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Kennedy Space Center is America's gateway to the Universe. It is the location from where man set off on a historic voyage to land on the moon and from where all of NASA's missions are launched into Space. The Camp KSC programme at NASA's Kennedy Space Center is a unique opportunity for students to connect with the future and learn an early appreciation for engineering, technology, science and space travel.
Modules at John F. Kennedy Space Center
NASA’s John F. Kennedy Space Centre set the stage for the American adventure in space. Sprawled across 140,000 acres on Florida's Atlantic coast, the center has hosted the succession of rocket launches that have rewritten our knowledge of aeronautics and Chosen because of its perfect location, with the wide Atlantic providing a buffer, Kennedy Space Center manages and operates America's astronaut launch facilities. Serving as the base for the country's three space shuttles, KSC has been the launch site for every U.S. human space flight since December 1968. Its iconic Vehicle world by Volume [1 ] and was the largest when completed in 1965.
Each year, millions of visitors from across the world make the trek to this hub of technology and discovery, where many of mankind's greatest Kennedy Space Center will continue to make history as NASA embarks At Camp Kennedy Space Center (KSC), young students will experience, imagine and interact through space shuttle mission simulations, tours of Kennedy Space Center and the chance to witness you don’t have to be an astronaut to train like one. Modules during stay at KSC are:
Astronaut Hall of Fame - Students enjoy a guided tour of the Astronaut Hall of Fame. They will view spaceflight memorabilia, space-related artifacts, and an actual Mercury spacecraft and Gemini Training spacecraft. They will also experience a variety of hands-on activities in our Simulator room. On our Education Training Floor, students will experience the thrill of motion-based astronaut training simulators modeled after those used to train for the Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, and Shuttle Programs. This may include the Multi-Axis trainer, Micro-Gravity Wall, and T-Chair (trajectory).
Meet and Greet with an Astronaut - Students meet an actual space explorer, who will talk about the future of space exploration. Students are encouraged to ask questions and later they receive an autographed souvenir from their astronaut guest.
Rocket Garden and Early Space Exploration
Educators introduce the concept of space travel by guiding students through the early years of NASA. Students encounter and photograph the actual rockets, spaceships spacecraft and spacesuits from the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo programs while hearing stories of our early space heroes. Educators guide them through a detailed explanation of the operation of Launch Complex 39 where Apollo 11 started its historic journey to the moon. Students construct, then launch, their own air rockets in a field adjacent to the huge rockets in the historical Rocket Garden. Prizes are awarded for distance, design and accuracy.
Windshield Tour –The students follow the path the Shuttle takes as it exits the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) onto the crawlerway on its journey to Launch Pad 39A. Students also have the opportunity to view the Shuttle Landing Facility, site of the shuttle’s return home to the Kennedy Space Center.
Apollo/Saturn V Center
Students are transported aboard a KSC bus to the spectacular Apollo/Saturn V Center where dramatic multi-media shows and numerous hands-on displays provide visitor with an inspirational and exhilarating look into America’s quest for the moon. Students relive the historic launch of Apollo 8 at the Firing Room Theater, then marvel at a monstrous 363-foot long Satrun V moon rocket. Finally, the Lunar Theater provides a rare look at the harrowing final moments before man landed on the moon.
“Apollo- Soyuz” Cultural Exchange
International students are introduced to students from Camp KSC’s domestic camp, for an international Cultural exchange
“Moon Beams" Team Engineering Challenge
Students team-up as they are presented with a NASA engineering challenge: To design, build and test a truss segment similar to those that might be used aboard future spacecraft. Prizes are awarded to the teams who design and construct the strongest truss segment.
World Space Agencies
Students receive an up to date briefing on the state of international space efforts. Educators will highlight the achievements of each space faring nation.
Students view fantastic 3-D IMAX films on the International Space Station on one of Kennedy Space Center's 5-story IMAX screens.
Lunch with an Astronaut
Students experience a buffet lunch and meet an actual space explorer, who will talk about the future of space exploration. Students are encouraged to ask questions and later they receive an autographed souvenir from their astronaut guest.
* The above sample agenda is subject to change due to KSC operations, Visitor Complex operations, launches and special events. KSC is a dynamic, active operational space flight facility. Every effort will be made to include all program activities above, but activities may be presented in different sequences due to center operations and requirements.
During the three day camp at Kennedy Space Center students will:
1. Work on innovative projects
2. Participate in a day long astronaut training experience
3. Meet a NASA astronaut who will share his/her experiences
4. Take exclusive tours of the facilities at NASA's Kennedy Space Center
5. Watch space shows and space movies
Tour of Kennedy Space Center
Students will be provided an exclusive guided bus tour of the space flight facilities at Kennedy Space Center. During the tour students will be transported to a viewing area for Launch Complex 39 to see the pad where Apollo 11 started its historic journey to the moon as well as the beginning of the majority of space shuttle missions. Students will also see the Shuttle Landing Facility, Orbiter Processing Facilities, the Space Shuttle Crawler Transporters and the huge Vehicle Assembly Building which is the tallest single storey building in the world. Kennedy Space Center is also the home of the retired Space Shuttle Atlantis. Students will be able to explore the actual Space Shuttle when it opens for public viewing in 2013.
Students will also visit the spectacular Apollo Saturn V Center where they will encounter an actual moon rocket and witness man's first launch to lunar orbit and the first step on the moon. A lunar rover and rock samples from the moon are also at display at the Saturn V Center. NASA Educators will introduce the concept of space travel by guiding students through the early years of NASA during the Rocket Garden and Early Space Exploration Tour. Students will encounter and photograph the actual rockets, spaceships, spacecraft and space suits from the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo programmes while hearing stories of early space heroes.
Presentation By An Astronaut
Students will have the opportunity of meeting an actual NASA astronaut, who will make a presentation about his / her experiences in space and the future of space exploration. Students are encouraged to ask questions and interact with their astronaut guest.
Astronaut Training Experience
Students will put into the shoes for an astronaut for a day. Using the motion based astronaut training simulators modelled after the Mercury, Gemini, Apollo and Space Shuttle Programmes, students will get to experience the training that astronauts do before they launch into space.Â Some of the motion based simulators include the Multi-Axis trainer, Micro-Gravity Wall and T-Chair (trajectory). After their training, students will participate in a full scale simulation of a space shuttle mission. Students will get vertical as they ride the Shuttle Launch Experience, an authentic flight simulator designed to replicate the thrill of launching into space aboard the Space Shuttle.
Students will be divided into small teams and will be presented with several engineering challenges. These include designing and building a truss structure similar to those that might be used aboard future spacecraft, designing and constructing a model rocket, designing a crew capsule that can safely land on the ground with a raw egg inside representing an astronaut.
The culmination of the three day education programme is the graduation ceremony. Each participant in the programme will awarded a certificate of completion
Orlando with Sea World, Disney World, Universal Studios:
Apart from education, students will enjoy the magical attractions of Walt Disney World Resort, Universal Studios / Sea World.
Magic Kingdom, one of four theme parks at the Walt Disney World Resort, is among the most visited theme parks in the world. It captures the enchantment of fairy tales with exciting entertainment, classic attractions, backstage tours and beloved Disney Characters.
Epcot is another one of the prominent theme park at the Walt Disney World Resort, dedicated to international culture and technological innovations. It is the third most visited theme park in United States, and ranks sixth among the most visited parks of the world.
Disney's Hollywood Studios
Disney's Hollywood Studios, a theme park at the Walt Disney World Resort offers behind-the-scenes glimpses of Hollywood-style action with live shows, thrilling attraction, backstage tours and special events dedicated purely to entertainment,all exclusively at this park. It is the fourth most visited amusement park in United States and seventh most visited in the world.
The first Disney Theme Park subjected entirely around conservation, accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, signifying the exceeding standards that have been met in Education, Conservation and Research.
Universal Studios has plenty for younger kids like the E.T. Adventure, a fanciful experience where one rides its own bike through the night sky.
Sea World is a combination of both marine life park with compelling stadium shows and a rider park that features variety of thriller rides, wild coasters and other breath taking attractions. The parks feature captive orca, sea lion and dolphin shows along with zoological displays featuring various other marine animals.
New York City
Hershey Chocolate Factory and Hershey Park
Students are served three meals and day and will also be provided light refreshments during the course of the day. Vegetarian meals options are available.
Age Group : 9 to 18 years
Duration: 13 Days/ 12 Nights