Those accepted to the program are required to attend monthly meetings that include all students, their parents, the teachers and staff of Reach for the Stars. We call these meetings Science Saturday and they begin in October. Participants from the different schools are introduced and begin working together on various projects. The monthly meetings include team building activities, discussing the history of space flight, and running simulations to help understand what it is like to live and work in space.
While the students are working on team building, parents focus on the business of raising the funds, completing forms and preparing for the process of sending their children off for a week at Space Camp.