Living in Space (ages 10-13, July 31-Aug. 4)


Living in Space introduces students to the challenges and opportunities of human space exploration. Students learn how the human body responds to spaceflight and perform simple experiments that demonstrate the effects of weightlessness, how much oxygen we consume, and spatial disorientation. Campers learn about the physics and dynamics of space flight trajectories through hands-on activities. After learning about life support systems, everyone designs and builds a model space exploration vehicle. Students learn about parachutes then practice their skills by safely recovering an egg. This week-long camp includes a visit to the National AeroSpace Training And Research (NASTAR®) Center in Southampton, where students will pilot an aircraft simulator and experience a simulated suborbital spaceflight. Everyone will build and launch a model rocket. This camp is presented by the NASTAR Center.

$299 program cost + $60 fee


The National AeroSpace Training And Research (NASTAR®) Center, established in 2007, is the premier commercial air and space training, research, and educational facility. It combines state-of-the-art flight simulation with physiology-based courseware to optimize human performance in extreme environments. Staff include certified flight physicians, experienced staff, pilots and test subjects are available for your service. Site instructors are trained by NASTAR staff. Education programs feature interactive, hands-on, edu-tainment content for all ages. Lessons incorporate Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) objectives and educators are able to earn continuing education credits. Our curriculum and training programs are the result of collaborations with ETC's personnel that have been supporting the aerospace industry for over 40 years.

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