Mission Discovery

A five day space and STEM student program for years 7–10 secondary school students.

We are proud to be hosting the Mission Discovery program, which is coming to Australia for the first time this September school holidays.

Mission Discovery offers full immersion in Space and STEM – with plenty of hands-on activities, and is run by Latitude Travel Group in association with ISSET and NASA.

As part of the program, students will:

  • Learn from NASA astronaut, astrophysicist and ISS commander Dr Michael Foale, NASA leaders and expert scientists from the University of Melbourne
  • In teams, take on the role of research scientists and design a space Science experiment
  • The overall winning team’s experiment, as judged by the NASA panel, will be launched to the International Space Station and conducted by astronauts on board!
  • Develop leadership, teamwork and public speaking skills
  • Hear a range of Space and Science careers paths

See the Mission Discovery website for the full program.

Dates and times

24–28 September 2018

First week of the school holidays. 28 September is a public holiday but the program will run on this day.

9.30am–4.30pm each day


Sidney Myer Asia Centre
The University of Melbourne
Swanston Street, Parkville [view map]


School groups price

  • $669 + GST per student (50 + students)
  • $739 + GST per student (20 + students)
  • $771 + GST per student (under 20 students)

Individuals price

  • $771 + GST per student