Kerbal Space Program - Space Cadets

Kerbal Space Program - Space Cadets

Join a crew. Build Rockets. Learn Astrodynamics. Conquer the Universe.

EngineeringSpaceScienceIterationBeginner FriendlyProblem Solving
Organized by Tom Bickmore

An 8 year old who can send a Kerbal to the Moon already knows more about orbital dynamics than the NASA team that launched the Apollo missions.

What you'll do:

Although KSP is a one player game (for now...), this class has a strong emphasis on team effort and discussion.

Each week kids will:

  • Tackle a new challenge
  • Troubleshoot together
  • Discuss real-world applications and the science behind it all

❗KSP is a hard game. We highly encourage every kid to play on their own during the week!

Concepts Encountered:

  • Astrodynamics
  • Orbital mechanics
  • Rocket engineering and design principles
  • Problem solving
  • First Principles thinking

What you'll need:

  • Have access to a computer, a mouse and keyboard, stable internet connection, and a working webcam and microphone.
  • Make sure to have Steam installed.
  • Make sure you have Kerbal Space (1 or 2) installed.

Guides

Tom Bickmore

Your Rocket Science and Space go to person. Seasoned STEM teacher. Rad Recess Dad.

Pick a time

$25.00 Per week