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October 17-18, 2023

Join us for an immersive trip to Cape Canaveral for an adventure in space exploration!

Who its for:

Students grade 4th and up. Parents and other children of participating students may attend all of the tours.


What it is: 

This is an immersive, hands-on educational program for students interested in the study of space. 


We will start with Kennedy Space Center, the epicenter of space education for the general public. Your student will participate in a private class with the NASA Space Education Center being presented with engineering design for aerospace and rocketry. Students will model the NASA engineering design process by working collaboratively in teams to design, build, and test their ideas. Our educational experience will continue for the rest of the day exploring the many exhibits and offerings of Kennedy Space Center. 


The following day will consist of several private tours onto the Air Force Station for an in depth study of the history of space, the aerospace industry and rocketry. We will finish our day with an application of all we have learned through a rocket building presentation and workshop. Each participant will build their own low powered rocket. 


Educational focus: STEAM


What's Included for each registered student grade 4 and up: 

  • Ticket for one day to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex 

  • Parking pass for Kennedy Space Center

  • 60 minute educational workshop taught by NASA educators on engineering design

  • Private tour of the Cape Canaveral Lighthouse and the Keepers Cottage 

  • Private tour and escort onto the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Space Force Museum, Hangar C and Launch Complex 26

  • Sands Space History Museum visit

  • Rocket building presentation and workshop by rocketry instructor with HPR Level 1 Certification 

  • Low powered rocket kit for each student to build their own rocket to take home     *note - rocket engines cannot be given to students under the age of 18 years old. Parents of registered students must sign to receive their student’s rocket engine.

  • Space themed program t-shirt 

  • Workbook for program 

  • Certificate of Completion for rocket program


Cost: $195


What's Included for parents and siblings of registered students:

  • Parents are welcome to assist their registered student during the rocket building workshop

  • Parking pass for each family with registered student 

  • Private tour of the Cape Canaveral Lighthouse and the Keepers Cottage on Cape Canaveral Space Force Station 

  • Private tour of Space Force Museum, Hangar C and Launch Complex 

  • Visit to Sands Space History Museum


Cost: $0.00 FREE

Optional: Parents and family may purchase a program t-shirt for $25.00


Monday - October 16th

  • Optional - Check in at our hotel -  The Courtyard Titusville Kennedy Space Center

  • Welcome party in the evening! Come pick up your t-shirts and meet each other!


Tuesday - October 17th 

  • 9:00AM We will be meeting at the NASA Kennedy Space Center at the Space Education Parking area to get your tickets

  • 11:45AM - Meet at the NASA Space Education Exploration Center for educational program

  • 1PM to 5PM - Enjoy your time exploring Kennedy Space Center with your family


Wednesday - October 18th 

  • 9:30AM Meet at the Sands Space Museum Parking lot 

  • Everyone must arrive on time to receive our badges. All cars driven onto the base must be registered. We will caravan onto the base together with the program leader.  

  • 10PM Tour of Lighthouse and keepers house

  • 12PM - Picnic lunch at the Launch Complex 26 picnic area on the Space Force Station

  • 1PM - Tour of the Sands Space Museum

  • 3:30PM to approximately 8PM  Rocket building presentation and workshop at the banquet center of the hotel. We will take a break for dinner. Students may finish earlier depending on the personal complexity of their rocket. 



Due to the nature of this program, each participant and family members attending must be U.S. citizens. All participating adults 18 years and up are required to submit the following information to gain admission on to the Space Force Station:


  • Drivers license number with State the license was issued in

  • Date of birth

  • Phone number

  • Email Address


For each car driving onto base:

  • Car Tag Number and State

  • Color of the car

  • Make of the car

  • Model of the car

  • Year of the car


We will have a limit of 25 cars on the Space Force Base so car pooling may be necessary depending on sign-ups received.


This trip grants exclusive access not available to the public. Must be a US Citizen and able to provide documentation for every adult over 18 years. Badges will be provided for access. Children must remain under the supervision of parents at all times. 


Children under 4 feet cannot climb the lighthouse but can visit the first floor and all other venues. No children can be carried up the lighthouse steps.


CLOSED SHOES REQUIRED for all programs


The lighthouse is not wheelchair accessible.


All children are required to be supervised the entire time we are on the Space Force Station.

Payment options:

Paypal - Laura Islas Friends and family only 

Zelle to Laura Islas

Check written to North Winds in the mail received before event

Hotel Information

Our official hotel will be:


The Courtyard Titusville Kennedy Space Center

6245 Riverfront Center Boulevard Titusville, Florida 32780


Our hotel is a brand new space themed hotel and also the closest hotel to Kennedy Space Center and the Space Force Station! This hotel will also be where we will be having our rocket building program and our welcome meet-up on the 16th.


Situated in Titusville near the Kennedy Space Center, Courtyard Titusville Kennedy Space Center offers a convenient location along the Indian River with space center and launch pad views. Minutes away from the Canaveral Nat'l Seashore Beach


For our trip discount, the hotel is giving us an additional 15% of list rate without pre-payment. Reservations for the event will be made directly by this on-line reservation link  below:

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