Space Center U

Experience space exploration

Ever dreamed of being an astronaut? Have you wondered what it takes to travel and live on Mars? Do you want to engineer your own robotic rover and launch a rocket?

Come behind the scenes with Space Center U®, the ultimate educational experience, and get a taste of space exploration! Space Center U is a challenging multi-day program offered year-round to individuals and groups. The program promotes teamwork, problem solving, communication and engineering solutions to space related situations. It is designed to develop and improve critical thinking skills, fiscal responsibility, creativity and the drive to be successful.

Will you make the cut? There is only one way to know. Space is limited, so sign up today.

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Build & launch rockets

Students build & launch rockets

Design & test thermal systems

Thermal system testing

Program & operate robots

Roving robotics at Space Center U

Space Center U programs

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Program Activities

Immersing students in authentic learning opportunities tied to NASA missions, Space Center U offers a high level of STEM topics applied to real world and space related experiences.Space Center University students will discover areas such as robotics, rocketry, thermal protection systems and space habitats.

Participants will be inspired as they engineer solutions to space related challenges, collaborate to find solutions and go behind-the-scenes at NASA Johnson Space Center and the Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory, the world’s largest underwater training facility. The program culminates with a graduation ceremony celebrating the students’ accomplishments and an exclusive Brunch with an Astronaut.

Participants meet daily, Monday through Friday, at Space Center Houston from 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Registration

To register for a Space Center U program, visit the program links above and complete online registration or fill out the PDF registration form and email it to reservations@spacecenter.org.

For more information, please read the Space Center U frequently asked questions, email reservations@spacecenter.org or call +1 281-283-4755.

International participation

Space exploration is a true international collaboration! Students from every continent in the world except Antarctica have participated in Space Center U including students from Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Israel, South Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Nepal, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Pakistan, Scotland, South Africa, Taiwan, Trinidad, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and the United States. Come and be a part of the space exploration mission!

International Participation Map

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Frequently asked questions

Photo gallery

Browse the photo gallery below to see examples of STEM-based activities and experiments conducted by Space Center U® participants.

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