Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Florida 'Space Camp' to be Reborn?

Florida Today is reporting, Gov. Jeb Bush's Commission on the Future of Space and Aeronautics in Florida told him more emphasis should be placed on education. They quote the commission as saying a "weeklong space-related educational experience for students" would be a step in the right direction.
They do not mention 'Space Camp' because that name belongs to a company in Alabama that still runs a space-related overnight camping experience.

The Florida 'Space Camp' closed in 2002, following protracted financial difficulties. Delaware North Companies owns the Florida equipment once used by the camp but has no plans to re-open it. They also own and operate the Astronaut Hall of Fame in Titusville.
Delaware North does offer the Astronaut Training Experience at Kennedy Space Center, a day long session of flight and ground control simulations for teams of participants.

No word on what type of camp (or even if) would be implemented in Florida, just that they suggested it to the governor....

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