2017 Activities

Visit with astronaut Mark Lee and a 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 current NASA astronaut Karen Nyberg who’s working on projects with the International Space Station!

Robotics lab- build robots with a fellow team member!

Rocket build- construct a rocket

Rocket launch- fire off the rocket you built at the end of the camp

Zero Gravity Experiments at the Sparta pool, using water to simulate zero gravity

Visit to the Sparta airport to explore the planes and learn about navigation

Trip to the Planetarium at the University of Wisconsin La Crosse

Teambuilding activities throughout the week, each student will be a team leader for a day and learn what it’s like to be a mission commander!

History of the space program- from the first astronauts of the Mercury program to those training for the mission to Mars.

Training & exercise routine- learn about the fitness standards astronauts are expected to achieve

Hands on lessons and experiments where students will learn:

  •    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
  •    Build a small solar powered drone
  •    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.