Getting on/off buses; driving about 50 miles, approximately 1 hour. Walking about 1 mile, standing about 1 hour.
At the hotel.
We will ride to the Cosmosphere and run missions in our Astralis simulator and in Mission Control. Other groups will be going through Astronaut Training Sims that include a 4G centrifuge, Soyuz capsule, and Multi-axis trainer.
At a local restaurant.
Next, we’ll ride to the salt mines and go 650 feet beneath the Kansas wheat to explore the STRATACA Kansas Underground Salt Museum. Due to its protection from the elements, low humidity, cool temperatures, and security, this unique resource is home to a large amount of original Hollywood film negatives, television masters, and famous costumes, as well as and other important and historical files, documents, and records from around the world.
At the Carriage Crossing Restaurant in the Amish community of Yoder. Share favorite experiences with new Road Scholar friends during our farewell dinner.
Returning to the Cosmoshere, we’ll have a presentation taking us through the season and learn about our night sky in the Planetarium. We’ll then build “battlebots” and have a robotics competition, trying to knock the competition out of the ring.