Looking for adventure? New Mexico Space Academy is booking for Mars, Europa, and parts unknown in Summer 2014. Learn the basics of space, get rich mining an asteroid, dissect an alien body, and do a little gardening in space. Registration opens Feb. 1! Check photo albums at our Facebook page to see images from 2013 camp activities.
Summer 2014 camps are:
One Giant Leap: Space 101. Take your own first steps into space starting with The Awful Truth About Zero-G (can you handle the truth?). Build a satellite model and solar weather station. Go underwater to learn the basics of building and repairing in orbit. Find out why rockets are just flying tea kettles – and why it really is rocket science to make them work.
June 2-6: Pioneer, Voyager, Navigator
July 7-11: Pathfinder, Voyager, Navigator
Alien Hunter: Mission to Europa. Dive into icy Europa and drive a remotely operated mini-sub searching for life. When you find it, bring it to the Antaeus orbiting quarantine lab and conduct an alien autopsy in our biohazard glovebox. Discover the basics of hunting for extraterrestrial life, from extracting DNA from cells to decoding messages from space – and deciding what (or if) we should say anything.
June 9-13: Pathfinder, Voyager, Explorer
July 14-18: Pioneer, Voyager, Navigator
Rex Rocket's Asteroid Roundup. Get rich and save Earth. Asteroids may hold billions in rare metals, and some are targeted for us. Learn the basics of prospecting in space and how to keep asteroids from sending us the way of the dinosaur. Make a deep impact with your own meteorite simulations. Meet Coelophysis, a genuinely nasty fellow that once haunted Ghost Ranch outside Santa Fe and became the state fossil.
June 16-20: Pioneer, Voyager, Navigator
July 21-25: Pathfinder, Voyager, Navigator
Homesteading Mars II: Red Planet, Green House. So your parents sent you to Mars, one-way. Now what? Mars has water, but it’s polluted. Learn the basics of cleaning water for Mars, or Earth, and how to design and build a greenhouse to grow your own food. Now you’re ready to build that perfect Little House on the Martian Prairie and look for life that once might have made the Red Planet green.
June 23-27: Pathfinder, Voyager, Navigator
July 28-Aug. 1: Pioneer, Voyager, Explorer
Registration application can be downloaded here