Press Release

USSRC and Alabama Legislature Team Up to Send Students to Space Camp

By SpaceRef Editor
January 13, 2018
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Middle-school students living in Alabama are eligible to attend a special Space Camp program free of charge. Students ages 12 to 14 may apply for Space Academy for Leading Students in Alabama, or SALSA, a Space Camp scholarship funded by the Alabama legislature. A male and female student in each Alabama legislative district will receive a scholarship to attend SALSA, which promotes awareness of science, technology, engineering and mathematics concepts and careers along with leadership skills.

To be eligible for SALSA, students must apply for the scholarship. The U.S. Space & Rocket Center will then forward a notice of application to the members of the Alabama House of Representatives or the Alabama Senate representing the district in which the students reside. Each member will nominate two students to receive a scholarship to attend SALSA, which takes place May 27 through June 1, 2018.

Each scholarship includes tuition, room and board for the Space Academy program and a flight suit. Travel to and from the U.S. Space & Rocket Center are not included.

The deadline to apply has been extended to Friday, Feb. 16. To apply, visit To learn more, visit

Media contact: Pat Ammons,, 256-721-5429

About U.S. Space & Rocket Center

The U.S. Space & Rocket Center, a Smithsonian Affiliate, is home to Space Camp® and Aviation Challenge®, the Apollo 16 capsule, the National Historic Landmark Saturn V rocket and world-class traveling exhibits. USSRC is the Official Visitor Center for NASA Marshall Space Flight Center and a showcase for national defense technologies developed at the U.S. Army’s Redstone Arsenal.

To learn more about the exciting programs and activities at the USSRC, go to

SpaceRef staff editor.