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USA Space Camp

To infinity and beyond! Bring learning to life as students explore the depths of outer space on this exciting hands-on space tour of the US. On this tour, students start their journey in Los Angeles, where they explore the city and discover world-famous landmarks and adventure theme parks, before making their way to Alabama for a week of intensive training at the Huntsville Space Camp. During their time at Space Camp, students will experience life as an astronaut, discover the mental, emotional and physical demands they face and experience simulated space missions that test their mathematical and scientific problem-solving skills.

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13 Days
Destinations
Los Angeles, CaliforniaHuntsville, Alabama
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22℃ Current Temp
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Your Adventure, Day by Day

Day 1 Welcome to Los Angeles!
  • On the move Depart Australia for Los Angeles. Because of the International dateline, you will arrive almost around the same time as you departed Australia!
  • Los Angeles After checking into your accommodation, the rest of the day will be free for teacher-supervised activities. You could make your way to Venice Beach, where you'll find a lively scene. Along the Ocean Front Walk, also called the Venice Boardwalk, jugglers and acrobats, tarot readers and Mad Hatter headwear vendors, and jug-band musicians all compete frantically for your attention
Day 2 Los Angeles
  • Disneyland Transfer by coach to Disneyland where you will have a day to explore one of the most famous theme parks in the world. The park was the first and original Disneyland to be built back in 1955
Day 3 Los Angeles
  • LA sights Enjoy a full day guided Los Angeles Sights Tour including Mount Wilson Observatory, Beverley Hills Homes, Rodeo Drive, Grauman’s Chinese Theatre and the famous Hollywood Boulevard
  • Universal Studios Afterwards board your coach to transfer to Universal Studios. One of the biggest movie studios in the world, Universal Studios has become a must-see theme park, providing hours of entertainment. Visit the “Wizarding World of Harry Potter” or take a ride on the “King Kong 3D Experience”.
Day 4 Los Angeles - Alabama
  • On the move After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport by coach for your flight to Huntsville, Alabama
  • Huntsville On arrival you will be transferred by coach to the Space Camp. The US Space Camp is hosted by the US Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama
Day 5 Space Camp Day 1
  • Space Camp During the five-night program, trainees undergo hands-on drills, as well as learn about the mental and physical demands for astronauts, engineers and technologists. The neutral buoyancy of water provides the environment for microgravity exercises in the Underwater Astronaut Trainer, while the Multi-Axis Trainer and 1/6th gravity chair further challenge balance and movement
  • Space Camp Activities During the course of 5 days, students will partake in activities and sessions including: Space Suit Theory and Design, Space Physiology, Scuba Space Walk Training, Aeronautic Design, Jet Aircraft Simulations, Orbital Mechanics
Day 6 Space Camp Day 2
  • Space Camp During the five-night program, trainees undergo hands-on drills, as well as learn about the mental and physical demands for astronauts, engineers and technologists. The neutral buoyancy of water provides the environment for microgravity exercises in the Underwater Astronaut Trainer, while the Multi-Axis Trainer and 1/6th gravity chair further challenge balance and movement
  • Space Camp Activities During the course of 5 days, students will partake in activities and sessions including: Space Suit Theory and Design, Space Physiology, Scuba Space Walk Training, Aeronautic Design, Jet Aircraft Simulations, Orbital Mechanics
Day 7 Space Camp Day 3
  • Space Camp During the five-night program, trainees undergo hands-on drills, as well as learn about the mental and physical demands for astronauts, engineers and technologists. The neutral buoyancy of water provides the environment for microgravity exercises in the Underwater Astronaut Trainer, while the Multi-Axis Trainer and 1/6th gravity chair further challenge balance and movement
  • Space Camp Activities During the course of 5 days, students will partake in activities and sessions including: Space Suit Theory and Design, Space Physiology, Scuba Space Walk Training, Aeronautic Design, Jet Aircraft Simulations, Orbital Mechanics
Day 8 Space Camp Day 4
  • Space Camp During the five-night program, trainees undergo hands-on drills, as well as learn about the mental and physical demands for astronauts, engineers and technologists. The neutral buoyancy of water provides the environment for microgravity exercises in the Underwater Astronaut Trainer, while the Multi-Axis Trainer and 1/6th gravity chair further challenge balance and movement
  • Space Camp Activities During the course of 5 days, students will partake in activities and sessions including: Space Suit Theory and Design, Space Physiology, Scuba Space Walk Training, Aeronautic Design, Jet Aircraft Simulations, Orbital Mechanics
Day 9 Space Camp Day 5
  • Space Camp During the five-night program, trainees undergo hands-on drills, as well as learn about the mental and physical demands for astronauts, engineers and technologists. The neutral buoyancy of water provides the environment for microgravity exercises in the Underwater Astronaut Trainer, while the Multi-Axis Trainer and 1/6th gravity chair further challenge balance and movement
  • Space Camp Activities During the course of 5 days, students will partake in activities and sessions including: Space Suit Theory and Design, Space Physiology, Scuba Space Walk Training, Aeronautic Design, Jet Aircraft Simulations, Orbital Mechanics
Day 10 Space Camp Day 6
  • Space Camp During the five-night program, trainees undergo hands-on drills, as well as learn about the mental and physical demands for astronauts, engineers and technologists. The neutral buoyancy of water provides the environment for microgravity exercises in the Underwater Astronaut Trainer, while the Multi-Axis Trainer and 1/6th gravity chair further challenge balance and movement
  • Space Camp Activities During the course of 5 days, students will partake in activities and sessions including: Space Suit Theory and Design, Space Physiology, Scuba Space Walk Training, Aeronautic Design, Jet Aircraft Simulations, Orbital Mechanics
Day 11 Alabama - Los Angeles
  • On the move After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport where you will board your flight back to Los Angeles, for your onward journey back to Australia
Day 12 Travel
  • Don't forget, you lose a day in travel on your way home!
Day 13 Australia
  • Welcome home

Space Camp Extension

Want more? Extend your USA Space Camp tour to include stops in Florida and Washington D.C. where students will enjoy visits to two of the most iconic attractions related to space exploration, the Kennedy Space Center and the Smithsonian Air Museum. While in Washington. D.C students will also enjoy a guided city tour as well as visits to the White House, Capitol Hill, the Thomas Jefferson Memorial and the Washington Monument

Capitol building

 

The Kennedy Space Center in Orlando, Florida is the greatest space adventure on Earth! The Visitor Complex is the only place in the world where visitors can walk under the largest rocket ever flown, touch an actual moon rock, meet a veteran NASA astronaut, experience the International Space Station and stand nose-to-nose with Atlantis, all in the same day.

Kennedy Space Centre 2 Smithsonian National_Air_and_Space_Museum

The Smithsonian Air and Space Museum in Washington D.C. holds the largest collection of historic aircraft and spacecraft in the world, and is the center for research into the history and science of aviation and spaceflight. Almost all space and aircraft on display are originals or backups to the originals.

 

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