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  • New Era of Cosmosphere Camps Announced Today

    New Era of Cosmosphere Camps Announced Today

    November 4, 2019

    HUTCHINSON, Kan. — A new world-class space capsule simulator and lander, drone and robotics assembly, virtual reality and more all await participants in newly designed summer camp experiences at the Cosmosphere. Information about the new camps was released today.

    With 35 years in the aerospace summer camp market, Cosmosphere has attracted students from all over the world and across the nation to its camp experiences in Hutchinson. While team building and critical thinking skill development have always been part of the Cosmosphere’s outcome objectives for its camps, according to CEO Jim Remar, it was time to rework the camp offerings to meet new objectives and to provide more relevant and engaging experiences.

    “Our vision for what camp could become began with dismantling our Space Shuttle-based Falcon simulator, which was nearly 25 years old,” Remar said. “To teach the skills and provide insight into today’s missions, we needed a capsule experience more closely aligned to NASA’s current efforts. For that reason, we’re modeling our new Astralis simulator on NASA’s Orion capsule. The simulator will also have a lander, so students will have a third element in their mission experiences we hadn’t previously provided.”

    Cosmosphere is also broadening the activities within every camp to include more options for career choices. From journalism to healthcare and agriculture, students will learn how the base of science, technology, engineering and math in each mission must expand to include other skills required for living and working in space. Activities also align with Next Generation Science Standards and work readiness skill development.

    Upper level camps, now called the Ad Astra Program, are based on a camper’s grade level, allowing students to participate in a camp for the first time without prior camp participation. Travel Experiences to Texas and California are still available and neither requires prior camp experience.

    For information on all the camps, go to or call 620-222-0201. Registration begins on November 11.

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  • Virtual Coffee at the Cosmo: Commercial Lunar Payload Services
    June 18
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  • Virtual Coffee at the Cosmo: Commercial Lunar Payload Services

    Date: Thursday, June 18, 2020 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

    This will be a virtual presentation only. Join us live on our Facebook page on the day of the event here.

    Pull up your easy chair, grab your mug of Joe, sit back in the comfort of your own home and enjoy this free presentation on "Commercial Lunar Payload Services: Delivery Trucks for the Moon," with Propulsion Design, Development, & Production Lead at Agile Space Industries and Cosmosphere Camp Alumnus, Charlie Garcia.

    Learn how NASA is trying to leverage it's success with the commercial resupply program for the International Space Station to drastically reduce the cost of getting payloads to the moon, enable exploration, resource development, and human expansion beyond low-Earth orbit.

    *Coffee at the Cosmo topics and speakers are subject to change.

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