Aviation Day Camp

Spaceflight Tech

Advanced Rocketry and Space Science

Entering Grades 5-8
Full Day Only – Includes Field Trip

Program Dates:

June 19-23, 2017
July 10-14, 2017
July 31-August 4, 2017

Reach for the stars with the highest-flying Aviation Camp of all! Build a large flying model rocket. Prepare the rocket for flight with a solid-fuel rocket motor and join the launch day field trip to blast each rocket skyward to altitudes approaching 300’. Board the aircraft carrier USS Hornet for a behind-the-scenes look at the recovery ship used for the first astronauts to walk upon the Moon.

Turn Newton’s Third Law on its side by designing, building and racing a rocket car powered by pressurized carbon dioxide! Construct the car chassis for maximum performance and install a small gas cylinder before taking to the test track for side-by-side racing heats with fellow campers.

Explore destinations in our solar system and beyond with a working refractor telescope. Enter the Starlab planetarium to identify star patterns and planets visible for observation, master moon phases and locate stars used for celestial navigation. Use astronomical data to create accurately-shaped asteroid model using 3D printers. Analyze real Mars images collected by orbiting spacecraft, fly high performance aircraft in the flight simulators and much more in a journey to infinity and beyond!

Spaceflight Tech Camp Includes:

  • Advanced Model Rocket Construction
  • Rocket Launch
  • Behind-the-Scenes Tour of USS Hornet Museum
  • CO2 Dragster Construction and Testing
  • Refractor Telescope
  • Mars Flight Simulation
  • Mars Image Analysis Using THEMIS Imagery
  • Introductory and Advanced Flight Simulation
  • Asteroid Modeling and 3D Printing
  • Starlab Planetarium Presentation
  • And Much, Much More!