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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...

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    General 10+: 9:30am £118

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    Ticket Details

    • Thrilling Mars Base 1 experience
    • Sample a rocket launch and a Mars landing
    • Participate in three in-depth 90-minute programmes
    • Lunch
    • Camp KSC T-shirt, certificate and commemorative photo
    • Snacks and drinks

    Our Guide to Mars Base 1 Experience

    Mars Base 1® is a new program that provides guests with the opportunity to train as astronauts of the next generation of space explorers by visiting and working in a fully immersive simulation of a prototype Mars Base.

    Teamwork, communication, and collaboration skills are developed as participants assist one another through a series of challenges.

    After riding in an elevator to the top of the launch tower, they'll board a spacecraft for the journey to Mars, during which they'll be briefed on their mission, the history of the Mars program, and what to expect upon arrival on the Red Planet.

    Participants will experience a Mars landing before being driven to the base, where they are guided to the first of their three duty stations.

    All MB1 participants spend one shift in the Mars Operations Center, where they work as a team to keep MB1 and its outposts fully functional during any emergencies that arise.

    In the Engineering Lab, they design and test a program that allows a team of robots to efficiently clear debris from a photovoltaic panel, restoring maximum solar power to the base.

    Trainees also partner with scientists working on NASA’s Veggie project by planting, harvesting, and analysing vegetables as they gather data in a series of controlled experiments taking place in our Plant Lab.

    The seven-hour experience comprises of three, 90-minute sections detailed below. Participants will experience all components in each section. 

    MB1 Operations:

    An unmanned resupply ship from Earth, has broken down 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

    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 before or after your MARS BASE 1 training.

    Operates:

    The MARS BASE 1 runs at various dates throughout the year - see calendar for open slots.

    Schedule:

    Check in at 9.00am - The programme starts at 9.30am.

    Location:

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

    Frequently Asked Questions

    • 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.

    Terms and Conditions

    • Advance reservations are required. You must select your chosen date at the time of booking.
    • Mars Base 1 participants must be 10 years of age or older. Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
    • Transportation to Kennedy Space Center Visitors complex is not included.
    • 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.
    • Car parking is not included in the ticket price, appoximate cost is $10 per car, payable locally.
    • Please note, guests 'check-in' at the Visitor Centre to collect their tickets.
    • Height and weight restrictions apply on certain simulators
    • Participants should be free of neck and back injuries
    • 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.

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