[amsat-bb] Space Camp revises curriculum for modern times

Daniel Schultz n8fgv at usa.net
Fri May 30 07:34:56 UTC 2014

Headline from The Onion: "Modernized Space Camp Allows Kids To Simulate
Frustration Over Lack Of Funding"


"HUNTSVILLE, AL — Aiming to provide attendees with an authentic glimpse into
the nation’s space program, representatives for the U.S. Space & Rocket
Center announced Thursday that its newly updated Space Camp will allow
children to simulate the anger and mounting frustration experienced by NASA
personnel over a continual lack of funding. Camp organizers explained that the
redesigned education program will offer kids the unique opportunity to contend
with all of the budgetary restrictions and bureaucratic red tape impeding the
progress of actual astronauts and researchers, allowing children from grades
four to six to immerse themselves in a true-to-life NASA environment in which
financial shortfalls and endless procedural delays plague them at every

This would be funny if it were not so close to the truth.

Dan Schultz N8FGV

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