Students become engineers, scientists and mission control specialists working together as a crew to Rendezvous with a Comet, Voyage to Mars or Return to the Moon. In the simulators, students test their decision-making skills, solve problems and communicate by alternative means during this innovative space-themed science and math hands-on experience.
TEACHERS: CLICK HERE FOR MISSION DAY DOCUMENTS
CLASS SIZE: Maximum 34 Students
PRICE: $500 Per Class
Each Education Exploration activity aligns with the Indiana Academic Learning Standards and Illinois Learning Benchmarks standards for its grade levels.
Rendezvous with a Comet™ In the not-to-distant future a team of scientists and engineers are serving as astronauts and mission controllers on a daring exploration of comets. Their goal is to successfully plot a course to rendezvous with a comet and launch a probe to collect scientific data . What may seem to be a routine exploration is sprinkled with lots of surprises and emergencies that will give students first-hand insight into teamwork and problem-solving.
Voyage to Mars™ In Earth years, it is 2076, and now a routine Voyage to Mars has brought the latest human crew into Martian orbit. Control of the incoming flight has been transferred from Houston Mission Control to Mars Control at Chryse Station. The crew arriving from Earth on the Mars Transport Vehicle has been specially trained to replace the existing crew of astronauts, which has manned Mars Control for the past two years, and to continue their scientific explorations.
The year is 2015 A.D. and for the first time since 1972, a crew of astronauts are returning to the Moon. This time, they plan to stay. Their mission is to establish a permanent base on the Moon to observe and explore as well as test the feasibility of off-Earth settlements. Navigating their way into lunar orbit, students must construct and launch a probe, analyze a variety of data gathered from the lunar surface to select a site establishing the permanent Moon Base.
CONTACT US to learn more or to schedule your adventure.