Mission to the International Space Station

Send students on a virtual mission to the International Space Station (ISS), to participate in realistic training and on-orbit experiences, observe Earth from space, monitor experiments, and experience the reality of life as an astronaut.

Click here for information on Space Station Academy for Individual Students.

2 Flight Packages Available

Mission to the International Space Station (3 Options):

Option 1: Individual Enrollment (grades 6-12) - Students participate in a cohortbased, VHS instructor-led, summer experience that sends them on a virtual mission to the ISS, with a special focus on Earth observation and photography.

  • Course Length: 4 weeks

Option 2: Blended Class (grades 4-12) - Teachers integrate a virtual mission to the ISS into their STEM curriculum; each student interacts with content and participates in collaborative activities in a safe online environment facilitated by their teacher.

  • Course Length: 10 modules, flexible pacing

Option 3: Teacher License (grades 4-6) - Teachers bring full classes or entire grades of students on a virtual mission to the ISS within their classroom.

  • Course Length: 10 modules, flexible pacing
Space Station Academy

Middle School Space Station Academy

In this semester-long middle school science course, students embark on a mission to the ISS where they investigate key concepts in Earth science, life science, physical science, and engineering. Throughout their mission, students engage in curriculum developed and supported by astronauts, scientists, and educators, and work directly with a certified teacher.

  • Course Length: 15 weeks, offered in fall and spring semesters blended class and teacher license options are also available upon request.

Contact Kim Spangenberg for more information.

*This course is for enrichment and not credit.*