Day 1 - Arrive - International Space Station presentation - Evening at leisure
Day 2 - Briefing and mission simulation - Astronaut training simulators - Evening at leisure
Day 3 - Rocket workshop - Astronomy lecture and Planetarium visit - Zero-gravity wall - Experiments in the Shuttle Hold - Daily Life in the ISS - Evening at leisure
Day 4 - Giant Solar System - History of space exploration - Exhibition visit and Diploma ceremony - Depart
Bouillon's wonderfully preserved medieval castle is a great optional excursion provided at an extra cost. Cannons and tunnels scatter the stone walls while the fortress provides expansive views of the surrounding forested villages and beautiful canals.
Fun for everyone! Why not visit a local bowling alley in Belgium? Provided at an additional cost.
A brilliant team building activity/icebreaker and just plain fun! Go to one of the nearby Laser tag games at an additional cost.
This problem-solving activity is perfect for teambuilding and group interaction. You'll be tasked with finding your way out of an escape room by solving clues and riddles. Add an escape room experience onto your Belgium science tour at an additional cost.
- Arrive at accommodation, check-in
- Presentation of the International Space Station (1 hour). It's construction, purposes, impact on our daily life, its future.
- Evening at leisure, rooms are available for groups to organize their own evening ents/meetings
- Briefing and mission simulation (4 hours). American space shuttle, its operation and the different phases of a mission. Training on reading the information displayed on the screens. Simulation of a space mission including all the actual procedures involved in a lift-off, orbiting, satellite launch, docking and re-entry into the atmosphere.
- Astronaut Training Simulators (3 hours). Moonwalk, Multi-axis chair OR Rotating chair, all simulating the feeling of being in Space. There is an explanation of the balance coordination centre and a measurement of recovery abilities. Snack and a drink are provided part way through simulator training.
- Evening at leisure
- Rocket build and launch workshop (3 hours). Pupils are taught the basics in propulsion theory and of the stability of rockets in flight,
- Astronomy lecture including visit to the Planetarium (1 hour)
- Zero-gravity wall (1 hour). Trainees simulate repairing a satellite whilst simulating the feeling of weightlessness.
- Experiments in the Shuttle Hold (1 hour). Learn how sounds and liquids react in zero pressure vacuums
- Daily Life in the ISS (1 hour). Presentation on the impact of weightlessness in daily life
- Evening at leisure
- Pack and check out
- Giant Solar System (1 hour). Learn about the planets using scale and distance
- The history of Space exploration
- Exhibition Visit and Diploma awards ceremony (1 hour)
- Lunch and depart