Your true‐to‐life Astronaut Training Experience begins bright and early at the Kennedy Space Center. Make your way to the center and check in up to one hour before start time. Make sure to eat breakfast beforehand because you’ll pass the next four to five hours completely immersed in the simulated reality of space mission training and execution, specially developed by veteran astronauts.
Your experience begins with a briefing and candid question‐and‐answer session with a veteran member of the US astronaut corps. Ask all your burning questions about space exploration! Next, brace yourself for some exercises in strength and stamina. Space travel is a physical endeavor, which you’ll sample through drills in multiple simulation machines such as the 1/6th Gravity Chair, which replicates walking on the moon, and the Multi‐Axis Trainer, a centrifuge‐like device that makes fast‐paced 360o revolutions.
After your independent exercises, join up with your team of fellow trainees for an exciting simulated Space Shuttle mission! Your trainers will assign you a precise role within the team, and you’ll all head to the replica mission control room to undertake a high‐orbit repair mission on the International Space Station. Experience the sensation of making high‐stakes critical repairs in an environment unlike any you’ve ever known!
Your high‐energy experience includes complimentary snacks and water, as well as a souvenir ATX hat and shirt.