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Mars Base 1 Experience

Mars Base 1 Experience

Mars Base 1 Experience

comment Experience what it's like to live and work on Mars...

Ticket Details

Ticket Details

  • Train as astronauts of the next generation of space explorers by visiting and working in a fully immersive simulation of a prototype Mars Base 
  • 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 data that will be sent to real NASA scientists; Program robots to clear debris from solar panels
  • Experience a Mars landing
  • Lunch 
  • KSC T-shirt

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Our guide to Mars Base 1 Experience

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. On your journey you receive your mission brief, learn about the history of the Mars programand what to expect upon arrival on the Red Planet.

Experience a Mars landing and then work your way 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. Teamwork, communication, and collaboration skills are developed as participants assist one another through a series of challenges.

The 5-7 hour experience comprises three, 90-minute sections. Participants will experience all components in each section:

MB1 Operations:

An unmanned resupply ship from Earth, has broken apart during landing, strewing pieces of hull, engine and payload over a large area surrounding Mars Base 1 and its outposts. New crew has just arrived for a duty shift in the Base Operations Center and must handle this emergency until the regular Ops Crew returns from their break.

  • Communications & Cartography
  • Remote Operations
  • Habitat Maintenance
  • Emergency Management

Plant Lab & Greenhouse:

Food and oxygen supply for MB1 comes from greenhouses. In the Plant Lab, research is done to test new plant varieties, growth media, lighting treatments and nutrients to determine which crops will best meet a variety of nutritional needs for the residents. Conduct real, controlled scientific experiments on a range of herbs, fruits and vegetables.

  • Planting
  • Monitoring & Maintaining
  • Harvesting

Engineering Lab:

MB1 relies on photovoltaic panels to provide solar energy for many systems, dust migration is a constant priority, and many different systems have been tested and implemented.

  • Program robots to perform basic movements
  • Design a pattern to allow robots to work in combination without collisions
  • Evaluate accessible resources to determine the best use of each robot

Schedule:

Check in at 9.00am for a 9.30am start.

Location:

Check-in at the new ATX Facility to the right hand side of the general entry gate at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.

Please Note: Your ticket does not include entrance to the exhibits at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex – you must purchase an Admission Badge or a Space Pass should you wish to explore these areas.

Terms and conditions

Terms and conditions for Mars Base 1 Experience

  • Mars Base 1 participants must be 10 years of age or older. Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Your ticket does not include entrance to the exhibits at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex – a separate Kennedy Space Center Admission Badge or a Space Pass must be purchased should you wish to explore these areas.
  • Transportation to Kennedy Space Center Visitors complex is not included.
  • Car parking is not included in the ticket price, appoximate cost is $10 per car, payable locally.
  • Some height and weight restrictions apply on certain simulators. 
  • 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.
  • Tour may be altered or closed due to operational requirements - i.e. during shuttle launches - in this instance an alternative date will be offered or you can receive a full refund.

FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions for Mars Base 1 Experience

  • How easy is it to get to Kennedy Space Center?
    Kennedy Space Center is located in Cape Canaveral, an easy 60-minute drive east of Orlando.
  • Do I need to book a date for the MARS BASE 1? 
    The MARS BASE 1 Training programme is a reservation only experience so you must book at date at the time of booking. 
  • Does my MARS BASE 1 Ticket include access to the other exhibits at Kennedy Space Center Visitors Complex? 
    No, if you would like to explore Kennedy Space Center Space Center Visitors Complex, you must by a separate admission ticket. Please see our Admission Badge and Space Pass options.

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