The museum in Huntsville, Alabama, which contains the legendary Saturn V rocket, is usually the state’s top paid tourist attraction. But since the pandemic began, it has lost two-thirds of its revenue, according to a news release.
“We are now struggling for our very survival,” John Nerger, chairman of the Alabama Space Exhibit Science Commission, said at a news conference on Tuesday.
If the center closes, so would his beloved Space Camp, which allowed both children and adults from around the world to experience what it’s like to be an astronaut.
“The summer I spent at the Space Academy in the late ’90s was a life-changing experience. Please, Save Space Camp! We need more programs like this for young people, more than ever. I always grateful for the opportunity, and I hope it can continue to inspire the children of America, ”commented one person.
Another proud Space House alumna? CNN’s own Brooke Baldwin.
“I think in the end, it’s about these kids and they believe. The space camp believes in them,” she added.