Deke Slayton Space Week Activities

Deke Slayton Space Week Activities

Retired astronaut Mark Lee will be presenting in person on the Friday of camp!

Robotics lab– build and program a robot with a fellow team member!

Rocket build– construct a rocket and customize it with a unique paint job.

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

Zero gravity experiments– use water to simulate zero gravity at the Sparta pool.

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

Trip to the Planetarium– Central High School, La Crosse.

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

STEM challenges– twice a day students will work with their team to build, create, and solve the various tasks put before them!

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

Guest speakers and presentations on: growing plants in space, current NASA projects and research, engineering, principals of flight, space craft construction, how weather affects space launch conditions, and so much more!

Graduation & Party- Friday evening is the graduation ceremony. Each student is recognized and presented with a diploma and special lapel pin from retired astronaut Mark Lee, the Sparta Mayor, and the Museum Board President. This is followed by a dinner (or party as the kids call it!) for the students and their families, Space Week instructors, and Space Week donors.

*List of activities is subject to change/update without notice.