Capturing the real-world thrill and challenges of planetary exploration, Xtronaut: The Game of Solar System Exploration, is a card-based board game that gives 2-4 players ages 7 and up the chance to develop space missions and explore the solar system. The game is based on real planetary missions and rocket science, and was designed by Dr. Dante Lauretta, the leader of NASA's OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample return mission launching in September.
Xtronaut was formed to encourage interest and support for space exploration by expanding the notion of who is an explorer in today's world of robotic missions -- to include all the people involved in exploration -- scientists, engineers, educators, students, and the public as a whole -- not just the few fortunate enough to climb into a rocket. The expanded idea of these explorers -- Xtronauts -- includes the group that designs components and instruments, develops the software, launches the rockets, operates the vehicles, performs experiments, manages the programs, conducts research, participates in the related science, or simply appreciates the beauty of the universe revealed by the probes.
- Includes deck of 108 playing cards and 4 individuals game boards, different colors, each with individual actual launch location
- Ages: 7 years and up
Xtronaut: The Game Soloar Sytem