Taking Flight at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center

Huntsville, Alabama is a city of makers. After making its name as a railroad hub and then an army town, Huntsville is now known as Rocket City USA.

Here you will find the U.S. Space & Rocket Center – The showcase and educational arm of NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center. Here, visitors can marvel at artifacts from past space flight missions, and explore replicas of several rockets and the International Space Station.

This is also the home of Space Camp, where kids (and yes, adults) can spend multiple days undergoing astronaut training!

What makes this hands-on museum truly special are the people who work there. Guided tours are conducted by retired rocket scientists and astronauts!

The Southern Weekend’s Molly McKinney was invited to the U.S. Space & Rocket Center to undergo extensive astronaut training, and meet with a retired NASA astronaut who has flown in two space missions.

Copyright 2018 The Southern Weekend. All rights reserved. 

Huntsville, Alabama is a city of makers. After making its name as a railroad hub and then an army town, Huntsville is now known as Rocket City USA.

Here you will find the U.S. Space & Rocket Center – The showcase and educational arm of NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center. Here, visitors can marvel at artifacts from past space flight missions, and explore replicas of several rockets and the International Space Station.

This is also the home of Space Camp, where kids (and yes, adults) can spend multiple days undergoing astronaut training!

What makes this hands-on museum truly special are the people who work there. Guided tours are conducted by retired rocket scientists and astronauts!

The Southern Weekend’s Molly McKinney was invited to the U.S. Space & Rocket Center to undergo extensive astronaut training, and meet with a retired NASA astronaut who has flown in two space missions.

Copyright 2018 The Southern Weekend. All rights reserved. 

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