International Air and Space Program (2015 Edition)
Welcome to the 2015 edition of the International Air and Space Program held in a joint effort between AEXA, NASA JSC, Space Center Houston, and Space Camp (Huntsville, Alabama).
Have you ever dreamed of:
-Becoming an astronaut?
-Being part of a space program?
-Engineering your own spaceship?...
Then the International Air and Space Program 2015 edition is for you!
The program has 3 stages:
Stage 1: On-line streamings by NASA experts, tasks and challenges through our website www.iasp.pro
Stage 2: 3-day program in Houston, TX held Nov. 5th through Nov. 7th, 2015
Stage 3: Finalists will advance to a 2 day program at NASA Space Camp in Hunstville, Alabama Nov. 8th - 9th, 2015.
You will learn Space Science, Space Program Development & how to sustain life on a distant planet.
You will have direct interaction with real NASA experts; meanwhile you go to different facilities at Johnson Space Center.
Our mission is to engage students in critical thinking, teamwork, fast-paced problem solving, and real life NASA engineering skills.
IASP 2015 is a 3-day program held Nov. 5th through Nov. 7th, 2015
We encourage you to travel to Houston on November 4th, and return on November 10th. If you are a winner you will advance to the 2nd phase of the program in the Space Camp at NASA Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama
Stage 1 is free.
Stage 2 has an all-inclusive fee of: $2699.00 Does not include airfare to and from Houston.
Includes: Admission, supplies, staff, meals, 4 nights in a hotel, transportation, and graduation.
If you plan to pay in US dollars please e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org to receive an invoice with a link to pay by credit card and/or wire transfer.
If you prefer to pay in Mexico with Pesos please e-mail to email@example.com for an invoice.
INSTRUCTIONS for PAYMENT IN MEXICO
1. Direct payment to IXE Bank account number: 1816111-1 on behalf of Aplicaciones Extraordinarias Aeroespaciales AEXA S.A. de C.V.
2. Payment through funds transfer with interbank code (CLABE): BANORTE 072180000181611114 (Aplicaciones Extraordinarias Aeroespaciales AEXA S.A. de C.V.)
The Bank of Mexico will stipulate the exchange rate (FIX) if MXP are used to pay USD-denomination charges.
Stage 3 of the program is free to winners of the IASP_2015 and includes airfare from Houston to NASA Space Camp in Huntsville Alabama, and from Huntsville to Houston. Admission, supplies, staff, simulators, meals, and 2 nights in a hotel, transportation, and graduation.
For free Stage 1 registration visit our website at: www.iasp.pro
For Stage 2 (Houston program) registration, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Group age and size
Groups of at least 2-4 students are recommended to allow for an effective team dynamic.
Minimum age required is 12 years old.
There are 2 categories:
Middle-school – high school
The maximum for each event is 60.
The 2015 edition will have 4 groups:
- Life sciences
- Program management
Team members are allowed to pick one area. Each area will have a mentor assigned by JSC. Final group selection will be decided by members of JSC staff, ensuring all 4 groups are as even & well balanced as possible.
On day 1 each team will tour their designated facility. For example, engineering will take a tour to the robonaut, meanwhile program management will tour Procurement, etc.
The main goal of each group is to have the most competitive ship and mission to transport a crew of six astronauts to Mars & sustain them for a year.
In stage 1, from August to October we’ll have video streams by experts in different areas to prepare the students while still in their schools.
For the trip to Houston on 5 Nov., we’ll bring the students and give them a tour of their designated area at JSC. The teams will then work with Space Camp Huntsville in developing different aspects of the mission, with the main goal will be to compete for the most effective project for this contract. Just as its done in Aerospace industry.
During the 3-day program we introduce variables or problems that they need to address, like budget reduction, different types of propulsion, etc.
The students will use real information from fact sheets of NASA’s previous missions to the moon and robotic missions to Mars, including the Orion mission.
Each year on their spacesuits students display their sponsor's logo with different patches and caps designating their area.
-Life sciences / blue
-Engineering / red
-Operations / green
-Program management / yellow
Sponsorship and support for the students
The students can seek corporate sponsorship. If a company sponsors a student, the company can display their logo the sponsored student's flight suit sleeve. Sponsorship 1st & foremost helps the student. But also, when students return with these spacesuits to their respective countries, their sponsors logo gets international exposure. In addition, we’ll include their brand on our web page, and broadcast it through our social networks
For more information on event sponsorship please e-mail: email@example.com
1st place in the university category, the full team of students (2-4) will pass to the stage 3 of the challenge with all the expenses paid
1st place in the middle school-high school category, the full team of students (2-4) will advance to the stage 3 of the challenge with all expenses paid
2nd place (only one second place will be chosen from both categories), 2 students will advance to stage 3 of the challenge with all expenses paid.
3rd place (only one third place will be chosen from both categories), 1 student will advance to stage 3 of the challenge with all expenses paid.
During stage 3 the winners will travel to the Space camp in Huntsville Alabama and will have an extensive training in:
-Simulated Shuttle Mission Training
-Simulated Shuttle Mission
-SCUBA Experience (to simulate the zero gravity effect)
-Astronaut Training Simulators
-Simulated Lunar Mission Training
-Simulated Lunar Mission
-Personalized Flight Suit for all Members of the Team
-Davidson Center Tour
-Team Graduation from Space Camp
The students can look for a sponsor that pay their fees. The sponsor can display their company logo via a patch a patch on sleeve the student's flight suit.