Donors that have reserved a naming opportunity inside the Boeing Space Camp Operations Center building.
The exterior moon map is only one of the many interesting features of this new building that will be home to the U.S. Space & Rocket Center’s internationally recognized STEM camp programs. Lunar panels are also located in the lobby of the 40,600-square-foot building that also includes 10 classrooms, two collaboration areas, and an auditorium. The auditorium includes partitions that can be deployed to create two auxiliary classroom rooms.
Sponsorship opportunities from $5,000 to $2,000,000 are available. Donors who have recently taken opportunities within the building include:
- The Walter Connally Powell, Jr. Foundation First floor collaboration area named for the late alumnus Walt Powell, Jr.
- Helen Wagster First floor office area named for the late alumnus Chris Hickey Wagster
- Bert Carson Lobby charging station named for alumna Alyssa “Blueberry” Carson
In addition, Rep. Robert Aderholt secured $400,000 to equip the Cyber Command Center, which will be the epicenter for the U.S. Cyber Camp program.
The new donors join those announced at the October groundbreaking:
- The Boeing Company Building naming opportunity
- The Allen Foundation Anthony Loumis Lobby, named for a 2021 and 2022 alumnus
- Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama STEM Lab
- The Gary Brukardt Family Foundation Rocketry Propulsion Classroom
- Estate for Dr. Joyce Neighbors Bill Neighbors Robotics Classroom
Opportunities remain. For more information contact:
Brenda Carr, 256-316-1069, [email protected] or
Emily Pietrzyk, 256-721-7810, [email protected]
The Space Camp Operations Center is made possible by these generous donors and by a $10 million grant from Governor Kay Ivey. The new classrooms enhance the learning environment for camp programs that are designed to be a workforce pipeline for the next generation of STEM professionals.
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Expected completion date of the new Space Camp Operations Center is in mid-2023.
In addition to providing a new and diverse space for Space Camp program trainees, the 40,600 square foot building will also house a state of the art meeting center that can be rented out by the public.
Inside the new building will be a new U.S. Cyber Camp Mission Control area, where program attendees will deep dive into their mission completion simulations. The building will also house 10 new classroom spaces, a new check-in area for all Space Camp trainees, and a state of the art Auditorium and meeting space.
In August 2017, Governor Kay Ivey designated a $10 million economic development grant for Space Camp to build a building to enhance its program and house a new mission area for the U.S. Cyber Camp program. Total building costs are expected to be over $15 million and outfitting the building with state of the art technology is estimated to cost upwards of $2 million.
Behind the Scenes
See what's inside of the all new Space Camp Operations Center in this fly through rendering!
Estimated Completion Date 2023