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