Space Academy for Educators

Experience the authenticity of simulated space missions so you can teach with authority and inspiration! Step out of the box and into mission training to learn methods for delivering the excitement of space exploration in your classroom with Space Academy® for Educators.

The weeklong program includes authentic astronaut training simulators and activities developed to promote learning in a classroom setting. Curriculum includes NASA-inspired lesson plans and is correlated to the National Science Education Standards.

Trainees in Space Academy for Educators earn up to 45 hours of Continuing Education credit and educators get access to their own website with lesson plans, standards and tips needed to adapt many of the workshop activities to individual class environments. Space Academy for Educators is offered June through August. Housing, program materials and meals are included in the tuition.

*Trainees attending Space Academy for Educators are housed in the Frank Franz Hall dormitory. Transportation is provided between the dorm and camp for the duration of the program.


Arrival Window: Wednesday, 2 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Graduation Ceremony: Monday, 7 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Duration: 6 Days, 5 nights

Packing List
  • Closed-toe/closed-heel shoes (no Crocs) for Space Camp simulations
  • Camera, extra batteries, film, memory cards
  • Clothes hangers
  • Alarm clock
  • Money for miscellaneous (i.e. taxi fare. No stores within walking distance.)
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat/Sunglasses
  • Snacks/coffee machine
  • Cell phone and charger (no phones/pay phones at dorm)
  • Bug spray
  • Toiletry items (deodorant, toothbrush, toothpaste, towel, shampoo, hair dryer, medications, etc.)
  • Umbrella and rain gear
  • Swimwear (see description below)*

* For the Aviation Challenge Water Activities, you will be hanging from a parachute harness and you will want the extra fabric of long shorts. Even if you are not a swimmer, please bring swimming clothes. You can choose not to participate; however, this is the only place in the world where this type of simulation is available.

  • Females – one-piece, conservative suit with a pair of water-proof shorts and a beach towel
  • Males – long trunks/short-like suit (not Speedo-type) and a beach towel

If you are traveling by air, please remember to bring a change of clothes and a toothbrush in your carry-on luggage.



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