Kennedy Space Center Mars Base 1 Experience

Kennedy Space Center Mars Base 1 Experience

Adult Price: $152.00
Child Price: (10+) $152.00

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Mars Base 1 is a new program that provides guests with the opportunity to train as astronauts of the next generation of space explorers by visiting and working in a fully immersive simulation of a prototype Mars Base. Teamwork, communication, and collaboration skills are developed as participants assist one another through a series of challenges. After riding in an elevator to the top of the launch tower, they board their spacecraft for the journey to Mars, during which they are briefed on their mission, the history of the Mars program, and what to expect when they arrive on the Red Planet. They experience a Mars landing and are driven to the base, where they are guided to the first of their three duty stations. All MB1 participants spend one shift in the Mars Operations Center, where they work as a team to keep MB1 and its outposts fully functional during any emergencies that arise. In the Engineering Lab, they design and test a program that allows a team of robots to efficiently clear debris from a photovoltaic panel, restoring maximum solar power to the base. They also partner with scientists working on NASA’s Veggie project by planting, harvesting, and analyzing vegetables as they gather data in a series of controlled experiments taking place in our Plant Lab.

Your day will include the following activities:


An unmanned resupply ship from Earth, has broken apart during landing, strewing pieces of hull, engine and payload over a large area surrounding Mars Base 1 and its outposts. New crew has just arrived for a duty shift in the Base Operations Center and must handle this emergency until the regular Ops Crew returns from their break. • Communications & Cartography • Remote Operations • Habitat Maintenance • Emergency Management


Food and oxygen supply for MB1 comes from greenhouses. In the Plant Lab, research is done to test new plant varieties, growth media, lighting treatments and nutrients to determine which crops will best meet a variety of nutritional needs for the residents. Conduct real, controlled scientific experiments on a range of herbs, fruits & vegetables. • Planting • Monitoring & Maintaining • Harvesting


MB1 relies on photovoltaic panels to provide solar energy for many systems, dust mitigation is a constant priority, and many different systems have been tested and implemented. • Program robots to perform basic movements • Design a pattern to allow robots to work in combination without collisions • Evaluate accessible resources to determine the best use of each robot.

Program Times: A.M. programs; approx. 7 hours in length

General admission to the Kennedy Space Center visitor complex is not included.


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