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Summer Camp

Calling all astronauts and rocket scientists! Rocketeer Academy’s summer camp will be here before you know it and there’s an entire universe of fun and excitement to explore! Open to cadets entering kindergarten through 9th grade, our summer camp offers intergalactic adventure – from star gazing to rocket forensics and space robotics.

Comet/Mercury-level camps

Space ’bots: These are the ‘droids you’re looking for. Have lots of hands-on fun as you build up and tear down basic machines on your way to learning how robots work. Then make a mess with our Fluids Control Lab. Take turns commanding a robot – and then being the robot. Work with Ozobots and WeDo 2 robots.

Moon Base: Its wheels up as you learn what it takes to fly. Why do balloons have to be so big? Which paper airplane goes the farthest? Can you run your own airport?

Gemini/Apollo-level camps

Solar System Voyagers: OWN the planets and stars as you Observe With NASA on the 40th anniversary of the Voyager starting their Grand Tour of the Solar System. Learn how to build telescopes and pull the invisible out of space images. Includes star party, tour of Apache Point Observatory, and sleepover at Sunspot Solar Observatory (planned).

Wheels Up: Dog fight in our eight high-fidelity flight simulators. Let your imagination take flight as you learn the basics of aviation, from balloons to jets to gliders. Test models in a wind tunnel. Field trip to War Eagles Air Museum in Santa Teresa. Enrollment limited to 16 cadets.

Robotics: Drive a submarine searching for life on Europa. Design a robotic surgeon so you don’t have to take out your own appendix. Program Mindstorms EV3s exploring Mars. Learn the basics of robots and how we use them in space. Take a virtual field trip to NASA’s satellite servicing lab

Apollo+50): 2019 is the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing. Use the Kerbal computer program to re-enact the space race and then design how we’ll go back to the Moon and build a permanent base. See if you have the Right Stuff when you build and drop-test a Peeps lunar lander.

Rocket Science Investigators:Space is tough – that’s why we call it Rocket Science. Learn from failure as you build, test, and break model rockets and parachutes. Visit NASA and University of Texas at El Paso labs where rocket scientists apply forensic tools to ensure crew safety.

For more information, call 575-437-2840, x41132 or visit the museum education department.

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