The time of the greatest scientific and technological event of the last decades has come. The first manned mission to Mars will take place in a few days, due to a brand-new high-tech rocket.

Join the scientific and engineering crew that will accomplish this great space mission.

You need a vivid imagination, immense enthusiasm, passion for knowledge and team spirit.

Your goal will be to construct the rocket and the launching platform that will allow you to reach planet Mars!

Eugenides Foundation invites you to the new, two-day science and technology summer camp “Space engineers: Mission to Mars”. The participants, as space engineers, are called to build a launching platform, construct and launch a rocket and study the flight parameters.

Through original, creative, and entertaining science and technology activities, participants search for information, discover the physical laws of motion, learn about propulsion and satellite navigation, design, program and construct a technological system to record flight data and record their adventures in a stop-motion animation video.

On the last day, during the closing ceremony, participants will launch their rockets in the presence of their parents and friends.

The cost per participant is 40 € and includes all activities and required materials. Maximum number of participants is 20 and a strict order of priority will be observed.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Parents are kindly requested to make provisions regarding their children’s snack and meal, both of which will be consumed during the breaks. A café is also hosted in the Eugenides Foundation.

A hat and a water bottle are also recommended for the outdoor activities.

Daily Schedule

Day 1

8:45 – 9:00 Arrival of children
9:00 –9:30 The adventure begins! To know us better
Participants get to know each other, form groups, and assume their roles. They discover the fundamental features of life and discuss about the possibility of finding life on planet Mars.
9:30 – 11:30 Time for Rocket Science!
Participants discover the laws of physics and chemistry applied in rocket launching and navigation through fun and interactive experiments.
11:00 – 11:30 Break
11:30 – 13:30 Let’s go to Mars!
Participants complete an online quiz game about their destination planet, i.e., planet Mars. Information about previous missions to Mars, the composition of its atmosphere, the existence of water and earthquakes need to be found to finish the game successfully.
13:30 – 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 – 15:30 3d printing
Participants learn about the applications of 3D Printing in Space and they design and print a precious part for their rocket using a specialized 3d designing software.
15:30 – 16:30 SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CENTER: Wander and discover!
Participants visit the interactive science & technology exhibits, where they find hints and tips that will help them fulfill their mission.
16:30 Departure

Day 2

08:45 – 9:00 Arrival of children
9:00 – 11:00 Use micro:bit to study our rocket flight
Participants design, program and build a system that collects and computes data concerning the rocket’s flight.
11:00 – 11:30 Break
11:30 – 13:00 Stop Motion Animation: The final countdown
Participants get to know the various techniques and features of animation and they create their own short stop-motion animation video regarding the launch of a space rocket and the beginning of its flight.
13:00 – 13:30 Lunch Break
13:30 – 15:00 Ready for launch? Launching base construction
All rocket components are being installed. Participants use simple tools to build
launching platforms and ensure a safe and successful launching.
15:00 – 15:30 Last check (preparations for the Closing Ceremony
Participants perform the last check on their rocket and launching base.
15:30 – 16:30 SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CENTER – UTECH LAB: Closing Ceremony - Flight ContestA
fter two days of training, designing and constructions, launching time has arrived. Dear friends and relatives are here to witness the event! Let’s find out which rocket made it to its destination! 
16:30 Departure