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2016 Activities

Video conference with astronaut Mark Lee- presentation on his 4 trips to the International Space Station with the chance to ask him questions about what it’s like to be an astronaut!  

Skpye with a current NASA astronaut- talk with current astronauts training for the mission to Mars!

Robotics lab- build, program, and code robots with a fellow team member throughout the week!

Rocket build- construct your very own rocket during the week and shoot it off at the end of the camp!

Visit to the Sparta airport- learn about navigation and explore the four diffrerent types of planes at the airport!

Trip to the Planetarium- learn about the evening sky, our galaxy, and beyond at the University of Wisconsin La Crosse!

Teambuilding activities- Teamwork is an essential part of being a great astronaut! Throughout the week each student will be part of a team, and they will be a team leader for a day and learn what it’s like to be a mission commander!

History of the space program- Learn about the history of NASA and America's space travels beginning with the first astronauts of the Mercury program, on to the Apollo moon landings, use of the space shuttles, the build of the International Space Station, and on to the future of NASA and their goal of sending astronauts to Mars!

Training & exercise routine- Being physically fit is an important part of being an astronaut, each day will feature training exercises!

Hands on lessons- Special guest presenters will interact with students and teach them about:

    • Affects of space on the human body
    • Astronaut food- what astronauts eat and how it’s made
    • Sustained environments for human habitation in space
    • Launch and descent of spacecraft to and from planets
    • Navigation and aviation
    • Communication and the evolution of the telegraph to communication on the International Space Station

Graduation & Party- Friday evening there will be a small graduation ceremony followed by a party afterward for the students and their families, the space camp instructors, donors of the space camp, and anyone else who has made a contribution to this great Space Camp!

     *List of activities is subject to change without notice.