STARS

EXPEDITION 23

A Summer of Space Adventures !

 Dubai > Florida > Texas > Dubai

STARS CAMP EXPEDITION 23 - 2022

AGES 15 -18

DATES: July 20-30, 2022

Locations: Dubai, Cape Canaveral, St. Augustine, Orlando, Houston [USA]

Registration closes MAY 2022

Our program will be at actual astronaut training and work facilities, such as NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas and Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral in Florida. Students will engage in interactive, project-based learning that includes sustainable habitat construction, robot retrieval missions and programming, multi-stage rocket design and launch, underwater “astronaut training,” collaborative team work and global awareness development.

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MARS OR BUST

Participants will have the option to design and build a one or two stage rocket build based on the team goals for their mission. They will launch their rockets to determine who has a successful launch and the highest the altitude.

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BRING THE HEAT

Students will design, construct and test a thermal heat shield to be able to withstand temperatures up to 1,000° Fahrenheit (538° Celsius).

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CRYOGENIC TESTING

Can you protect your astronaut from the cold conditions on Mars? Design and build a cryo-capsule to protect your astronauts from extreme temperatures of -321° Fahrenheit (-196° Celsius).

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WORKING IN WEIGHTLESSNESS

Working with licensed dive instructors in a local indoor swimming pool, participants will learn the techniques taught to astronauts as part of their preparation for performing tasks in microgravity. After which students will construct a mock-up airlock and perform other essential tasks similar to those developed by NASA.

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ROVING ROBOTICS

Students must decide how to engineer a robotic rover based on a given set of parameters and tasks that the rover must accomplish on Mars. They begin with a budget, price list for supplies and then are given varying real world criteria to design, construct then test their rovers. The rovers will be put to the test by collecting rock samples and executing student designed coding programs to maneuver on Mars.

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LIVING ON MARS

What is it like living in space? How do astronauts get enough clean water and air? What happens if something goes wrong? Are there alternate sources of energy? How do astronauts communicate and work with peoples from different cultures? Students will participate in SIM (simulated) scenarios, build their own habitat that sustains core areas of life while maintaining cultural and global awareness.

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NASA Exclusives: Behind-the-Scenes Reality Tours

Students will tour NASA Johnson Space Center with possible stops at historic Apollo era Mission Control, Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory and the Astronaut Training Facility including its full-size training modules of the International Space Station.

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Independence Plaza

Get a rare glimpse into the shuttle program with a tour of Houston’s international landmark exhibit Independence Plaza.

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Starship Gallery

Starship Gallery at Space Center Houston is home to multiple flown spacecraft and national treasures. Students will see and touch real moon rocks and flown spacecraft while learning about the history of space flight.

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Astronaut Presentation

Hear first-hand stories from a NASA astronaut about space exploration. Ask questions about their mission experience and learn what it takes to become an astronaut.

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