Celebrities Who Have Visited The U.S. Space and Rocket Center

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1. In 1979, the Rocket Center was the filming location of the film “Ravagers.” The film starred Richard Harris, Ernest Borgnine and Art Carney.

2. The movie “SpaceCamp” was filmed on-location at the Rocket Center in 1985. Directed by Harry Winer, the film starred Lea Thompson, Kelly Preston, Larry B. Scott, Joaquin Phoenix, Tate Donovan, Tom Skerritt, Barry Primus, Terry O’Quinn and many more. It was released on June 6, 1986.

3. Arnold Schwarzenegger visited the museum in 1990 as part of the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports.

4. Nichelle Nichols, an actress known for her role as “Uhura” in “Star Trek,” spoke with Space Camp trainees in 1992 in a visit sponsored by Lockheed.

5. Micahel Okuda, along with the visual effects department from Star Trek, attended Adult Space Camp in 1990.

6. Austin O’Brien, an actor known for his role in the film “Last Action Hero,” attended Space Camp® in the mid-1990s.

7. Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen are known for their work on the show “Full House.” They also filmed “The Case of the U.S. Space Camp Mission” on-site. The film was released in 1996.

8. Andy Richter visited Space Camp to film a segment for “Late Night with Conan O’Brien” in 1998.

9. William Shatner was the Master of Ceremonies at the 25th anniversary celebration of Space Camp in 2007.

10. In 2011, the film, “A Smile as Big as the Moon” was filmed at Space Camp. The film starred John Corbett, Moira Kelly, Cynthia Watros, Jessy Schram and more. It was released in Feb., 2012.

11. Cast and crew from the television show “Doctor Who” have visited the Rocket Center while in Huntsville for fan appearances. Peter Davison, Sylvester McCoy, Neve McIntosh, Colin Baker, Frazer Hines, Paul McGann Kelly Yates and Gareth David-Lloyd have all visited.

12. “Space Warriors” is a movie filmed on location in Huntsville in 2013. The film starred Josh Lucas, Mira Sorvino, Danny Glover, Dermot Mulroney, Booboo Stewart and more. It was directed by Sean McNamara.

13. The band “Moon Taxi” stopped by the museum in 2015. They were playing a show in Huntsville.

14. Miles O’Brien, a broadcast news journalist, was the special guest speaker at the 2016 Space Camp Hall of Fame induction ceremony.

15. In 2016, actor Billy Bob Thornton visited the museum along with JD from The Boxmasters and Diva Zappa.

16. Craig Robinson, an actor known for his role as Darryl in “The Office,” stopped by the Rocket Center while in Huntsville to perform stand-up comedy.

17. Ozzy Osbourne and son Jack Osbourne visited Space Camp and the Rocket Center in 2018 as part of their show "Ozzy & Jack's World Detour."

18. YouTube creator Devin Graham, who posts under the name “devinsupertramp,” visited Space Camp and the Rocket Center in 2018.

19. Scenes for the movie “Zero” were filmed at the Rocket Center in 2018. The film featured some of Bollywood’s top stars, including Shah Rukh Khan and Anushka Sharm.

20. “The Late Late Show with James Corden” filmed a segment at Space Camp and the Rocket Center in 2019. James Corden, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett and Chris Pratt all took part in Space Camp simulators.