Smithsonian Air and Space Museum
Smithsonian TechQuest: Astronaut Academy

Smithsonian TechQuest: Astronaut Academy

Smithsonian TechQuest: Astronaut Academy is a new FREE alternate reality game at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center that will challenge you to become an astronaut-in-training for a future trip to Mars. What skills will you need to survive a long trip to the Red Planet and return safely? Find out by choosing what role you will play on the mission; engaging in fun interactive activities; and exploring the science, technology, engineering, and math skills you will need as a member of the next generation of space travelers. Along the way, you'll learn about some of the Museum's fascinating artifacts.

Find out what it takes to become an astronaut ready to fly the next mission to Mars.

TechQuest is designed primarily for families with children ages 10 to 14, but anyone can play. Groups are welcome with registration.

Before you go, take our Astronaut Skill Survey to find your place among the next generation of space explorers.

Start Playing

At the Udvar-Hazy Center and ready to start your training? Go to the Astronaut Academy game for step-by-step instructions and to track your progress.

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Smithsonian TechQuest: Astronaut Academy

Astronaut Academy
Saturday, June 25
10:30 am to 4:00 pm
Claude Moore Education Center
Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA