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Postby Feuerfresser » Thu Jun 15, 2017 9:45 am

Does anybody know, if there are any plans to offer another Adult Advance Space Academy (one week) in 2018?
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Re: 2018

Postby blachwk » Thu Jun 15, 2017 10:02 am

That's a good question since I was hoping to do an Adult Camp in 2018! I'd rather do the week long one honestly.

Speaking of which, what is the difference between the week long vs shorter ones?
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Re: 2018

Postby Conan » Thu Jun 15, 2017 10:17 am

Some difference are: Longer missions and more of them. Your longest mission is at least 6 hours and sometimes 12. Also, in the week long academy, the scuba training is included. There is usually a tour of Marshall Space Flight Center, but you must be an American citizen for that one, although the non-citizens said that they got a great alternate activity when I went in 2015. Sometimes they offer the "With and Astronaut" track for the week-long adult academy for an extra fee. You get a real astronaut as one of your trainers. We had 2 such teams. One got Hoot Gibson and mine got Bob Springer. I think that the most important difference is that the longer time allows you to form better bonds with your teammates and friendships that last beyond the camp. I have had return trips with some of the friends I made and I participate in discussions with them here and on the Alumni Space Camp Facebook page. I will be seeing some of them at the Alumni Summer Fest in a month. I am really looking forward to that.
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Re: 2018

Postby blachwk » Mon Jun 19, 2017 12:08 pm

I called Space Camp and inquired about a week long adult program for 2018. I was told the 2018 schedule has not come out yet, but should be ready within a month or so. At that point we should know if there will be one.
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Re: 2018

Postby Feuerfresser » Tue Jun 20, 2017 2:24 am

that's perfect, thanks for asking them
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Re: 2018

Postby majtom7 » Tue Jun 20, 2017 10:28 am

blachwk wrote:I called Space Camp and inquired about a week long adult program for 2018. I was told the 2018 schedule has not come out yet, but should be ready within a month or so. At that point we should know if there will be one.


Their 2018 fiscal year starts 10/1. End of July or so is a pretty tight window for anything this October.

BTW, I asked a couple of months ago about Train With An Astro. This is the response I received: "As of right now we do not have any plans to offer the “Train with an Astronaut” option this year or in the immediate future."

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