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  • Houston Space centre
  • New York city tour
  • Empire state building
  • Boston city tour
  • MIT visit
  • Harvard University visit
  • USS constitution

Itinerary

DAY 1


[Houston]

Welcome to the United States of America folks! We promise that the 9 days you are going to spend here will be the most memorable ones in your entire lifetime! Check into your hotel and relax for a long week ahead.

Overnight in Houston

 

DAY 2 - DAY 6


[Space University Programme]

Ever dreamed of being an astronaut? Have you wondered what it feels like to be in Zero G? Do you want to engineer your own robotic rover and blast off a rocket from a real launch pad? Well, then Space University is the ticket for you! Some of the activities that you will be engaged in through the 5 days are:

Rockets Red Glare- Participants will engineer, build and launch a single stage rocket. Launching may vary based on weather conditions.

Roving Robotics – Students must decide how to create a robotic rover based on a given a set of parameters and tasks that the rovers must accomplish on Mars.

Gravity Gyrations- Zero-G training includes an exciting scuba diving session with a licensed NASA diver. Also visit the actual Neutral Buoyancy Lab that astronauts train in! Construct a habitat or perform essential tasks during this complete underwater training exercise.

Capering Chairs – Participants will use the gravity chair to experience the effects of 1/3 gravity upon physical and mental agility in the human body.

ISS and Beyond – Students will participate in SIM scenarios, build their own functioning habitat that sustains core areas of life while maintaining cultural and global awareness. Students will create a water filtration system, a renewable energy source and harvest their own oxygen via water electrolysis.

Reality Tours – Students are given the opportunity to see the real NASA in action. Several tours are given of NASA’s Johnson Space Center highlighting both Mars and project-related themes. You could view historic Mission Control Centers and the Space Station Mock-up Facility including life-size models of the International Space Station.

Expert Chat- Hear presentations by NASA personnel who are really making space exploration happen. Have a unique and exclusive chance to ask questions of a scientist in the field. Topics can include Space Exploration, Engineers Without Borders, Rocket Propulsion, Mission Control, the International Space Station, the Space Shuttle, Robotics, Space Suit Design, Space Habitats and Space Physiology.

On the last day, a graduation ceremony will be held to mark your successful completion of the programme

Overnight in Houston

 

DAY 6

Check out and head to the airport for your flight to New York!

Overnight in New Jersey

 

DAY 7


[New York]

Welcome to the snazzy city where glitz and glamour is an everyday thing. Today we explore the city on a guided tour that shows us important highlights such as the infamous Central Park, colorful Times Square and of course the buildings that dominate the skyline in just about every photograph out there

Next up is the 102 storey Empire State Building, another icon of this city standing at 1454 feet high. It stood as the world’s tallest building for nearly 40 years, from its completion in early 1931 until the topping out of the original World Trade Center’s North Tower in late 1970. We take you to the observation deck where you tower over the entire city, a breathtaking view is promised!

Now we head to see the icon of New York. We doubt there is a single traveler who comes to this city and not see the Statue of Liberty. This UNESCO heritage site was made in collaboration with Gustave Eiffel (who was responsible for the steel framework). The statue designed by Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi, a French sculptor and dedicated on October 28, 1886, was a gift to the United States from the people of France. Enjoy the magnificent structure that stands over 150 feet high

Overnight in New Jersey

DAY 8


[Boston]

Check out and head to the city of Boston!

Our day comprises a city tour where we explore several important places of historical significance such as the USS constitution and the 4 kilometre path known as the Freedom Trail that passes through 16 locations that are iconic in the history of USA.

Overnight in Boston

DAY 9


University visits!

The day is reserved for visits to two of the most prestigious universities.

We begin with the famous Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), a private research university. Tour the vast MIT Campus with a student and get a glimpse of American college life. Post lunch explore the MIT Museum.

Next up is the famous Harvard University for a guided tour. Situated in a sprawling 209-acre campus 5km northwest of Boston, this prestigious University is a very well-known for its various programmes and has been memorialized in literature and cinema alike. Proceed for a tour of this University with a Harvard student who will show you around the campus.

Lastly, we have the USS Constitution a wooden hulled ship launched in 1797 and named by President George Washington himself. Walk through the 200+ year old decks and cabins to relive the sailors’ life as the world’s oldest commissioned naval vessel floats in the Boston Harbour.

Overnight in Boston

DAY 10


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Done with breakfast? Check out as we head to the airport for our flight back home to India!

Note: All NASA programmes are subject to availability

» Please note that the itinerary is tentative and all inclusions are subject to availability at the time of booking
» All workshops and factory visits are subject to being operated and availability
» Meals will be provided as applicable in all the tours