(partially, at least)
Space Camp will have several special sessions this summer for ASA where the Extended Duration Mission will be 24 hours instead of the now shortened six hour EDM’s.
Many moons ago, the EDMs were 24 hours long. Later, they were shortened to 12 hours. When the program was changed to Advanced Space Academy from Space Academy Level II, they were shortened to 6 hour missions.
The offering of 24 hour EDM’s again is definitely a step in the right direction!
If you’re interested in going, the weeks will be:
- May 29 – June 5
- July 3 – July 10
- August 7 – August 14
In addition to normal ASA sessions, for each of these weeks, there will be one team consisting of those that will be going on a 24 hour EDM. Camp will start on Saturday and go to the following Saturday. Graduation will be at 11am on Saturday. Mission Specialists flying in and out are asked not to fly out earlier than 3pm on Saturday (since the 24 hour EDM will have a SCUBA component for MS’s).
In addition to the 24 hour EDM, additional training and speakers will be provided.
To participate in one of these special sessions, you must previously have attended a Space Camp program.
With increased activity comes an increased cost. If you register for one of the 24 hour EDM sessions by March 15, it will cost $1149 (I believe the cost if you register after this date, provided there are any spots left, will be $1299).
If you previously signed up for a week under the $649 Early Bird Special and wish to change to one of these 24 hour EDM spots, it will cost an additional $300.
This is great! Hopefully, this will be available every year as an option.