|March Saturday Scientist Series
March 9, 2013
Terraforming: Let’s make it livable! Learn about what we need to make a planet livable for humans while we make our own miniature biosphere. This program is for grades K-3.March 16, 2013
Space Suits: Come join us as we learn about why astronauts wear space suits, how they are made, and what makes them so special! This program is for grades K-3.March 23, 2013
March Madness: Slingshots and catapults, oh my! Let’s discover what these two things have to do with one of our favorite sports, basketball! This program is for grades K-3.Help Bring the Social Media Tourism Conference to Huntsville and the USSRC
March 12 – 14, 2013
Huntsville has been selected as one of the top 14 cities competing to hold the Social Media Tourism conference in November! The first round of voting is March 12, 2013 – March 14, 2013 and we need your help! Vote as many times as you can by visitingfacebook.com/sometourism.comSpace Camp is Coming to a City Near You!
March 8-13, 2013
March 9, 2013
2013 Charlotte Parent Camp Expo
Pineville, North Carolina
March 9, 2013
March 10, 2013
Metro Parent Super Summers for Kids Enrichment & Camp Fair
March 10, 2013
Baltimore’s Child Camp and Summer Programs Fair
March 16, 2013
Atlanta Camp Expo Perimeter Mall
Hello Kitty Has Landed at the USSRCClick Here to Take Her Home!
Register Today for the 2013 Egg and Meteorite Hunt
March 23, 2013
There are reports that meteorites have hit our Easter egg hunting ground and we need your help collecting them too! Instead of attending another egg hunt this Easter, hunt for eggs and meteorites at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center! Bring a basket and help us find all the eggs and meteorites hidden at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center. Also, in case of an alien or bunny sighting, be sure to bring a camera to lure them from hiding!Enjoy the festive egg and meteorite hunt, hands-on activities, music and a moon bounce. Prizes will be given in each of the three age categories and there will be candy for all! Registration is required by March 19. Click here for more information and to register now!Comet PanSTARRS
March 12, 2013
The Von Braun Astronomical Society and the U.S. Space & Rocket Center will host a free public viewing in front of the Davidson Center for Space Exploration for Comet PanSTARRS on Tuesday, March 12, 2013. Start the evening off with a special presentation on comets and meteors given by Dr. Bill Cooke from NASA’s Meteroid Environments Office at 5:30 p.m. in the 3-D Digital Theater. The viewing of Comet PanSTARRS be from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. The comet should be near peak brightness and will be accompanied by a crescent Moon. The comet will be visible to the naked eye, or through binoculars. You can also get a closer view of PanSTARRS through our telescopes. Click here for more information.
Book Now for Special Spring Break Day Camp at Space Camp
March 25 – 29, 2013
For only $275, Day Camp trainees spend the week focused on space exploration, performing exciting experiments in the hands-on science lab and enjoying interactive activities and simulators! Day Camp guests also get a sneak preview of the ALL-NEW Robotics Camp coming this summer and enjoy the brand new exhibit, Black Holes: Space Warps & Time Twists, included in the price of registration. This program is for children ages 7 – 11 and lasts Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Click here or call 800-637-7223 for more details and to register today!
Spring Space Spectacular
(Spring Break Week)
March 27-30, 2013, and April 6, 2013
Join us for the Spring Space Spectacular to test your engineering and design skills at our paper rocket station. Will your creation make it through launch? Our littlest engineers will have their own building block station. Do you have what it takes to compete in Astronaut Olympics? This family-fun event includes a Meteorite Quest, Gravitation Pull, Curiosity Landing and Lunar Relay Race. These special activities are scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day and are included in the price of regular admission. Spring into the season at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center!
National Video Contest Asks the Public to Share “Why Space Matters to the Future”
Space exploration has challenged, inspired and improved us for more than half a century. Today, theCoalition for Space Exploration (Coalition), in partnership with the recently-formed NASA Visitor Centers Consortium announced an expansion of the Coalition’s “Why Space Matters to the Future” video contest that encourages residents of the United States to visualize what life will be like in 10, 25 or 50 years if the boundaries of space continue to expand.
Entrants submit a short video that captures their vision of why the exploration of space matters and how it will benefit future generations. Three winners will receive a VIP trip to one of three NASA’s Visitor Centers: Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida, Space Center Houston in Texas, or the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Alabama. Winning videos will also be shared with the general public and national leaders throughout the nation. For more information, contest rules and video uploading instructions, go to VisitNASA.com.