HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - Some international guests are visiting the U.S. Space and Rocket Center's Space Camp.
Seventy Chinese students will start their first day of Space Camp at the Space and Rocket Center this week.
They are part of a contingency of 400 this year from the communist nation as part of a cooperation agreement to learn the intricacies of space travel.
This is the 10th year for the Chinese to send a group of students to the Rocket City.
"Space has changed for all of us. It used to be that each nation went in space on its own. Now it's a message of cooperation to leave the planet together and save the planet together," said Dr. Deborah Barnhart, CEO of the U.S. Space and Rocket Center.
Many of these children have parents who are part of the Chinese space program, so they presented Barnhart with a replica of a Chinese rocket.
These students will split their time this week at Space Camp and Aviation Challenge and graduate on Thursday.