Space Academy

Space Academy® trainees experience first-hand the future of space travel, and train to solve technically challenging anomalies in order to complete their space mission. They practice clear communication through activities in the Underwater Astronaut Trainer, and put engineering skills to the test as they construct an ablative shield during our Thermal Design Challenge.


  • Launch on missions to the International Space Station, the moon or Mars!
  • Train like an astronaut on the 1/6th Gravity Chair and the Multi-Axis Trainer.
  • Design, build and launch a team rocket.
  • Learn teambuilding skills on the low elements at our Area 51 Challenge Course and in one of our water facilities!
  • Put your creative thinking skills to work in our engineering design challenges!
  • Hear the inspiring stories about commercial pioneers like Elon Musk, founder of SpaceX!

Arrival Window: Sunday, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. (CST)
Program Orientation: 2:00 p.m. (CST)
Graduation Ceremony: Friday, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. (CST)
If you are scheduling a Friday departure flight for your child, please allow three hours from the end of graduation until the flight time.
Duration: 6 days, 5 nights

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