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Ed Buckbee

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U.S. Space and Rocket Center


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U.S. Space and Rocket Center

Overview:

Ed Buckbee was inducted into the Space Camp Hall of Fame at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in 2007 some 30 years after he and Dr. von Braun first discussed the idea of Space Camp. The two wanted to inspire children to pursue careers in the fields of engineering, math, and science. So 5 years later in 1982, Space Camp opened its doors and welcomed 700 students. Since that time Space Camp has caught the world’s attention, inspiring a Hollywood movie entitled, of course, Space Camp and landing Ed Buckbee on shows such as Late Night with David Letterman. Despite the media fame that Space Camp received, the original desire to inspire children to become interested in math and science, the desire that Ed Buckbee and Dr. Wernher von Braun had in 1977, continues today.


Length: 04:21

Content Areas: Science

Alabama Course of Study Alignments and/or Professional Development Standard Alignments:

[S1] E&S (9-12) 12: Describe challenges and required technologies for space exploration.

 


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