About This Course
From 1968 to 1972, NASA’s Apollo Space Program launched 9 rockets with human teams into space – 6 of them successfully – allowing 12 astronauts to walk on the moon, Earth’s only natural satellite. In 1969, the Apollo program took humans and landed on the moon. This challenge was the most complex in history, but it took far more than science, math, and engineering to make those first footprints in the lunar dust.
Participants are challenged to come up with a design for a visitor center that will be built near one of the original moon-landing sites. After completing the training program, you will be ready to work on project to propose a design for a lunar visitor center, one based on your own research and creativity. The training program you will go through provides background information on the moon and space flight, as well as introducing you to what the moon is like in our future scenario. Just as the original Apollo moon landing project inspired a generation to reach for the stars, this course is meant to educate and inspire, but also challenge anyone taking it.