SPACE CAMP® is the adventure of a lifetime! Space Camp encourages trainees to pursue more science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) through exciting hands-on educational activities. The facility is located on the grounds of the U.S. Space & Rocket Center® which is also the official visitor center for NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center.
During the five-night program, trainees participate in two 1-hour simulated shuttle missions. Students in mission control will monitor the progress and safety of the mission, those in the shuttle will successfully launch and land the spacecraft, and those in the space station will conduct science experiments while learning basic scientific principles.
Crew trainers will guide trainees through the past, present and future of space exploration using actual rockets and shuttles as the backdrop. Trainees will see the first rocket that put an American in space – the massive Saturn V moon rocket – and the capsules early astronauts used during their missions. Trainees will experience walking on the moon in our 1/6th gravity chair to feel what it’s like to work in a frictionless environment and navigate a tumble-spin on the multi-axis trainer, just like the Mercury astronaut training!
Trainees will climb the tallest mountain on Mars on our Mars Climbing Wall and experience 4Gs of liftoff force on the Space Shot™ simulator. They’ll get an astronaut’s view of the earth while watching amazing films in our IMAX® Spacedome Theater and Digital 3D Theater.
Space Camp begins on Sunday afternoon and graduation is on Friday morning. Parents and family members are encouraged to attend the graduation ceremony.
There is no other camp like it. Space Camp changes lives and forges futures!
- Space Mission
- Mars Mission
- IMAX® or 3-D Movies
- Astronaut Simulators
- Rocket Construction
Check-In: Sunday, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Graduation: Friday, 9 a.m.
Call 1-800-63-SPACE to request more information.