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Nearly $500K already raised to save Huntsville’s US Space & Rocket Center

The U.S. Space & Rocket Center is on a campaign to raise $1.5 million or the facility may not stay open past October.
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Published: Jul. 30, 2020 at 4:33 AM CDT
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Huntsville, Ala. (WAFF) - Nearly $500,000 was raised within two days to help save a museum dear to the Rocket City, and to Alabama.

The U.S. Space & Rocket Center is on a campaign to raise $1.5 million or the facility may not stay open past October.

That’s partially due to losing all the revenue from Space Camp this summer.

As of Thursday morning, the GoFundMe raised more than $484,000 USD.

Nathan Carter, a Space Camp mission support director, knows how valuable Space Camp is.

“It’s an overpowering sense of awe and amazement that you have just coming on to this campus., and I see that day in and day out with our space campers. And then to take them into the Davidson Center to see the powerful engines of the Saturn V rocket right there, that close, how big they are, the eyes light up, the wonder comes out, and they ask a million questions and want the answers to all of them because they’re just craving that knowledge,” Carter said.

He says his job is more than just a job. It’s a passion.

Click here to donate to the #savespacecamp campaign.

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