Space - The Final Frontier

July 12-16, 2020

In just five days, you will experience an intense hands-on challenge to design, build, and fly a small satellite, unlike anything you have been part of before. This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity is to take motivated high school students to the edge of outer space!
Your math and science skills will be used to design and construct a small spacecraft (with a camera on-board) that is then launched on a high altitude balloon to 100,000 feet. Throughout the week, you will learn about spacecraft design, high altitude balloons and teamwork through various challenges and activities. Toward the end of camp, you will become a “storm chaser” as you track and recover your balloon satellite from its flight. Upon successful completion of the camp, you will take home images captured by your satellite from the edge of space that have never been seen before!
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  • Registration Details
  • Camp Activities
  • Transportation Policy
  • Campus Cancellation Policy

Registration Details

Date: July 12-16, 2020

Eligibility: Rising 10th, 11th and 12th graders fall 2020

Capacity: Space is limited to 32 students.

Registration Fee: $950 (includes housing, all meals, activities and a camp shirt during the five day camp)

Check-in: Sunday, July 12th, 2:30-3:30 pm, Thomas Jefferson Hall

Welcome & Camp Intro with Parents: Sunday 4:00-5:00, Toomey Hall 199

Check-Out: Thursday, July 16th, 4:30-5:00 pm, Thomas Jefferson Hall


Registration Cancellation Policy

Persons wishing to cancel their registration must do so two weeks (14 full days) prior to the first day of the program. No refunds will be made after this date.

Camp Activities

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Spacecraft Design and Construction
  • Electronics and Soldering
  • Computer Programming
  • GPS Tracking
  • High Altitude Balloons
  • Team Building and Teamwork

Transportation Policy

Participants must provide their own transportation to and from Missouri S&T. USA Express provides shuttle service from Lambert-St. Louis International Airport to campus. The shuttle service schedule is available online, or you can call toll free at 1-800-872-9399.

Campus Cancellation Policy

Missouri S&T reserves the right to cancel any program in the event of insufficient registrations, severe weather or natural disaster. In the event of cancellation, registrants will be notified immediately via email and phone, and all fees will be returned in full. 

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