Before you lift off into space, you’ll need to pick your team. If you join the Orange Team you’ll blast off to Mars in an incredibly realistic space flight simulation! Sound a little too intense? Don’t worry, you can join the Green Team and enjoy a relaxing orbit around planet Earth!
For both teams, your mission starts as you board your space capsule with three fellow astronauts. Before you board you’ll be assigned a flight team position (commander, pilot, navigator or engineer). Depending on your assignment, you’ll have certain tasks you’ll need to perform during your journey.
Once you settle into the cabin the countdown begins. Soon you’ll experience the incredible crush of the rapidly increasing g-forces as you race through the atmosphere and into outer space. After a few moments of weightlessness it’s time for the slingshot maneuver around the moon (with another round of intense g-forces), that will propel you towards your final destination: Mars. Once you arrive, you’re in for a bit of a bumpy landing as things don’t go quite as planned. It’s up to you and your team to land your spacecraft safely.
The Orange Team version of Mission: SPACE is fiercely intense, but it’s the most true to life space experience you can have short of hopping a ride on the space shuttle!
For those of you on the Green Team, your mission will take on an orbit high above the Earth. You’ll be able to see the beautiful lights of the many cities below, before gliding gently back to Earth for a safe touchdown. The capsules on the Green Team mission don’t spin like their Orange Team counterparts, they just rock gently back and forth…perfect for those of you with sensitive tummies!