Located in the heart of Alabama’s aerospace industry, the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville is dedicated to the U.S. space program. The collections span the history of space flight, from early-twentieth-century rocketry pioneer Robert Goddard to present-day. The permanent collection includes the Apollo 16 Command Module and one of the three remaining Saturn V rockets.
Although the center is well known for its historical collections, it is perhaps better known as the home of the original Space Camp. This world-class educational program began in 1982 as an effort to encourage children to explore careers in mathematics, science, and technology. Space Camp provides children and adults alike with an opportunity to experience what it would be like to be an astronaut.
An historical monument to the US space program, the US Space and Rocket Center continues to not only preserve artifacts and archives but to inspire future exploration and explorers.