< BACK | Mission: Martian Base

  • Entering 11-12 Grade
  • 6 Days / 5 Overnights
  • Price: $1,199*

In the final mission of the Ad Astra Program, Astro Recruits have demonstrated successful exploration, development and habitation of another world, they must work to create a science outpost on the “Red Planet”. Focusing on career clusters like Public Administration and Law, campers will construct government entities and establish necessary rules for Martian life. Campers must determine how best to map the planet for further development by working both on land and underwater through a number of robotics exercises, including one where recruits will operate a life-sized rover. 


  • Complete a mission to establish life on a new planet using both the Cosmosphere’s Mission Control Center and featuring the NEW Astralis capsule-based simulator modeled after the NASA Orion capsule
  • Build and learn to maneuver a “Sea Perch” underwater robot
  • Strategize potential government and laws during a Martian Field Exercise
  • Perform live-size robotic rover exercises
  • Build a Mars robotic rover
  • Train like an astronaut on Cosmosphere equipment like the 4-G Centrifuge, the Multi-Axis Trainer (MAT) and a Russian Soyuz Spacecraft Simulator
  • Program robots and fly drones to complete specific tasks
  • Experience the Liquid Galaxy digital 3D mapping system
  • Dive into exciting worlds using virtual reality technology
  • Build team communication and problem solving skills on Cosmosphere’s Low Ropes Course

Career Clusters Focus:

  • Agriculture, Food, Natural Resources
  • Government and Public Administration
  • Law, Public Safety, Correction and Security
  • Manufacturing

Click HERE for more information about the importance of Career Clusters and download a complete list HERE.

Available Dates:

  • June 14-19, 2020
  • July 19-24, 2020

* A $50 registration fee will be added to each camp at checkout.