TAPS at U.S. Space and Rocket Center Space Camp

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Huntsville, Alabama
Registration Close Date: March 28, 2019
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Children ages 11 to 14 or 6th to 8th grade who have lost a parent/guardian or sibling who served in the Armed Forces are invited to participate in the Pathfinder Program at U.S. Space and Rocket Center.


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Pathfinder is a 3 day, 2 night structured educational adventure that allows campers the opportunity to explore the U.S. Space and Rocket Center. Campers will participate as trainees where they will get first hand experience of what it is like to be an astronaut through astronaut training simulators, they will build and launch rockets, launch a simulated space mission, experience a movie in the Spacedome IMAX theater, and more. 



Campers will participate in activities as listed in the sample agenda below.

  • Breakfast
  • Story of Space
  • Spaceshot, G-Force, and Mars Climbing Wall Sims
  • Museum Exhibits
  • Space Mission
  • Lunch
  • Rocket Launch
  • IMAX® or National Geographic Movie
  • Mission Patch
  • Dinner
  • Space Station Presentation
  • “ISS: Science on Orbit” Exhibit
  • Challenge Night
  • Lights Out and Bedtime



A $50 deposit for each family will be collected at the time of registration. At the conclusion of Space Camp, you may choose to donate this deposit to TAPS to support future programs; otherwise you will receive a full refund.

Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, TAPS is able to provide camp activities, one night onsite lodging, all meals, and T-shirts for all campers at no cost to you.



Campers will be staying overnight at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center on July 26 and 27.  If you will need lodging before or after your child participates in Space Camp, please call Youth Programs at 800-959-TAPS (8277) for off-site lodging information.

Families will need to cover the cost of transportation to and from Huntsville, Alabama and the U.S. Space and Rocket Center.



Registration is at capacity and closed on March 28. 

If you have any questions, please email camps@taps.org or call 800-959-TAPS (8277).

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