Mission Discovery at Valparaiso University, Indiana
Work with astronauts, astronaut trainers, scientists and NASA leaders! Compete to have your idea for an experiment built, launched to the International Space Station and carried out in space.
Mission Discovery will be taking place at Valparaiso University, Indiana, from the 21st to the 25th of July, 2014.
Imagine yourself chasing a tornado. Imagine yourself building a solar energy furnace. Imagine yourself serving others in a far-off land. Discover and pursue your passions by participating in STEM initiatives found at Valparaiso University.
Committed to science, technology, mathematics, and engineering disciplines, Valpo provides exciting opportunities in these fields — like Mission Discovery! Founded in 1859, Valparaiso University is an independent Lutheran institution in Valparaiso, Indiana, less than 15 minutes from the shores of Lake Michigan and less than an hour from Chicago. Recognized for its commitment to outstanding teaching, preparing thoughtful leaders with strong cross-cultural skills and global awareness, and dedication to serving others, Valpo offers a thorough grounding in liberal arts as well as professional training and graduate study.
Every day, Valpo helps students find their own paths to lifelong personal, spiritual, and professional growth. Join alumni, students, and peers in the journey of a lifetime!
I am really looking forward to Mission Discovery at Valparaiso! I’m excited about sharing my experiences of spaceflights and my NASA ground work with the students. My hope is to inspire them with the amazing things happening both on and off our planet.
Ken Ham, Astronaut & Space Shuttle Commander
Typical Mission Discovery Team
Senior Astronaut Trainer
Michelle's experience includes having been a Lead NASA Astronaut Trainer and Instructor, an International Space Station Flight Controller, a Space Operations Planner and a Lead Planner for the NASA's Extreme Environment Operation.
She has carried out traning in USA, Europe, India, Russia and Japan.
The Mission Discovery Team Will Equip You With
Valparasio University, Indiana
21st to 25th July, 2014
Length of Assignment:
Daily 09.30 until 16.30
$500 for non-residential students. $1000 for Residential students.
Residential students will be assigned a roommate and live in on-campus halls.
Click here to sign up for Mission Discovery at Valparaiso University.