"Ender's Game" at Space Camp

Earlier last month, while we were all anxiously waiting for principal photography on the "Ender's Game" movie to begin, Asa Butterfield (Ender) and other members of his Jeesh were off enjoying Space Camp at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama. 

Members of the cast earned these
 in Space Camp training
Source: Aramis Knight
Space Camp exists to give young people a chance to explore their interest in science, technology, engineering and math (what they call "STEM") and presents an overview of the history of space exploration, while at the same time encouraging teamwork and developing leadership abilities. According to their website, Space Camp "has become known as one of the premier math/science/technology educational programs in the United States."

Programs are available for people of all ages, giving them the opportunity to not only train as an astronaut, but also as a jet-fighter pilot in their "Aviation Challenge" program. The center also works together with U.S. schools and institutions to create special programs for the blind, deaf, and hard-of-hearing communities.

Amee Halbach, the Media & Communications Strategist at the facility, mentioned the visit last month in an email interview with White Bear Press:
We are also hosting the cast of 2013 sci-fi movie "Ender's Game," and they will go through our Space Camp and Aviation Challenge programs to inspire some quality team-building before they start filming.
 Did the team-building work? We'll let this photo from their recent trip to the Audubon Zoo speak for itself:

Left to right: Aramis Knight (Bean), Suraj Partha (Alai) and Asa Butterfield (Ender)
Source: Aramis Knight
For more information about Space Camp and its programs, visit their website. :)

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