Mission LEAP: Lunar Expedition for Astronaut Pioneers

Date: 
Monday, May 3, 2010 to Friday, May 3, 2013
Resource Type:
Project Descriptions
Environment Type: 
Media and Technology, Games, Simulations, and Interactives
Audience: 
Elementary School Children (6-10) | Middle School Children (11-13) | General Public | Educators/Teachers | Museum/ISE Professionals
Discipline: 
Space science | Technology
Organization:
Museum of Science & Industry
Description or Abstract: 

Mission: Moonbase is an interactive lunar colony simulation designed to inspire and educate participants of all ages. Prominently situated in the largest children’s science center at the Museum of Science & Industry (MOSI), Mission: Moonbase engages the general public as an exhibition. It also serves as an immersive, team-based experience for thousands of students in area school districts, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, etc. Through the use of high-tech gaming technologies in a facilitated, immersive environment, participants are challenged to operate lunar colony while learning and applying STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) knowledge and skills. Mission: Moonbase will continue to serve as an inspirational catalyst for students and families on the importance of STEM, NASA’s missions and career opportunities, and the value of space exploration in a fun, exciting way. Mission: Moonbase serves as an educational setting and dynamic experience for students and families with the support of educators and scientists with an eye on promoting a better future.

Funder(s): 
NASA
Award Number: 
NNX10AD91G
Funding Amount: 
1155648

Team Members

Kathy ProssickKathy ProssickPrincipal Investigator
Anthony PelaezCo-Principal Investigator

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