Aviation Day Camp
Advanced Rocketry and Space Science
Entering Grades 5-8
Full Day Only
June 22-26, 2020
July 6-10, 2020
July 27-31, 2020
Reach for the stars with the highest-flying Aviation Camp of all! Design a space vehicle using Computer Aided Design software. Print the components using 3D printers, then assemble them in a ready-to-fly configuration!
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. Analyze real Mars images collected by orbiting spacecraft, collect and examine real meteorites, fly high performance aircraft in the flight simulators and much more in a journey to infinity and beyond!
Spaceflight Tech Camp Includes:
- Computer Aided Design/3D Printing
- CO2 Dragster Construction and Testing
- Refractor Telescope
- Mars Image Analysis Using THEMIS Imagery
- Introductory and Advanced Flight Simulation
- Solar Rover Construction
- Surface Exploration Robotics
- Starlab Planetarium Presentation
- Mars Drone Operations
- Galaxies and Star Life Cycles
- Micrometeorites and Tektites
- And Much, Much More!
Primary Topic (JK-1)
Elementary Topics (K-5)
Middle School Topics (5-8)
All camps are located at the Hiller Aviation Museum at the San Carlos Airport.