A Summer of Exploration is in store for students entering grades K-2, 3-5 and 6-8 at the Challenger Learning Center of Maine!
Astronaut Academy provides students entering grades 6-8 with the opportunity to test their skills, as they train to live and work in space during the week of August 3-7. Challenger's astronaut cadets will practice agility, build shelters, conduct scientific experiments, work through emergencies, learn about launch systems, see how space suits work, and meet food intake requirements using only space-approved food. Their week-long training will prepare them to fly a space mission where they will work together as mission controllers and astronauts, using Challenger's mission control, spacecraft, and space lab simulators. Special NASA guest speakers and offsite trips help to create an out of this world experience for Challenger's 6-8 grade astronauts in training!