarship is to inspire young minds to dream the impossible, to think differently and to realize that “Failure is Not an Option.” It’s not that they won’t fail – everyone does at some point - but they should not give up. We want them to understand that if things were easy, everyone would do them.

Why this school? Meadow Bridge is the birthplace of some who helped put mankind on the moon. These individuals attended schools without computers, the internet or Google, but they had passion, a purpose and a mission. They figured out the rest.

This scholarship fund begins with one school, but our long-term goal is to expand our scholarships to other schools.


U.S. Space & Rocket Center® Education Foundation General Donation

The U.S. Space & Rocket Center® Education Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization designated a public charity on March 22, 2002. General donations made to the Foundation support many projects and educational programs at the Center®, including exhibit maintenance and upkeep, featured traveling exhibitions and permanent exhibit installations like the A-12 Blackbird and Red Tail restoration project, Pass the Torch lecture series, International Space Camp, Be-Ready Camp and public behind-the-scenes Space Camp tours. The USSRC Foundation federal identification number is 63-1265839.

If you would like your donation designated toward a specific project, please notate your preference in “Special Instructions to the Seller” during your PayPal transaction.

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