Space - The Final Frontier

July 16-20, 2023

Are you ready for an intense hands-on challenge to design, build, and fly a small satellite? S&T's Space the Final Frontier Camp is unlike anything you have ever experienced. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to encounter the edge of outer space.

Your math and science skills will be used to design and construct a small spacecraft to be launched on a high altitude balloon to 100,000 feet. Throughout the week, instruction will include satellite building and testing, laboratory tours, and interviews with aerospace engineering faculty and students.

The camp will conclude with a high altitude balloon launch, during which you’ll track your satellite as it travels to the edge of space. After the satellites are recovered, you will receive images and data captured by your satellite from the edge of space that have never been seen before!

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Camp Activities

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Spacecraft Design and Construction
  • Electronics and Computer Programming
  • High Altitude Ballooning and GPS Tracking
  • Registration Details
  • Camp Activities
  • Transportation Policy
  • Campus Cancellation Policy

Registration Details

Date: July 16-20, 2023 

Eligibility: Rising 10th - 12th graders

Capacity: Space is limited to 48 students.

Registration Fee: $950.00 which includes housing in residence halls, meals, and all course materials.


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

  • Introduction to soldering and electronics basics
  • Introduction to Arduino programming and sensors
  • Design and construction of satellite structure
  • Ground testing and troubleshooting
  • Launch logistics and tracking
  • Q&A with Aerospace Engineering Students
  • Tour of Space Systems Engineering Laboratory

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. 

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.


Contact Us

Are you ready for your next adventure?

For more information, contact Kummer Center for STEM Education