Similar to the PoSSUM Scientist-Astronaut Program but taught at a more qualitative level, the Advanced PoSSUM Space Academy at Embry-Riddle is a hands-on and immersive program designed for advanced high-school and undergraduate students interested in upper-atmospheric research, bioastronautics, science communication, and human space flight operations. Graduates may enroll in all PoSSUM Graduate Programs.
Suborbital Simulator Training
Basic Space Suit Training
The Advanced PoSSUM Space Academy is offered at the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University each April and October. The PoSSUM Astronautics Camp will be provided at the Space Foundation World Headquarters in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Apply by 1 February for the April Advanced PoSSUM Space Academy. Apply by 1 August for the October Advanced PoSSUM Space Academy. Rate includes all instruction, texts, and graduation. The Advanced PoSSUM Space Academy is taught at a conceptual level that does not involve calculus. Some experience with algebra, geometry, and trigonometry will be assumed. Student lodging may be arranged for an additional $400 at the Homewood Suites hotel.
Spring Advanced PoSSUM Academy: March 25-29, 2019, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, FL.
Fall Advanced PoSSUM Academy: October 7-11, 2019, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, FL.
Cinematographic Camera Training
High-G and Spaceflight Analog Training
Space Suit and Mission Simulation Training