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Space Camp Japan

Postby Mdanner423 » Sat Apr 03, 2010 4:17 am

I write to you from Fukuoka, Japan, home of Space World, the former home of Space Camp Japan!

I went around Space World today looking for any sign that a Space Camp was still there. I found a very large and empty training center, with classrooms and alot of room for the MATs and orbiters that once were held there. Upstairs was a lone moon rock, where you could tell trainees once stood around it in awe.

Through translation I was finally able to hear the story of how they couldn't agree to keep the license, where all the stuff went, and how sad they were to see their program go. It was really sad to see an empty shell where a Space Camp once was. They were very gracious about talking to me and telling me as much as they could with limited English.

The park itself is in amazing shape though, it was sooooooo fun! Space Camp was once a part of it, but a relatively small part, and the place is filled with Space themed everything, including a very nice roller coaster!

If anyone is interested in pics, I will post some next week onto this forum message.

Quite an interesting adventure, but I wish I could of seen Space Camp Japan when it was still with us!
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Postby Vincent » Sat Apr 03, 2010 8:02 pm

Please send pics!
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Postby SpaceCanada » Tue Apr 06, 2010 3:05 pm

Yes, pics!

You're such a die-hard Space Camper... America, Turkey, Japan... what's next?
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Postby Mdanner423 » Fri Apr 09, 2010 4:26 am

Sorry for the delay, I can't find my camera's USB cord, I will go buy a new one this weekend if tearing through my apartment doesn't do it.

I want to go to Belgium next since it's the only Space Camp I know that is real besides the ones I have gone to.

I think Space Camp Italy has been in construction for over a decade and can't find any actual information about Egypt/India/UAE/Malaysia or South Korea besides a Space Camp logo on the google map found on the official website.

If anyone has some insider knowledge about if/when the new Space Camps will open, fill me in!
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Postby SpaceCanada » Mon Apr 12, 2010 9:26 am

Don't forget Space Camp Spatial Canada! It sureley exists and functions as a real Space Camp! A group of kids from a local school go there every year.
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Postby Mdanner423 » Mon Apr 26, 2010 2:10 am

Sorry it took awhile to get the cord working!!!

http://gallery.me.com/mgd2i/100040

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I vote we bring that float and dance to the US!
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Postby SpaceCanada » Mon Apr 26, 2010 10:53 am

Interesting. It's like a space museum and amusement park merged together.

Whas there much evidence that a Space Camp once existed here, or has it all been converted to more amusement park areas? The ice skating area, maybe?

Thanks for sharing. If you have any more information on this amusement park/museum/camp I would love to hear it.
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Re: Space Camp Japan

Postby SpaceCanada » Tue Jul 17, 2018 4:42 pm

My (much younger) cousin was supposed to go to Space World (Space Camp Japan) yesterday but she became ill and they had to cancel. They hope to go tomorrow. I will share any photos she sends me, if I am allowed to do so. I might be more excited than she is...

EDIT: Turns out that Space World closed permanently on 01 January 2018. :( My cousin was unable to visit as a result. So sad.
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