Lockheed Martin is sponsoring a new astronaut-themed attraction made to educate students on the training needed to explore space.
Located at NASA‘s Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, the Astronaut Training Experience attraction features technology-enabled, hands-on activities that simulate an astronaut’s training for a Mars mission, the center said Thursday.
The attraction also features a second program, named Mars Base 1, that provides visitors with an immersive simulated experience of performing base operations, science experiments and engineering duties on the red planet.
Students from Stone Middle School and Southwest Middle School entertained themselves in the ATX, following the attraction’s kick-off ceremony with Lockheed.
As ATX’s sponsor, Lockheed provided an interactive deep space habitat mock-up to educate visitors on concepts that astronauts would use to walk in orbit on the moon.