Mission Discovery

5 Day Space & Stem Student Program

LATITUDE GROUP TRAVEL PRESENTS ISSET’S MISSION DISCOVERY

TEAM UP WITH A NASA ASTRONAUT & NASA LEADERS
TO LAUNCH YOUR IDEAS INTO SPACE

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AN OPPORTUNITY FOR ORDINARY KIDS TO DO SOMETHING EXTRAORDINARY

  • Learn from a NASA astronaut, NASA leaders and expert scientists to launch your ideas into space!
  • In teams, take on the role of research scientists and design an experiment to be conducted in space
  • The overall winning team’s experiment, as judged by the NASA panel, will be launched to the International Space Station and conducted by astronauts on board!
  • This is a full immersion in Space and STEAM – with plenty of hands-on activities
  • Develop leadership, teamwork and public speaking skills
  • Learn about a range of exciting Space and Science career paths

EACH PROGRAM’S WINNING EXPERIMENT IS CONDUCTED ON THE
INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION

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MELBOURNE

30 September – 4 October 2019
UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE

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2020
Let us know where you would like
to see Mission Discovery in 2020.

HOST YOUR OWN MISSION DISCOVERY

Would you like to work with NASA astronauts and leaders by hosting
Mission Discovery at your school or university?

5 DAY MISSION DISCOVERY ITINERARY

WORK WITH A NASA ASTRONAUT, NASA LEADERS AND SPACE SCIENTISTS

DAY 1
DAY 2
DAY 3
DAY 4
DAY 5
DAY 1
  • NASA team building – NASA presentation
  • Mission Patch Team Challenge
  • The Journey to Mars – NASA presentation
  • Mars Lander Team Challenge
  • The Best Science Experiment – NASA presentation
DAY 2
  • Becoming an Astronaut and The Story of a Space Mission – NASA presentation
  • Headline Story Team Challenge
  • How to design a space experiment – NASA presentation
  • Presentation from a guest university professor or lecturer
DAY 3
  • Budgeting and Planning Skills – NASA presentation
  • The International Space Station Environment, Experiments and An Expedition
  • Work on experiments
  • Space Experiments – NASA presentation
DAY 4
  • Improve Your Presentation Skills – NASA presentation
  • Working on experiments and presentation
  • The Earth From Space – NASA presentation
DAY 5
  • Presentation preparation
  • First round presentations
  • Finalists selected
  • Final presentations
  • Winners announced

* Itinerary subject to change

In teams of six, take on the role of research scientists and design an experiment to be conducted in space

  • Science and Engineering university students will mentor the teams throughout the Program
  • The overall winning team, as judged by the NASA Panel, has their experiment built and carried out on the International Space Station
  • The program is open to current years 7 – 10 secondary school students. Programs can equally be developed for primary students

RATES FOR 5 DAY STEM TRAINING PROGRAM (Check your relevant location)

Prices are available for:

  • Individual student bookings
  • School groups with 20+ participants
  • School groups with 50+ participants
Teachers may attend as observers, at no cost, but it is not a requirement.
Program subsidies are available for eligible schools and students.
Terms & conditions apply.

Winning Experiments

EACH PROGRAM’S WINNING EXPERIMENT IS
CONDUCTED ON THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION

With the help from mentors, students will finish the week by presenting their idea to the NASA judging panel and one experiment will be selected and launched to the International Space Station on a rocket.

Recent winning experiments around the world include:

  • The effectiveness of antibacterials produced by flies on E. Coli in Microgravity (Melbourne 2018 winning experiment)
  • Wax worms and their consumption of plastic in the hope to find a more efficient way to dispose of plastic on the International Space Station
  • The effectiveness of natural antibacterials in inhibiting the growth of Escherichia Coli (E.coli) DH5-Alpha in microgravity
  • Electric fields as a method of transporting polar liquids
  • Speeding up the process of germination in space
  • The effect of microgravity on the electricity produced by phytoplankton through photosynthesis

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