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Space Shuttle Columbia vertical in the Vehicle Assembly Building.

50 years ago, the Apollo 13 mission introduced the now-famous saying, “Failure is not an option.” But when failures do occur – as is inevitable – NASA takes steps to learn from them so they will never be repeated. These valuable lessons can apply to the lives of our students as well.


Flat Stanley and Flat Stanley sit together in the Gemini capsule mock-up in the Rocket Garden at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.

Every year we get surprise visits from Flat Stanley. Sadly, sometimes he mails himself to the wrong address and doesn’t make it back to school in time to share his adventures with his friends. Here are some helpful travel tips.


Campers launch their "stomp" rockets.

Yes, it IS rocket science! For Global Launch Day, volunteers from Boeing visited our campers to give them an insider’s view of what it takes to be a rocket scientist.


Students working in the Mar Base 1 Botany Lab in the ATX Center at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.

The Astronaut Training Experience (ATX)® STEM Academy is a free outreach to Title I schools in Brevard, Seminole, Orange, Volusia and Osceola counties and is making strides in sparking students’ interest in science, technology, engineering and math.


The sun sets golden on Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge.

Did you know NASA’s Kennedy Space Center protects the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge and its 1,500 diverse species who call it home?