One Tranquility Base, Huntsville
Founded in the early '80s, Space Camp was the vision of a German-born rocket scientist named Dr. Wernher von Braun, who was the first director of NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. Von Braun wanted there to be an experience available to young people who were intrigued by the universe, which is exactly what Space Camp provides through various programs for kids ages 9 to 18. The accommodations are by no means luxe—home base is the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Alabama—but the point is sort of that you're living like an astronaut; and for some kids, this is perfect. Now, if you happen to be thinking that you, too, would like to know what it feels like to walk on the moon and to experience more of Space Camp's simulations yourself—they do happen to offer Adult Space Academy and Family Space Camp...
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