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Air Force Space Command Familiarization Course (FL)

Location:   Patrick AFB, FL
Dates:   June 20 - June 27, 2015
Fee:   $450 due to host facility restrictions
Minimum Age:   15 at the start of the activity

Dates for 2015: June 20 - June 27

Would you like to have the opportunity to spend a week immersed in USAF space operations? Would you like to learn about cutting edge, 21st century technology?

Civil Air Patrol offers the Air Force Space Command Familiarization Course (AFSCFC) to cadets age 15 and older. This course provides an in-depth look at the Air Force Space Command.  

A peak at the Space Program: Cadets that choose the Air Force Space Command Familiarization Course at Patrick AFB will experience “behind the scenes” tours, briefings and guest speakers on the various aspects of America’s missions and roles in space. Cadets will get first-hand opportunities to meet the many talented men and women of the 45th Space Wing and NASA supporting the exciting business of space launch and exploration. In past years, cadets have visited the Morrell Operations Center where all launches from Cape Canaveral are controlled and tracked, toured historical launch sites from the Mercury and Apollo programs, seen satellites readied for launch, and taken exclusive tours of Delta and Atlas rockets on the launch pad. In addition, cadets will visit NASA’s Kennedy Space Center where they can observe elements of the International Space Station being prepared for flight and Space Shuttle processing facilities.

Special Requirements: Before attending this course, we recommend that you have a knowledge of the concepts discussed in: “Aerospace: Journey of Flight” parts 5 & 6, and “Aerospace Dimensions” modules 4, 5 & 6. If possible, we also recommend that you complete the requirements for the “CAP Cadet Rocket Badge,” if offered at your unit. An interest in the Space program is desired, since the week will be an immersion into the space program.

Acknowledgment: The Activity is grateful for the generous support of the USAF 45th Space Wing, NASA's Kennedy Space Center, NASA Educator Resource Center, SpaceTec, Holiday Inn Cocoa Beach Oceanfront Resort, CAP National Headquarters, and CAP-USAF Liaison Offices.

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