Mission Price: $500
A Full Mission is a 2 hour simulation that includes commanding Mission Control, launching into space on the shuttle, and conducting research in the Space Lab. There are 3 full mission scenarios: Rendezvous with Comet Halley, Expedition Mars, and Return to the Moon.
- Maximum 34 participants (36 for Mars Mission)
- 5th grade reading level required
- Mission preparation materials included
RENDEZVOUS WITH COMET HALLEY: It is the year 2062. Our space craft is moving towards Halley's Comet, which made its last closest encounter to Earth in 1986. Seventy-six years later, our crew has two hours to rendezvous with the comet and launch a scientific probe towards it to gather scientific information about it. How has the comet changed in the past 76 years? Only a successful probe launch will tell us.
RETURN TO THE MOON: In this mission, our crew strives to achieve the first lunar landing since 1972 with the ultimate goal of establishing a permanent lunar base that will serve as a staging area for further solar system exploration. As the crew moves toward our closest neighbor, they will capture a probe containing lunar samples to study. While reconfiguring the probe to become an equipment module, best locations are ultimately made for Moon habitability. A complete team effort is required for the ultimate challenge - a safe and successful lunar landing.
EXPEDITION MARS: This expedition begins in the year 2076. Humans have established a research habitat on Mars, with the primary home base habitat located on the Mars moon Phobos. Humans routinely travel from Phobos to Mars to conduct scientific research on the surface of the red planet. This particular mission's objective is to search for evidence of life on Mars, whether fossilized or living, and also search for evidence of water. While conducting this research, crew members must be kept safe while in transit and on the Martian surface.