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: Full day program, about 7 hours, beginning at 9:30 AM

Trainees: Individuals or groups, ages 10 and older

Price: $150 (plus tax)




  • Saturday, February 10
  • Sunday, February 11
  • Wednesday, February 14
  • Sunday, February 18
  • Sunday, February 25



  • Saturday, March 3
  • Sunday, March 4
  • Wednesday, March 7
  • Sunday, March 11
  • Sunday, March 18
  • Saturday, March 24



  • Sunday, April 1
  • Sunday, April 8
  • Wednesday, April 11
  • Saturday, April 28
  • Sunday, April 29




Admission to Mars Base 1 does not include daily admission to the visitor complex, but guests do not need daily admission to participate. Add admission to visit on your second day and have the complete Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex experience!

Rookie Astronauts in 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.

Be on the lookout for Training Stages of Mars Base 1, shorter experiences, available as an add-on enhancement to daily admission.



Astronaut Training Experience¬ģ

Salute to Science

Overnight Adventures