The space shuttle in Huntsville is about to get a major glow up

The Pathfinder space shuttle is getting ready for some restorations. Photo via the US Space & Rocket Center’s Facebook

Ready for blast off! Huntsville’s US Space & Rocket Center has plans to give the iconic full-size replica of the space shuttle a face lift. After years of weathering, let’s take a look at the history of this Alabama landmark and what’s in store.

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Love the U.S. Space & Rocket Center? #SaveSpaceCamp now

sunset over an old Space Shuttle in Huntsville
Sunset over an old Space Shuttle in Huntsville. Photo via the U.S. Space & Rocket Center’s Facebook page

Never in a million years would I have imagined the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville and its beloved Space Camp programs could be a casualty of COVID-19. But unless they raise $1.5 million dollars, both will have to close permanently in October. We reached out to people here in Birmingham to find out how Space Camp shaped them and why we all need to do our part to save the U.S. Space & Rocket Center, an irreplaceable national treasure. #SaveSpaceCamp now.

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3 day trips north of Birmingham that will transport you. Check out Ave Maria Grotto, Cathedral Caverns, U.S. Space and Rocket Center

Birmingham, Alabama, 3 Day Trips north of Birmingham that will transport you, U.S. Space & Rocket Center
Photo by Joshua Berry @everlongpix via Instagram

With a two-hour drive or less, you can hop across the ocean, explore a hidden underworld or get out of this world entirely. How? Check out these day trips north of Birmingham, and you’ll see.

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