Take a tour of NASA facilities with us and you will never forget the unmatched experience of discovering, exploring and creation. You will get an opportunity to see real NASA in action and experience what is it like to work as a space scientist. Visit various facilities of Kennedy space center, Houston Space Center, make robots, build and launch rockets, design and launch a payload, ride on shuttle launch simulator and do many more exciting things while touring NASA. With a wide range of programs at NASA, Atlantis makes sure that your learning experience is unique. Students will visit the historic and current Mission Control Centers and the Space Station Mock-up Facility which houses life-sized models of the International Space Station and Space Shuttle used for astronaut training. Students may also see astronauts training for Extravehicular Activities (EVA) in the Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory, a very large pool used to simulate the microgravity astronauts will encounter when on a space walk. A 12 day trip to the US including a week long program at Space Center HoustonSpace School is designed to take the students through a challenging week-long exploration of their engineering talents.
Our programs are:
Focus is on:
communication and adaptation to unexpected problems
Throughout the program, students must work within a NASA budget, knowing that funds or supplies for their projects may be decreased at any time due to budget cuts, OSHA safety regulations, or any other excuse deemed necessary by the staff to make the experience truly dynamic and representative of NASA engineering. The students of the Space Center Houston’s Space School will find themselves on an engineering mission to create the means to land a rover on the surface of Mars, analyze rock samples with a Reflectance Spectrometer, loft a rock sample into Martian orbit, and return to Earth in a rocket of their design. After a week at Space Center Houston, the group moves on to Orlando, where they visit Kennedy Space Center, Universal Studios and Disney World.
All of our NASA tours can be customised and changed based on your educatoinal goals. Your suggestions are always welcome.