Explore the science behind rockets! Learn about the parts and structure of a rocket, launch angles, altitude, stability, and more while building and launching multiple Estes rockets!
Launch into space exploration! In Operation: Space, NASA and Design Squad® Nation bring kids fun, hands-on ways to think like engineers. Can you design an airbag landing system for an egg? Take a core sample from a potato “asteroid”? Campers will explore our night sky in Challenger’s planetarium, learn what it takes to live and work in space, and ultimately prepare to “fly” a simulated space mission.
Destination...Mars! Discover what it will take to plan and launch future missions to the Red Planet. Design, build and program future Mars rovers using Lego® Mindstorms robotic kits. Participate in a simulated Mars mission using our custom spacecraft and mission control simulator.
Code Like a Champ:
Want to create your own app? Learn the basics of computer programming and digital art by looking at a wide variety of apps and websites on both computer and mobile devices. Programs will include Lightbot, Hopscotch, iLogo, Scratch and Codea.