Current Modules

Explore the Cosmos – Astronomy Module

Explore the wonders of the cosmos with the first module of the Virginia Space Flight Academy’s new STEM program. You’ll learn how to identify constellations that dance across the night sky, find planets and even galaxies. We will discover our closest neighbors and learn how we can predict eclipses and other celestial phenomena far into the future. 

Each STEM Academy Explorer will receive a physical kit (~$100 value) of tools and materials to help guide their journey. Additionally, you will have access to digital resources curated just for this course. STEM explorers will engage in the curriculum by utilizing live class sessions, asynchronous at-home activities, and complete assignments (such as telescope assembly and stargazing). 

Starts: July 12
End: July 30

Cost: $150 per STEM Explorer per module (partial scholarships available)

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Kit Details: Each kit comes with approximately $100 worth of materials related to the course. The astronomy module kit contains a Galilean telescope, guides to the night sky, tools for astronomy, and an actual piece of space! Kits are designed to be supplemented with tools and materials readily available in most homes.

Course Details: Students will engage in at least 3 live interactive sessions with our STEM Education Specialist and special guest speakers. Students will engage in asynchronous activities and complete assignments in between live sessions. The module will make use of the Google Classroom platform for assignments, etc.

Students completing the module may be eligible for scouting badge credit. 

Registration is Closed

Take to the Skies – Aerospace Module

Humans have always dreamed of taking to the skies and soaring high like birds but didn’t realize that dream until the early last century with the advent of powered flight. We will discover what makes flight possible and even how to harness greater energy and lift off into space. Join us to discover the science of all things flying and ignite your passion for exploration beyond the earth’s surface!

Each STEM explorer will receive a physical kit (~$100 value) of tools and materials to help guide their  journey. Additionally, you will have access to digital resources curated just for this course. STEM explorers will engage in the curriculum by utilizing live class sessions, asynchronous activities, and complete assignments (such as constructing and testing model flying machines). 

Start: Aug 2
End: Aug 20

Cost: $150 per STEM Explorer (partial scholarships available)

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Kit Details: Each kit comes with approximately $100 worth of materials related to the course. The aerospace module kit contains several model flying machines (unpowered and powered) and even a model rocket* capable of blasting high into the sky. Kits are designed to be supplemented with some basic tools and supplies readily available in most homes.

Course Details: Students will engage in at least 3 live interactive sessions with our STEM education specialist and some guest speakers. Students will engage in asynchronous activities and complete assignments in between live sessions. The module will make use of the Google Classroom platform for assignments, etc.

Students completing the module may be eligible for scouting badge credit. 

*Model rocket kit is provided, but propellant will not be provided. It is up to each family to decide whether it is appropriate and safe to launch in your area. The course will cover all safety measures should you choose to launch your rocket, but it is at your own risk and liability.

Registration for the Astronomy Module will launch on July 7, at 9 a.m.
For more information and to register use this online form

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