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Space University Dates: March 10-14 or March 17-21, 2014
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily
Regular Prices: $615 per student for weeklong camp without hotel, or $885 per student with hotel for 5 nights. Registration includes admission, supplies, staff, lunch, graduation and transportation.
Design, Build and Launch a Rocket
Each team will design and engineer a two-stage rocket by deciding which rocket parts are needed and what is affordable given the project budget. Rockets will be launched (weather permitting).
Build a Robotic Mars Rover
Students must decide how to create a robotic rover after being given a set of parameters and tasks that the rovers must accomplish on Mars. They begin with a price list for supplies and then receive varying criteria to design, build and test their rovers. Teams are challenged to locate and retrieve Martian rocks with the rovers on our real-life version of a Martian landscape.
Engineer a Rover Lander
During this phase of the mission, each team must design and create a lander to safely protect the team’s rover payload from the impact of landing on the Martian surface. Payload protection is critical as the success of the rover mission cannot be accomplished if the rover is damaged before it is able to explore Mars. Working within a budget, each team must ensure its cargo can withstand the impact of a three-story drop onto a predetermined landing site.
Students will train like astronauts and participate in underwater training exercises using scuba gear in a local indoor pool in this exciting session.
Several tours are given of NASA’s Johnson Space Center highlighting both Mars and project-related themes. View historic Mission Control Centers and the Space Station Mock-up Facility with its life-sized models of the International Space Station. Visit the Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory where astronauts train for extravehicular activities (EVA) in simulated microgravity. See up-close rockets used in the early space program.
Talk to NASA Experts
Hear presentations by NASA personnel who are really making space exploration happen. Topics might include Space Exploration, Rocket Propulsion, Mission Control, the International Space Station, Space Shuttle, Robotics, Space Suit Design or Space Physiology.
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