TRAIN LIKE AN ASTRONAUT PROGRAM
Our NASA 'Train Like An Astronaut' program is a Planetarium program like no other.
Students are taken on an inspiring journey to find out and experience what it takes to become an Astronaut.
Students view Astronaut a mesmerising 360° immersive movie inside the dome.
Narrated by Ewan McGregor, students experience a rocket launch from inside the body of an astronaut, explore the amazing worlds of inner and outer Space, discover the physical effects on the human body and how Astronauts train to overcome them.
We discover the perils that lurk in Space as we subject ‘Chad’, our test astronaut, to everything that Space has to throw at him.
NASA astronauts Dottie Metcalf-Lindenburger and Kjell Lindgren explain the importance of training for spaceflight, while astronaut trainer Yamil Garcia shows how to complete the training scheduled in module 2.
Time to get physical. (Indoors or outside)
Developed in cooperation with NASA scientists and fitness professionals working directly with astronauts, the 'Train Like an Astronaut' activities are a physical approach to human health and fitness on Earth and in space.
Following on from the Astronauts movie, students will participate in 3 physical activities modelled after the real-life physical requirements of humans travelling in space.
'Train Like An Astronaut' is inspired by former American First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move! initiative, dedicated to solving the challenge of childhood obesity and encouraging families to commit to living healthier lives. Living and working in space requires NASA astronauts to be fit and eat right in order to perform at a high level.
After completing the physical 'Train Like an Astronaut' activities, students are treated to a 360° tour around the International Space Station by British Astronaut Tim Peak to see what it is like to live and work in space.
Students experience the docking of a Soyuz spacecraft with the Space Station. float inside the ISS with astronauts. Visit the kitchen, sleeping quarters and toilet. Enjoy breathtaking views of planet Earth from Space and discover why the Space Station is constantly falling to Earth.
Supported by the UKSA (UK Space Agency) and ESA (European Space Agency) we also get to see footage of Tim shot onboard the ISS specifically for this project using a DSLR and FIsheye lens.
After our visit, continue the 'Train Like An Astronaut' program with free classroom resources and activities.
Students participating in the 'Train Like an Astronaut' classroom activities will understand more about how physical activity and nutrition affect the human body by conducting a set of hands-on explorations. These science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) activities, will challenge students to investigate and discover more about physical activity and nutrition.