Mission To Mars Simulation

8 weeks in Florianopolis, Brazil learning about humanity’s future in Space and immersion in a Mission to Mars Simulation.

Course Level: Beginner   |   Prerequisites: None   |   ALL OF OUR COURSES ARE ON-CAMPUS

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Discover the Possibilities

Discover the Possibilities

Explore the trends in research and commercial development in Space and the opportunities in the emerging technologies fueling this tremendous step in human evolution.

Apply New Skills

Apply New Skills

Learn how to operate in an extreme environment, work with others in high stress scenarios, engage in no-fail contingency planning, and test yourself to the max.

Create Alliances

Create Alliances

Connect with new collaborators with diverse backgrounds from all over the world and forge alliances that will last a lifetime.


Exosphere’s Mission to Mars Simulation course is a unique, immersive, project-based learning experience.

You will learn about both the history and the future of space flight, the current state of space exploration, and about the exponential technologies that are making humanity’s dream of being an interplanetary species possible.

Even more exciting, you will participate in the planning and execution of an analog astronautic Mars Mission simulation with your peers at Exosphere.

“Mars is there, waiting to be reached.”

Buzz Aldrin, Module Pilot on Apollo 11


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Space Exploration from A-Z

Get a crash course in the history and current state of the art in Space Exploration. Learn who the major players are, the way Space Exploration is being approached by governments, businesses, investors, and non-profits, the areas of science that are driving Space Exploration, and how you can find your niche in the new Space Race.

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Emerging Technologies

3D Printing, Robotics, Drones, Telemedicine, Synthetic Biology, Materials Science, and many other fields of emerging technology are driving the revolution in Space travel and exploration. Learn about the problems facing Space innovation and discover new ways to apply emerging technologies to solve them.

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Mission Planning

Landing on Mars is a little more complicated than going on a vacation. The planning and contingencies required to pull off such a feat are an incredible exercise in detailed organization and creativity that you will be able to apply in your other projects and work.

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Opportunities in Space

You may think that it’s just NASA, SpaceX, and Virgin who are working on Space Exploration, but the reality is that the new Space Race is increasingly including startups from all over the world. If Space is your passion, you can find opportunities to make it your work too.

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How to Communicate Your Ideas

Being able to communicate effectively with your colleagues and other audiences like investors, customers and media is essential to your success. At Exosphere you will develop and develop the full stack of communication & presentation abilities under the guidance of experienced professionals


$2950 USD

19 JUN - AUG 11

  • Including

  • All sessions
  • Simulation Experience
  • Workshops
  • Course Materials
  • Payment Options*

  • Wire Transfer
  • Credit Card
  • Paypal
  • Bitcoin
  • Sympla**

* Instalment plans available

** Brazilian residents


Cidade Universitaria Pedra Branca Santa Catarina



The Exosphere Academy (EA) programs attract people from all different stages in life. There have been 16 year olds who wanted to learn new skills during their summers, both current college students and those who skipped the traditional university experience, people in their 30s who were looking for a fresh start in a different field, and even some over 50 who realized it’s never too late to learn new skills and start making a change.
The first program was in September 2013, called the Exosphere bootcamp. Since then, Exosphere Academy has conducted 9 on-campus programs and over 25 Exobase workshops in cities all over the world. Total number of participants is just over 1,200. Learn more in our About page.
Yes! All of our courses have been developed so that any person, no matter their past experience, background, or skills can join. We work with personal education plans for each student which allow you to get the most out of the course under any circumstance.

EA is most interested in curious and motivated individuals who are willing to put in the hard work that it takes to learn new skills and build solutions to real problems. People who wake up and commit to solving the problems of that day, no matter the size or shape.
No. This program is on-campus and by being so, fosters cross-pollination of ideas and collaboration among different fields. We have found that actually living and working together yields greater benefits and provides more opportunities to develop transdisciplinary projects, build longer-lasting relationships, and reliable networks.
That depends on your plans for after the program and the options available to you in your current situation. This is an immersive program that will require around 30 hours of your time just for the in-person content. This number does not include time spent working on projects, collaborating with other students, social activities, and study/research time.

If you have doubts about your time commitment, mention this in your application and we will talk to you about how we can tailor the program to suit your availability and needs.


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