Adult Advanced Space Academy

Always wanted to be an astronaut but were too old for Space Camp? This year, we are offering you the chance to participate in our Adult Advanced Space Academy® program! Go above and beyond the typical camp experience with this weeklong, fully immersive experience. Adult trainees undergo a variety of astronaut training exercises, engineering challenges, and teambuilding activities, all culminating in an extended-duration simulated space mission.

Join us November 12-17, 2017 for this unique Space Camp experience!

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  • Train like an astronaut on the 1/6th Gravity Chair and the Multi-Axis Trainer!
  • Design, build and launch a rocket, and safely recover its payload.
  • Learn teambuilding skills on the high and low elements at our Area 51 Challenge Course.
  • Experience neutral buoyancy while SCUBA diving in the Underwater Astronaut Trainer!
  • Fly jet aircraft simulators!
  • Conquer the Centrifuge!
  • Discover the role the International Space Station plays in our global community.
  • Prepare for every contingency as you go to Mars on an extended-duration mission simulation!

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)
Duration: 6 days, 5 nights
If you are scheduling a Friday departure flight, please allow three hours from the end of graduation until the flight time.

Packing List
  • Padlock for your locker
  • Toiletries: soap, deodorant, shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrush
  • Flip flops or shower shoes
  • Swimwear and towel for water activity
  • Hair brush/comb
  • Towels and washcloths
  • Sleepwear
  • Appropriate clothing for changing weather conditions
  • During the months of November - February, please bring a jacket, sweatshirt or coat, gloves and hat
  • Water bottle
  • Close-toe shoes (required for some simulators)
  • Change or $1 bills for vending machines
  • Cameras and Video Cameras are encouraged

Nuts and nut-containing items are NOT allowed in any Space Camp trainee areas of the Space Camp Crew Galley (dining area). Any nut products brought in will be confiscated and disposed of immediately and without reimbursement.
Space Camp and the U.S. Space & Rocket Center are not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged items.

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