Have an addiction to being an astronaut

  Being an astronaut may be the dream of many people, but most people have difficulty realizing this dream. Although you can’t be a real astronaut, it is still possible to be an astronaut.
  Welcome to the Astronaut Training and Experience Center at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex!
  Astronaut Training Experience Center
  in the center of astronaut training experience, experience of those who complete all the simulation experience project will require about five hours. Of course, you can also choose a single experience project according to your preferences.
  Each training area of ​​the experience center replicates the real training environment of astronauts. Each time, more than 20 people can participate in the experience at the same time. These people will complete the experience as a team. This means that everyone has a “new “Identity”, they may be astronauts, may be the staff of the control center, etc., the entire process can restore the state of astronauts in problem solving, communication and collaboration in the task. Now, let’s enter the training area and experience what it feels like to be an astronaut.
  Microgravity environment / spacewalk training
  here, you will be bound in a chair floating in the air, use 30 minutes to perform various tasks, simulate carry out the repair work on the station’s truss, you can experience microgravity environment What does spacewalk feel like? Of course, this process is done under the command of the “Mission Control Center”. But do n’t think that the experience is just playing easily. The “Mission Control Center” will increase the difficulty of the mission, and let you experience how real astronauts work in space.
  Mars surface operations of virtual reality
  Next, you will land on Mars – to ease into the full-motion simulator, this simulator has “easy” and “difficult” two kinds of training mode, the main content of the training is how to land on Mars , Then drive through the rugged terrain to a safe place on the base of Mars.
  Of course, the “difficult” mode is more challenging, and the experiencer can more realistically experience the state of the astronaut performing the task. For example, when entering the upper atmosphere of Mars, if you do not open the parachute, you can experience the stumble when the lander is out of control. Feeling about to crash.
  Next, you will simulate the environment through Mars and work on Mars for 45 minutes. Initially, virtual reality was used to perform various tasks on the surface of Mars. You will be doing cargo transfers, using scientific instruments to analyze rocks, and avoiding the Martian sandstorm …
  For novice astronauts, it will definitely be difficult to perform missions on Mars, but it doesn’t matter, you have a mission control team, landing throughout And during the process of completing the Mars exploration mission, your team will guide you and help you complete the mission.
  Orion and the launch mission to Mars transfer vehicles docked
  at the Experience Center, the experiencer also experience simulated launch and docking mission control and the Orion space capsule. In this simulation training, six people were in the Orion space capsule, and six others performed mission control operations. Everyone has a touch-screen computer that will provide task schedules, information on what is being monitored, best problem-solving scenarios, tasks performed by others in the same group, and call text in the communication system.
  All participants must work together to resolve unusual situations and emergencies encountered in the execution of the task. This not only allowed participants to experience the excitement of being part of the launch team, but also exercised their critical thinking, communication, and collaboration skills.
  No. 1 Mars base
  as well as a separate item number –1 Mars base, the project needs of the participants in the visitor center to live and work a full day on the Red Planet, which is equivalent to a crash course astronauts to Mars.
  The base consists of three different sites: an engineering laboratory, a life science laboratory, and an operations center. Here, participants are assigned to real life challenges that require them to think analytically, communicate and collaborate.
  In the engineering laboratory, participants designed and tested a program that controlled the robotic team to effectively remove Mars dust from photovoltaic panels in order to re-supply the site with the most efficient solar energy.
  In the Botany Lab of the Life Science Lab, people will work with scientists to study NASA’s food production projects. Here, participants can grow, harvest, and analyze a variety of leafy greens, while collecting data and conducting a series of controlled experiments in the botanical laboratory.
  It is worth mentioning that the botany laboratory is not a tourist attraction or a science classroom, but a real laboratory. The data collected by participants in the botanical laboratory will help scientists’ research and may ultimately help determine which crops are suitable for Mars.
  Finally, there is the operation center, which is divided into four “compartments”, each with three workbenches. Participants collaborate to solve various problems and keep the Mars base 1 running normally. One of the problems was encountering a crashed driverless supply vehicle. In this case, you are required to communicate with the control center and other posts to report the crash, download satellite images, and provide a map for the detection vehicle that is going to perform repair tasks.
  How does it feel to travel to space? Maybe you can tell us the answer after participating in these simulation activities.