Space Exploration Rocketry

Are you in a Boy Scout troop that is interested in earning your Space Exploration Merit Badge? Or a Girl Scout, youth group or an individual wishing to learn more about rocketry and space history? If so, there is no better place to learn it all than at Kennedy Space Center, NASA’s launch headquarters.

This full-day program teaches the purpose of space exploration with discussion covering its history, exciting careers, and the science behind launching rockets. Participants will design collector cards featuring their favorite space pioneer and learn about the different rocket parts as they build and launch their own rocket. Participants also receive admission privileges to enjoy the full Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex experience.

2017 Program Dates: 

  • Sunday, February 5, 2017 
  • Saturday, March 4, 2017 
  • Saturday, September 30, 2017 
  • Sunday, October 15, 2017

Tuition: $65 per person, plus tax 
Download the Space Exploration Rocketry program flier.


Please note: All scouts will need to bring their “blue card” with them in order to receive an educator’s signature certifying that their badge requirements have been met.


Call 1.855.433.4210 to reserve your space now! Someone will be available to make your reservation from 8am-6pm EST.

More Information:

Group Size This event is open to individual scouts or troops.
Food/BeverageAll participants and chaperones should pack their own lunch, snacks and beverages. Water fountains are available. No food or drink will be sold onsite.
Location/ParkingAll activities will take place at ATX® Center, located six miles west of Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. There is no cost for parking.
Arrival/Check-InPlease arrive by 8:30 am to check in your scout or troop. Activities will begin promptly at 9 am.

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