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Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex educator speaks about mission patches in one of the educational videos.

Looking for at-home educational activities for children? We’ve got you covered! Learn more about how you can continue to #JoinTheJourney through several online educational resources.


Students act as mission control, relaying instructions to students acting as Martian explorers in the Mars Base 1 program.

Adapting to change is one of the greatest challenges teachers and students face. Take a closer look at how astronauts train and acquire some tools that can help you survive this challenge in school and at home.

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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.


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