The U.S. Space & Rocket Education Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization raising funds and awareness to support events, programs, facilities and overall growth of the U.S. Space & Rocket Center and Space Camp.
The U.S. Space & Rocket Center urges critical thinking in a community renown for its brainpower: Rocket City USA - Huntsville, Alabama
Big challenges—like launching astronauts to the moon and Mars-- take thought, exploration, testing and an evolving set of questions. The wherewithal required to question, explore and test is found in the genesis of the U.S. Space & Rocket Center and the Space Camp programs.
Established in 1965 by the Alabama Legislature and launched in 1970, the U.S. Space & Rocket Center began advocating for STEM education before the science, technology, engineering and math acronym existed in everyday language. The center was created to showcase technologies emerging from nearby NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, the U.S. Department of Defense and energy programs.
Today, the USSRC is a model for creating, sustaining and growing programs that inform, inspire and motivate visitors to engage in STEM. Its Space Camp® and SC sister programs, primarily targeting students and educators, elevate educational impact with extended, mission-based, immersive experiences that attract attendees from around the world. Currently, more than 750,000 Space Camp alumni have taken on the teamwork and leadership challenges of this 1982 breakout program