BREVARD COUNTY — This summer, children with a passion for space travel can get hands-on with some cool NASA-inspired experiments from the comfort of their homes.

The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex will host a “Virtual Camp KSC” for children ages 7-10 years old around the country in three-hour Zoom sessions.

The next conference available for campers is scheduled for Aug. 4-6 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Registration is open for $65 (plus tax) and additional camp kits can be purchased for $15 (plus tax). Camp kits will be mailed prior to the program with supplies for activities.

The three days will be broken up in three sessions: “Rocketry- Forward to the Moon,” “Living and Working in Space – Welcome to LEO” and “Mars Base One – Exploring the Red Planet.”

Campers will be connected with a Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex education staff member via Zoom where they will complete activities using science, technology, engineering and math skills.

Each session will take campers out of this world as they participate in activities based on the Apollo and Artemis programs, learn about the shuttle program and International Space Station, and hone skills needed to colonize a planet.

The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is home to the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame and visitors can get up close with rockets, the Hubble Space Telescope and Space Shuttle Atlantis.

Train like an astronaut with high-tech simulators, blast into space with the Shuttle Launch Experience, attend an astronaut lecture and learn how NASA plans to explore deep space, among many more exhibits.

For more information, visit www.kennedyspacecenter.com/camps-and-education/virtual-camp-kennedy-space-center.

Associate Managing Editor

I have been a Viera resident for 15 years and a writer my whole life. I love to travel when the opportunity presents itself, as well as try new things.

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