HMNS at Hermann Park
The Museum will be closed Saturday, March 4.

Operation Leapfrog

  • Scenario: It is the year 2076, and the United States is ready to take the next big leap in space exploration. After successfully setting up a base on the Moon, called New Tranquility Base, the time has come to send a group of scientists to the planet Mars. These scientists have been training on the Moon for their journey.
    The expedition has been named Operation: LEAPFROG – Lunar Exchange And Preparation For Research On-Going, and has two phases.
    • Phase one:
      The New Tranquility Base colonists must act as Mission Control to bring their replacements from Earth orbit safely onto the Moon. Once they arrive, the replacements will take over Mission Control in New Tranquility Base.
    • Phase two:
      Expedition controllers and astronauts will leave the Moon and travel to Mars. The expedition is completed with a successful landing on Chryse Planitia, the Golden Plains of Mars.
      Along the way, astronauts must complete experiments and make sure the ship is functioning properly, while expedition controllers track information, do research and ensure the safety of the crew. The success of the expedition relies on responsibility, teamwork, communications, and good decision-making.
      A Full expedition consists of both a Moon and Mars landing with mission controllers and astronauts. Junior and Mini Expedition only do half of Operation: LEAPFROG with a Moon or Mars landing.
HMNS at Hermann Park

5555 Hermann Park Dr.
Houston,Texas 77030
(713) 639-4629

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HMNS at Sugar Land

13016 University Blvd.
Sugar Land, Texas 77479
(281) 313-2277

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George Observatory

21901 FM 762 Rd.
Needville, Texas 77461
(281) 242-3055

Tuesday - Saturday By Reservation
Saturdays 3:00PM - 10:00PM
Saturdays (DST) 3:00PM - 11:00PM
DST = Daylight Savings Time.
Please call for holiday hours. Entry to Brazos Bend State Park ends at 9:30 p.m. daily
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