Space School Program Schedule

Location: USA Houston

Duration: 14 Days

Open to Students: 15 years old and above

Dates: During Australian school term breaks

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Morning

  • Flight time

Afternoon

  • Flight time

Evening

  • Arrival
  • Hotel check-in
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Morning

  • Orientation, P2P
  • Mission patch presentation

Afternoon

  • Houston city tour
  • Houston green bus

Evening

  • Welcome party
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Morning

  • Theme of the day – What is your dream?
  • Team goal setting
  •  Challenger Program introduction

Afternoon

  • Challenger Program

Evening

  • Post Challenger Program experience sharing
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Morning

  • Theme of the day – Nothing is impossible
  • Introduction to Rice University

Afternoon

  • Rice University Project
  • Campus tour

Evening

  • Texas night
  • Team discussion
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Morning

  • Theme of the day - Teamwork

Afternoon

  • Astronaut speech
  • VIP Tour of NASA Space Center

Evening

  • HASSE night
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Morning

  • Theme of the day – Curiosity & imagination
  • XPRIZE competition introduction

Afternoon

  • Tour of Houston's mega factory outlet

Evening

  • BBQ night
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Morning

  • Them of the day - Vision
  • Lakewood

Afternoon

  • Oil drilling energy project
  • Galveston tour

Evening

  • Get ready for NASA
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Morning

  • Theme of the day - Synergy
  • NASA JSC Course - Budget simulation

Afternoon

  • NASA JSC Course -Designing the Mars Rover

Evening

  • Team discussion
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Morning

  • Theme of the day - Breakthrough
  • NASA JSC Course - Designing the Mars Lander

Afternoon

  • NASA JSC Course - Mars Lander competition

Evening

  • Team discussion
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Morning

  • Theme of the day – Life is what you make of it
  • NASA JSC Course -Building a rocket

Afternoon

  • NASA JSC Course - EVA simulation mission

Evening

  • Team discussion
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Morning

  • Theme of the day – Action Now
  • NASA JSC Course -Develop the Mars Rover

Afternoon

  • NASA JSC Course - Mars Rover competition

Evening

  • Team discussion
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Morning

  • Theme of the day –  Have a giant goal and believe in it
  • NASA JSC Course - Launching a rocket

Afternoon

  • NASA Program
  • Graduation preparation

Evening

  • Formal graduation dinner and awards ceremony
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Morning

  • X Prize Presentation

Afternoon

  • Pack for the trip home

Evening

  • Depart Space School

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  • Arrive home

Important Information

  • Program cost: Tuition (AUD) inclusive of GST.

  • Costs include: Tuition fee, admission to program events, accommodation and meals.

  • Costs exclude: Airfares, insurance and personal expenses.

  • Accommodation: Four persons to share a room in a 4 star business hotel. The hotel is secure, and has exclusive conference room for class activities.

  • Medical doctor arrangements: Doctors from Houston Medical Center.