Fly from Wellington to Huntsville USA (exact flight schedule TBC), transfer to your hotel for the evening and catch up on some rest before starting Space Camp tomorrow.
Enjoy some free time in the morning before checking in to Space Camp and receiving an orientation of the US Space & Rocket Centre that will be your home for the next 5 days.
A typical day at Space Camp will include a range of activities, from team building and leadership, through to astronaut training simulators and rocket construction.
Briefings on the past, present and future of space exploration are conducted amid space artifacts, to show students real-world applications of STEM.
Train on astronaut simulators including Multi-Axis Trainer, the five degrees of freedom chair and the 1/6 gravity chair.
Experience movies in SpaceDome IMAX or in the National Geographic Theatre. Discover the thrill of simulated space missions and as you are enrolled in Advanced Space Academy, trainees can experience a scuba based microgravity orientation in the underwater astronaut trainer!
Celebrate your achievements during the graduation ceremony in your official Space Camp flight suit! This afternoon, hop on an afternoon flight to the Sunshine State - Florida and be met at the airport by your Haka Educational Tour Guide.
There’s no better way to start your time in Orlando than a day at Universal Orlando Resort, which is an entire universe of action, thrills and excitement! You have access to one of the parks today - Universal’s Island of Adventure. Your day here will include a STEM Educational Workshop - Classroom in Motion (schedule dependent).
Today you are off to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center for an action packed space adventure. Your amazing day includes Space Shuttle Atlantis, Rocket Garden, Lunch with an Astronaut, IMAX Theatre experience, NASA Bus Tour and more!
This morning we head to I-Fly Orlando for a STEM Education Workshop to include a 1 minute flight! This afternoon, we return to Universal Orlando Resort today to visit the second theme park - Universal Studios.
Today we depart Orlando and fly to Miami or Fort Lauderdale. We’ll have free time this afternoon to explore the local sights.
Today is a full free day to spend with a partner RS School.
This morning you will have some free time to do a spot of last minute shopping before departing for your flight back to New Zealand (free time may be dependent on flight schedule).
Travel time - Cross International Dateline.
Arrive back in Wellington today as your USA tour comes to an end, but rest assured the adventures, memories and friendships will last a lifetime!
- Become immersed in STEM education, while focusing on further studies and career preparations
- Learn about mental and physical demands for astronauts, engineers, technologists and microgravity
- Develop teamwork, leadership & decision-making skills
- Learn what it's like to live onboard the the International Space Station
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Do you have any questions about this trip or would you like to register interest for your child? Please contact the lead teacher for the tour at Whanganui Collegiate, Mr John Dalman using the form here.