What’s It Like To Be a Student?
A typical day in Space School begins with an 7:45 check-in. Students are expected to come to school ready to work. The first lecture of the day might be one outlining the affects of zero gravity on the human body. Another expert will speak on propulsion systems or space law. Students will then break into one of 4 teams that they are assigned to on the first day based on interests and abilities. The four teams are Getting There, Working There, Living There, and Logistics. Students will wear team shirts accordingly. The regular class day ends at 5:00 pm.
Some school days are split between the classroom and field trips. USS students will have the opportunity to travel to Space Center Houston, Houston Museum of Natural Science, Brazos Bend State Park and Observatory and UTMB. Students also get the chance to run a Challenger Mission.
The final team presentations that are given prior to graduation must exemplify the whole group effort. To that end, each member of the team is given a specific task to be accomplished. Teams must integrate their ideas with those of the other teams in order to reach the ultimate objective which is a Mission to Mars.
2010 Compilation Video
Here's an overview video from the USS Class of 2010!
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