Mars Base 1


Travel to Mars for the Day

In this all-new program, you will travel to the Red Planet for a day to live and work on Mars Base 1. Set in a landscape of the future, Rookie Astronaut teams have the unique opportunity to travel to Mars through the Mars Transporter Vehicle. Once there, work through the challenges of living on the Martian surface: manage the Base Operations Center on Mars, grow and harvest plants in the Botany Lab, and collect and analyze data that will be sent to real NASA scientists. Rookie Astronauts will also need to optimize energy intake for the Base by programming robots to clear debris from solar panels.

Whether you are a teacher seeking to inspire your students with a STEM-inspired field trip, a corporation wanting to enhance teambuilding, or simply a group ready for the next mission to Mars, you will leave Mars with a better understanding of how to adapt to life away from Earth. It is an experience unlike any other on the planet!  


Time: 5 - 7 hours, beginning at 9:30 AM

Trainees: Individuals or groups, ages 10 and older

Price: $150 (plus tax)

Available Dates

September: 16, 19

October: 14, 24, 28

November: 3, 7, 18, 21, 24

December: 5, 15, 19, 23

Admission to the Astronaut Training Experience does not include daily admission to the visitor complex, but daily admission is not required to participate. Add admission to visit on your second day and have the complete Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex experience!

Trainee groups larger than 10 must reserve their spot by calling 1.855.433.4210 from 8 AM to 6 PM EST. If you do not see a date that fits your schedule, inquire about a private experience for your group. Full payment is due at the time of booking.



Safety and Restrictions:

English Fluency: Due to safety instructions and the interactive content essential to this program, each guest must be fluent in English in order to participate in ATX.

All Astronaut Training Experience Simulators: For safety, you should be in good health and free from high blood pressure, heart, back or neck problems, motion sickness, or other conditions that could be aggravated by this experience.  Expectant mothers should not participate.

Lander/Rover Simulator: Those who have had recent surgery or injury should not ride.  Participants must be at least 51” tall.

Walk on Mars Virtual Reality: If you experience seizures, loss of awareness, eye strain, altered vision or other visual abnormalities, dizziness, disorientation, or any symptom related to motion sickness, you should not participate.  Guests who have pre-existing binocular vision abnormalities should not participate.

Spacewalk Training: Participants must be at least 48 inches/1.22 meters tall. Max weight 275 pounds/127 kilograms.

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