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Space Missions

Space Cadets

Mission Objective:To build, and then launch a probe to rendezvous with a Comet

Scenario: In the not too distant future, a team of scientists and engineers are on a daring mission to take a close-up look at a comet as it streaks its way across the solar system. 

Students must build a space probe and then work out the correct course to meet with the Comet. This exciting mission is filled with challenges, each requiring students to work together as a team to find the solution.


One hour mission: based on our Rendezvous with a Comet mission, but with specially adapted activities, roles and situations, suitable for younger age groups. This mission allows students to get involved in the excitement right away, and also features a trail to lead them around the galleries of the National Space Centre, to help expand their knowledge of comets and space in general during their visit. 

Recommended: Years 3 and 4 (5) 


From our Blog:

Shuttle launch in the Challenger Learning Centre.As we wave goodbye to the summer we are ready to welcome all of our school visitors back to the National Space Centre. We are especially excited as we have a multitude of new goodies ready to offer for the new school year!


Scouting and Guiding:

Fantastic packages for Scouting and Guiding Groups.

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Space Missions:

Blast off on one of our specatacular space missions!

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