Advanced Space Academy

Advanced Space Academy® explores college- and career preparation through an immersive experience in science, technology, engineering and math. Trainees undergo a variety of astronaut training exercises, engineering challenges, and teambuilding activities, all culminating in an extended-duration simulated space mission.


  • Train like an astronaut on the 1/6th Gravity Chair and the Multi-Axis Trainer.
  • Design, build and launch a team rocket, and safely recover its payload.
  • Learn teambuilding skills on the high elements at our Area 51 Challenge Course.
  • Experience neutral buoyancy while SCUBA diving in the Underwater Astronaut Trainer! (Pending physician approval)
  • Test your skills in our Engineering Challenges by constructing a heat shield and building a Rover.
  • Fly jet aircraft simulators!
  • 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!
  • Earn one credit hour of freshman-level general science from University of Alabama in Huntsville in this college-accredited program!

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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