Advanced Space Academy challenges high school trainees, in the science and technology of the space program.
ADVANCED SPACE ACADEMY® is an adventure where high-school trainees forge futures, find friends and explore careers. Trainees are immersed in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education while focusing on college and career preparation. Extended-duration missions give trainees more teamwork experience to prepare them to become the next generation of space leaders and explorers!
During the five-night program, trainees will get hands-on training, as well as learn about the mental, emotional and physical demands astronauts, engineers and technologists must face. Trainees will experience microgravity in our Underwater Astronaut Trainer*, a tumble spin in our Multi-Axis Trainer, and they’ll learn what it’s like to walk on the moon in our 1/6th gravity chair.
Advanced Space Academy is a college-accredited program through the University of Alabama-Huntsville (UAHuntsville). Students will earn one hour of freshman-level general science credit from UAHuntsville. Students will also receive an information sheet explaining how they can have the credit transferred to another college or even their high school to be part of their official transcript.
After completion of the five-night program; students are eligible to participate in a highly selective 12-night camp.
*Certain medical restrictions may prohibit the trainee from scuba diving.
Advanced Space Academy trainees may select from the following track options.
Mission Specialist Track:
- Space Suit Theory and Design
- Space Physiology
- Scuba Space Walk Training
- Aeronautic Design
- Jet Aircraft Simulations
- Orbital Mechanics
Check-In: Sunday, 12 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Graduation: Friday, 11 a.m.
Call 1-800-63-SPACE to request more information.