The Air, Space and Missile Defense Association (ASMDA) is offering 16 scholarships for selected children to attend a one week Space Camp this summer at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Ala. These scholarships are open to any child, age 9-11, of a parent or guardian currently assigned to USASMDC/ARSTRAT, PEO-M&S, USSTRATCOM, MSIC, NASA Marshall and MDA, military or civilian, including matrix personnel. Those that are individual members of ASMDA or contractors working for corporate members of ASMDA are included.

The ASMDA scholarship includes one week at Space Camp (June 28 - July 3), round trip airfare from parent's work location, a Space Camp flight suit, a Space Camp clothing package, a phone card, a small amount of spending cash, and any unaccompanied minor travel fees.

A,A "We are very excited about this program," said Dr. Rodney Robertson, president of ASMDA. "The ability to provide this wonderful experience to sixteen young children who probably would not otherwise have an opportunity to attend is very rewarding."

Application deadline for the scholarships is May 1, 2009. Winners will be notified starting on May 20. Once selected by ASMDA, winners will still be required to provide an attendance application (to include a summer camp type physical) to the U.S. Space and Rocket Center. ASMDA Scholarship Application Forms are available at

The U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Association (ASMDA) is a non-profit organization that supports USASMDC, PEO-M&S, MSIC, NASA Marshall, and MDA in the attainment of their goals and visions.

For more information about the U.S. Space and Rocket Center's Space Camp Program, visit their extensive web site at: To learn more about ASMDA, visit our website at