The U.S Space & Rocket Center will celebrate the 40th birthday of Space Camp® with a Space Camp Hall of Fame induction ceremony, Friday, June 17, 2022. This event resumes after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Space Camp Hall of Fame represents outstanding alumni, former employees and friends of Space Camp. Inductees include four individuals comprising the 2020 Space Camp Hall of Fame Class, as well as the crew of Inspiration4, the first all-civilian space mission to orbit.
Issacman is a graduate of the Aviation Challenge program, and Sembroski is a former Space Camp counselor. Arceneaux and Proctor are being inducted as friends of Space Camp. In September 2021, the Inspiration4 crew orbited the Earth for three days aboard a SpaceX Dragon spacecraft. The mission raised more than $240 million for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.
After their Space Camp Hall of Fame induction, the Inspiration4 crew will take part in a fireside chat moderated by Jeffrey Kluger, editor at large for Time magazine. Space Camp is an internationally recognized education program with more than 1 million graduates. Other programs of the U.S. Space & Rocket Center include Aviation Challenge®, a military-pilot inspired program, Space Camp Robotics and U.S. Cyber Camp®.
In addition to the Hall of Fame ceremony, the U.S Space & Rocket Center will hold a news conference Friday June 17, to announce a significant gift to Space Camp. The news conference takes place at 10:30 a.m.