Train Like An Astronaut At The New Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex Astronaut Training Experience
North American Precis Syndicate
At Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, discover what it's like to train like an astronaut preparing for a mission to Mars. (NAPS)
(NAPSI)—The race to Mars has already begun—come be part of it!
The new Astronaut Training Experience® (ATX) at Kennedy Space
Center Visitor Complex offers the chance to "touch down" on the Red Planet.
ATX uses immersive simulation technology to train participants to live and
work on Mars using real NASA science to address engineering challenges.
Upon entering the Astronaut Training Experience Center, guests are
surrounded by astronaut training techniques and experiences. A sleek design,
realistic signage and sophisticated technology provide a sense of
authenticity. Participants also get lifelike badges and special-issue
T-shirts to immerse them in the program. Assignments are led by expert
educators, referred to as "Trainers" and "Lab Chiefs" to enhance the
Through the programs—ATX and Mars Base 1—and associated assignments,
participants work together by taking on specific roles to address challenges
and solve problems.
Groups of up to 24 work simultaneously in
multiple training areas that replicate astronaut training of the future.
Trainees work within reproduced environmental scenarios, such as the
Land-and-Drive-on-Mars full-motion simulator, Walk-on-Mars virtual reality,
Launch Mission and Spacewalk Training.
These activities focus on problem solving, communication and
collaboration, making them excellent for team building in an interesting and
inspirational environment. Extra programs, which are not included with
admission, range from 30 minutes to seven hours. Two-, three- and five-day
camp programs are also available.
What To Do
When The Mission Is Complete
The other attractions at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex bring to
life the epic story of the U.S. space program, offering a full day or more of
fun, inspiration and educational activities, including Heroes & Legends,
featuring the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame®, presented by Boeing,
the Kennedy Space Center Tour featuring the Apollo/Saturn V Center with an
actual Saturn V moon rocket, Space Shuttle Atlantis®, Shuttle
Launch Experience®, IMAX® A Beautiful Planet 3D and
Journey To Space 3D films, Astronaut Encounter, Journey To Mars: Explorers
Wanted, Science on a Sphere®, Rocket Garden, Cosmic Quest, and
many other exhibits and experiences.
For further information, call (877) 313-2610 or visit www.KennedySpaceCenter.com.
"The race to Mars has already
begun—come be part of it. http://bit.ly/2DEb0Lr"
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