Advanced Space Academy

Start your engine and begin the countdown!  We are preparing for an incredible journey into the world of Space, STEM, and Robotics.  Every other January, we will be offering a unique experience for youth grades 10-12 to take part in two advanced programs:  Advanced Space Academy at the US Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama.  Wisconsin typically takes two groups of 16 youth to Advanced Space Academy.

Advanced Space Academy happens every other year and it explores college and career preparation through an immersive experience in science, technology, engineering and math.  Trainees undergo a variety of astronaut training exercises, engineering challenges, and team building activities, all culminating in an extended duration simulated space mission.  Activities include:  high/low ropes course, simulators, Russian language lessons, SCUBA diving instruction, fighter jet simulators, advanced rocketry, and more!  Youth who participate will earn one credit hour of freshman level general science from the University of Alabama in Huntsville in this college accredited program.

This academy is typically held in late January for a week every other year. The next Advanced Space Camp will take place in 2025. Total cost for all participants is approximately $2000.00 / youth. The cost includes all travel, meals, lodging, and programming costs.  Youth will travel via coach bus and will stay in the dormitories at Space Camp with the exception of the first nights lodging at a hotel in route to Space Camp.  Registration will be on a first come / first serve basis (only 32 youth total will be chosen for these academies).  Registration is typically open in July of the year before the program, with a waitlist available for a few extra spots.

More Information or Questions? Contact Justin Lieck at 608-263-5971 or

State Scholarships

Needs-based scholarships are available for youth who participate in Statewide Educational Experiences. Scholarships require an application that is submitted to the state office. For more information on these scholarships and to apply, please visit the Scholarship page on our website.

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