Interstellar News!!

Once again in 2001 the Federation of Galaxy Explorers Moon Base One will be the OFFICIAL camp of the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum! This summer we are hosting Moon Base One at the Smithsonian Institution between June 21st and July 1st!  

Moon Base One at the Smithsonian


Moon Base One Summer Camp

Frequently Asked Questions about Moon Base One Camps.

Locations in northern Virginia and southern Maryland

The same camp offered at the Smithsonian is also held at locations in Virginia and Maryland over the summer! Join us for an exciting adventure as our campers learn to establish a permanent outpost off our home planet. During this one week camp children conduct hands-on science projects and participate in team-building activities to learn the principles of establishing a permanent presence on the Moon. Activities include preparing space foods, operating in replica space suits, designing and launching rockets, analyzing real meteorites, and creating mock lunar landers.

This year Moon Base One camp for children who have completed grades 2 (minimum 8 years old), 3, 4, 5, 6.


In Moon Base One you will learn to do the following:


Derive mission objectives

Conduct public relations
Plan launch activities
Design Moon Habitat
Manage lunar operations
Conduct Moon Base science experiments
Report on life in the Moon Colony

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CANSAT Summer Camp

Grades 9,10,11,12

 High school kids have an intense six-day "space experience" with an intense program of satellite and rocketry development. Subjects include rocket design, satellite sensor development, orbital mechanics, etc. Galaxy Explorers then tests their knowledge and skills when they launch their "satellites" on high powered model rockets and take and interpret telemetry data. We also bring in a space professional to talk about careers in the space industry.

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