In honor of the 30th anniversary of its release and the many children who wore out their VHS copies of the movie, the U. Space & Rocket Center is inducting the film’s all-star cast - Kate Capshaw, Lea Thompson, Kelly Preston, Larry B. Kate dreamed of becoming an astronaut as a child and did chores around the house to earn her trip to Space Camp in seventh grade. A senior project engineer at Honeywell Aerospace in Minneapolis, Elizabeth is also the recent past president of the Society of Women Engineers. One of the opera world’s rising sopranos, Susanna has appeared with leading orchestras around the globe and has made numerous appearances with the Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago and Santa Fe Opera, just to name a few. S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology As a child, Bobak Ferdowsi was fascinated with science fiction and engineering.Scott, Joaquin Phoenix, who was known as Leaf at the time, Tate Donovan and Tom Skerritt - into the Space Camp Hall of Fame. She left camp knowing she needed to take as many math and science courses as she could, and that focus paved the way to her study of viral diseases and, ultimately, the NASA astronaut corps. Selected by "Popular Science" magazine as one of its "Brilliant 10" in 2009, Kate was a Fellow and Principal Investigator at the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology before becoming a member of the 20th NASA astronaut class. When she talks with groups about how she became interested in engineering, "it all goes back to that lunch box and going to Space Camp," Elizabeth said. She has won some of the world’s most prestigious vocal competitions and awards, including the Metropolitan Opera’s Beverly Sills Artist Award in 2010. His favorite toys were LEGOS, and he had notebooks full of his car designs.Samantha graduated from the Italian Air Force Academy in Pozzuoli, Italy in 2005.
Space Camp was more than a much-desired 16th birthday gift for Serena. “It reaffirmed what I wanted to become.” Serena holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from The George Washington University and attended medical school at the University of Texas – Health Science Center at Houston.
She is board certified in Internal and Aerospace Medicine and was a flight surgeon to both space shuttle and ISS astronauts before being selected for the 2009 Astronaut Class. If her little brother hadn’t gotten sick on a trip to Disney World, Dr.
He carried his Space Camp log book everywhere with him and would rattle off space shuttle facts to anyone who would listen. That’s when the “space bug” hit her, and she began reading everything she could about astronomy.
Hopkins is now a part of the next generation of space exploration as he helps develop a reusable launch craft for Masten Space Systems. At 11, she came to Space Camp for the first of four times and returned as a counselor while in college.
As the world watched the historic landing of the rover on Mars, Bobak stood out as a colorful member of Mission Control.
His Mohawk haircuts with stars and lettering cut into the side caught the attention of social media and even President Obama, who dubbed Bobak "Mohawk Guy." Bobak is now helping plan a mission to Europa, one of Jupiter’s many moons. Kaya Tuncer Los Angeles, California, and Izmir, Turkey BS in Civil Engineering, University of California at Berkeley MBA in International Business, University of Southern California Kaya was inspired to build a Space Camp in his native country of Turkey after learning about the opportunity in 1996 at a meeting about technology transfer with Turkish-American NASA engineer Ismail Akbay.
In her own astronaut career, Serena has searched for meteorites in Antarctica and operated the Deep Worker submersible on the NEEMO 16 mission. Michelle Christensen might not be building rocket engines for Amazon founder Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin. Jennifer Heldmann was in third grade when she looked through a telescope and saw the moon up close.
She also served aboard the Aquarius underwater laboratory during the NEEMO 20 undersea exploration mission. Michelle Christensen Tacoma, WA University of Alabama in Huntsville, B. Her dad took 5-year-old Michelle to Kennedy Space Center for the day, and she remembers standing under a Redstone rocket and staring at the engine. Her parents looked for every opportunity to encourage their daughter’s interests, and at 14, she flew across the country to Space Camp for the first time. This was an actual place with mountains and craters, and she was “blown away.” Jennifer has been looking up ever since.
After completing the Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training, she became a fighter pilot and was assigned to the 132nd Squadron, 51st Bomber Wing, based in Istrana, Italy.