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Front cover of the Crew Orbital Docking Simulation



Grade Levels

Grades 5-8, Grades 9-12


Computer Science, Technology, Space Station


Educator Guides, Lesson Plans / Activities

Beginner and advanced student programmers use Scratch, Snap! or another programming language to create an interactive simulation of a spacecraft docking to the space station. The activity guide includes recommendations for beginner and advanced level programming. The advanced option is more appropriate for students with experience using block-based programming languages.

Crew Orbital Docking Simulation (CODing Sim) Guide

Download the necessary files here.

This guide is part of the Next Gen STEM Commercial Crew Program series of educator guides. NASA’s Commercial Crew Program was formed to facilitate the development of a U.S. commercial crew space transportation capable of achieving safe, reliable and cost-effective access to and from the space station and low-Earth orbit.