Similar to the PoSSUM Scientist-Astronaut Program but taught at a more qualitative level, the Advanced PoSSUM Space Academy at Florida Tech 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 either Florida Tech or Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University each April and October. Apply by 1 February for the Spring Advanced PoSSUM Space Academy. Apply by 1 August for the Fall Advanced PoSSUM 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.
Applications for the 2021 Spring Advanced PoSSUM Academy are due by 1 February 2021.
NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all PoSSUM courses have been postponed. These dates are subject to change.
Spring Advanced PoSSUM Academy: DELAYED TO April 19-23, 2021, Florida Tech, Melbourne, FL.
Fall Advanced PoSSUM Academy: DELAYED TO April 26-30, 2021, Florida Tech, Melbourne, FL.
Cinematographic Camera Training
High-G and Spaceflight Analog Training
Space Suit and Mission Simulation Training