To promote their upcoming Aaron’s Dream Weekend Talladega Superspeedway sent Brian Vickers to the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama to try his hand at becoming an astronaut.

Good times, good times. In the end he got his wiiiiiiiiings. Get it? Red Bull gives you wings! Whatever, I love it. Enjoy the photos. This all reminds me of the 80’s movie Space Camp with Lea Thompson, Kelly Preston, Tate Donovan and Joaquin Phoenix. Love that movie, it’s a classic.

:)


Brian Vickers listens to Al Whitaker of the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Ala. Behind Vickers is a replica of the Lunar Lander.

Brian Vickers listens to Al Whitaker of the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Ala. Behind Vickers is a replica of the Lunar Lander.

Brian Vickers gears up in his personalized flight suit at the U.S .Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Ala. Vickers was on hand to promote the Aaron’s Dream Weekend at Talladega Superspeedway, April 23-25. (Credit: Photo courtesy of Talladega Superspeedway)

Brian Vickers gears up in his personalized flight suit at the U.S .Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Ala.

Brian Vickers goes for a spin in an Astronaut Trainer at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Ala.

Brian Vickers goes for a spin in an Astronaut Trainer at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Ala.

Settling into a cockpit that looks a little different than his race car, Brian Brian Vickers listens to instructions as he prepares to try his luck at the landing the Space Shuttle simulator at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Ala.

Settling into a cockpit that looks a little different than his race car, Brian Brian Vickers listens to instructions as he prepares to try his luck at the landing the Space Shuttle simulator at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Ala.

Looks like Red Bull really does give you wings. Here Brian Vickers receives his honorary astronaut wings from Aviation Challenge manager Ruth Marie Oliver (call sign: Red Bull) at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Ala.

Looks like Red Bull really does give you wings. Here Brian Vickers receives his honorary astronaut wings from Aviation Challenge manager Ruth Marie Oliver (call sign: Red Bull) at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Ala.


(all photos courtesy of Talladega Superspeedway)