To ensure the best experience for each camper, some academic activities will be presented to the entire camp, while other topics may be explored separately by different groups based on age, or pre-exposure to topics.
The two week session, attended by all campers, focuses on mission planning and design. It will include activities and challenges on topics like:
- Rocketry and Orbital Mechanics
- Aerospace Engineering
- Astronomy and Astrophysics
- Biology and Astrobiology
- Health, Nutrition, and Food Science
- Psychology and Sociology
- Communications and Public Relations
- Funding and Space Politics
- Space Law and Ethics
It will enhance skills and experience in:
- Problem Solving and Critical Thinking
- Presentation Skills
- Research Skills
The extended three week session will continue with the launch of the mission. Based on decisions made in the planning phase, events will occur that teams must respond to using resources already on the space craft. This will be a test of whether the craft, crew, instruments, and supplies are up to the task of reaching the Martian Frontier!